Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Old Time Celebrations

The two California Gold Country towns of
Grass Valley and Nevada are like going back in time...especially at Christmas time.

Grass Valley has Cornish Christmas.
The downtown streets are closed and vendors set-up shop.

Young children can be seen playing musical instruments.

Nevada City has it's Victorian Christmas.
Of course, Santa Claus is at both events
which are held on different nights for
the month of December.
It is always very cold
so everyone is all
bundled up.
Lots of people of all ages enjoy the events.

Fun entertainment.

A highlight of the events are the roasted chestnuts.
So so yummy-good.

I love listening to the Christmas carol singing.
Wishing you festive and fun days during this
special Holiday Season.


Rachel said...

Oh that looks like fun! I love Christmas carolling. Do you go to both?

Createology said...

Hi Dogwood: This is a perfect "Chamber of Commerce" post. All the photos are perfect. I do so love the historic feel of both Cornish and Victorian Christmas. Happy celebrating to you...

Theresa said...

Oh I wanna go, I wanna go... looks like loads of fun! Hope you will get to see it first hand and report back to us! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

goldenbird said...

How fun to go back in time for Christmas. It looks so quaint and merry. Love that area where you live.

koralee said...

How charming....I wish they would do that here.

Friday HUGS!

Suz said...

Oh my goodness..I am jealous!
what a great event!
What is the temperature there?

Linda said...

That is an awesome event!!! Have a wonderful Christmas! I'm so behind in blog hopping!!!

mo said...

That looks so great an old timey! I love that kind of thing!