Victorian Christmas Returns to Nevada City

History and fantasy combine at Victorian Christmas, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 5, in downtown Nevada City.

The aroma of chestnuts wafting through the air, costumed carolers singing, vendors with artisan wares, and the twinkling glow of gas-lit lamps filling the street. There’s nothing else quite like Victorian Christmas! The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the event will be returning this year. The entire town will be decked out with glowing Christmas lights and fresh boughs of greenery, transforming the streets of Nevada City into a magical winter wonderland reminiscent of years past.

This annual family tradition, which is often compared to the famous Christmas markets of Europe, will take place on three Sunday afternoons, December 5, 12 & 19 from 1:30-6pm; and two Wednesday evenings, December 8 & 15 from 5-9pm, throughout the month of December. Nearly one hundred unique vendors will have booths with handmade goods, unique wares, and delicious food for all to enjoy.


There are holiday activities and treats for all ages. The air will be filled with the sounds of carolers, brass bands, fiddle players, and numerous other entertainers. There are holiday activities and treats for all ages. To add to the holiday cheer, Father Christmas and the famous Walking Christmas Tree will be strolling the streets with good tidings for all.

Victorian Christmas is a magical experience you won’t forget and a great place to find amazing gifts for all the special people in your life. Be sure to also peruse the many incredible downtown stores and restaurants which will stay open late. Stay warm with a hot buttered rum or mulled wine as you peruse the many vendors. Or warm up next to the fire and enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts.

The chamber welcomes everyone to attend and join in on the festivities. Attendees are encouraged to avoid the hassle of parking by taking the shuttle. More details can be found at

For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or toll-free (800) 655-NJOY, online at

Content and photos submitted by Nevada City Chamber of Commerce