The scent of the holidays should be in air right now, but we've been stuck in this bizarre late summer weather. Even Halloween seemed a little off- just a few times did I smell the scent of burning jack-o-lanterns or hear the crunch of leaves on the sidewalk. It looks like you're going to have to leave town to get the holiday celebration underway!
Mark your calendar for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas celebration, Friday nights from November 23rd thru December 21st. Businesses in downtown Grass Valley decorate their windows in celebration and there will be live music, carriage rides, food and drink, entertainment and much more. The downtown is closed to vehicle traffic and you can stroll along in peace with your family.
If that weren't enough celebration, you'll love the Nevada City Victorian Christmas just a few weeks later. Chestnuts will really be roasting on an open fire, strolling minstrels and carolers fill the streets and Santa will make a visit. You can check out the Victorian Christmas 3 Wednesday nights December 5, 12 and 19, from 6-9 p.m and 2 Sunday afternoons, December 9th and 16th from 1:30 to 6pm.
If you're really up for an adventure, make a weekend of it and spend the night in one of Nevada City's beautiful bed and breakfasts. If you're lucky, you just might get a sprinkle of snow to kick off your holiday season.