Yountville Festival of Lights


Yountville Festival of Lights Annual Holiday Celebrations California


Yountville, Calif.-- Yountville's Festival of Lights kicks off the Napa Valley holiday celebrations with an annual event that lasts over a month...and it's FREE!


Yountville's annual procession of thousands of twinkling lights tranform the town into a winter wonderland filled with carolers, elves, horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit from Santa Clause (the big guy in red). Starting in November each year, Santa arrives in the Napa Valley the day after Thanksgiving  to greet children and listen to their "wish lists" of toys.  Street side, 20+ wineries and the region's top restaurants that include French Laundry, Bouchon Bakery, ├ętoile,
Redd, Brix, Bistro Jeanty, Hurley's Restaurant & Bar, Bouchon, Pacific Blues and Napa Valley Grille, serve samples along Washington Street.


Food and wine are several outstanding gifts to give your loved ones, but Yountville is also known as a premier shopping destination near the San Francisco Bay Area. After the Thanksgiving holiday, galleries, boutiques and restaurants open their doors for late night shopping and dining. Gifts certificates from the restaurants make excellent gifts!

Yountville's annual holiday celebration greets travelers with the town's own brand of European ambiance mixed with  classic California wine country beat. Throughout December carriage rides (weekends), late-night shopping and festive events round out the seasonal salute.  Other options include caroling above the clouds on a hot air balloon adventure, barrel tasting, touring the Napa Museum, gallery hopping or enjoying a live performance at the newly-renovated Lincoln


While wine connoisseurs are aware of the valley's 60+ wine growers, and can tell you that Napa Valley wine growers first planted vines back in 1838, any visit to the Bay Areas is just a hop-skip away from Napa Valley's beautiful city of Yountville.  Located 55 mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, scenic Highway 101 offers a pleasant drive to your wine country destination. Air access from Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports all bring the charm of Napa to Southern California, Europeans, Asian travelers and anyone who loves beauty, art and award-winning cuisine and wines.

Contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce at 707.944.0904 or