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Christmas Day in Napa/Sonoma?

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Any ideas for anything for a coupla travelers to do on xmas day in either napa or sonoma counties other than eat at one of the resorts???Please help us wayward NWerners, chowhounds of the Bay area;)

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  1. Sorry to say it's pretty much a snuggly snore in wine-country that day. Everything's closed. Well, almost everything. A few resorts, restos, and movie theatres are open. Good luck.

    1. Yep - movie theaters are about it... bring a Scrabble board. Where are you staying? You might want to schedule yourself for some blow-out banquet at one of the resorts. No wineries open that I can think of.

      1. Looks like pickings are slim.
        Lunch reservations are currently showing up online:
        Auberge du Soleil
        Carneros at the the Lodge at Sonoma
        Sante at the Sonoma Mission Inn
        Solbar at Solage Calistoga (that would be my pick)

          1. 2 years ago I had dinner on Christmas at Saddles in Sonoma. It's a good steak house in a nice location attached to a resort-like hotel. We had a wonderful time there.


            1. Christmas day is generally sunny and blue up here. Pack a lavish picnic or make a reservation for lunch and then plan to head outside. The Sonoma coast is rocky and wild and lovely; in Marin, there's Mt. Tamalpais, Stinson Beach and the Pt Reyes National Seashore. I heard some rumblings that Manka's, the most-excellent resto in Inverness adjacent to Pt Reyes, was trying to continue its annual holiday meal even after last year's fire. But the main point is: make it about being outside.