Cornish Christmas 2021

Cornish Christmas 2021











Cornish Christmas Reimagined 

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

Times: 5 – 8 pm

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

Downtown Grass Valley will be filled with the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas; carolers, musicians, fire pits, mistletoe, and chestnuts.  Look for Santa and Mrs Clause, 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.

In addition to extended holiday shopping hours on certain days the Grass Valley Downtown Association(GVDA) will be opening a beer and wine booth on Mill Street to enhance the shopping experience.  Stroll the street with mulled wine and find your holiday treats.  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.

Look for event details about tree lighting ceremony, CHP horse appearances, and more at

Tree lighting ceremony December 3rd at 7pm on Mill Street.

Downtown Holiday Market and Second Saturday Art Walk Nov 13th 10am-6pm

Call Grass Valley Downtown Association at 530-272-8315

No pets at events/ service animals only


Vendors and entertainers

We will post a vendor application soon.

Interested parties email


In keeping with Public Health mandates for Nevada County, we are working on

several plans to make downtown festive and bright.