Christmas festivities soon begin, Cornish and Victorian in style |

Christmas festivities soon begin, Cornish and Victorian in style

The Union StaffOn The Loose, a traditional, contemporary and gospel bluegrass band, will be part of the first Cornish Christmas event this Friday and then again Dec. 13. The group will also back The Thunderfoot Cloggers.
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Having trouble believing it’s time to haul out the Christmas decorations and start compiling Christmas card lists?

If that’s the case, what’s needed is a visit to either Cornish Christmas or Victorian Christmas, both free downtown festivals which start this week. That should quickly bring you into the holiday spirit.

Cornish Christmas runs from 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday and then again Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 on Mill and Main streets in Grass Valley.

From 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday, free parking and a shuttle service will be provided at Gate Four of the Nevada County Fairgrounds (11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley).

Call the Grass Valley Downtown Association at 272-8315 for any questions about the 35th annual Cornish Christmas.

The 25th annual Victorian Christmas, Nevada City’s downtown holiday celebration, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and then Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 22.

Vendors, holiday entertainment, hot cider and roasting chestnuts in a Victorian theme are part of this popular event.

Commercial, Broad, Pine and York streets are closed to traffic during Victorian Christmas hours.

The Improbable Improvi-sational Ensemble will perform at the Nevada Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. during the Wednesday celebrations.

Free parking and a shuttle service will be provided from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from noon to 6 p.m. on Dec. 22

Call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 for more information.

– Carol Feineman

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