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 www.chicagoparkschool.org .

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 http://www.paulemerymusic.com/ or call 530-478-1974.

Shops open late on Wed. Dec 22!

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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
Contrast
Nevada City Anglers
Judi’s of Nevada City
Gold Mountain
An Inner Sanctum
Yabobo & Asylum Down
Crea
Contrast
Spirithouse
Darbeads
GrayGoose
TREATS
Harmony Books
Novaks
Tanglewood Forest Gallery
ScotchBroom
Being Green
Indian Springs Winery

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” 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.

Victorian Christmas Celebrations

VicXmasNevada City’s famous Victorian Christmas Celebrations start this week in historic downtown Nevada City. The downtown area is closed to cars, and holiday celebrants fill the streets. Sample wonderful food and peruse the many items  offered by downtown shops, restaurants and friendly street vendors. Victorian Christmas 2010 is scheduled 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.

At all the celebrations there will be chestnuts roasting on an open fire in the Lower Commercial Street Food Court area. Much entertainment is planned all through the downtown area, and carriage rides will be available at the National Hotel. There will be a living nativity scene and Kids Fun at the Alpha Building will feature visits with Santa Claus and children’s crafts. More information here.

Nevada City Holiday Craft & Toy Festival

Join us at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center this Sunday, Nov. 21,  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for The Nevada City Holiday Craft and Toy Festival. The pre-Thanksgiving Nevada City Holiday Craft and Toy Festival is a family affair featuring regional ETSY artisans and fair-trade vendors, hand-made children’s clothing, quality natural-fiber toys (wood, silk & wool) and children’s books. The festival also includes make-and-take crafting for all ages, a silent auction, face painting, great food and live music. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nevada County and the Hospitality House of Western Nevada County. General admission is $3, but children under 12 are FREE.

The music line-up includes local singer/songwriter Jerry Gazzoneo; the cello/violin/harp Celtic music trio, The String Sisters; Chimerafeaturing Elana Powell, Sibling Revelrywith Janice and Bob Polucha, bluegrass/folk Americana with Freedom Goory,pianist Pat Havard, Kalyaniwith Circle Upand Arthur Gouldon electrified cello.

Make-and-Take crafts are free and low-cost crafting projects for all ages. Projects include glass ornament painting, Native American crafts, lavender or holiday-scented sachets, wood art, and more. Make your own holiday gifts or purchase hand-made gifts from your neighbors!

The silent auction features items donated by festival vendors and local businesses. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Hospitality House. The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is located at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the make-and-take craft area, set-up and clean-up. The festival, produced by Robin Nichols, is sponsored by: SugarpineMountain.com; Nichols House Works; Phillips School of Kung Fu San Soo, Phillips School of Massage and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Opening Night of Victorian Christmas 2009

Join us Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in downtown Nevada City for the opening night of Victorian Christmas.

Victorian Christmas, the old-fashioned celebration held each year in this colorful California Gold Rush town, evokes holiday memories of an earlier era.

Entertainment highlights for the evening include:

Santa Claus: all evening at the Masonic Lodge Entry
Joe Souza and Friends: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. at 227 Broad Street
IZZI TOOINSKY juggler & raconteur: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Robinson Plaza
Lou & Salvation Army Brass: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Broad Street Bistro
  • Santa Claus: all evening at the Masonic Lodge Entry
  • Joe Souza and Friends: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. at 227 Broad Street
  • IZZI TOOINSKY juggler & raconteur: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Robinson Plaza
  • Lou & Salvation Army Brass: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Broad Street Bistro

Victorian Christmas 2009 is featured Wednesday nights, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, from 6-9 p.m., and on two Sunday afternoons, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, from 1:30-6 p.m. There is no admission charge.