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Downtown Napa Holiday Events

While “getting” is fun, being able to “give back” during the Holiday’s may be even better. Napa businesses and the City of Napa co-sponsor a number of events designed to give back, providing families with more Holiday season activities.

In addition to traditional holiday events, the Napa Parks and Recreation Department and Do Napa are teaming up with businesses to introduce “The Napa Lighted Art Festival.” Eight to ten buildings will be ablaze in artistic, illuminated designs, created by a number of artists, from December 9 to December 17, 5 to 10 p.m. each night. Words don’t do this one justice – you will definitely want to bring the family, park the car and walk around, taking in all the sites. You’ll see photos of everything all over social media, but it just won’t be the same. Visit for a list of buildings and bio on the artists involved.

This is the second year that the team from Napa Printing, Design Studio & Mail Center has sponsored downtown Christmas activities. The company owner, John Dunbar, said, “As a company Napa Printing is honored to support the community. We have a vested interest in continuing to try and keep Napa a great place to live as well as a great place in which to do business.” John thinks that Napa is a very unique area. “Doing business in the Napa Valley is a wonderful experience. We try and purchase in the Napa Valley and most companies that are here feel the same way.

It is often feels more like a family relationship rather than a business one. We care about our clients and they care about us.”

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Other Christmas events include:

Holiday Trolley Rides

Fridays, Saturday & Sundays 3 to 6PM

December through Christmas Eve

Gather your friends and family and enjoy a FREE Holiday trolley ride in downtown Napa. Hop on or off at any of four stops. The Christmas-decorated trolley will be playing music of the season as it travels between four regular stops –at the Oxbow Public Market, Historic Napa Mill, First & School Streets near the Andaz Hotel, and at Main & Pearl Streets.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Thursdays, Dec. 7,14 & 21 4:30 to 7:30PM Napa River Inn at the Hatt Building

Bring your friends and family and enjoy FREE horse drawn carriage rides through downtown Napa. Carriages depart every

fifteen minutes.

Holiday Light Tours

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

December 8 - 23 | 5:30PM $25 per adult, $15 children under 10

Beau Wine Tours are bringing back the popular Napa Valley Wine Trolley “Holiday Light Tours” for three weekends in December. The 90-minute tours, which include candy canes, Christmas carol sing-alongs led by musically talented trolley drivers, will depart from the Oxbow Public Market at 6:30 p.m. and tour the historic downtown areas of Napa, including many of the beautifully lighted inns and quaint Victorian neighborhoods. for details.

Tuba Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 & 4PM

Veteran’s Park

Tuba Christmas is a series of FREE concerts presented throughout the world and now downtown Napa is one of the locations. Traditional Christmas music is performed by over 50 tuba and euphonium players. A unique and wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit.


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