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Christmas Day Dining In Nevada County

In Nevada County for the holidays? Skip the stress of cooking and enjoy one of our finest restaurants in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Nevada City that are providing a dining experience on Christmas day.

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Reserve a table at the Holbrooke Hotel or the National Exchange Hotel.

Explore the Christmas, New Year’s, and holiday dinner offerings in Truckee from restaurant specials to grab-n-go meals that can be enjoyed from the comfort of a cozy Truckee mountain home or hotel, lodge, & inn

By Alex Silgalis

Looking to enjoy the holidays in Nevada County without the hassle of cooking on Christmas Day? No worries! Plenty of restaurants in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Nevada City will be open. From snowshoe tours with dinner to comforting classics and delicious prime rib, there are diverse options across the county. Whatever you decide, it’s a gift that the entire family will cherish. These events fill up fast, so make sure to book your table in advance!

Holbrook Hotel

212 W. Main Street
Grass Valley
Dinner, Noon-6 pm
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The Holbrooke Hotel invites you to indulge in a delightful 4-course prix fixe menu featuring beloved comforting classics perfect for you and your family. Service starts at 12 pm, and the final seating is at 6 pm. You can also request wine pairings to complement your meal.

National Exchange Hotel

211 Broad Street
Nevada City
Dinner, 2-8 pm
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Lola, at the National Hotel, is offering a scrumptious 5-course prix fixe dinner. Indulge in delights like cheese and leek croquettes, prime rib served with buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted roots, and rosemary jus.

Bar Of America

10040 Donner Pass Rd
Lunch, 11 am; Dinner 4 pm
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The lively bar and restaurant in Historic Downtown Truckee is offering a festive lineup for Christmas Eve and Day. On Christmas Eve, enjoy a weekend brunch. Then on Christmas itself, there will be two seatings and a New Year’s Eve dinner special! For Christmas Day, lunch starts at 11 am, followed by dinner at 4 pm. Feast on their holiday menus showcasing diver scallops, rack of lamb, and delectable butternut squash risotto.

If you’re spending the holiday season in Truckee, don’t miss out on the unique dining experiences available in the area! Discover special events like the snowshoe dinner at Alpine Meadows in the article titled “Christmas Dinner, New Year’s Eve Specials, & Holiday Dining in Truckee.


Alex Silgalis

Alex founded Local Freshies® in 2014 to be the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer.

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