Become a Victorian Christmas Vendor

Please review all requirements and information on this page before applying.

Vendor Application

2023 Dates

Vendors are required to participate in all 5 dates.

  • Sundays, December 3, 10, & 17
    1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, December 6 & 13
    5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 22, 2023

  • You are required to submit 2-5 photos or jpegs of your products and 1 of your booth.
  • This is a curated event. Vendors are selected by jury. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of acceptance. Vendors fees are due upfront. If you are not selected we will refund your entire fee.
  • Vendor submission acceptance is based on originality, quality of workmanship, and marketability.

Types of Vendors & Fees

  • Craft Vendors – $450
    All items must handmade and original by the vendor.
  • Non-craft Vendors – $450 (Must be Chamber member)
    All items mass-produced and/or imported, including pre-packaged foods.
  • NEW! Micro-vendors – $200 – Now offering a limited number of micro (4×6 ft.) spaces. These spaces will be located on Commercial Street on the sidewalk.
  • Downtown Merchants – $100 refundable deposit (Must be chamber member and have a brick and mortar storefront in the event zone). Deadline to apply is October 15th – After October 15 downtown merchants will have to pay the full price.
  • Food Vendors – $500-750 (Must be Chamber member)
    All food vendors must have a TFF permit from Nevada County (see details below).

Booth Regulations

  • All vendors receive a 10×10 space
  • Generators (except for food vendors) and use of electricity from a neighboring business is prohibited. We encourage vendors to use gas lanterns or to use a battery invertor to power lights.
  • White tents are highly encouraged
  • Signage should reflect the Victorian Era craft tradition – no bright colors – ideally signs will be made of wood, chalk boards, etc.
  • Decorate your booth festively with pine boughs, red bows, etc.
  • Everyone working in the booth must wear Victorian Era Clothing.

Special Offer!

We are excited to announce our partnership with BioLite to provide electric generators at wholesale prices for our vendors. This is not a product endorsement, but an opportunity to make electric generators more affordable to our participants. Click here to learn more. If you are interested in taking advantage of the special offer email Lynn at

Vendor Requirements

  • Vendors are required to participate in all five events.
  • Insurance (food vendors only) – The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Nevada City must be named as additionally insured on your insurance policy.  A certificate must be submitted to the Chamber no later than 14 days before the event.
  • Resale license – This is required to complete the online registration. For more information on acquiring a resale license see Be aware that it can take two weeks from submitting your application to receive your license.
  • Nevada City Business License – $24 annually. We have built the application process into the event application to streamline the process for vendors who don’t already have one.
  • Temporary Food Facility Permit – All food vendors are required to have a Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Permit – Environmental Health Temporary Food Facility Permit Application. This is required to complete the online registration.
  • Vendors are required to dress in clothing suggestive of the (1800’s) Victorian era.
  • Event Staff reserves the right to deny participation in; remove from event; or change booth space locations without notice.
  • Vendors who do not give notice of cancellation will be considered “no-show” for the event. Zero tolerance for no-shows; may result in being banned from future participation.
  • Booth area must be cleaned at the end of the evening including all trash and spills. A cleaning fee may be imposed if booth area is not thoroughly cleaned.

Cancellations & Refunds

If you need to cancel for any reason prior to October 22nd, your fee, minus $50 for processing, will be returned. After October 22nd, no refunds will be granted.

Victorian Christmas is a rain or shine event. Only in the event of dangerous inclement weather will
an event be delayed, postponed, or cancelled. Criteria is set forth by the Nevada City Chamber Board to determine when that protocol shall be in effect. When in effect, participants will be notified and updated through the following methods: email, website, and Facebook. We will make every effort to notify vendors at least three hours prior to the start of the event. As the event still incurs substantial costs each event day regardless of cancellation or not, there are no refunds for events delayed, postponed or cancelled. Every effort will be made by the event to avoid cancelling an event and/or rescheduling to alleviate expense to all participating vendors.


Lynn Skrukrud – Events & Marketing Manager
Office: 530-265-2692