Holiday fairs and festivals in Grass Valley and Nevada City

CORNISH CHRISTMAS IN GRASS VALLEY Fridays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets […]

A walking Christmas tree in Nevada City that rivals Stanford’s

The Stanford Tree is the Stanford Band’s mascot and the unofficial mascot of Stanford University. The Tree’s costume, newly created each year, is a prominent target for pranksters from rival schools, in particular Cal Berkeley. Nestled in the Sierra foothills, Nevada City has its own tradition of a walking tree. In this case, the Walking Christmas […]

Horse-drawn carriage rides in historic Nevada City

Victorian Christmas is here once again and the Nevada City Carriage Company will be providing horse and carriages to accent that old-time Victorian Christmas feeling that is Nevada City at Christmas. The carriages will start on Friday November 29 and operate each Victorian Christmas event right up through New Years Day. Drivers Dave Vertin and […]

Red Tricycle city guide features Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas

“It’s Christmas time in the city, but if all the bright lights and bustling streets (or maybe the marathon of It’s a Wonderful Life you couldn’t resist watching) have you hankering for a small town Christmas, there is no better destination than Nevada City, California and its annual Victorian Christmas celebration,” .according the Red Tricycle, […]

Fairs and Festivals in Grass Valley and Nevada City

GRASS VALLEY Historic Grass Valley is brimming with fall and holiday activities: Safe Trick or Treat for Preschoolers Thurs., October 31, pre-school aged children tour Mill St., closed to traffic, and receive candy from merchants. Holiday Open House Sat., November 9, a downtown Grass Valley holiday shopping event with store specials, food, music and more. […]

Victorian Christmas: Yuletide cheer in Nevada City

THE AROMAS OF ROASTED CHESTNUTS and hearty holiday foods fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled to overflowing with Christmas treasures. It’s the 35th annual Victorian Christmas—full of shows, sights, sounds and attractions. Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, nestled in the […]

Nevada City’s picture-perfect celebration

THE HALLMARK CHANNEL’S HIGHEST-RATED original movie of all time, The Christmas Card, was filmed in Nevada City. The town is “so perfectly preserved you have to pinch yourself the first time you walk up the Broad St., just to make sure it’s real,” says one of the actors. Nevada City is a greeting card come […]

Arts with Altitude

NEVADA COUNTY HAS MORE WORKING ARTISTS per capita than almost anywhere in the state. There are hundreds of painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, writers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers. Many of them are world-class talents, with worldwide reputations, not to mention Pulitzer and Grammy winners. (An example is Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder). The county also has […]

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