Northern California November 23, 2016
Here Are The 7 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In Northern California
One of the best things about the holidays is seeing communities come together. Here in Northern California, we have some truly spectacular towns that encourage people to get out and about during the Christmas season. Here are some of our favorites:
1. The small town of McCloud hosts a unique and fun parade, the Dog, Pony and Bike Parade.
This eclectic event takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving at noon. Participants, including humans, dogs and ponies, are encourage to dress up.
McCloud is also a lovely winter retreat if you are looking for a place to play in the snow this holiday season.
It's hard to find a white Christmas here in Northern California, but McCloud is an amazing place to throw a snowball.
2. On December 3rd at 6pm, the town of Redding with continue to be lit long into the evening with Holiday festivities.
The electric light parade is sure to delight visitors and locals alike.
And of course Santa will bring up the rear of this celebration!
3. Eureka is another amazing town for Christmas events. Take a ride in the old fashioned carriage though the festive community.
The Carson Mansion is a beautiful stop where you can really experience the magic of Christmas.
The Snowball Drop is another fun tradition in Eureka! On Saturday Nov. 26, a man made blizzard will float down on holiday shoppers.
It will happen at the Gazebo at 2nd & F Street at 11:30 a.m. sharp. Santa will be there; will you?
4. Mt. Shasta is another cozy holiday retreat where you can watch the snow fall as you sip hot cocoa and bask in the Christmas cheer.
5. Corning is another small town with big holiday plans! The Corning Hometown Christmas happens on Dec. 3rd.
It includes a pancake breakfast, craft fair, spaghetti dinner, Christmas parade, tree lighting, and appearance by Santa Claus.
6. You are definitely going to want to ride the festive Skunk Train in Fort Bragg. Storytellers read traditional holiday tales as you ride on the bedecked train.
7. Look no further for a one of a kind old fashioned Christmas celebration than Nevada City. The downtown is lit up with Christmas lights and revelers enjoy Victorian singers, bagpipers, brass bands and strolling minstrels as they explore the town.
Here’s a really fun preview of the Victorian Christmas Celebration:
How does your community celebrate the holiday season and what is your favorite part about getting together with friends and family?