Holiday Happenings in Calistoga


If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit, a trip to Calistoga may be just what you need. Start the Holiday  Season by cutting down your own tree! The Pochini Family Farm opens for the tree season on the day after Thanksgiving and will be open weekends through December 22nd. Select and cut your own tree or pick from the pre-cut full sized and table top trees. The inventory includes trees over 10 feet tall, handmade wreaths, and a Christmas gift shop! With a picnic area and free hot spiced apple cider, coffee, and candy canes it is no wonder that the Pochini Family Farm is a local favorite!  Get Directions to the Tree Farm.

If you are looking for some small-town celebrating, December 7th is the day for you. Spend the day at the Calistoga Community Christmas Bazaar for local arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, candies, ornaments, and one-of-a-kind gifts beyond count. After a day of shopping, enjoy dinner out and then make your way to Lincoln Avenue for the 18th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade. Come see farming and construction equipment – new and vintage – bedecked in lights and parading through town.

The Calistoga Art Center Players are putting a new spin on the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Performed as a live radio play, you will see a handful of actors perform dozens of roles. With seven performances between November 30th and December 15th, there is no excuse for missing this amazing experience at the Calistoga Art Center.

The Pioneer Christmas at the Bale Grist Mill puts a historic face on Christmas. On December 14th enjoy demonstrations of lace making, spinning, waxed egg decorating, and the mill in action. Create your own clove pomander, rosemary wreath, or string of popcorn and cranberries. Experience the hand-crank rope maker. With hot cider on the wood stove, cookies on the table, and musicians playing music from the times, the Pioneer Christmas is worth adding to your holiday traditions.

You will want to stay at the Candlelight Inn as your host for your Napa Valley get away. We offer tranquility and luxury to balance all of the activity of the holiday season.