Community calendar: Things to do in Napa Valley – Napa Valley Register

Tuesday, Dec. 5

5-7 p.m. Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center, 1000 Trancas St., Napa, hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony, featuring a performance by the Vintage High School chamber singers and a visit from Santa.

8 a.m.-noon. Napa Farmers Market provides vendors offering seasonal produce, meat, eggs, seafood, locally prepared foods and hand-crafted wares. Located at 1100 West St. at Pearl. Info:

4-5 p.m. Rianda House Senior Activity Center, 1475 Main St., St. Helena, hosts Music with Ric, is a sing-along program designed to rekindle the nostalgia of songs from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, allowing participants to rediscover and enjoy the music in their youth. Free admission. Info:; 707-963-8555.

6-8 p.m. Local musicians perform at Grille 29 at the Embassy Suites Napa Valley, 1075 California Blvd., Napa. No cover charge. Info: 707-253-9540.

6-9 p.m. Dennis DeVilbiss Music hosts an Open Mic at Johnny’s, 1473 Lincoln Ave. in Calistoga, each Tuesday. All performers welcome. Info [email protected]; 707-696-9628.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

5:30-6:30 p.m. Kaylee Hardin leads an hour of Hatha yoga at the Rianda House Senior Activity Center, 1475 Main St., St. Helena. Hatha yoga is a slow and deliberate practice that emphasizes holding poses to help the body find a balance between strength and softness, effort and surrender. Blocks and a strap are recommended. Free admission. Info:; 707-963-8555.

Thursday, Dec. 7

5:30 p.m. Silverado Country Club Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, hosts Candles, Dreidels, and Delights: A Festival of Family in honor of Chanukah. In partnership with Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley, the festival allows guests mingle with loved ones while enjoying complimentary cookies and a delightful array of sweets. Free admission. Registration required. Info:; 707- 253-7305.

7 p.m. Led by instructor and Jazz Ensemble Director Peter Estabrook, Napa Valley College students and community members will perform music in a variety of styles within the jazz idiom, including swing and Latin jazz. The performance is held at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Info:

7 p.m. The Hollywood Room at Napa Valley Distillery, 2485 Stockton St., Napa, hosts Geeks Who Drink Trivia every Thursday. Join in seven rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia. Teams have up to six players. Info:


7:30 p.m. Lucky Penny Productions presents “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Suite 208, Napa. Tickets are $22-$45. Additional shows are and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 17. Info: 707-266-6305; [email protected].

8 p.m. Jazz vocalist Yvonne Flores presents “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” at Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St., Napa. Tickets are $30-$45. Info,

Friday, Dec. 8

10 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane, hosts its annual Books on Wine sale. Proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Wine Library Collection. Sale continues Saturday from noon-5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info:; 707-963-5244.

4-7 p.m. Calistoga Motor Lodge, 1880 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, hosts its first holiday market, featuring wine, ceramics, woodenware, macramé, jewelry, and more. The Calistoga Boys and Girls Club will provide gift wrapping services; donations accepted. Info:


5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy photos with Santa in the gazebo, a performance from the Saint Helena Community Band’s holiday ensemble, children’s crafts provided by Nimbus Arts, delicious treats and warm beverages provided by Napa Valley Masonic Lodge, and more! All activities and treats are free of charge. Lyman Park is located at 1498 Main St. in St Helena.

6:15-7:30 p.m. The work of 12 students from the Napa Valley Unified School District will be exhibited work during the December “Student Spotlight” at the Napa County Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa. The “Student Spotlight” features artists from American Canyon, Napa, and New Tech high schools. Each artist will showcase two pieces of work available to view during open hours. Meet the students and hear the stories behind their art at our open house style reception. Refreshments provided. Info: 707-253-4241;

7 p.m. Napa Valley College hosts the world premiere of the play “Holiday Happenings.” Written by Jennifer Le Blanc and directed by Jennifer King, “Holiday Happenings” is described as a heartwarming tale that unfolds against the backdrop of the festive holiday season. Performances are held at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, Studio Theater, 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa. Additional shows Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25; student/senior/military: $20; and youth (under 12): $15. Group rates available. Info:

Saturday, Dec. 9

8 a.m.-noon. Napa Farmers Market provides vendors offering seasonal produce, meat, eggs, seafood, locally prepared foods and hand-crafted wares. Located at 1100 West St. at Pearl. Info:

9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Calistoga Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, gourmet and pre-packaged food, fresh seafood, and creative crafts and gift items. Sharpsteen Museum Plaza and Community Center on Washington Street, Calistoga. Info:

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Native Sons Hall, 1313 Spring St., St. Helena, hosts the St. Helena Winter Market craft fair. The holiday pop-up shop features more than 25 vendors selling everything from jewelry and textiles to ceramics and artisanal foods. The event continues Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Info:

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Karen Winograde Pottery Studio, 2394 Big Ranch Road, Napa, hosts its annual open house and sale. Free admission. Event continues Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info:; 707-227-8556.

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New Technology High School, 920 Yount St., Napa, hosts its annual Holiday Artisans Fair, featuring handmade gifts, food and treats. Free admission.

