‘Tis The Season For Special Holiday Journeys On The Napa Valley Wine Train

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

‘Tis The Season For Special Holiday Journeys On The Napa Valley Wine Train

‘Tis the season! The Napa Valley Wine Train is rolling out some spectacular holiday journey packages that will make your 2021 celebrations absolutely unforgettable. Think Thanksgiving feasts, private holiday parties, an epic New Year’s Eve celebration, 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.

Consider booking a trip on Black Friday or Cyber Monday in order to get extra deals. For example, spending a minimum of $100 will get you a $20 giftcard for food and drink on board. You can also get 40% off on select dates through March 2022 for the River Terrace Inn and Gourmet Express package.

Check out these holiday experiences coming to the Napa Valley Wine Train this year: 

Thanksgiving Feast

This 3.5 hour train journey features a massive 3-course Thanksgiving feast. The menu includes a salad of local greens with port wine-poached pears and blue cheese; a honey roasted pumpkin bisque; and your choice of roasted Diesel Farms turkey, a filet of beef with potato puree, a salmon hash brown, or ricotta gnocchi. Finish it off with a chef’s dessert and of course your choice of wine!

Thursday, November 25th

Jingle & Mingle

Gather your friends and family for a holiday voyage on the train, with gourmet seasonal food and drink options. You can also book add-ons such as a visit from Santa or an on-board wine educator. The station will be covered in holiday decor starting November 25, and holiday-themed cocktails and hot cider will be served. You can see carolers and more live music at the station on December 18, 19, 23 and 24.

New Year’s Eve

Toast the new year with delicious sparkling champagne, pan-seared salmon, Maine lobster salad, and triple mousse cake. You can book for December 31st via the Gourmet Express Package or the Vista Dome. Guests can also get awesome photos with a 2022 balloon arch at the station.


Murder Mystery Experiences

Beware, there’s a murderer among you!¬† Be transported to a bygone era and enjoy your meal with amazing dinner theater by the Murder Mystery Company. Help solve a crime before your train arrives at the station and the culprit is gone for good! These murder mystery experiences are some of the most popular events on the train.

Saturday, November 13th: Crime and Punishment (20s attire)

Thursday, December 16th: Most Wonderful Crime (Ugly Christmas sweater attire)

Thursday, December 30th: Murder Mystery Masquerade (Masquerade ball attire)

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. You can reserve your journey via 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.


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