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December in the Napa Valley

By visiting Napa in December, when the weather is wet and mild, you avoid the heat, crowds and prices of the summer season.  If you can come to the Napa Valley in the winter, it may become your favorite time to visit the Wine Country, as the traffic is usually the lightest.  This is probably the only time of the year where you will have a better chance of getting into your favorite Napa Valley restaurant without much advance notice.   So don’t skip the wine country in December, you might miss the harvesting, and the valley might not be quite as pretty as during other times of the year, but you pretty much have the whole place to yourself.

December 1 — Clint Black @ Lincoln Theater
Live Music: Clint Black is a country music singer/songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. With hits including “A Better Man” and “When I Said I Do,” Black has long been heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars. 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $65, $75, $95, $150 bistro seating Time: 8:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900

December 3 – 4 — Rutherford Passport Weekend
Celebration, Wine Education: Experience the wineries of the Rutherford Appellation as never before, with exclusive barrel tastings, wine and food pairings, sales of future wines and special Passport Weekend discounts. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to a Napa Valley charity.
Fee: $75 Weekend pass/$60 Sunday only Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 332.5585

December 3 — Quincy Jones Presents @ Lincoln Theater
Live Music: Quincy Jones has selected an all star line up for Lincoln Theater as part of an ongoing series of world and jazz music programs. Alfredo Rodriguez has been heralded as the best jazz piano player alive. Alfredo and his band will back the extraordinary talent of Nikki Yanofsky, a 17 year old musical prodigy. 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $35, $45, $55 Time: 8:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900

December 4 — Compañía Flamenca de José Porcel @ Lincoln Theater
Performing Arts: Spain’s premiere flamenco dancer and choreographer, José Porcel, has performed around the world, from the Hollywood Bowl to Ópera de Paris. He now brings his company of extraordinary dancers and musicians for a thrilling new program, “Gypsy Fire,” presenting the purest, oldest, and most fiery forms of flamenco. 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $45, $55, $65 Time: 5:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900

December 11 — NV Symphony: Baroque for the Holidays
Live Music: Dmitry Sitkovetsky is an artist whose creativity defies categorization. He has built up an active and successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, chamber musician and festival director. Lincoln Theater, 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $30, $50, $70, $80 Time: 3:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900

December 11 — Viader Holiday Barrel Tasting
Wine Education: Join the Viader family for a Special Wine Pairing of our Barrel selections and “Futures” wines with homemade desserts prepared by Executive Chef Mariela Viader. In the spirit of the season, we will be extending Special Offers at the winery on this one day only. 1120 Deer Park Road Deer Park CA. 94576
Fee: $35, free for wine club members Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707)963-3816

December 13 — Quincy Jones Presents @ Lincoln Theater
Live Music: A native of Cuba, Alfredo and his quartet will back Richard Bona, world renowned for the blending of his African musical roots, jazz sensibilities and poignant lyrical reflections. From East Cameroon, Bona is the poster child for world music, and we are honored to have him. 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $35, $45, $55 Time: 8:00PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900

December 17 – 18 — The Nutcracker @ Lincoln Theater
Holiday, Performing Arts: Celebrate the season with Napa Regional Dance Company’s Annual Nutcracker production. This vibrant, full-length classical ballet showcases our local talent and has become a favorite holiday tradition for the Napa Valley Community! 100 California Dr., Yountville
Fee: $20, $25, $30 Time: Dec. 17 – 2PM & 7PM, Dec. 18 – 2PM Phone Number: 707-944-9900

Calendar of Events provided by: www.napavalley.com

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