Last Chance for Barricade Fundraiser

Safety is always a first priority when planning Chamber events. This is particularly true for the parades, the Bicycle Race, and, of course, the Soap Box Derby. That is why we place barricades along the streets during these events. The problem is, we don’t have enough barricades to completely line the event route.

The Soap Box Derby committee has generously donated money to purchase another six barricades, but we need more to satisfy our safety needs. Our goal is to raise funds to purchase at least 15 additional barricades before Mardi Gras in March.

Are you willing to help? For $160, a barricade will be purchased in your name with a permanent plaque attached.

Please consider donating funds to buy one or more barricades. You may use the attached form to submit you purchase. Thank you!

Download Barricade Donation Form

Swinging Blues New Year’s Eve Dec 31

Ring in 2014 dancing to Jamal Walker Band and Shay Dillon

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry Presents a Swinging Blues New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 General Admission and $35.00 Limited Reserve. Limited Reserve tickets include table seating and a complimentary glass of champagne. Tickets are available online,by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
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The Chillbillies Celebrate Elvis Jan 4

chillbillies-elvis400.1The Chillbillies – Elvis’ 79th Birthday Party – Jan 4 @ 8pm

The Chillbillies and special guests will dust off the Elvis Presley song book for another tribute to the King of rock and roll. Sing along and dance to rousing renditions of rockers like “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Jailhouse Rock” and “Hound Dog” along with touching renditions of great ballads – “Love Me Tender” and “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”

The Chillbillies feature John Girton (Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur), Tom Menig (Alela Diane, The Deadbeats), Charlie Faber (Lorraine Gervais, The Dogtones) and Ty Smith (Huclebucks, Bob Mora & the Third Degree Blues Band). The band formed in the mid-nineties to join the wave of rockabilly revival bands that included the Stray Cats, Big Band Voodoo Daddy and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll – combining rock & roll, hillbilly, western swing, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues. Joining the Chillbillies on vocals are Lorraine Gervais, Kate Haight and Peter Wilson. Returning on keyboards is Bob Gubber.

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Help Us Promote the Nevada City App


Place a window sticker or some postcards in your business.

The window stickers and postcards are available at the chamber office. Stop by and pick some up!

Customize your listing

You can add announcements, such as special of the day, sales, events, and photos to your listings.

Need Help?

If you have questions, would like a tutorial, or would simply like someone to make changes to your listing for you, please contact:

Valerie Moberg at Broad Street Inn
(530) 265-2239 or


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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” thru Dec 24

LeGacy Productions will present “A Christmas Carol” at the Nevada Theatre from November 29th to December 24th. Susan Mason directs the local all-star cast in this delightful adaptation by Jeffrey Mason.

The talented Jeffrey Mason also plays Ebeneezer Scrooge, the London businessman who must look back at his life to examine his wrong doings, and repent with the spirit of Christmas. Joining Mason are LeGacy veterans Patrick Moore, Brian Arnold, Jay Barker, Chris Whitlock, Amber Busse, Ty Baldwin, Diane Dean-Epps, Helena O’Dell, and Fiona Berardi, who are joined by awesome newcomers Christian Burke, Sarah Noah, Sarah LaPlante & Reyn Smith as Tiny Tim!! Also featured is well-known musician and actress Yvette Cadeaux, on the fiddle.

“A Christmas Carol” plays Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, with a special Christmas Eve matinee at 2pm, December 24th. Sunday December 1st is a benefit for the 7 Hills Science Camp Field Trip, and Thursday December 5th is a benefit for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). All tickets for RSVP benefit are $25.

General tickets are only $18 in advance available at Harmony Books, The Bookseller, online at www.legacypresents or call (530) 268 5419. The historic Nevada Theatre is located at 401 Broad St., Nevada City.


See’s Candy Available at Chamber for Holidays!

The Chamber has See’s Candy available!

We have 1 lb boxes of chocolates in Assorted, Nuts & Chews, Soft centers, Milk chocolate, and Dark chocolate, as well as boxes of Peanut Brittle, Molasses Chips and cans of Toffee-ettes.  We also carry a variety of See’s candy bars and suckers year round.

See’s Candy sales are a fundraiser for the Chamber.  Help support us by stopping by the office and picking up a box today!

Outside Inn’s Blog “Epic Giveaway”


Outside Inn’s blog “Epic Giveaway”, a basket full of over $1000 worth of local goodies, so if you’re not familiar with the InnSide Nevada City blog, now is a great time to check it out, post a comment and maybe you’ll be a winner?

