Cornish Christmas 2022

Cornish Christmas 2022

Dates: Fridays Nov 25th, Dec 2nd, Dec 9th, Dec 16th & 23rd

Tree lighting ceremony December 2nd at 5pm on Mill Street at 151 Mill St, Union Building steps.

Times: 6 – 9 pm

California Highway Patrol Horses 11/25 and 12/16 by Clocktower at Main and Mill.
Photo by Curtis Gruss Photography

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” and Main Street 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!

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 

No pets at events/ service animals only


  • 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 5-9

*Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Event Bar 130 W Main St 5-9

Get your Cornish pasties at Marshall’s Pasties at 203 Mill St and Grass Valley Pasty Co at 100 S Auburn St

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

Event Details November 25th, 2022

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

Cornish Choir 5:00-5:30, 6:00-6:30 Union steps
CHP Horses 5-8 by Mill and Main
Foothill Flowers find creatures in wreath display 102 W Main St
CHP Horses 5-8 by Mill and Main
Roasted Chestnuts with Stan Baer 5:00-8:00 Holbrooke Hotel fire pit/ fire pit by the Curious Forge
John Girton 5:30-7:30 Holbrooke Hotel
Vicki Fortini 5:00-5:45 Mill and Main/ Sierra Gold and Coin
Gary Bowman on banjo 5:00-6:30 Make Local Habit
Nevada County Tommyknocker Cloggers 6:30-7:15 Make Local Habit/ Foothill Flowers
Magicians Guild 5:00-8:00 Tribal Weaver
Eva Floyd trumpet, French horn 5:30-6:00, 6:30-7:00 Bamboo Home Store
Sweetland 5:00-6:15 Yuba Blue
Johny Johnson 7:00-8:00 Yuba Blue
Jessica Pittaway on Harp 5:00-6:00 Crystal Empire Gems
Nevada Union Flutes 6:00-7:00 Crystal Empire Gems
Azurite and Milo Steiner on piano 7:00-8:00 Crystal Empire Gems
Santa Claus 5:30-8:00 La Te Da
Mrs Claus 5:00-8:00 roaming
Grass Valley Cornish Choir 5:00-5:30, 6:00-6:30 Union steps
Music in the Mountains River Winds Quintet 6:30-8:00 Good Times
Tree Lady and Soldier 5:00-8:00 roaming
Nevada Union Choir 5:30-6:00 Union Steps
Snow Queen 5:00-8:00 roaming and by Stucki’s

Note Holiday hours here closing at 6pmAnnual Downtown Ornament open until 6pm during Cornish Christmas dates121 Mill St Foothill Mercantile

Annual 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 5-9

Balloon Party Fun

face painting and balloons Main St by Sierra Gold & Coin


Holbrooke Hotel

212 W Main St

Holly King inside Holbrooke Hotel

5-8 fire pit by Curious Forge with roasted chestnuts

The BookSeller

107 Mill St

Grass Valley Downtown birthday calendars and t shirts

Clocktower at Mill and Main

130 W Main

Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce event bar 5-9

130 W. Main St

Stucki’s Jewelers

148 Mill St

6:00-9:00 roaming Mrs. Claus

Snow Queen

Music in the Mountains/ River Winds Quintet

Winter Mural by Alison Kenyon Father Winter

Del Oro Theater


Salvation Army

Yuba Blue

Winter Mural by Christy Gurley, Starshine Designs

Cornish Pixie selfie station by Howard Levine

Moms & Minis

122 Mill St

Letters to Santa

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

Half Pint Kitchen

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 the GVDA office at (530) 272-8315

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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Entertainment pdf is here to download: ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION.

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