Holiday Happenings in St. Helena

Categories: Dine, Events, Little Book of Big Experiences, Play, Shop, Stay, Wine

December has just kicked off and it’s time to start celebrating the holidays in Wine Country.

You’ve got a killer cheese ball recipe and your brother’s eggnog kills it every Christmas, but neither can compete with he food and drink you find in St. Helena. We’re celebrating the upcoming holiday season with exceptional dinners, sleek soirees, and killer room deals. We sorted through a mountain of invites and picked the festivities that are a must for your winter calendar.

St. Helena’s Little Book of Big Experiences
Now through March 31, 2018

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fall into a movie? One with breathtaking scenery, romance, drool-worthy food, and incredible wine? We’re talking about St. Helena and there’s no better way to experience this all than with out Little Book.

From now through March 2018, St. Helena is offering the “Little Book of Big Experiences,” a collection of 25 quintessential St. Helena experiences valued at over $1,000, available for only $100. Coinciding with Cabernet Season, guests can partake in wine country activities such as lodging specials at locations such as Harvest Inn and Wydown, barrel tastings at Trinchero Napa Valley, Beringer and more, wine and food pairings at VGS Poetelle and Clif Family, guided tours, and cozy dinners and so much more!

Meadowood’s 12 Days of Christmas
December 8th- 23rd, 2017

Hosted by Chef Christopher Kostow, Director Nathaniel Dorn and The Restaurant at Meadowood team, the country’s singular twelve-day, charitable culinary celebration: The Twelve Days of Christmas® at Meadowood Napa Valley returns December 8 through 23. Influential chefs from around the world will cook in collaboration with Chef Kostow to create a unique menu. Explore the full menu of chef’s:

Holiday Dining At Las Alcobas

Afternoon Tea

Weekly, Friday and Saturday

Enjoy the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea at Acacia House. A three-course menu featuring freshly baked pastries with homemade preserves, sandwiches, and a selection of sweets, accompany a pot of loose leaf tea. Seatings are offered Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 4pm for 2-5 guests.

Feast of the Seven Cultures

December 18-24, 2017

Join them in this multi-cultural celebration of the holidays featuring Chef Chris Cosentino and special friends from across the country. Each evening will feature a special guest chef and specially crafted combination (plated and family-style) five-course menu. Proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.

New Year’s Eve Bacchanal

December 31, 2017

Toast to 2018 in grand style with a five-course menu featuring caviar and free-flowing champagne. There will be two seatings, check out the menu here.

Peju Winery’s Holiday Happenings
Now – December 17, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of Napa Valley during the holidays with Peju’s Holiday Happenings 2017! Join them now-17 for small bites and wine pairings, wine-inspired cocktails, sweet treats, special offers and more!

CIA Greystone Annual Holiday Open House
December 13, 2017

Come and spread the holiday cheer at CIA Greystone’s Annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 13! From 5 – 7 p.m., join them for cookie decorating, holiday caroling, festive foods and seasonal drinks, holiday movies, a special appearance by Santa, and more. To enter our raffle, bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Kids and family welcome!

St. Helena Chamber’s Neighborhood Holiday Social at Wydown Hotel
December 16th, 3:00pm-6:30pm

‘Tis the season for the annual St. Helena Holiday Party, organized as an opportunity for the community to gather to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors! Come enjoy a Holiday Photo Op with Pixelfete in the chic yet cozy lobby of the Wydown in the heart of downtown. Enjoy our favorite wines, as well as hot cocoa and sweet treats. Let’s get into the holiday spirit together! RSVP:

Winter Wine and Food Pairings at Charles Krug
Saturdays and Sundays
Cucina di Rosa is proud to announce their brand-new Winter Wine & Food Pairing program at Charles Krug Winery! On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, the Cucina will offer warm winter Italian-inspired dishes, such as Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms and Prosciutto Bruschetta, paired with the perfect glass of wine. Cucina pairings range from $16-$18. Reservations not necessary.