Ye Olde Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas

Street fairs, songs, and the 19th-century buildings get a dose of holly and cheer.

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Erin Thiem
Victorian Christmas is a bon bon of a December tradition in Nevada City, California. It happens over a number of afternoons and evenings in 2015.
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Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Victorian Christmas is a bon bon of a December tradition in Nevada City, California. It happens over a number of afternoons and evenings in 2015.
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Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
The 2015 seasonal street fair happens on three Sunday afternoons: Dec. 6, 13, 20...
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... and two Wednesday nights: Dec. 16 and 23.
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Street music is a common sound -- and sight -- of the fa-la-la festivities.
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Wine tastings, too, can be found during the party, and other convivial happenings at the shops along Broad Street.
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You may look cute in your scarf and boots, but, honestly, will you be "wearing a full-on Christmas tree" cute? Ask yourself.
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Top hats and other manners of 19th-century dress are also commonly seen during the event.
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A night visit has a special illumination (though, of course, it is a mite chiller).
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But hot drinks can be found around the festival.
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Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
The possibility of running into some carolers is very, very good, too.
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Will it snow? There is always a chance come December in the high Gold Country. (Pictured: The Outside Inn)
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Of course, a little dusting adds to the charms of the city.
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Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
Victorian Christmas 2015 is clip-clopping our way. Be in Nevada City starting on Dec. 6 for the top-hatted, carriage-cute good times.
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