The enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty holiday foods fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled to overflowing with authentic Christmas treasures — hand-crafted candy, jewelry, pottery, perfume, dolls, and over 100 different items in all. Victorian Christmas returns to Nevada City for its 39th year, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and continuing until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The event also runs from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 18, and from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 14 and 21. For more information is visit nevadacitychamber.com.
Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley during the 49th annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Mill and West Main Streets will be closed to traffic and filled with an old-fashioned Christmas - carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists are displayed on the streets. Food and drink can be purchased from restaurants and booths featuring specialty foods.
The 49th annual event is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23.
For its annual holiday production at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, LeGacy Presents will stage Rodger Hoopman’s SCROOGE, which originally opened in 1978 in Cal Expo, directed by Gary McFadyen and Roger Hoopman as Scrooge. Hoopman has been in title role of Scrooge for 38 years. The play runs through Dec. 24. For more information, visit leGacypresents.co or call 530-268-5419.
This is the second year of a
new community tradition at West-
ern Gateway Park. Holiday Lights
in the Park is presented by the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Com-
merce. When it launched last year, nearly 1,200 cars drove through the area, ablaze with lights.
Shops stay open late on the first three Fridays in December. Free Parking offered after 4 p.m., compliments of the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, town of Truckee and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce. Stroll around beautifully lit downtown, take advantage of special promotions, stay for dinner and even catch a presentation by local students.
Sierra Expeditionary Learning School’s second and third grade students will be leading historical tours in downtown during Festive Fridays from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. Come out and enjoy an evening while learning about the rich history of Truckee. Tours begin on the corner of Donner Pass Road and Bridge Street on the east side of Bar of America and leave every 10 minutes.
This Music in the Mountains singalong features Leanne Borghesi & the Sterling Cozza Trio at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
An evening of favorites from Silent Night and Hark the Herald to Santa Baby and The Man with will be performed.
MIM Youth Orchestra
The MIM Youth Orchestra presents its Winter Concert, featuring MIM Young Musicians Competition winners Amaryn Olmeda and Xiao Lee will perform on violins at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Holly Jolly Holidays
The MIM Chorus & Holiday Orchestra and Soloists will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
The Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra will perform its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Performances at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Road, Grass Valley.