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Events 2016

Denny's Cruise Night

May - October - First Thursday of every month.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Denny's
681 Newcastle Road
Newcastle, CA 916 663-2179

May - October - Denny's Cruise Night - sponsored by Newcastle Golden Spike Lion's Club

First Thursday of every month.


California and the Civil War History Exhibit

Open every day except holidays
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free admission
Placer County Museum
Auburn Courthouse
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 889-6500

Part Two of California and the Civil War open now at the Placer County Courthouse Museum in Auburn.

Illustrated panels created by guest curators Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins focus on stories of daring Rebels and determined Unionists who vied for California's allegiance.


Downtown Tuesday Nights (Roseville):
Every Tuesday Night
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Downtown Roseville
Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916 726-7404

This family friendly community event is free and open to everyone! Every Tuesday night in July we close down much of Vernon Street to bring in over 100 vendors, live entertainment, great bands, a kids fun zone, a wonderful farmer's market, delicious foods, Classic Car Show, a beer garden and much more. Downtown Tuesday Nights has won numerous awards and is frequently voted the most popular community activity of the year, bringing in thousands of visitors each week. There is something for everyone and many of our merchants stay open late to accommodate the crowds!


Every Saturday at 10am:
For the Docent-led Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn, meet at 10am each Saturday - rain or shine, at the Courthouse Museum, 101 Maple Street (in the Courthouse at Lincoln Way & Maple St).  The tour takes approximately one hour, depending on the interests of the participants.  Organized group tours are available upon request.  For more information, contact the Museums Division of Placer County at (530) 889-6500 or visit their website for more information.


Farmers' Market at The Fountains in Roseville

Every Tuesday Year-Round!
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fountains at Roseville
Roseville Parkway and Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678


Farmers' Market in Old Town Auburn

Every Saturday Year-Round!
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn Folsom Road at Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603 530 823-6183


Wednesdays January 13 - Dec. 28:
Mel's Diner Weekly Classic Car Cruise Night

Jan 13, 2016 to Dec 28, 2016
Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mel's Diner
1730 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603

Pre-1976 classic cars and special edition cars welcome.
Bring your classic car and get 20 percent off meal inside Mel's.


4th Sunday, every month:
Hand Pickin Emporium host every 4th Sunday of the month our OUTDOOR PICKERS MARKET.  We are packed with Antique, Vintage, Upcycle, Food and Fun.  Come see what everyone has been talking about. 7:00am - 3:00 pm. 4155 Rocklin Road, Rocklin CA 95677

Info: 916-626-0367.


November 1 - December 30:

Small Gems

Auburn Old Town Gallery
218 Washington Street Suite A
Auburn, CA 95603
530.887.9150

Auburn Old Town Artists offer locally produced arts and gifts of all sizes.


November 25 - Dec. 23

Cinderella Carriage Rides Around Fountains

Nov 25, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
See website for details.
The Fountains
1013 Galleria Blvd #200
Roseville, CA 95678
916 786-2679

Do you have a little girl (or boy) who dreams of being a princess (or prince)? Have you ever wanted to be swept away by your fairy god mother and treated like Cinderella? Start your holiday season off like royalty and head to the Fountainsin Roseville for some royal treatment!

To live the dream of being Cinderella-the Fountains has special holiday Carriage rides fit for a princess this month. You can ride around the mall in a beautifully light carriage that is sure to make girls of all ages feel like royalty!

Carriage Ride dates:
11/24/2016 - 3 pm - 5 pm
12/2/2016, 12/9/2016, 12/16/2016, 12/23/2016 - 6 pm - 8 pm
12/3/2016, 12/10/2016, 12/17/2016 - 5 pm - 8 pm


December 3 - Dec. 18

Mountain Mandarin Orchard Days

Dec 03, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016
see website for details
various locations Placer County

The fun doesn't end with the Mountain Mandarin Festival. Follow the mandarin trail and join Mountain Mandarin Growers' Association (MMGA) members at our groves the 1st and 3rd weekends in December for Orchard Days. We have loads of family fun in store. Visit our Mandarin Growers Map page to find the groves closest to you and for a list of Orchard Days activities at each ranch. Here are just of few of the things you'll find:
• Artists and Crafters
• Mandarin Product Sampling including Oils, Sauces, Honey, Juice, Cookies, Cakes, Fudge and Spreads
• Local Wine and Ale Tasting
• Visit with Santa
• Farm Animals
• Face Painting
• Old-fashioned Kids' Carousel
• You Pick Mandarins
• Other winter fruits and vegetables including oranges, lemons, persimmons and squash
• Plenty of Bags and Boxes of Local Tree-Ripened, Hand-Picked Mandarins
Many growers also ship so you can share this healthy, delicious, easy-to-peel treat with your friends and families. Mandarins make perfect holiday gifts!
Most MMGA members welcome visitors to their orchards throughout the winter months. Be sure to look for our signs to ensure you're getting local, tree-riped fruit!
For an alphabetical list of members visit our Grower List.


December 3 - Dec. 11

The Nutcracker

Dec 03, 2016 to Dec 11, 2016
See website for more details.
Placer High Theatre
275 Orange St
Auburn, Ca 95603
(916) 630-7820

Ballet has captivated audiences around the globe for hundreds of years, entrancing children with the fantasy, and holding adults in awe at the grace and strength of the dancers. A wonderful story comes to life on stage, so complete and so believable that audiences are transported to another time and place entirely, all without a single word being spoken. The language of ballet is the movement itself - Storytelling through the art of dance.


