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  • Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine

Downtown Napa for the Holidays

For most people, the Holidays means food, family, and friends. It means staying close to home with the people you love, and keeping it local. With that spirit in mind, we hope that you will take advantage of all that Downtown Napa has to offer. This season, when it’s time to visit a restaurant, do some holiday shopping, or treat yourself to a wine tasting adventure, we hope you’ll keep it local. Small business owners tend to live in the town in which they do business and they hire locally, so your excursions will probably bring you face-to-face with neighbors. And those neighbors tend to spend the Holidays the same way you do.

Looking for something to do while the gang is all together? Santa Claus will be visiting First Street Napa on December 1, 15 and 21 from Noon to 3 p.m., and he is bringing carolers with him. Finish those Christmas wish lists, take some time with The Jolly Old Man, and plead your case. He’ll be outside of Compline near the Cork Oak. (If it rains, Santa will likely move inside. Check for details.)

Take advantage of the free Holiday trolley rides. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 6 through the 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., hop on board a trolley and enjoy a free tour of Downtown Napa and the Oxbow Public Market. Bring the family and check out the Holiday decorations, maybe even signing Christmas carols during the ride. Stops are at the Napa River Inn, Oxbow Public Market near CIA at Copia, and at Dwight Murray Plaza.

On December 7 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at Third and Randolph, enjoy the 4th annual TubaChristmas. This free concert will redefine how you view the tube. (You may still think it’s whacky, but it’s also fun!)

However you enjoy this season, know that Downtown Napa businesses appreciate your support. They, too, keep it local, and look forward to everyone enjoying a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

Happy Holidays to you all!


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