While Yountville cannot promise a White Christmas, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the people and businesses of Yountville come together to transform their town into a magical winter wonderland nonetheless, with thousands of tiny (energy efficient) twinkling lights.
Celebrating its twenty-sixth year, Yountville’s Festival of Lights entices friends, families, neighbors and visitors to play hooky from the shopping mall and gather in the heart of one of the world’s most popular destinations for a feel-good family street party to kick off the holiday season.
Carolers in costume saunter down Main Street, and everyone joins in a holiday sing-a-long There are photos with Santa and his elves, and other treats and activities just for kids
Several bands lend their voices and music to the festivities
Yountville’s award-winning restaurants and Michelin-starred chefs offer tasty bites
More than two dozen wineries will pour
Beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Santa and friends set Yountville aglow with thousands of sparkling lights adorning trees and shops all along Yountville’s main street
Romantic carriage rides clip-clop down glittering lanes
There will be a special drawing at the event. In addition to the promotions listed below, the retail stores will participate in a drawing.
The rules for the drawing are as follows:
For each $50 spent in a Yountville retail store, the guest will receive one drawing entry ( ie: $50 = 1 entry, $100 = 2 entries, etc)
The total can be a combination of stores. This does not include any purchase made in a tasting room, hotel or restaurant. Retail stores ONLY.
The winner(s) will be chosen at random immediately following the town lighting ceremony.
Must be present to win
The Yountville shops will also be offering special promotions during the event:
A Little Romance - Purchase one Pashmina wrap and receive another Pashmina wrap, A Little Romance’s gift to you. Also receive a gift of French bouquet soap in a gift box with the purchase of $50.00 or more, one per customer while supplies last.
Blue Heron Gallery – Buy one Dennis Hogan matted print and get a second matted print free.
Domain Home & Garden – Receive a free Bottle Balance ($20.00 value) with the purchase of $50.00 or more.
Gallery 1870 – All Thomas Kinkade collectables discounted 30% – 50%.
Lemondrops – 25% off entire store
SoLuna Boutique Salon – 25% off all merchandise
V Wine Cellar – 15% discount on the purchase of 6 or more bottles of wine (excluding cult wines).
California and Vine - California and Vine will be holding a Holiday Sale with items up to 50% off as well as a free "Napa Valley" wine stopper with any purchase over $29.00 and a free "Napa Valley" freezer bag for any order over $99.00.
Tay & Grace – 20% off all merchandise
Sisters Boutique – Receive 15% off all merchandise in store (excluding trunk show merchandise), plus this is a good time to "pre purchase" gift certificates as well. We will take 15% off the purchase price of gift certificates of $100.00 or more
Ielle – Take an additional 20% off. already reduced clothing and accessories.
Kāne is offering 15% off storewide (excluding merchandise already discounted).
Napa Valley Aloft – balloon rides per adult are only $175.00 (regularly $200.00)* and balloon ride gift certificates for $175.00 (regularly $200.00)* are also available for purchase to be used anytime of the year. This offer is only available Festival of Lights weekend. *Does not include brunch.
Montecristi Panama Hats is offering a 10% discount on all styles of hats.
The Scents of Napa Valley is offering 10% discount storewide.
The Countryside – 25% off the entire store
Important changes to the event:
We will not be selling tasting tickets at the event. We will be selling a LIMITED number of tasting bracelets.
Every participant will need a Tasting Bracelet to taste food and beverages. There are THREE packages, depending on AGE of the participant. Please ensure you are purchasing the correct package.