November in the Napa Valley
It’s a beautiful time of year here in the Napa Valley as the warmer weather passes, harvest is complete and the vineyards begin to show their Fall colors. November in the Napa Valley brings the anticipation of the holidays to come and, with it, undoubtedly some stress. What better way to unwind before the holiday season than a trip to the Napa Valley (and a stay at one of the best hotels in Napa).
While the weather may be somewhat unpredictable in November, it is only so by California standard (nothing that a light jacket or sweater can’t fix). And, if the weather turns rainy in November, you will have a perfect time to get a little holiday shopping done while in Wine Country. Or, take the opportunity to dine at one the Valley’s incredible restaurants or indulge at the Spa.
Here are the events happening in the Napa Valley for November:
November 1 — Jeff Beck at Uptown Theatre
Live Music: English rock guitarist, Jeff Back was one of three noted guitarists, with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, to have played with The Yardbirds. Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. He was ranked 14th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. 1350 Third Street Napa, Ca
Fee: $90 Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707-259-0123
November 1 — Kings of Salsa @ Lincoln Theater
Performing Arts: This electrifying mix of high voltage Latin music and sizzling choreography comes straight from the streets of Havana! Performing a spicy blend of cool street salsa, Afro-Caribbean hip-hop, contemporary dance, and Cuba’s classics: the mambo, rumba, and cha-cha-cha. 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $45, $55, $65 Time: 8:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900
November 6 — Napa Valley Symphony: String Fever
Live Music: Conductor Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, making her one of the most compelling conductors of her generation. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $30, $50, $70, $80 Time: 3:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900
November 8 — Wynonna @ Lincoln Theater
Live Music: Back by popular demand! With chart topping, #1 hits such as “To Be Loved by You,” “I Saw the Light,” and “No One Else on Earth,” Wynonna will combine her smooth vocals and tremendous live presence in an unforgettable performance. One of the biggest names in country music, right here in Napa Valley! 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $65, $75, $95, $150 bistro seating Time: 8:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900
November 9 – 13 — Napa Valley Film Festival
Festival, Performing Arts: 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival will showcase the best of new independent cinema while embracing the epicurean pleasures of Napa Valley. The 5-day NVFF will be spread over 4 towns and include over 50 films including narrative features, foreign film and documentaries. Discussion panels, Q&A’s with filmmakers, food & wine tastings, parties and more!
Fee: Varies Time: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Phone Number: (415) 394.3500
November 11 — Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán @ Lincoln Theater
Performing Arts, Benefit: The best Mariachi in the world comes to Lincoln Theater for a night of music benefiting two local non-profits, Puertas Abiertas and Children’s Health Initiative. Their music is loved by young and mature audiences alike, so if you’ve never experienced a Mariachi show, this is your opportunity to see the best! 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $35, $45, $55, $100 VIP Time: 8:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900
November 12 — Ma(i)sonry Artist’s Palette Dining Experience: Renteria Wines
Reception, Food & Wine Education: A vintner-hosted dinner featuring limited-production wines paired with small courses customized by chef, Cindy Pawlcyn. An extraordinary opportunity to mingle and dine with highly regarded vintners, purchase allocated wines, and attend a curated gallery reception prior to dinner. Please call for reservations. 6711 Washington Street, Yountville CA
Fee: $155/$124 Members Time: 6:30p.m. Reception/7:15p.m. Dinner Phone Number: 707-944-0889
November 13 — Napa Valley Youth Symphony
Live Music: The Napa Valley Youth Symphony kicks off their season with a concert of classical favorites. Drawing from over 40 different schools in and around the Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Youth Symphony has been named a “cultural treasure of California.” Come hear these exciting students as they prepare for their European tour! Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $10 ($5 ages 13-18, free for under 12) Time: 3:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900
November 17 – 20 — Flavor! Napa Valley
Celebration, Wine & Food Education: Flavor! Napa Valley will be a four-day extravaganza featuring farm-to-table cuisine, world-class wines, and the good times that occur when these elements come together in America’s premier wine region. Benefits the CIA’s Greystone Campus scholarship programs. Silverado Resort and CIA at Greystone.
Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: Call for information Phone Number: 707-257-0200
November 23 — Tree Lighting Ceremony
Holiday, Family Fun: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, cookies and entertainment as Napa’s Mayor lights the Christmas tree in Veterans Park.
Fee: Free Time: 6 p.m. Phone Number: 707-257-0322
November 25 — Annual Festival of Lights
Holiday, Family Fun: Kick off the holiday season at the Annual Festival of Lights. Enjoy gourmet food & wine, holiday entertainment, carriage rides, late night shopping & a visit with Santa! The whole celebration culminating with the lighting of the town at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce.
Fee: Free Time: 2p.m. – 6 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 944.0904
November 26 — Napa Christmas Parade
Holiday, Family Fun: Join your family, friends and neighbors for Napa’s Annual Christmas Parade, First Street at Franklin Street. Since becoming an evening parade, Napans have figured out how to add lights to any entry, cars, horses even children. Santa wraps this one up and leads everyone to the Oxbow Public Market for free cookies and hot chocolate. Rain or Shine.
Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 257.0322
Calendar of events from: www.napavalley.com