Cornish & Victorian Christmas

Jump back in time with us to celebrate the holidays surrounded by friends & family, local vendors & live performances!

Cornish Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with an old-fashioned Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley and Victorian Christmas in Nevada City. Musicians, merchants, food vendors and more take to the festive downtown streets of Grass Valley for Cornish Christmas on Friday nights in November and December. Finish off the turkey and join us the day after Thanksgiving as residents and visitors begin the Christmas season celebration! We’ll be celebrating every Friday night in December before Christmas!

During Cornish Christmas you will find chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Santa chuckling with the children, handcrafted gifts for purchase, Cornish Carolers, entertainers, and a variety of foods to choose from.  There is no better place for the holidays than Christmas in the Sierras! Admission is your jolly holiday spirit!

Friday, November 29th; Friday, December 6th; Friday, December 13th and Friday, December 20th


Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas in Nevada City is celebrated on Wednesday nights, in December and on Sunday afternoons in December. During the event, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and transformed back in time.  Christmas melodies and costumed Victorian minstrels remind visitors of yesteryears!

Join the celebration in the streets and sample the outdoor fare of friendly vendors offered by downtown restaurants and specialty shops. Visitors can experience Victorian carolers, bagpipers, a living nativity scene, strolling minstrels, brass bands, hay wagon rides, visits with Santa Claus and much more to delight the soul!

Sundays – Dec 8, 15 & 22 from 1:30 – 6 pm; Wednesdays – Dec 11 & 18 from 5 – 9 pm