Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Napa Valley

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2016, enjoy a sparkling start to the New Year in the Napa Valley. Here is where to celebrate in Napa Valley:

Napa:

The Meritage Resort & Spa
Choose from multiple options for dinner, including dinners in the Estate Cave with Trinitas Cellars and a “Taste of the World” buffet in the Carneros Ballroom. Both dinners conclude with their annual ballroom celebration with midnight sparkling toast and balloon drop. Options are starting at $175. Find tickets and more details here.

La Toque
Ring in the New Year at the annual New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and party. The events begins at 7:30 p.m. with a Champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a six-course dinner (optional wine pairing available). After dinner enjoy the Red Tie Affair party at Bank Café and Bar inside the Westin Verasa Napa for DJ dancing until 1:00 a.m., with petite sweet bites and a Champagne toast to ring in the New Year at midnight. Tickets for the dinner and party are $275 per person and wine pairing is an additional $100 per person. Dinner reservations and FAQ here. Or just opt for just the party tickets for $60 – purchase here.

Napa Valley Wine Train
End 2016 with a bang at “A Night in Paris” party on the Wine Train. The festivities will begin with an elegant Parisian style reception including a welcome glass of sparkling wine. The train will whisk guests away while the onboard culinary team prepares a four-course meal. Guests will arrive back to the station greeted with a DJ and dancing, a midnight toast, caricature artists, and a cabaret club. Tickets starting at $299. Transportation is provided to and from select hotels. Find more information here.

Silverado Resort & Spa
Celebrate at the New Year’s Eve Party in the Mansion Lounge and Terrace from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Including a DJ, midnight balloon drop, midnight sparkling wine toast and party favors. $35 admission (Complimentary to those dining in The Grill for their NYE special dinner or a Hotel Guest).  Make reservations here.

Blue Note Napa
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Napa’s newest live music venue as award-winning multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson takes the stage for two shows. The first show is at 7:30 p.m. – door 5:00 p.m. (Tickets $85 to $149 per person) – and 10:30 p.m. – door 10:00 p.m. (Tickets $99 to $185 per person). All tickets include a Champagne toast and party favors. More info and book tickets here.

St. Helena:

Harvest Table
Ring in 2017 with a decadent six-course tasting menu created by Chef Levi Mezick. Begin the evening with a pristine Shigoku Oyster + Caviar followed by other delicious dishes such as White Truffle Risotto and American Kobe New York Strip. This special menu is one night only as a celebration of the year ahead. Details and reservations here. $125 per person; limited a la carte.

Goose & Gander
All flappers and dappers are invited to Goose & Gander’s annual New Year’s Eve Speakeasy beginning at 5:00 p.m. with cocktails and ragtime music provided by Bob Ringwald. There are two dinner seatings; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. with dancing with DJ Rotten Robbie at the after party.

Calistoga

Castello di Amorosa
Welcome in 2016 at the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball for Wine Club members only from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Priced at $295 per person or $345 for a guest which includes a five-course dinner in the grand barrel room and sparkling wine to kick off 2017.

As editor of the Visit Napa Valley blog, Jennifer brings you the Napa Valley experience with tales of tastes, treats and trips.

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