One of the joys of visiting Calistoga during the holiday season is the family-friendly Lighted Tractor Parade. The 15th annual edition of this charming event is scheduled for December 4, 2010, starting at 7 p.m. and offers the ultimate small-town Christmas experience.
It’s an invigorating experience to see dozens of vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, and behemoth-sized construction vehicles bedecked with dazzling lights rumble down Calistoga’s scenic main street.
And it’s so cool to witness how Calistoga salutes its agricultural heritage while celebrating Christmas in a splashy, festive style that everyone – even the most curmudgeonliest, “Grinchified” parade-goer – can delight in.
If you come, be sure to dress warmly (and don’t forget to grab a cup of hot chocolate to sip during the parade). We invite you to dine in Calistoga before or after the parade, and recommend you make reservations, as this is a popular time to visit this lovely, laid-back town.
For accommodation and restaurant information, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or phone the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center toll free at (866) 306-5588.