Monday, November 19, 2012


What is Grass Valley's Cornish Christmas and why has the small Sierra town embraced this tradition for 45 years? It's fun.

It begins the Friday after Thanksgiving from 6 to 9 pm and it's a spectacle to say the least. You will see carolers who are dressed in period attire, be sure to check the weather forecast and attend while it is snowing. It is one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see.

This tiny mining town comes alive with a tremendous amount of holiday cheer as the downtown core becomes a living and breathing Norman Rockwell scene.

Here is a quote from the GV Downtown Association's website.
"The Cornish Christmas celebration is truly an overload of the senses. Stroll down the bustling historic downtown Grass Valley streets as Christmas music fills the air. Hear young and old alike play their rendition your favorite holiday tunes as buildings dressed in Christmas lights sparkle in the December night air. Smell the aroma of your favorite dish while you browse the multitude of gifts and decorations made by some of California's best crafters and artisans."

Click here for the official website.

The many downtown shops and restaurants are open for business the real action happens in the middle of the streets which are closed.

For additional information please call (530) 272-8315;

This is a must attend event regardless of where you live.

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