Cornish Christmas 2022

Cornish Christmas 2022

Dates: Fridays Nov 25th, Dec 2nd, Dec 9th, Dec 16th & 23rd Times: 6 – 9 pm

Tree lighting ceremony November 25th at 6 pm on Mill Street at 151 Mill St, Union Building steps.

Step Back in Time Cornish Christmas 2022


Cornish Christmas Title Sponsor: Budget Blinds of Grass Valley

Christmas Stocking Sponsor: Mike Bratton State Farm

Beverage Sponsors: 
BrewBilt Brewing
Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies 
Tess’ Kitchen 
Yuba Blue

Wristband Sponsor: Debbie Dejesus Team/RE/Max Gold

Candy Cane SponsorHouse of Print and Copy

Entertainment Sponsors: 
Economy Pest Control 
Grass Valley Provisions
Mercury Cleaners 
Vintage on Mill

Christmas Tree Sponsors:
60/40 Group

Bobbie Pin Hair & Nail Studio
El Barrio Mexican Market 
Elevate Athleisure 
For the Love of Pets
Freschi Construction 
Gold Miners Inn 
Home Heroes Lending 
John Voter Mortgage 
Mavens Insurance 
MEC Builds 
MEC Cleans 
Walker’s Office Supplies

SPONSORSHIP! There are many holly-jolly sponsorship opportunities this year, each with great benefits! Take a look at the 2022 CORNISH CHRISTMAS SPONSORSHIP PACKET

California Highway Patrol Horses at the 2021 event.
Photo by Curtis Gruss Photography

Cornish Christmas invites you to mill around downtown, stroll with your favorite hot beverage from the GVDA and Chamber Holiday Beverage Booths, and visit a Winter Festival of 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, he’ll be waiting for you at 145 Mill Street!

In addition to extended holiday shopping hours on certain days, the Grass Valley Downtown Association (GVDA) and the GV Chamber will have holiday drink booths located on Mill Street and at the Clocktower at Mill and Main.  Enjoy mulled wine or a favorite hot holiday beverage from the beverage booths, and Sip, Stoll, and Shop downtown to 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!

Call Grass Valley Downtown Association at 530-272-8315 with any questions.

Perfectly Behaved Pets on a leash are welcome at all downtown events.


  • 125 Neal St, Grass Valley Downtown Association
  • South Church Street Parking Lot at the top of the Chris Stevens Courtyard 
  • 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 drinks purchased from the GVDA and GV Chamber’s beverage booths (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 remains in those brick-and-mortar businesses.  Thank you.

*Grass Valley Downtown Association Event Bar near Foothill Mercantile 5:30-9:30 pm

*Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Event Bar near the Clock Tower on W Main St 5:30-9:30 pm

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, CAKE, Lucchesi, Avanguardia, Hobrooke Hotel

Event Details November 25th, 2022

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

Carolers, Tree Lady, Soldier, Snow Queen, Mrs. Claus roaming

Cornish Town Crier rings in Cornish Christmas 6:00 pm


Cornish Choir 6:00-6:30, 7:00-7:30 Union Steps
CHP Horses 6-9 Various Locations
Santa Claus 6:009:00 pm 145 Mill Street
Roasted Chestnuts with Stan Baer 6:00-9:00 Holbrooke Hotel fire pit/ fire pit by the Curious Forge
Performing Troupe 7:00-7:30 & 8:00-8:30 near the Holbrooke Hotel
Quadfecta Acapella Quartet 6:00-7:00 Strolling
Old Soles 7:00- 8:00 p.m. RE/Max Gold Mill Street
Lerin Staub

6:00-9:00 Sierra Gold & Coin

Students on the Piano 6:00-7:00 pm  Foggy Mountain Music
Terry Boyles 6:00 – 9:00 Vintage on Mill
Azurite Hill 7:00-8:00 Crystal Empire Gems
The Rolodex Princess  6:00-9:00 Strolling
Mrs. Claus 6:00-9:00 pm roaming
Sierra Pines Jazz Ensemble 6:30 – 7:00 Union Steps
Tree Lady and Soldier 6:00-8:00 pm roaming
Students on Piano 6:00 – 8:30 foggy Mountain Music
Snow Queen 6:00-9:00 pm roaming and by Stucki’s

Annual Downtown Ornament and Cornish Christmas Commemorative Buttons available at Foothill Mercantile at 121 Mill Street open until 6 pm during Cornish Christmas

Cornish Choir

Union Building • Body Balance Cafe
151 Mill St
6:00 pm-6:30 pm
7:00 pm-7:30 pm

Foothill Mercantile on Mill
Grass Valley Downtown Association Holiday Beverage Bar 5:30-9:30 pm

Holbrooke Hotel
212 W Main Street 
Holly King inside Holbrooke Hotel
5-8 fire pit by Curious Forge with roasted chestnuts

The Book Seller
107 Mill Street
Grass Valley Downtown birthday calendars and t-shirts

Clocktower at Mill and Main
130 W Main
Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Beverage Bar 5:30 to-9:30 pm

Stucki’s Jewelers
148 Mill Street
6:00-9:00 roaming Mrs. Claus
Snow Queen

Moms & Minis
122 Mill Street
Letters to Santa

202 W Main
Letters to Santa
Santa’s MailBox

Fabulous Food and Holiday Beverage vendors!

Mill Street 

Baroness Olive Oil
CoCo’s Confectionary
Diego’s Chilean Cuisine
Fire Goddess Pizza
Gary’s Place
Grass Valley Downtown Association Holiday Beverage Bar
J & K Beef Jerky
Sweeney’s Weenies

West Main Street

California Gold Kettle Corn
Half Pint’s Kitchen
Greater Grass Valley Chamber Holiday Beverage Bar
Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen
La Guaira Bistro
Mad Hatter Doughnuts
Maria’s Mexican Cuisine
Zia G’s Candies

For information call the GVDA office at (530) 272-8315

Or GVPD Dispatch with any questions 530-265-7880