Are you planning to ring in the New Year in wine country? There’s no better place to say hello to 2022 than the Napa Valley!

New Year’s Eve is a time for food, music, and fun, all tailored to welcome the new year on a positive note. From community activities to wine tours, fine dining at downtown Napa restaurants, and hot air balloon rides, here are just some of the events taking place throughout the valley.

Napa Events For Ringing in the New Year

There’s always something happening at The Meritage Resort and Spa, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Head to the Meritage to share a toast, raise a glass, and dance the night away!

  • The Olive & Hay Dinner features a carefully curated menu that includes everything from gnocchi fritto to molten chocolate cake.
  • A Masquerade-themed celebration dinner in the Carneros Ballroom includes a wine country-inspired buffet and live music by San Francisco cover band Pop Fiction.
  • Trinitas Cellars celebrates its 20th anniversary with a winemaker’s candlelight dinner in the grand Estate Cave. Tickets include entry to the Meritage Ballroom After Party.
  • Are you a Peanuts Gang fanatic? Tickets are now on sale for Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! Have fun doing your best Snoopy dance and ring in 2022 with one of the day’s balloon drops.

Another fun-themed event is the Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve at Archer Hotel Napa. Choose from the standard experience that features a host bar, a dinner buffet, carving stations, live music, and casino games, or take it up a notch with the VIP experience featuring a premium bar, VIP casino room, and VIP lounge and balcony.

Downtown Napa Restaurants Open for New Year’s Eve

You won’t have any trouble experiencing a memorable meal in Napa on New Year’s Eve—Napa has more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region in the world! Some are offering special menus and other festivities, so be sure to check each establishment for details and make your reservations early so you won’t be disappointed.

Downtown Joe’s is celebrating 25 years in downtown Napa, and we’ll be welcoming locals and guests alike to our historic building on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Why not stop by and try our new beer release, Chocolate Icarus? And while you’re here, enjoy some live music and indulge in tasty offerings from our chef?

Unpretentious, friendly, and fun, Downtown Joe’s accepts phone-in reservations up to 4 hours before seating time and online reservations 24 hours in advance. No reservation? No problem! We welcome walk-ins, and your wait is never long.

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you and yours joy, laughter, and new adventures!

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