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
530-273-2296
102 W. Main St., Grass Valley

(photo credit: Claudia Grunder)