16th Annual Nevada County Nutcracker

Center Stage Dance Studio proudly presents its 16th annual Nevada County Nutcracker on Friday, December 20, at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 21, at 2 and 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 22, at 2 p.m. at Nevada Union High School’s Don Baggett Theatre. With more than 100 cast members, many from local dance organizations, this nationally-recognized […]

Holidays at the Miners Foundry

Celebrate holidays at the Miners Foundry from early December through New Years Eve. The historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center located in the heart of downtown Nevada City shines brightest during the holiday season.  From its beautiful granite stone walls and hand-hewn timber beams to its dazzling antique chandeliers and wood-burning fireplace, the Miners Foundry hosts […]

History and Fantasy Combine at Victorian Christmas

History and fantasy combine at Victorian Christmas, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, December 8, in downtown Nevada City. In books and movies, “Gaslamp Fantasy” is a popular fictional genre combining history, fantasy and Victorian settings – but at Victorian Christmas, it’s real life in Nevada City as The Walking Christmas Tree, Toy Soldier, […]

Nevada City is a Hallmark Christmas Movie Star

The well known travel site, Only in Your State, has once again featured Nevada City, this time giving the quaint Victorian town props for its role in the iconic Hallmark Christmas movie, The Christmas Card. The post begins: Tis the season of cozy days spent indoors, sipping on hot cocoa and watching movies on the […]

The Legacy of Historical Land Use & Abuse in the Yuba and Bear River Watersheds

The Legacy of Historical Land Use in the Yuba and Bear River Watersheds is the final live audio-visual presentation in the Just Enough Regional History series, by Hank Meals.  The series consists of five sessions designed to provide the fundamentals of historical savvy in the Yuba River region.  This final presentation will be taking place […]

Inn Town Campground named one of the best camping spots in California by TimeOut.com

On Oct. 11, 2019, TimeOut.com released their list of “The best camping in California from the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Nevada.” Yosemite was #1, of course, and some truly stunning campgrounds made the list. Right here in Nevada City, Inn Town Campground was selected as #7! The article states: What is it? A thoughtfully […]

Cornish Christmas kicks off on November 29

The ever popular 52nd annual Cornish Christmas event returns to our gold rush town from 6-9 p.m. each Friday from November 29-December 20 in beautiful downtown Grass Valley. Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the town’s most popular events.  Mill and […]

Explore California: Donner Memorial State Park

California State Parks Foundation likes to feature the many state parks that we enjoy in the Golden State. Most people around the nation are familiar with the ill-fated Donner party and the macabre ending of their journey, and the state park memorializes the event. On Nov. 19, the California State Parks Foundation featured Donner Memorial […]

Celebrate the Sounds of the Season in Grass Valley

The Center for the Arts and Music in the Mountains are gearing up for holiday celebrations and concerts featuring local and international talent.  As The Center enters the final phases of their renovations, they are excited to team up with Music in the Mountains to bring a variety of musical events to the community. From […]

Holiday Magic at Empire Mine

Empire Mine State Historic Park invites you to partake in holiday magic at Empire Mine with the fun festivities offered during Holidays at Empire Mine, a two-day event hosted Thanksgiving weekend, 11:00am – 4:00pm, November 29th and 30th, 2019. With turn of the century themed decor, docents in period attire, festive music, and traditional holiday […]

35th Annual Country Christmas Faire

The 35th annual Country Christmas Faire is returning to the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 29, 30 and December 1. Four large exhibit buildings will be filled with handcrafted items and gifts, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping and purchase quality handmade holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, […]

NBC Los Angeles Highlights Cornish Christmas

Victorian Christmas in Nevada City gets a lot of press, but in neighboring town Grass Valley, Cornish Christmas has been going strong since 1967. NBC 4 Los Angeles recently learned of the holiday event, and highlighted it on Nov. 15. …”GRASS VALLEY, when Cornish Christmas returns on Nov. 29. If you’ve followed the Noël-nice doings […]

Prohibition Bootleg Burlesque

Truth or Dare Productions cordially invites you and everyone you know to a provocative, entertaining, and spectacularly thrilling event on Friday, Nov 22, at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The troupe has been cooking up something tasty for November, and wanted to pay homage to the decadent and seedy era of the 1920’s […]

Last chance to marvel in beauty of autumn in Nevada County

Nevada County is beautiful year round, but autumn is just breathtaking.  Compared by many to the foliage on the east coast, our towns, highways, and byways boast views around every corner that rival anything you can find in Maine…and it’s all right here!  In fact,  On August 17, 2019, Via, AAA’s official travel magazine, published […]

Bringing it Home with Achilles Wheel

If you have yet to experience the magic of a live Achilles Wheel show, this Black Friday is your chance. Shortly after their fourth studio album, Sanctuary, Achilles Wheel fans made it known that they wanted that live magic captured into an album. Since June of this year, the band has been busy with Grammy […]

Six Great Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada County

Thanksgiving is coming soon, and if you’re still trying to decide where to go to celebrate your gratitude, consider making a short trek to Nevada County.  If you have family or friends here, that’s great!  But even if you don’t, the locals are so friendly and welcoming that you’ll feel like family wherever you go. […]

Explore California’s Covered Bridges

The Stockton Record sent reporter Tim Viall to explore California’s covered bridges for their On the Road blog, and found gold with two exceptional specimens in Nevada County. As the article notes, Bridgeport covered bridge is still under renovation; an exciting development many years in the making. “We headed north to the quaint Gold Rush […]

National Travel Site Narcity Promotes Victorian Christmas

It seems that the whole country is picking up on how fabulous Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas event is. (Psssst, Cornish Christmas in neighboring Grass Valley is fabulous, as well!) In an article published on Nov. 6, 2019, national travel website Narcity lets the world know that “You Can Visit This Cozy California Town That Looks […]

Travel website Only in Your State encourages everyone to visit Nevada City this holiday season

On November 5, 2019, popular website Only in Your State published a post titled Visit Nevada City, The One Christmas Town In Northern California That’s Simply A Must Visit This Season. It begins: The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to plan a visit to one of Northern California’s many charming small towns. […]

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Downtown Holiday Market

The Grass Valley Downtown Association presents the Downtown Holiday Market from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. this Saturday, November 9, in beautiful historic downtown Grass Valley. The Downtown Holiday Market (formerly known as Holiday Open House) is a kick-off to the holiday shopping season.  Participating merchants will have a variety of specials, such as door prizes, raffle […]