We all have our Christmas traditions that are special to us, put us in a festive mood, and help us savor the season. Things like cutting down our own Christmas trees, meeting Santa, and walking through California towns are experiences that create memories that last a lifetime.
The town of Sutter Creek comes alive at Christmas. This beautiful Victorian town is festooned with bright lights and decorations that make it look like a town from a Christmas movie. You can enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in this charming town, plus there’s plenty to do! With many events in town throughout the month of December – they really enjoy celebrating the season at Sutter Creek! The holiday season kicked off on November 26 with a tree-lighting ceremony and photos with Santa.
Of all the small Gold Rush towns in Northern California, Sutter Creek has some of the most boutiques, certainly some of the prettiest. Check out Water Street Antiques & Interiors for some Christmas table settings. And try walking through the Antique Gardener without buying anything – they have tons of unique home and garden decor. You can also sample local wines at Bella Grace Vineyards on Main Street.
Sutter Creek is located in Amador Wine Country and about an hour’s drive from Kirkwood and the mountain ski resorts.