Cornish Christmas 2021

Cornish Christmas 2021






Cornish Christmas 2021

Dates: Fridays Nov 26th, Dec 3rd, Dec 10th, Dec 17th

Tree lighting ceremony December 3rd at 5pm on Mill Street at 151 Mill St, Union Building steps.

Times: 5 – 8 pm

California Highway Patrol Horses 11/26 and 12/17 by Clocktower at Main and Mill.

Cornish Christmas invites you to mill around downtown, stroll with mulled wine, and visit a Winter festival of holiday murals alongside the Cornish Christmas favorites you know and love.  Shop our “Downtown Promenade” with extended Holiday Hours.

Downtown Grass Valley will be filled with the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas; carolers, musicians, and a fire pit to warm your hands.  Look for Santa and Mrs Claus, Snow Queen, the Tree Lady, and other holiday characters.  The event hosts craft and food vendors, and the town shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, tap houses and bars are open.  The streets will be awash in festive holiday décor, lights and sparkling windows.

Bring your camera to take photos with Santa at 138 Mill St. by La Te Da

In addition to extended holiday shopping hours on certain days the Grass Valley Downtown Association(GVDA) will be opening a holiday drink booth on Mill Street to enhance the event experience.  The GV Chamber of Commerce will also have an event bar at the Clocktower at Mill and Main.  Stroll the street with mulled wine and find your holiday treats.  Roaming with event bar drinks to sip, shop and stroll.  Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols.  Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town.

Join us this Holiday season in supporting our local businesses, enjoying food and libations, shopping and strolling Downtown in our festive holiday environment.


Call Grass Valley Downtown Association at 530-272-8315 or 530-798-9690


No pets at events/ service animals only

Masking requirements: wear a mask in crowded settings and indoor stores.  Info here


  • 125 Neal St, Grass Valley Downtown Association
  • Mid parking lot behind Mill St, behind Evans Furniture and BookTown Books at Bank and S. Auburn Parking lot
  • Parking here

Event Details

Holiday drinks at all restaurants, tap houses, bars, vintners, and special event bars

This year patrons can roam the event area with Event Bar drinks (Main St  from Church St to S Auburn, and Mill St from Neal St to Main St)

No alcohol to leave the event area and no Event Bar drinks to enter bars*.  Alcohol purchased from bars remain in those brick and mortar businesses.  Thank you.

*Grass Valley Downtown Association Event Bar 151 Mill 5-8

*Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Event Bar 130 W Main St 5-8


12-3-21 Entertainment, activities


Here is the schedule for Friday, December 3rd, 2021

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Mulled Wine: Cork 49, Lucchesi, Avanguardia, Hobrooke Hotel


Event Details Dec 3, 2021


Holiday drinks at all restaurants, tap houses, bars, vintners,  and special event bars

Tree Lady, Soldier, Snow Queen, Mrs Claus roaming


Cornish Crier rings in Cornish Christmas

5:00 starting at Foothill Flowers on Main and walking to Union Building steps

5:00 Tree Lighting Ceremony 151 Mill Union Building Steps


Mill and Main/Sierra Gold and Coin

203 W Main

5:00-5:45 Vicki Fortini sings

7:30-8:30 Jessie Strickman


Make Local Habit

109 W Main

5:00-6:30 Alan Feeney

6:30-8:00 Old Soles


OxVolk Letherwerks/Mill and Main

102 ½ Mill St

5:00-8:00 Lerin Staub


Foothill Mercantile

121 Mill St

Annual Downtown Ornament open until 6pm during Cornish Christmas dates

Note Holiday hours here closing at 6pm

Cornish Christmas buttons


Element & Loft

108 Mill St

Gift wrapping

$3 for small items, $5 for large.