Supporting local merchants include:

Outside Inn, Nevada City Winery, Smith Vineyard, South Yuba Club, Mountain Recreation, Bear Yuba Land Trust, Enid and Edgar Vintage, Yuba Blue, J.J.Jackson’s, Neva Co Artisan Boutique, Judi’s of Nevada City,Kitkitdizzi, Gray Goose, Community Canvas, Ruth Chase Fine Art, The Artist Workshop, Treats, Matteo’s, Farm to Table Catering, Cello Chocolate, Nevada City Eats, South Pine Cafe/Pine Street Burgers, New Rome Bread, Fable Coffee, CaCoCo, Carolines Coffee Roasters, Olive Vitality, SandBags, LivingWild, Stack’d cloth napkins, Prettywell, Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply

Nevada City Chamber’s Photo Contest

Submit your photos for a chance to win!


We are looking for photos that capture the spirit of Nevada City.

Photo of the Month

Every month we’ll choose a “Photo of the Month” and the winner will receive either a bottle of local wine, and two “Nevada City” wine glasses to go with it, or a box of chocolates.

View our 2014 Winners

Grand Prize Winner

At the end of the year each of the monthly winners will have a chance at being selected as the Grand Prize Winner. The winner will receive a Nevada City gift basket which will include gifts from local shops, food and wine, gift certificates for dining, and other local services.

Submit your photos here:

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Christmas Mixer at National a Hit!

A great big “Thank you” goes out to Tom Coleman of The National Hotel for hosting the fun and festive Annual Christmas Mixer last week!  As always, the turnout for this event was fantastic!  The food, entertainment & raffle prizes were all first rate!

Hope we can count on you again next year, Tom!!

Cindy Moon Receives Elza Kilroy Award

Chamber administrative assistant Cindy Moon has been named recipient of the 2013 Elza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce presents the prestigious Kilroy award, established in 1969, annually to a citizen whose efforts help make Nevada City a better community. The Chamber’s Board of Directors selected Moon for the award to honor her dedication and support of Nevada City.

She is a lifelong resident of Nevada County and currently organizes the flower baskets, Christmas lights and County Fair Booth as well as helping with the Chamber’s events such as Summer Nights, Victorian Christmas, Mardi Gras and 4th of July. “The Board felt that she really has Nevada City in her heart and the Chamber appreciates everything she does to keep Nevada City a vibrant community” said Chamber Executive Director Cathy Whittlesey. The Kilroy Award is one of the several annual awards presented by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

Other 2013 recipients are: The Nevada City Farmers Market is being honored with the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award. Jed Dixon is the recipient of the 2013 Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award. The Crazy Horse Saloon was recognized with the annual Stan Halls Architectural Award. Saul Rayo/Elana Powell are the recipients of the Chamber’s 2013 Live Music Award. The Commercial Street Boardwalk was chosen as the recipient of the W. Lon Cooper New Construction Award.

The award winners were nominated and selected by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The awards will be presented at the Nevada City

Chamber of Commerce 112th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 25th at the Miners foundry.

Victorian Christmas Continues thru Dec 22

Victorian Christmas
Wednesdays, December 4, 11 & 18 • 5-9pm
Sundays, December 15 & 22 • 1:30-6pm


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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. It’s the 35th one & only Victorian Christmas-full of new shows, sights, sounds and attractions.

This annual, family tradition takes place three Wednesday evenings and two Sunday afternoons in December and features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas

For more information about Victorian Christmas go to or call (530) 265-2692

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Nevada City


Victorian Christmas is here once again and the Nevada City Carriage Company will be providing Horse & Carriages to accent that Old time Victorian Christmas feeling that is Nevada City at Christmas. The carriages will start on Friday November 29th and operate each Victorian Christmas event right up through New Years Day!

Drivers Dave Vertin and Chuck Shea will be there to take you on your holiday ride with the “Sleigh bells ringing” and the Clip-Clop of hoofs that bring you back with thought of those days of early California in the Mountains.

Chuck Shea, who owns The Parsonage Bed & Breakfast, says it’s his favorite time of the year. He enjoys meeting new folks who come to town and guides them to our great Restaurants and Historic sights in town. All this while you take the ride tucked under a warm blanket!

Chuck states: “My two favorite spots are, The Tinman’s House (remember the Wizard of Oz?) and the old Factory road, along Deer Creek behind Miners Foundry Cultural Center. It is a special ride that takes you back 150 years.

You can catch up with Chuck and Dave in front of the Old National Hotel! While you’re waiting for your carriage at the National Hotel; get one of their Special Hot Buttered Rum drinks. Chuck says, “They’re the Best, Keeps the chill away”!

What’s the fare? It’s been the same for 10 years, $40.00 for up to six people! Now that’s a deal, even for Old Ebenezer Scrooge! See you at The National! Merry Christmas!