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Where's Santa in the Napa Valley?

Updated: Looking for photos with Santa Claus? Here are some of the places you'll find him in the Napa Valley, from American Canyon all the way to Calistoga. Do you know of another place to find Santa? Tell us in the comments.

One of the most magical things about Christmas time is the way that Santa Claus manages to be in so many places.

If you're looking to get photos with Santa in the Napa Valley, there are plenty of opportunities coming up.

Updated Dec. 6, 2012

The jolly old elf is available in downtown Napa for photos with people and their pets four days a week: 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. Want some of the proceeds to help homeless Napa pets? Print and bring the Napa Humane voucher you'll find here.

The Napa Valley Wine Train is running its popular Santa Trains Dec 10-13 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and Dec 17-20 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Priced at $20-$25 per passenger, the trains sell out quickly: (800) 427-4124, phone orders only.

Santa's in St. Helena Dec. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Bel Aire Plaza's Santa events are set for the weekends of Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15th-16, when Santa Claus will be posing for free photos inside of Whole Foods Market from noon to 4 p.m.

Thursdays from now till Christmas, you can find Santa from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Magical Evenings at Napa's Riverfront, which also include horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, Christmas karaoke and other delights. It's all free, but your donations benefit Toys for Tots, so don't go empty-handed.

Do you know of other places we can find Santa Claus in the Napa Valley this season? Tell us in the comments!

For more Christmas news and things to do, please see

  • Where to Buy Christmas Trees in the Napa Valley
  • Christmas Comes to Calistoga: Tractor Parade and More
  • CHP Seeks Toys for Napa County Kids
  • Holiday Gifts from Heifer Keep Giving All Year Round
  • Watch: Musical Moments Highlight Napa Christmas Parade
  • Watch: Lights and Sirens at the Napa Christmas Parade

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Louisa Hufstader (Editor) December 15, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Want a whole LOT of Santa? SantaCon hits Yountville today. You can expect to see Santas shopping, dining and - by late afternoon - drinking at Pancha's. Facebookers can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/401015406638773/418584614881852/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_mall_activity

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