Fun New Year’s Eve in Nevada City

There are a lot of fun events planned for New Year’s Eve in Nevada City:

New Year’s Eve with the Deadbeats
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a night of acoustic and electric jam at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street in Nevada City. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Munchies, Deadbeat t-shirts and raffle tickets will be for sale too. Come and ring in the New Year while supporting Chicago Park School! Tickets are $30/advanced, $35/at the door. For more information, go to .

Nevada City Classic Café New Year’s Party
New Year’s Eve will be celebrated Friday night, December 31st, from 6-9:00 p.m. in fine European fashion at the Nevada City Classic Café.  Diners will enjoy the cafe’s regular Friday night menu, as well as delight in café owner Genevieve’s special delectable dishes. The enchanting Beaucoup Chapeaux, Nevada City’s 2010 Best Live Music recipients, will provide music.The Nevada City Classic Café is located at 216 Broad Street in Nevada City. Call 470-0544 for more information.

New Year’s Eve at Cooper’s
Cooper’s ale works, located in historic downtown Nevada City, California has been a favorite live music venue for many years. “Jade & The Decent Gentlemen” will play New Year’s Eve starting at 9:00 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge. Cooper’s is located at 235 Commercial Street, Nevada City. For more information, please call 530-265-0116.

New Year’s Eve at McGees
Located on Broad Street, in the heart of downtown Nevada City, McGees is a local favorite. Join Mello DG for complimentary champagne on New Year’s. There is an $8 cover charge. McGee’s is located at 315 Broad Street, Nevada City. For more information, call 530-265-3205.

New Year’s Eve at the National Hotel
The National Hotel, in the heart of Nevada City, is the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Rocky Mountains. New Year’s Eve features live entertainment, and party favors at midnight with no cover charge. The dining room will be open for dinner. The National Hotel is located at 211 Broad Street, Nevada City. For more information, call 530-265-4551.

In Grass Valley, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings will be appearing at the Veterans Memorial Hall with the Bob Woods Trio. Roy Rogers is one of the premier slide guitarists performing today. The Veterans Memorial Auditorium features the largest dance hall in the area, and is located at 255 S. Auburn Street, in Grass Valley. The show begins at 9:00 p.m., doors open at 8:00 p.m. For more information, see or call 530-478-1974.

Shops open late on Wed. Dec 22!


Stores Open in Nevada City on Wednesday December 22nd until 9p.m.

Contrast Outlet
Fur Traders
JJ Jackson’s
Nevada City Crystal & Glass
Toad Hall Book Shop
The Truffle Shop
Nevada City Anglers
Judi’s of Nevada City
Gold Mountain
An Inner Sanctum
Yabobo & Asylum Down
Harmony Books
Tanglewood Forest Gallery
Being Green
Indian Springs Winery

Shop Nevada City for Unique Gifts

Screen shot 2010-12-09 at 1.57.49 PMDuring the Christmas season, the buildings in Nevada City are highlighted with small Christmas lights which create a magic for the Holiday season. Store windows are decorated in the Victorian mode and natural green swags adorn the gas lights, just as was done years ago.

Historic downtown Nevada City features a variety of charming specialty shops for your holiday gift shopping. These shops offer quality clothing, hats, jewelry, home furnishings and home decor. Exceptional craftsmanship is showcased throughout the town. Fine and functional arts are available in many stores. There are great outlets for both young and old including antiques, toys, candy, wines and fine gift items.

Nevada City is a center for quality restaurants, coffee shops and bookstores. Experience a relaxing day shopping in Nevada City, a town that is known as the “Queen City of the Northern Mines”. Most retail stores are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grass Valley/Nevada City Christmas cards by LeeAnn Brook and Loana Beeson are available in the Chamber office. Local cards add a personal touch to your special holiday message.

Gift items representing the local area also in the Chamber office include Nevada City sweatshirts, t-shirts, coffee mugs, latte cups, magnets, local history books, and geodes and tea lights depicting gold miners. And for those in the holiday spirit there are shot glasses and cordials in various shapes and colors with a “Nevada City” signature.

Other items available for the Victorian Christmas collection are two sided pewter ornaments depicting Victorian carolers underneath a gaslight and a gold panner. The ornaments are engraved “Nevada City”. These quality ornaments sell for $10 each and will make a great present for anyone who wants a remembrance of Nevada City’s old fashioned Christmas celebration.

The Chamber office is located at 132 Main St., in Nevada City and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The telephone number is 265-2692.

Enjoy a holiday show in Nevada City

TinyTim“Tiny Tim’s Christmas” shows at the beautiful historic Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City from November 26th through December 26th.

This whimsical twist on the classic Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” finds Tiny Tim, all grown up, living in New York City. Tim owns a toyshop, his life long dream, but has become much of a Scrooge himself. The spirit of someone near and dear to him comes to him on Christmas Eve. Will Tim see the error his cold ways before it’s too late for love and joy?

“Tiny Tim’s Christmas” is a family show and features a large cast, fabulous set, and plenty of holiday music and dance. The Nevada Theatre is located at 401 Broad Street in Nevada City. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and are also available at the Bookseller and Briar Patch in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, or by calling (530) 268 5419. For more information, see

Lots of Entertainment at Victorian Christmas

VicEntertainmentJoin us for Victorian Christmas and enjoy some spectacular entertainment! Victorian Christmas 2010 is scheduled Wednesday nights, Dec. 8, and 15, from 5-9 p.m., and on two Sunday afternoons, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, from 1:30-6 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Some of the featured entertainers are:
Wednesday, December 8th:
Izzi Tooinsky, Sierranaders, Joe Souza & Friend, Village Festival Recorders, Victorian Christmas Singers, Sometimes Singers, David Ayala, the NU Band, a walking Christmas tree, a live nativity scene, Santa Claus and more!

