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9
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Railroad Museum Hosts Annual Christmas Party @ Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Railroad Museum Hosts Annual Christmas Party

The all-volunteer staff at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum has been busy preparing for Santa’s visit to their annual Christmas celebration, to be held this year on Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With twinkling lights, festive decorations, and multiple Christmas trees in place, the museum is ready to welcome visitors to the event which includes a silent auction, door prizes for the children, a raffle and refreshments. Weather permitting, free rides on the popular Railbus will also be available. Of course, the highlight of the day is the opportunity for children to chat with Santa while their parents take pictures. Admission is free.

The NCNGRR Museum also features a gift shop that is well stocked with items for holiday shopping that are sure to appeal to train enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Located at 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City near the intersection of Bost and New Mohawk, the museum and gift shop are open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please call 530-470-0902 or visit the museum’s website: www.ncngrrmuseum.org.

Miners Foundry Presents: Clara & The Nutcracker @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Clara & the Nutcracker

December 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 $16 – $22

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

The evening performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful version of the classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.  The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.  Holt Ballet Conservatory’s production tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.  Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.

HBC offers outstanding classical ballet training by following a comprehensive syllabus endorsed by the Vaganova training method, the American Ballet Academy syllabus and the California State Framework for the arts.

Nevada County Dance Collective Presents Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center @ Off Center Stage
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nevada County Dance Collective Presents Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center @ Off Center Stage | Grass Valley | California | United States

Nevada County Dance Collective Presents

Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center

  • Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Doors open at 1:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm
  • Doors open at 1:30pm

Off Center Stage

  • $11 Advanced
  • $15 At the door

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

A Prime Mover is a source of energy, a transfer station, a powerful force of exchange, known and unknown, imagined or engrained and will be danced and brought to life with NCDC dancers and artists. This cast continues to evolve and highlight modern dance, contemporary ballet, acro yoga artists, voice, poetry and more. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. We will sell out, so buying tickets ahead of time will be necessary, and the links are coming soon!

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Nevada County Dance Collective Presents Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center @ Off Center Stage
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nevada County Dance Collective Presents Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center @ Off Center Stage | Grass Valley | California | United States

Nevada County Dance Collective Presents

Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center

  • Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Doors open at 1:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm
  • Doors open at 1:30pm

Off Center Stage

  • $11 Advanced
  • $15 At the door

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

A Prime Mover is a source of energy, a transfer station, a powerful force of exchange, known and unknown, imagined or engrained and will be danced and brought to life with NCDC dancers and artists. This cast continues to evolve and highlight modern dance, contemporary ballet, acro yoga artists, voice, poetry and more. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. We will sell out, so buying tickets ahead of time will be necessary, and the links are coming soon!

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MIM Presents: HAPPY HOLIDAYS @ Amaral Center at NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
Amaral Center at the Fairgrounds

Ryan Murray, conductor
Music in the Mountains Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Share the Sierra Foothills’ favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends, and thrill to the spectacle of the season. A sparkling celebration with carols, classics and more featuring the Music in the Mountains Chorus and Holiday Orchestra and a very special guest. (Yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!)

Click HERE for us to call you to order tickets

CFA Presents: A Holiday Show with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

A Holiday Show with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Saturday, December 9th, 8:00 PM, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Reserved seating
$87 Premium
including parking, reserved seats in first 10 rows
$62 members, $72 non-member: rows L-FF
$47 members, $57 non-member: rows GG-LL
$32 members, $37 non-member: rows MM-QQ

On Sale:
Encore Club: August 3, 10:00 am
Center Members: August 8, 10:00 am
General Public: August 15, 10:00 am

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the united nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale


In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun… but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes, a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their first song “Sympathique” became an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (“Je ne veux pas travailler” or “I don’t want to work”) for striking French workers. Says Lauderdale, “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America… the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world… composed of people of every country, every language, every religion.”

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Dec
10
Sun
Miners Foundry Presents: Nevada City Winter Craft Fair @ Miners Foundry Cultural Center
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair

December 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 $3

Join us on Sunday, December 10th for the 7th Annual Nevada City Winter Craft Fair! We have over 60 of the top local Etsy crafters, designers, and artisans featuring handmade home decor, apparel, bath products, stationery, art, food, drinks and more.

Nevada City Craft Fair is a juried exhibition of makers curated in the aesthetics of the modern rustic lifestyle that NCCF embodies. Hip, sustainable, yet innovative, represents the best of the region in our bi-annual craft fair held at the historic Miners Foundry in downtown Nevada City.

