Holidays at Empire Mine

Celebrate the holidays early 1900s’ style at Holidays at Empire Mine – with old-fashioned decorations, lavish period costumes, and festive live music. Empire Cottage will be brimming with good cheer, and hot spiced cider and star cookies will be served in the kitchen.

Docents portraying the prestigious Bourn Family, the Starrs, and chatty housekeeper Katie Moriarty will be there to greet you and share insights about Empire’s glory days, when it ranked as one of the most prosperous hard-rock gold mines in North American history.

A short walk away, in the old Club House, Santa and Mrs. Claus (with the help of local elves) will be listening carefully to Christmas wishes. Outside local vendors will be selling coffee, hot dogs and other snacks.

The Mineyard will be buzzing with activity. Take a peek in the Mine Shaft, the Machine, Wood, and Blacksmith Shops – and imagine what life was like during those days of hard work, grit and glory!


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10791 East Empire St.,
Grass Valley, CA 95945



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Holidays at Empire Mine