WEATHER: Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for Napa on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

However, for the second day in a row, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert.

The daytime high temperature will be around 69 degrees, with a north-northeasterly wind blowing around 5 to 10 mph.

On Christmas Eve, the temperature will drop to around 34 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.

Sunrise is at 7:24 a.m., and sunset is at 4:54 p.m.

See the extended forecast at the Napa Valley Register weather page.

WHAT TO DO: First Christian Church invites the public to enjoy its synchronized Christmas lighting display throughout the holiday season.

Each evening at 5:30 p.m. through Christmas Eve, the church will feature a narrated Nativity story at the display as well as Christmas songs.

First Christian Church is located at 2659 First St. in Napa. The event is free.

For more information, go to the church's website.

See more events on the Napa Valley Register online calendar.

YEAR IN REVIEW: The Register's countdown of the top 10 stories of 2013 continues. At No. 8 is Napa's brightening budgetary outlook.

Following years of budget cuts, wage freezes and pervasive doom and gloom, the city of Napa’s finances continue to make a U-turn in 2013.

Finances began to improve in the 2011-12 fiscal year, when the city closed its books with a roughly $1.3 million surplus rather than the $4.2 million deficit originally projected.

The positive trend continued into this year, when the city ended its 2012-13 year in June with a $4.3 million surplus rather than the $4 million deficit anticipated when the council approved the budget in the summer of 2011.

Have a look at the list so far, which includes stories that almost cracked the top 10.

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