Nevada City Victorian Christmas 2021

Sundays – Dec 5, 12, & 19 from 1:30 – 6pm
Wednesdays – Dec 8 & 15 from 5 – 9pm

Victorian Christmas is a Rain or Shine Event!

The aroma of roasted chestnuts fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled with Christmas treasures.. It’s the one & only Victorian Christmas.

Welcome the holiday season in Nevada City. It’s a magical setting of hilly streets with authentic gas lamps, wandering carolers dressed in Victorian attire, and visitors sharing holiday cheer and good tidings.

This annual, family tradition takes place two Wednesday evenings and three Sunday afternoons in December. There are holiday activities for all ages including live entertainment, yuletide treats and libations, and Father Christmas!

We look forward to welcoming the best of the holiday Season with you!

Entertainment at Victorian Christmas

Throughout downtown, Victorian singers, bagpipers, brass bands and strolling minstrels provide warm Christmas music. This includes Nevada City’s famous Walking Christmas Tree, and hot roasted chestnuts. Get a photo with Santa Claus! ($6 for one or two for $10), at the Old Firehouse at the top of Broad Street.

Nevada City Welcomes Dickens to Victorian Christmas

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce was gifted an extensive collection of Dickens Village collectible town models. These models will be displayed in the Alpha Building on Broad Street.

victorian christmas dickens village miniatures

Why not add to the party by dressing as a Victorian?

We’re encouraging people to dress up and add to the Victorian nature of the event. You’ll find costume tips and ideas costume tips and ideas here.

Victorian Christmas Details


General Information

Parking is challenging, as Broad and Commercial Streets are closed to through traffic. Parking is not allowed on “On or Off Ramps” of Highways 49 and 20. Cars parked on the ramps will be ticketed and may be towed.

The City allows dogs on a leash.


City Hall – 317 Broad St. Wheelchair accessible

Robinson Plaza – at Union and Main

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking spots available:

  • Spring Street
  • Union Street
  • Nevada County Government Center 950 Maidu Ave

Parking & Shuttle

Drop your group off in town, park your car, and catch the Shuttle from the Nevada County Government Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City.

  • $5 for adults/children 15 and over. Children under 15 – free.
  • Shuttle hours are 4:30-9:15pm on Wednesdays and 1pm-7pm on Sundays (wheelchair accessible)
  • Return journeys are free for all.
  • Small dogs on a leash that can be on your lap allowed.

Tour Buses

The Broad Street Overpass is for bus loading and unloading only.  No bus parking on the overpass!!

For More Information

Contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692. 

Victorian Christmas is a Rain or Shine event.

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