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Holiday happenings on the Napa Wine Train

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From page B5 | December 25, 2013 |

This holiday season, the Napa Valley Wine Train celebrates with its guests by offering a dreamscape of unforgettable experiences for Napa Valley visitors. Santa Trains and the New Year’s Eve Blackjack Ball are among the offerings.

Throughout December, Santa and his friends will be aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train for the ideal family fun outing.

Ol’ Saint Nick will take photos with children during the scenic train ride to Yountville back to the station. Santa’s annual visit attracts the young and the young-at-heart, with sell-outs each year. Advance ticket purchasing is highly recommended.

Santa Trains run to Dec. 19 from 3-5:30 p.m. Tickets are: silverado, $20 per person; gourmet express, $20 per person; lounge $20 per person; and vista dome $35 per person. Please note price does not include food.

On New Year’s Eve the annual Blackjack Ball kicks off the New Year in style aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, with sparkling wine, gourmet food and a twilight ride through Napa Valley.

Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald and his culinary team shine as they prepare multi-course gourmet meals to order in the kitchen car.

The New Year’s Eve menu items include mini crab cakes and short rib toast, quail pan seared in brown butter with black truffles, lobster tail and seared day boat scallops — to name a few.

The evening continues in the Napa Valley Wine Train station for an after party with a DJ, casino games, photo booth and dancing that lead festively into the new year.

The  New Year’s Train begins on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 4:45 p.m. and goes until Jan. 1 at 1 a.m. The after party begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are: gourmet express, $240 per person; vista dome $270 per person; and after party $65 per person.

For more information and reservations call 800-427-4124 or visit winetrain.com/holiday.

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