This holiday season, shop local. The Nevada City Craft Fair returns from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Miners Foundry Cultural Center in downtown Nevada City. The independent, juried craft fair showcases the region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans and do-it-yourself crafters and features their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry and housewares.
Attendees will also find letterpress, paper and stationery items, as well as children’s things, toys, ceramics, bath products and more. More than 60 vendors, reaching as far as Reno, Chico, Sacramento and San Francisco, plus local businesses, such as Kiya’s Naturals — making up-cycled luxury clothing with cashmere and wool — Simon Weller Photography and skateboards, Lay Swing handbags, plus gemstones, crystals and jewelry from Gather Jewelry and Mountain Treasures, will also offer their works. Organizers promise attendees will find something for everyone on their holiday list.
Children’s Christmas Shopping returns again this year from 1 - 4 p.m. Parents can sit back, relax and warm themselves while guardian angels care of The Friendship Club escort little ones to shop for their family and help them wrap presents. Gifts are for children to purchase and range from $2-$10. Father Christmas will also make a special visit.
A full bar, plus coffee and other warm drinks from Fable Traveling Coffee, also Wendy Van Wagner from In the Kitchen and Jessica Flannigan of Nevada City Community Supported Kitchen (CSK) will be on site with homemade soups, sandwiches and other treats made from organic, local and natural ingredients.
Make a day of it and pair the Holiday Craft Faire with Victorian Christmas in downtown Nevada City. Victorian singers, bagpipers, living nativity scene, visits with Santa Claus, vendors in costume, hot roasted chestnuts and hot cider from 1:30-6 p.m. Sunday.