While 2020 has not been the best year for everyone, there is still time to salvage the remaining days by engaging in some year-end holiday fun and excitement in California wine country. Breaking away to enjoy the fresh air, sights, and flavors of the region can be the perfect distraction needed from the recent events.

Throughout Wine Country California, communities and businesses have organized an abundance of safe, socially distanced, and family-friendly adventures for visitors to enjoy during December.

During the season, another must-do activity is to participate in a beautifully managed and conducted wine country tasting tour that can include some of the premium Calistoga wineries or others through our Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country.

What’s Happening in Wine Country California?

Several communities in Napa are committed to keeping the beauty and tradition of the Holiday season. Here are a few of the many great reasons to bring family and friends to the area:

  • Holiday Stroll at First Street Napa

The First Annual Holiday Stroll is already in full swing. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, the many seasonal decorations, and take a break to enjoy the food and wine while enjoying the refreshing December weather. Offering many special promotions and sales, stores will be open late as you revel in the lights and seasonal music while making your way along First Street in Napa.

  • Holidays in Calistoga, Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13

Safe, festive, and fun, Calistoga businesses are asking visitors to stroll the streets to admire the many decorated storefronts and even cast your vote for the “Best Decorated Storefront Contest.” You can also enjoy many of the wine tastings and pairings presented by several of the excellent Calistoga wineries. During these difficult times, you can also support the Calistoga Fire Fighters Toy Drive with a wrapped toy and the Holiday Food Drive with non-perishable food items for families in need.

Don’t miss Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries. For only $60, individuals can enjoy complimentary wine tastings at several local participating Calistoga wineries.

  • “Jingle All the Way” in St Helena

Delightfully adorned with over 80 artistically decorated holiday barrels arranged throughout the village, St. Helena’s Main Street Lights is a must-see option during your Napa Valley visit. Enjoy the incredible moving Snowflake Wall punctuated by a 26-foot Giant Snowflake!

  • Yountville: The Brightest Town in Napa Valley!

The community of Yountville has organized several socially-distanced activities for visitors to enjoy. These include virtual wine tastings, craft classes, cooking demonstrations, and, of course, an opportunity to enjoy the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Experience the magic of the season as you savor the Holiday Light Tour video and other seasonal events in wine country.

Reserve Your Wine Country Tasting Tour with Platypus

The premier wine country tour company in Napa Valley and Sonoma wine regions, Platypus Wine Tours, offers specially designed wine tasting tours for individuals, couples, join-in tour groups, or private parties the world-class wineries in the area. Safe and comfortable throughout the experience, Platypus requires that all guests and associates stay safe with strict social distancing and masking guidelines, employee testing, and continual sanitization of vehicles and surfaces.

For more information and to make your reservations for an upcoming holiday season wine tasting tour, visit the Platypus Wine Tours website at https://www.platypustours.com/.

Or, you may phone one of our reservationists at (707)-253-2723.