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Christmas Day in Napa/Sonoma?

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A2fay Dec 2, 2007 10:56 PM

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. maria lorraine RE: A2fay Dec 3, 2007 01:27 AM

    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. Carrie 218 RE: A2fay Dec 3, 2007 04:50 AM

      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. foodiegrl RE: A2fay Dec 4, 2007 12:18 PM

        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)

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          skipndana RE: A2fay Dec 4, 2007 12:33 PM

          Agreed - Slim pickings:

          http://export.opentable.com/opentable...

          1. Shane Greenwood RE: A2fay Dec 5, 2007 06:20 AM

            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.

            http://www.macarthurplace.com/

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              ggiles RE: A2fay Dec 6, 2007 10:12 AM

              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.

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