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, 3369 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), St. Helena, hosts its celebration, featuring activities such as stringing popcorn and cranberries, decorating cookies, and making rosemary wreaths. Admission is $3-$8. Info,


10 a.m.-5 p.m. Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa, becomes a shopper’s paradise for the annual Santa’s Helpers Gift Faire. More than 90 vendors will gather in Chardonnay Hall to offer home décor, art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, gourmet foods and more. The event continues Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Free parking. Info:

11 a.m.-3 p.m. We Care Animal Rescue hosts a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location at 1345 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena. Info: [email protected]; 707-963-7044.

Noon. St. Helena Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Craig Bond, presents its annual holiday concert at Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St., St. Helena. Following an intermission, Cameo will host a screening of “A Boy Called Christmas.” Tickets are $5. Info:; 707-963-9779.

2 p.m. Can the people of Napa Valley save Christmas? Lucky Penny Productions presents the family musical “Saving Santa” at 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. Tickets are $22-$38. Performances are held Saturdays at 2 p.m. through Dec. 16.; and at 6 p.m. Dec. 21-23. Info,


2-6 p.m. Napa County Landmarks hosts its 32nd annual walking tour through downtown Napa. Guests will enjoy homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $35-$45. Info,

5- 8 p.m. Napa hosts its annual holiday parade – featuring floats, live music, dancing horses and more – in the downtown district. Meet Santa after the parade for pictures. For the parade route, visit

6:30 p.m. R&B artist Raheem DeVaughn performs at Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St., Napa. Tickets are $50-$135. There is a second show at 9 p.m. Additional shows are Sunday at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Info,,

8-11 p.m. The Band Hayez performs at Be Bubbly, 1407 Second St., Napa. Info:; 707-637-4532.

Sunday, Dec. 10


1 p.m. Gold Coast Jazz Band performs at American Legion Hall, 1240 Pearl St., Napa. Tickets for the concert are $10-$15. Info:; 707-265-8183.


1-4 p.m. Napa Library, 680 Coombs St., hosts its quarterly book sale, including categories ranging from arts and music to westerns; audio books and film DVDs also available. Students can choose up to three free books each day they come to the sale. The event continues Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday (Half-Price Day) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday ($5 Bag Day) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday (Dec. 17, $5 for 2 Bags Day) from 1.-4 p.m. Info,; 707-253-4614; [email protected].


2 p.m. Napa Valley College Chorale, comprised of NVC students and community members, rings in the holiday season with a selection of family friendly carols, crafts and cookies. The performance is held at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa. Tickets $15; $10 for military, seniors (60 and older) and students; and $5 for attendees 12 and younger. Info:

5 p.m. Chabad of Napa Valley hosts a public menorah lighting at Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Third and Main streets, in downtown Napa. Festivities include live music, holiday crafts, dreidels, latkes and more. Free admission. Info,

Monday, Dec. 11

10:30 a.m.-noon. Grandma Joy reads to children on Mondays at the Napa Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa. Choose a library book to share or ask to hear one of her favorites. Info:; 707-253-4241.

2-3 p.m. Join Ric Morgan at Rianda House Senior Activity Center, 1475 Main St., St. Helena, for a group conversation to speak comfortably in Spanish. This is a chance to learn ordinary words and phrases in common settings. For beginners to intermediate. This group meets each Monday. Free admission. Info:; 707-963-8555.

3:30-4:30 p.m. School-age readers are invited to read to a certified listening dog to improve their reading and communication skills at the Napa Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa, on Mondays. Participants may select a book from the library collection or bring one from home or school. No registration required. Info:; 707-253-4241.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

7 p.m. The Napa-based Terry Family Band returns to Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St., for a show supporting the local Toys for Tots holiday campaign. A contribution of a new toy is appreciated (though not required for admission). Tickets are $5-$10. Info,

Thursday, Dec. 14

5-7 p.m. Bardessono Hotel & Spa, 6526 Yount St., Yountville, hosts its annual Latke Throw Down, featuring latkes, music and mocktails. Tickets are $20. Proceeds benefit ParentsCAN. Info:

5:30 p.m. Trio Mabrama, led by local music teacher Brandon Binder, performs at the St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane. Trio Mabrama is comprised of music teachers from throughout the North Bay who perform on an eclectic variety of instruments, including brass, woodwinds, guitar, and percussion. Bring the entire family; there will be opportunities to learn about the instruments and engage with the music. Free admission. Info:; 707-963-5244.

8 p.m. Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St., Napa, hosts Kith & Kin’s Celtic Holiday Show “Winter Measures.” Tickets are $10-$30. Info,

6-8 p.m. Musician Nick Foxer performs at Fleetwood Restaurant at Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, 1880 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. Reservations recommended. Info: 707-709-4410.

