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Holiday Happenings in Napa

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The end of the year is a lovely time to slow down, relax and enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures: the holidays in Napa Valley.

To help you plan a festive stay, Archer’s collected some of his favorite holiday happenings throughout the valley — think holiday parades and lights, Santa leading the Wine Train, a hiding elf, holiday cocktails and bread-breaking, plus gift-giving ideas.

Stay with us for five-star slumbers and plenty of merriment in downtown Napa to complement your valley holiday. And book directly with us for extra cheer: Get a $20 drink + dine credit that can be used at Sky & Vine® Rooftop Bar, Charlie Palmer Steak, in-room dining or takeout.

Twice as nice: Two Archie elves in Napa getting ready for the fun to begin

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

What’s more “holiday” than thousands (or more) of twinkle lights illuminating the evening? Napa shines brightly with these lit holiday happenings:

Photo by Bob McClenahan, courtesy of Visit Napa Valley

HOLIDAY SPIRITS + EATS

Toasting and roasting are holiday staples. These Napa eateries and sweeteries offer ample opportunities to do both — deliciously:

  • Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar — Sip and savor a festive cocktail and shareable nibbles up on the rooftop at Archer Hotel Napa — and keep a lookout for eight tiny reindeer mapping out their route across the valley skyline.
  • Bistro Don Giovanni — Drink and be merry with signature bar drinks (to try: Bistro Negroni and Pom-Pom Cosmo) and food-friendly wines.
  • Angèle — Holiday in Napa or in the French countryside? For memorable moments over a simply beautiful meal, you can do both simultaneously.
  • Oxbow Public Market — A one-stop restaurant shop sometimes doesn’t fit the holiday bill. Enter Oxbow Public Market (or preorder) and everyone’s happy. Don’t forget a few bags of Oprah’s favorite Model Bakery English muffins.
  • Nation’s — Sure, the burgers are tasty. But the pies are where it’s at for the holidays, with a myriad to choose from — including the traditional pumpkin pie.
  • Sweetie Pies — Don’t forget the “most important meal of the day” — fill your plate here with a breakfast sandwich or slice of quiche. Take a salted caramel, apple and pecan cheesecake or pumpkin bars home for holiday treats.
Photo courtesy of Alexander Rubin
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