Why wait for Friday? This Napa Valley weekend is already getting underway with holiday and entertainment events including:
Santa photos with a donation to help homeless pets: Santa in Napa is donating 25 percent of portrait sales proceeds to Napa Humane when you present a voucher that you can print here. Santa's available for photos with people and their pets Thursdays and Fridays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1227 First St., downtown Napa.
The Browns Valley Elementary Holiday Craft Fair takes place Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school on Buhman Drive.
There's a free "Restoring Historic Homes" Lecture Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Goodman Library, 1219 1st St, Napa, where you can also see an exhibition about architect Luther Turton.
In St. Helena at 5:30 p.m., it's Live Music and Wine Thursday Evenings at Harvest Inn, 1 Main St, free.
Kitchen Door in Napa hosts Dave Auerbach's Old Bottle Rent Party starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. For the cost of your dinner and a suggested donation of $50, you can sample musician Auerbach's cellared wines and help him keep his space.
The weekly Open Mic Night at Molinari Caffé happens Thursdays with registration from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by performances: Molinari Caffé, 815 Main St, Napa, free.
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
The 17th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza gets underway at the Napa Valley Exposition at noon today, 10 a.m. Saturday. 475 Third St., Napa.
the Napa Valley Ceramics Artists Winter Holiday Sale begins at 6 p.m. at the Napa Valley College Community Education Center, 1360 Menlo Ave, Napa: free.
Calistoga's got a whole weekend of holiday events starting Friday evening: See Christmas Comes to Calistoga for details.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Saturday morning, there's a Pancake Breakfast With Santa at 8 a.m. at 2185 Elliott Dr, American Canyon: $5.
Santa's also having pancakes in Calistoga Saturday: See Christmas Comes to Calistoga.
There's a Holiday Gift and Bake Sale starting at 9 a.m. at Rohlffs Manor Senior Apartments, 2400 Fair Dr, Napa, free.
The 17th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza gets underway at the Napa Valley Exposition at 10 a.m.: 475 Third St., Napa.
White Barn Winter Fair 2012 starts at 11 a.m. at 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave, Saint Helena: free.
KATZ Napa River Open Kitchen features fresh olive oil and other foodie gifts from 1 to 4 p.m. at 101 S Coombs St Ste Y3, Napa.
The Holiday Tea at Silverado Resort and Spa starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday: 1600 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, $40
Train lovers, don't miss the All Aboard! model train show at the Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Cir, Yountville: $5
There's an AS Batle Workshop Trunk Show: Sculpture in Graphite at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Grand Hand Gallery, 1136 Main St, Napa
Also at 7 p.m., it's the Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
Sunday brings the second TEDxNapaValley event to the Napa Valley Opera House, with thought-provoking speakers and musicians. The theme is "Connected" and tickets are $65 at tedxnapavalley.org.
The Napa Valley College Holiday Choral Concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa: $10. Complete with dancers, a children's chorus and a jazz pianist, the concert includes Dave Brubeck's "La Posada."
Want more singing? Four Local Choirs Join To Present "Vivaldi Gloria", Sunday at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1333 3rd St, Napa: $10
The Annual Service of Lessons and Carols begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at St Mary's Episcopal Church, 1917 3rd St, Napa: free.
Other things to do:
- Where to Buy Christmas Trees in the Napa Valley
- CHP Seeks Toys for Napa County Kids
- Holiday Gifts from Heifer Keep Giving All Year Round
For more things happening around the Napa Valley every day of the week, check our Events Calendar. You can even add your own events at napavalley.patch.com/events/new. It's free and you can login via Facebook.
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