‘Tis the season! The Napa Valley Wine Train is rolling out some spectacular holiday journey packages that will make your 2022 celebrations absolutely unforgettable. Think holiday feasts, Santa visits, and more!
These beautiful journeys are perfect for groups of friends and family who want to add some adventure and luxury into their usual holiday festivities. Take a trip through rolling vineyards in wine country while enjoying gourmet food and the best wines in California, all on a gorgeous vintage train with plush chairs, brass accents, glass etchings and lux tableware.
Book an unforgettable Thanksgiving meal on the train with the best flavors of the season. Courses include a roasted beet salad; honey-roasted butternut squash bisque; and your choice of main course between a delectable roasted turkey, grilled tenderloin of beef, a fresh seafood dish, and ricotta cheese gnocchi. The meal is topped off with a vanilla bean crème brulee or a dark chocolate cake with berry compote. The Thanksgiving meal is only available on November 24th.
Santa Train Jolly Journeys
Gather your friends and family for a holiday voyage on the train with gourmet seasonal food and drink options. Your journey starts at the station with merry carolers, hot cocoa and cider, and even a mailing station for sending cards to the North Pole. While you’re in wine country, keep the holiday cheer going with a visit to the Meritage Resort’s winter wonderland and holiday ice rink. Jolly Journeys is all-new this year with some memorable experiences on December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, and 22-23.
- Santa’s Cookie Car: Families can enjoy a piping hot cup of cocoa or cider, a fresh-baked holiday cookie, and a visit from Santa.
- Gourmet Holiday Express: Indulge in a gourmet holiday meal with a three-course kid-friendly menu and Santa visits.
- Very Merry Vista Dome: Same as above, but taken up a notch with 360-degree views from the train’s popular observation-style car.
A portion of proceeds from Jolly Journeys will go towards the train’s nonprofit partner, Expressions of Hope Napa, which serves foster/adopted children in Napa County. Guests can bring a toy donation to drop off at the station before their journey.
About the Napa Valley Wine Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train dates back all the way to 1864, and stepping aboard feels like traveling to another century. The antique Pullman rail cars have been carefully restored to their former glory, in order to evoke the luxury of early-20th-century train travel. The vintage train is amazingly elegant and luxurious, providing visitors with unique and sprawling views of California’s famous wine country.
The train’s most popular year-round journeys are the Gourmet Express package, which evokes a glamorous, antique dining room; or the Vista Dome package, which offers amazing panoramic views via enormous 360-degree windows.