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:
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.
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.
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.
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.