Nevada City’s long-running holiday tradition is a journey back in time.
Minstrels and carolers dressed in Victorian attire roam the gaslamp-lit streets of historic downtown, performing holiday songs. Visitors enjoy rides in horse-drawn carriages while vendors hawk yuletide wares. And the smell of roasted chestnuts seasons the crisp mountain air.
The 35th annual Victorian Christmas celebration, which begins this week, is presented on select December dates (Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 5-9 p.m. and Dec. 15 and 22 from 1:30-6 p.m.). General admission is free.
Organizers warn that parking can be tricky, as Broad and Commercial streets are closed to traffic. However, drivers can park at the Nevada County Government Center at 950 Maidu Ave. and take a $5 shuttle to the festivities.
For more information, visit www.nevadacitychamber.com
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