Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Victorian Christmas in Nevada City

Each year Nevada City, California has an event they call a "Victorian Christmas".
  We thought we'd check it out.
Oh my!  So many people!
 There were lots of people and a lot going on.  Did we really eat that funnel cake? 
 What do you think of Rudolph?
 The best were these little "Tommyknockers".
 Many folks were dressed in Victorian era clothing, including Father Christmas.
Nevada City is a lovely Gold Rush town with many old buildings.  I had hoped to get some great shots of these buildings but with so many people, even here off the main street, it wasn't possible.  We'll have to go back.

Find more views of the world at That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

18 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

It looks like a great way to spend a day for that nostalgic, old fashioned Christmas feeling.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun trip, Martha! I love the old fashion Christmas spirit! I love your photos and seeing the costumes etc. Hope you have a great week and that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Such a fun celebration. Love the little Tommyknockers.

EG Wow said...

It looks busy, that's for sure. I'd love it if you'd go back an take photos of the gold rush town with fewer people milling about. :)

Arija said...

Such a lot going on there but it does look like great fun with all the dressing up.

Have a wonderful and above all, safe Christmas.

aka Penelope said...

Oh … this trip to the past looks so inviting, Martha. They certainly had a great turn out. Thanks for sharing this delightful part of your world. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Photo Cache said...

oh i forgot about that. i was in nevada city on veteran's day and saw all the posters of this event. i'm glad i could see the event thru your post. thanks.

happy christmas.

Starnitesky said...

You caught the atmosphere of the event with your photos.

ρομπερτ said...

One continues to be impressed of a place where something alike is possible. How wonderful to see time being that nice. Please have a wonderful Tuesday you all.

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Gary said...

Looks like a great time. Boom & Gary of The vermilon River.

Al said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Dianne said...

I love the little Tommyknockers too :)
looks like a great event

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Merry Christmas and have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

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Wren said...

I had to take a look at this post, because "Victorian" and "Nevada City" just did not compute. :)

Looks like a good time, though, and any excuse for a party is a good one.

Y. Ikeda said...

Wow, your world is great. So many activities going on; singing, dancing, and cosplay, haha.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

alicesg said...

Looked like a fun and happy event. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun Christmasy trip! You got some great pix with the crowds -- but I know what you mean about wanting to go back when it is qauieter.

jabblog said...

Great fun! Isn't it lovely when people dress up to entertain?
I love your heron photo too - stunning :-)