The first Nevada City Craft Festival was produced in the summer of 2010 by a group of local young crafters, artists and social do-gooders who were inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents in their community as well as the success of the Renegade Craft Fairs across the US and Europe. The event continues to grow and to date has introduced over 10,000 attendees to more than 600 local and regional artists, designers and crafters.

Nevada City Craft Fair is committed to presenting the freshest voices of the local hand-made movement, under one roof. Come celebrate with us!

39th Annual Victorian Christmas @ Downtown Nevada City
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Nevada City Victorian Christmas 2017

Sundays – Dec 3, 10 & 17 from 1:30 – 6pm
Wednesdays – Dec 13 & 20 from 5 – 9pm

The enticing 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 authentic Christmas treasures — hand-crafted candy, jewelry, pottery, perfume, dolls, and over 100 different items in all. It’s the one & only Victorian Christmas-full of new shows, sights, sounds and attractions.

Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, a quaint, Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Sierra where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life. It’s a magical setting of hilly streets outlined with twinkling white lights and authentic gas lamps, wandering minstrels and carolers dressed in Victorian attire, and a myriad of visitors sharing holiday cheer and good tidings.

This annual, family tradition takes place 2 Wednesday evenings and 3 Sunday afternoons in December and features holiday activities for all ages:  carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas!

There is oh so much to see, hear, feast upon and experience at Victorian Christmas. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice…we look forward to welcoming the best of the holiday Season with you and yours!

Victorian Christmas costumes

Entertainment at Victorian Christmas

At locations throughout downtown, Victorian singers, bagpipers, brass bands and strolling minstrels provide warm Christmas music. Nevada City’s famous Walking Christmas Tree and a living nativity scene can be found, along with hot roasted chestnuts and horse drawn carriage rides.

December 14th Entertainment Schedule

Why not add to the party by dressing as a Victorian?

We’re encouraging people to dress up and add to the Victorian nature of the event. You’ll find costume tips and ideas costume tips and ideas here.

Victorian Christmas Parking

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General Information

Parking can be difficult in Nevada City during Victorian Christmas. Broad and Commercial Streets are closed to through traffic. The Police Dept have asked us to let you know that parking is not allowed on “On Ramps” or “Off Ramps” of Hwys 49 and 20. Cars parked on the ramps will be ticketed and may be towed.

Take the Shuttle

Drop your group off in town and then park your car and catch the Shuttle from the Nevada County Government Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City CA 95959.

  • Shuttle costs $5 for adults and children 15 and over. Children under 15 ride free.
  • Return journeys are free for all.
  • Shuttle hours are 4:30-9:30 pm Wednesdays and noon-6:30pm Sundays.

Tour Buses

The Broad Street Overpass is for bus loading and unloading only.  No bus parking on the overpass!!

Bus parking available at the Nevada County Government Center. Bus drivers will be allowed to ride local shuttle from the Government Center into town for FREE if they desire.

For information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or toll-free (800) 655-NJOY.  Victorian Christmas is a Rain or Shine event.

MIM Presents: HAPPY HOLIDAYS @ Amaral Center at NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
Amaral Center at the Fairgrounds

Ryan Murray, conductor
Music in the Mountains Festival Chorus & Orchestra

Share the Sierra Foothills’ favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends, and thrill to the spectacle of the season. A sparkling celebration with carols, classics and more featuring the Music in the Mountains Chorus and Holiday Orchestra and a very special guest. (Yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!)

Click HERE for us to call you to order tickets

Nevada County Dance Collective Presents Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center @ Off Center Stage
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nevada County Dance Collective Presents Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center @ Off Center Stage | Grass Valley | California | United States

Nevada County Dance Collective Presents

Prime Movers: Dances of Source and Center

  • Saturday, December 9, 2:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Doors open at 1:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Sunday, December 10, 2:00pm
  • Doors open at 1:30pm

Off Center Stage

  • $11 Advanced
  • $15 At the door

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

A Prime Mover is a source of energy, a transfer station, a powerful force of exchange, known and unknown, imagined or engrained and will be danced and brought to life with NCDC dancers and artists. This cast continues to evolve and highlight modern dance, contemporary ballet, acro yoga artists, voice, poetry and more. Mark your calendars and stay tuned. We will sell out, so buying tickets ahead of time will be necessary, and the links are coming soon!

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