Victorian Christmas in Historic Nevada City

 Victorian Christmas Continues Sunday Dec 18th and Wednesday Dec 21st on the Streets of Historic Nevada City

Victorian Christmas has been a beloved tradition since 1978 and this December, for five dates, Sundays December 4th, 11th & 18th from 1:30pm – 6:00pm and Wednesdays, December 14th & 21st from 5:00pm – 9pm, Nevada City’s picturesque downtown will transform once again into a Christmas card come to life.

Join family and friends sharing holiday cheer and good tidings. Victorian Christmas features holiday activities for all ages: Santa & Strolling Carolers, Carriage Rides, Children’s Activities, Victorian Characters, Roasted Chestnuts, Holiday Shopping, Handcrafted Christmas Gifts, Delicious Foods and much more!

There is oh so much to see, hear, feast upon and experience at Victorian Christmas. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice…we look forward to welcoming the best of the holiday season with you and yours!


Some (of the many!) reasons to enjoy Victorian Christmas this year!

Family Entertainment
From jugglers to fine musicians, carolers to storytellers, we have something for everyone.


Find the Perfect Gift
Visit the shops and stalls of Nevada City to find one-of-a-kind treasures, fine art, romantic clothing, handmade soaps and candles, alluring glass treasures and dazzling jewelry. We have gifts for everyone at Victorian Christmas—and you don’t need to break the bank while shopping locally.

Festive Feasting
Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air as you walk the winding gas lit streets of Nevada City.  From award-winning chefs to warming street food, there’s fare that is certain to satisfy every appetite, from children to gourmands.

Sing for Joy
Join in with one of the many choirs and singing groups who will be strolling through town and performing at Victorian Christmas.  Come ready to give voice to traditional carols and more recent holiday songs!

Make it easy on yourself
Why drive through holiday traffic to a distant mall when you can take a special $5 round-trip Holiday Shuttle to Victorian Christmas from the parking lot at the Nevada County Government Center at Highway 49 and Maidu Ave.  Drop your group off in town and then catch the Shuttle.  Return journeys are free for all.  Shuttle hours are 4:30-9:30pm Wednesdays and noon-6:30pm Sundays.

For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or toll-free (800) 655-NJOY, online at