Holiday Magic Returns to Wine Country

The Meritage Resort and Spa hosts festive fall and winter events

The Meritage Resort and Spa, located at the gateway to Napa Valley, is welcoming guests this fall and winter season to enjoy an extraordinary lineup of festive dining experiences and on-site activities, including the return of Napa Valley’s favorite holiday tradition, Merry Meritage

“Once again, The Meritage Resort and Spa is transforming into Wine Country’s beloved winter wonderland this holiday season,” said Joe Leinacker, managing director of The Meritage Resort and Spa. “We are thrilled to bring back an array of joyful activations, exquisite culinary meals, and spectacular entertainment that will continue to create magical moments and lasting memories for families and loved ones.”

2022 fall and winter experiences include:

Thanksgiving Brunch in the Ballroom | November 24

Executive Chef Vincent Lesage invites guests to enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving this year at his gourmet-prepared Thanksgiving Brunch, hosted in the Meritage Ballroom with reservations available on Thursday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The menu will feature seasonal favorites, including truffle turkey breast, crusted prime rib, assorted appetizers, decadent desserts, and more.

$95 for adults, $45 for children ages 4-13, and complimentary entry for ages 3 and below.  A welcome glass of Champagne is provided for those 21 and older. Beer and wine are available at an additional cost. Reservations can be made here.

Merry Meritage Holiday Ice Rink & Winter Village | November 26 – December 31

The Meritage Resort and Spa will host its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., complete with holiday carolers, a seasonally inspired Artisan Market and a very special visit from Santa Claus. Hosted on the Village Lawn, guests can take advantage of the resort’s on-site tasting rooms to enjoy locally crafted beer and wine. In true holiday spirit, guests are encouraged to bring a toy as a donation to Toys for Tots.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony is complimentary but ticketed.  Tickets can be acquired here.

Continuing through December, the resort invites guests to experience the Merry Meritage holiday village with a variety of seasonal amenities and activities offered at the Village Lawn.  The Annual Holiday Ice Rink, a holiday tradition part of Merry Meritage, will be open daily November 11through January 8 for guests and locals alike to show off their skating skills and embrace the winter season. Additionally, every Tuesday, the resort will host Giving Tuesday Skate Night, where a portion of ticket sales will be donated to a local non-profit.

$25 per person. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Every Saturday from December 10th – 24th young princesses and princes are welcomed to experience a special holiday tea tradition. The Tinsel Tea with a Princess includes a scrumptious three-tier presentation of desserts, tea sandwiches, pastries, storytelling, special princess appearances, ice skating and more at The Meritage Resort & Spa.

$75 for ages 14+, $50 for ages 4-13, and complimentary entry for ages 3 and below.  Reservations can be booked here.

New Year’s Eve 2022 | December 31

Rounding out the holiday festivities on New Year’s Eve, guests are invited to ring in 2023 with several festive events featuring a gourmet dinner, live music, celebratory drinks, and a ceremonial ball drop. 

For a more intimate experience, The Meritage Resort and Spa invites guests to raise a glass in the Estate Cave at the Winemaker’s Dinner featuring Trinitas Cellars or celebrate in French style at the Village Bistro for the Multicourse Wine Dinner. To top off the night and kickoff 2023, The Meritage Resort and Spa will host its After-Party Ticket in the Meritage Ballroom featuring a balloon drop, a toast of bubbly, and live music.

$410/person for the Estate Cave Winemaker’s Dinner, $190/person for the Village Bistro Multicourse Wine Dinner. Tickets and reservations can be booked here.

About The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina at The Meritage:

Offering acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards and beautiful accommodations paired with luxurious amenities and award-winning cuisine, The Meritage Resort and Spa and Vista Collina at The Meritage celebrate the best of Napa Valley. These sister resorts blend world-class luxury with exceptional hospitality for a resort experience in the heart of California’s wine country. Amenities include indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave, a Food & Wine Village with a locally-sourced artisanal market, on-site tasting rooms, a spacious community lawn for picnics and outdoor gatherings and more. Find more information at