Sunday, December 12th:
Ludi Hinrichs, Joe Souza and Friend, Village Festival Recorders, Victorian Christmas Singers, TommyKnocker Cloggers, Jubilo Minstrels: “Gordy”, St. Ambrose Drama Group, David Ayala, Highland Dancers, Shades of Blue: chorus, the NU Chamber Choir, the NU Band, Santa Claus and more!

Wednesday, December 15th:
Izzi Tooinsky, Joe Souza & Friend, Sometimes Singers, Village Festival Recorders, Victorian Christmas Singers, David Ayala, a live nativity scene, the NU Band, a walking Christmas tree, Santa Claus and more!

Sunday, December 19th:
Ludi Hinrichs, TommyKnocker Cloggers, St. Ambrose Drama Group, Village Festival Recorders, Victorian Christmas Singers, David Ayala, a live nativity scene, Sage Po (harp), Thunderfoot Cloggers, the NU Band, Dylan Rodrique & Friend, Santa Claus and more!

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Nevada City Winter Bizarre December 19th

NC_BizarreSunday, December 19th, be sure to check out the Nevada City Winter Bizarre at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City. The Bizarre will run from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and features a craft fair and live music. Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free.

The Bizarre will feature hand-crafted gifts, jewelry, art prints, up-cycled and vintage clothing, bath body & home items, children’s clothing and toys, knit and woven garments, locally specialty foods, and children’s activities.

Maria’s Taco Truck from Auburn will be at the Bizarre, and the beer and wine bar will open at 1:00 p.m. More information.

“The Christmas Card” in Nevada City

“The Christmas Card”; filmed in Nevada City, tells the story of a soldier, Cody Cullen, with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. While on leave back home, he travels to Nevada City, California, the picturesque town from which the card was sent. Once there, Cody meets and falls in love with beautiful Faith Spelman, who sent the card, and quickly becomes a cherished member of the Spelman family. Yet romance for Cody and Faith seems out of the question, because she has a boyfriend and is about to become engaged.

Screenwriter Joany Kane had never even heard of Nevada City when she wrote the screenplay for “The Christmas Card.” The story was originally set in a mill town in Vermont. Budget constraints led the production team to look for sites in California, and one of the producers, Lincoln Lageson, suggested Nevada City. He was familiar with the town because his parents grew up in Nevada City. Alice Evans (who portrayed Faith in the movie) talks about Nevada City:


Faith Spelman (Alice Evans) and Cody Cullen (John Newton) seem to be hitting it off as they work at her father’s Christmas tree stand. Unbeknownst to her, he is the recipient of a Christmas card she sent to “a member of the U.S. Army.”

“But there is one that looks even better; so perfectly preserved and warm and welcoming that you have to pinch yourself the first time you take that walk up the hill towards the church, just to make sure it’s real.

“Well, this town turned out not only to be the perfect town, but to have the perfect inhabitants, who were delighted not only to welcome “The Christmas Card” to their town, but also to loan out their diner, hotel, church and of course their people, who served as the most brilliant supporting artists all through the film.”

“It was a match made in heaven,” Kane said. “The city really is a character in the movie.”

This December “The Christmas Card,” the Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated original film of all time, will be aired on the following dates (Pacific Time):

*** be sure to check your local cable guide for the exact times***

December 10th at 6 p.m.,
December 11th at 10 a.m.
December 25 at 8 p.m.
December 26th at 10 a.m.
December 31st at 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.

For more information visit Hallmark Channel’s Website.

Experience the magic of Nevada City first hand at Victorian Christmas. This annual, family tradition takes place in December and features holiday activities for all ages: childrens’ pony rides, carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas! This year the event will be held Wednesday nights, Dec. 1, 8, and 15, from 5-9 p.m., and on two Sunday afternoons, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, from 1:30-6 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Lodging: Overnight visitors are encouraged to book local accommodations early. A dozen historic and charming bed & breakfast inns and several comfortable hotels and motels are located within walking distance of downtown Nevada City, or a short drive from nearby Grass Valley.

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

“The Christmas Card” 2010 Showtimes

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“The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, stars Asner, John Newton, Alice Evans, Peter Jason and Lois Nettleton. It tells the story of a soldier (Newton) with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. Upon returning to the United States, he seeks out the person who sent him the card (Evans), only to fall in love with her and be accepted by her family, including her former-soldier father Luke (Asner).

2010 Showtimes on the Hallmark Channel:

This December “The Christmas Card” will be aired on the Hallmark Channel on the following dates:

*** be sure to check your local cable guide for the exact times ***

December 10th at 6 p.m.,
December 11th at 10 a.m.
December 25 at 8 p.m.
December 26th at 10 a.m.
December 31st at 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.

Local Nutcracker production this weekend

grass-valley-nutcracker-snowflakes-2010The local production of The Nutcracker is happening this weekend at the Don Baggett Theatre at Nevada Union High School. This Christmastime classic is presented by Center Stage Dance Studio. Performances are Friday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. General seating tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. Please see for more information.