A celebration of lights on Dec. 11

Nevada County is rich in holiday traditions. On Dec. 11 at 1 p.m., Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley will host its 24th annual Santa Lucia celebration. The Scandinavian holiday consists of a pageant portraying Santa Lucia with court of Lucia brides and star boys. Legend has it that Santa Lucia’s apparition appeared to stop a famine in Sweden with gifts of food. Santa Lucia Day has been celebrated in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy.

For more information, call
Foothill Flowers
102 W. Main St., Grass Valley

(photo credit: Claudia Grunder)