M3 Mall 

133 Neal St


Free gift wrapping and Cornish history booth inside


Cornish Choir

Union Building

Body Balance Cafe

151 Mill St




Grass Valley Downtown Association Event Bar 151 Mill 5-8


Crystal Empire Gems

139 Mill St

Azurite on electric piano

5:30-6:00, 6:30-7:00


La Te Da

138 Mill St

Max Wright singing 4:30-5:30





Tribal Weaver

105 Mill St

Magicians Guild



Balloon Party Fun

Vintage on Mill

117 Mill St



Holbrooke Hotel

212 W Main St

Holly King inside Holbrooke Hotel

5:30-7:30 John Meredith and John Girton

5-8 fire pit by Curious Forge

Chestnuts with Stan Baer on 12/3


The BookSeller

107 Mill St

Grass Valley Downtown birthday calendars and t shirts


Clocktower at Mill and Main

130 W Main

Grass Valley Downtown Association booth with event information, downtown birthday calendars and Grass Valley stickers

Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce event bar 5-8

Toys For Tots Donations


Stucki’s Jewelers

148 Mill St

5:00-8:00 roaming Mrs. Claus

Snow Queen

5:30-6:00, 7:00-7:30 Music in the Mountains Youth Orchestra and independent members

Winter Mural by Alison Kenyon Father Winter


Del Oro Theater


Del Oro gingerbread houses and kettle corn while supplies last

Del Oro is asking for a $5 donation to build a house  and they’ll be selling $5 kettle corn (half size) – all proceeds to the Grass Valley Food Bank!

Salvation Army


Nevada Club

108 W Main St

5:00pm-7:00pm Jessie Strickman singing on guitar


Old Town Cafe

110 Mill St

6:00-8:00 Johny Johnson


Yuba Blue

Winer Mural by Christy Gurley, Starshine Designs


Moms & Minis

122 Mill St

Letters to Santa when open


Winter Mural by Tamara Fouyer



202 W Main

Letters to Santa

Santa’s Mail Box

Food and drink vendors:

Mill St 


Grass Valley Downtown Association Bar


Calolea Olive Oil

Calolea olive oil will offer a full line of estate grown olive oils and balsamic vinegar’s.  We will have gift box sets that include all of the oils and vinegars.  Calolea has olive oil body products and CBD olive oil body products. CBD Dog treats


Gary’s Place 

Hot pretzels and soup bowls


Sweeney’s Weenies

Polish sausage , hot dogs, chips, bottled drinks


Camp Jade

mac and cheese and other goodies


J&K Jerky

beef jerky gifts


samosas and breads

Del Oro kettle corn


Main St


Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Bar


California Gold Kettle Corn


Zia G’s Chocolates- truffles and candy


Sundance Catering

Street tacos- chicken, beef, veggie

Roasted jalapeños, Chili Verde quesadillas, Cheese quesadillas, Loaded quesadillas, Hot chocolate


Kenny Concessions

Hand dipped corn dog, Giant deep fried pretzel, Garlic fries, onion rings, deep fried asparagus, deep fried artichokes, deep fried zucchini, deep fried Oreos, deep fried twinkie, soda, water, hot coco, coffee


Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen

Ahi poke, Kalua pork, Chicken teriyaki, Rainbow bowl, Fish tacos, Loaded fries


Mad Hatter Donuts

Donuts and chai


Call Marni Marshall 530-798-9690

Or GVPD Dispatch with any questions 530-265-7880




Title Sponsor Edward Jones

Tri Counties Bank


Ready Nevada County

Carolines Coffee Roasters

Baird Private Wealth Management: The Lee & Dunn Group

Gary’s Place

Foothill Mercantile

Yuba Blue

Economy Pest Control

MEC Builds



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Vendors and entertainers

Online Application is preferred.

Vendor Application link is HERE

we are full right now

email mmarshallgvda! to get on waiting list

Vendor payments online HERE

PDF Cornish Christmas app 2021 can be emailed to


Entertainment Application is here

Entertainment pdf is here to download: ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION.


Submit any questions or forms to

530-272-8315 office