Friday, Dec. 15

4-6 p.m. Acoustic talent Lindsay Gang performs originals, covers and holiday favorites at Oxbow Public Market, 610 First St., Napa. Free admission. Info:

6 p.m. Napa Regional Dance Company, in partnership with Festival Napa Valley, presents its 22st annual production of the classic ballet “The Nutcracker” at Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway (Highway 221), Napa. Additional performances are Saturday at 12:30 and 6 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $65-$75. Info:

8-10 p.m. Join Ava LaShay, Queera Nightly, and Avery Night for A Blush & Bubbly Evening of Drag, Drinks & Dancing at Be Bubbly, 1407 Second St., Napa. Tickets are $20-$25. Info:

Saturday, Dec. 16

11 a.m. Wreaths Across America will be at Yountville Veterans Home, 260 California Drive, to remember and honor veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of fallen heroes. Free admission. Info,


11 a.m.-1 p.m. The City of St. Helena’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free community ornament and cookie decorating event at the Holiday Wine Barrel Tree, corner of Hunt Avenue and Main Street. No pre-registration required. Info:


Noon-4 p.m. Stop by Meuse Gallery, 1331 Main St., St. Helena to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, be serenaded by Christmas carolers, and enjoy a walk through a winter wonderland at the art gallery. Free admission. Info:; 707-968-5942.

1:30-4 p.m. Napa Valley Brass Society presents the 50th annual Sounds of Christmas outside Raley’s in the South Napa Marketplace, 217 Soscol Ave., Napa. Musicians from Napa and throughout Northern California will play brass choir arrangements of Christmas carols and songs. Free admission. Info: 707-696-4419.

4 p.m. St. Helena Choral Society presents a holiday performance of “Handel’s Messiah” at the Performing Arts Center at St. Helena High School, 1401 Grayson Ave. Tickets are $30. A second show is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. Info:


8 p.m. Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro brings his holiday show to the Napa Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. Tickets are $45-$65. Info:; 707-259-0123.

7-10 p.m. Singer Ariel Marin performs at Be Bubbly, 1407 Second St., Napa. Info:; 707-637-4532.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Noon-3 p.m. Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main St., St. Helena, hosts a winter faire complete with live music, hot drinks, festive food, cookie decorating and holiday activities for all ages. Tickets are $25. Kids under 6 are free. Info:


Noon-6 p.m. Napa Valley Distillery, 2485 Stockton St., Napa, hosts its annual Holiday Krampus Pop Up Market, featuring oddities artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Items for sale include jewelry, candles, apparel, accessories, art and more. Santa and Krampus scheduled to attend. Free admission. Info: 707-265-6272.

3 p.m. Sing Napa Valley presents “A Christmas Carol” by British composer Ashley Thompson, with lyrics by Deborah McAndrew, based on the book by Charles Dickens, at Napa Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St., Napa. Professional soloists — baritone Igor Vieira as Ebenezer Scrooge and soprano Shelby Lanterman as Tiny Tim — will accompany the community singers. Tickets are $35. Info:; 707-255-4662.

3-6 p.m. Singer-songwriter Karrie O’Neill performs at Be Bubbly, 1407 Second St., Napa. Info:; 707-637-4532.

Tuesday, Dec. 19


4 p.m. Bay Area holiday vocal quartet Comfort & Joy performs at the St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane. Free admission. Info:; 707-963-5244.

6-7:30 p.m. Napa County Library, 580 Coombs St., Napa, hosts game night for guests ages 8 and older. Enjoy classic games or learn new ones. Info:; 707-253-4241.

Thursday, Dec. 21

7 p.m. Kellie Fuller & the Mike Greensil Trio present the holiday concert Cool Yule – a fun mix of vintage holiday and winter jazz classics – at Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main St. Tickets are $20-$30. Info,

7-9 p.m. Be Bubbly, 1407 Second St., Napa, presents an evening of stand-up comedy hosted by comedian Marcus Mangham. Scheduled performers include Wendy Lewis, Drew Shafer and Frankie Marcos. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Must be 21 or older. Info: 707-637-4532;

5-8 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Jacob Philip Benning performs at Be Bubbly, 1407 Second St., Napa. Info: 707-637-4532;

Sunday, Dec. 31

10 p.m. Ring in the New Year with rock band Dogstar, featuring guitarist/vocalist Bret Domrose, drummer Rob Mailhouse and bassist Keanu Reeves, at Uptown Theatre, 1350 Third St., Napa. Tickets are $70-$120. Info:; 707-259-0123.

Saturday, Jan. 6

11 a.m.-noon. Napa Library, 580 Coombs St., hosts Sensory Storytime for children ages 8 and younger who have a difficult time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, or have other special needs. This storytime combines preschool-level books, songs, and activities to engage all five senses in developing emerging literacy, social interaction, and both gross and fine motor skills. Sensory-friendly aspects include small group size, soft lighting, manipulatives and fidget toys. The program is approximately 30 minutes long, with an additional 30 minutes of free play. Info: 707-253-4241;

3-6 p.m. Meet artists and artisans, explore galleries, and engage with gallerists during Calistoga’s Art Walk, held on the first Saturday of each month. For a list of participating artists and galleries, visit


7 p.m. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa, presents “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” Tickets are $20 online or at the box office beginning at 6 p.m. Info: 707-255-5445;

Please note event details are subject to change. To submit at item for the Napa Valley Register print calendar, please use this form: For more information, email Samie Hartley at [email protected].

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