December 9

Tidings of Peace - Children Chorus Concert

Dec 09, 2016 to Dec 10, 2016
7:00 p.m. each night
Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center - State Theater
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Children, ages 5 to 18, will help us celebrate this season of peace and love! One Voice Performing Arts is a non-profit, children's chorus of over 80 voices.
We are in our fifth concert season.
Come join us!
Tickets are available here


December 10

Rocklin Holiday Tree Lighting

Dec 10, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Old St. Mary's
5251 Front St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
916 625-5200

Celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends on historic Front Street in Rocklin's Quarry District.
Bring the kids for a fun-filled evening with Santa, face painting, cookies, hot chocolate, cider, performances by local musical groups, and the tree lighting.


December 10

Country Christmas in Old Town Auburn

Dec 10, 2016
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Streets of Old Town Auburn
Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530-451-6822
26th Annual Old Town Country Christmas

Take a step back in time and enjoy an old fashioned holiday event in in our 1850's gold rush town. The whole community is invited to share in the holiday fun. Crafters and artists will have their wares on sale for that special one-of-a-kind Christmas gift, great food and entertainment, pictures with Santa. Shops and restaurants open.

Holiday Open House in all shops!

Admission free, free shuttle from the fairgrounds, rain or shine.


December 10

9th Annual Loomis Basin Holiday Home Tour

Dec 10, 2016
Home Tour: 9 am - 4 pm Boutique: 9 am - 3 pm Lunch: 11 am - 2:30 pm
H. Clarke Powers Elementary School
3296 Humphrey Road
Loomis, CA

Holiday Home Tour 2016 Tickets: $30 in Advance/$35 Tour Day
Gourmet Buffet Lunch Tickets: $15

Free Holiday Boutique, Entertainment and Art Show at H. Clarke Powers Elementary School


December 10

Placer Pops Chorale Presents 'A Holiday Homecoming'

Dec 10, 2016 to Dec 11, 2016
Dec 10 - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm; Dec 11 - 2:00 pm
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630

A Holiday Homecoming

Pure holiday magic!

Capture the spirit of the season with new and innovative arrangements of timeless and heartwarming Christmas classics.

Experience the magic and pageantry of this acclaimed Chorale and orchestra in a dazzling presentation that is sure to make this holiday season your best ever!


Dec 11, 2016

Family Christmas Festival

Dec 11, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Auburn
805 Lincoln Way
Auburn, California 95603

Enjoy The Holiday Spirit! Experience Christmas stories, crafts and games for kids. Artisans and vendors will be selling their wares and lots of tasty treats can be purchased from the local restaurants and food vendors. Live holiday music will fill the street and set the tone for a special visit from the beloved characters of Frozen! Have your picture taken with Elsa, Anna, and if the day isn't too warm, maybe even Olaf! The Grinch once again will be lurking about trying to dash the Christmas Spirit. The real star of course is SANTA CLAUS! He will spend the afternoon on the porch of the Auburn Promenade for photos and sharing of Christmas wishes!


Dec 15 - 18, 2016

Placer Pops Chorale Presents 'A Holiday Homecoming'

Dec 15, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016
Dec 15 & 16 - 7:30 pm; Dec 17 & 18 - 2:00 pm
Dietrich Theatre @ Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd
Rocklin, CA 95677

A Holiday Homecoming

Pure holiday magic!

Capture the spirit of the season with new and innovative arrangements of timeless and heartwarming Christmas classics.

Experience the magic and pageantry of this acclaimed Chorale and orchestra in a dazzling presentation that is sure to make this holiday season your best ever!


Dec 17, 2016

Merry Days & Holly Nights

Dec 17, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
See website for details.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
800.403.0206

This season experience Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows decked out in festive cheer like it never has been before.
We'll have holiday dance performances, Farm to Table Dinners, orchestra concerts, an ice garden and train rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, and a pancake breakfast with Santa.
Just to name a few of our festive activities.

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Dec 17, 2016

Wreaths Across America Remembrance & Wreath Laying Ceremony

Dec 17, 2016
Remembrance Ceremony begins 9:00 a.m.
New Auburn Cemetery, 1040 Collins Dr., Auburn, CA
12868 Erin Dr.
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-1428

2016 will be our 2nd Annual Remembrance/Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor our veterans buried here in Auburn.
Wreaths are sold throughout the year in order to have them available for our December Ceremony.
The community is invited to sponsor wreaths either for their loved ones or just out of the kindness of their hearts so that all of our 2,000+ veterans may be honored on December 17th, 2016.
We must never forget their sacrifices for our freedom.


Dec 17, 2016

Country Christmas in Old Town Auburn

Dec 17, 2016
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Streets of Old Town Auburn
Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530-451-6822

26th Annual Old Town Country Christmas

Take a step back in time and enjoy an old fashioned holiday event in in our 1850's gold rush town.
The whole community is invited to share in the holiday fun.
Crafters and artists will have their wares on sale for that special one-of-a-kind Christmas gift, great food and entertainment, pictures with Santa.
Shops and restaurants open.

Holiday Open House in all shops!

Admission free, free shuttle from the fairgrounds, rain or shine.


Dec 17, 2016

On Stage at the State Theatre Presents: The Wizard Of Oz

Dec 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, Ca 95603
530 885-0156

Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center and the Sugar Plump Fairies are proud to present this beloved classic film starring Judy Garland as the State Theatre's annual free family movie.

Released in 1939, The Wizard of Oz stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale with co-stars Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton. The magic of MGM's colorful, unique fantasy has melted hearts for over seven decades with its indelible melodies and timeless themes.

Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and unusual characters, The Wizard of Oz has become an icon of American popular culture. It was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, and won Oscars for Best Original Song for 'Over the Rainbow' and Best Original Score.

Price: FREE


Dec 17, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 17, 2016
8 am - 11:30 am
Rocklin Event Center
2650 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin, California 95677
916-625-5200

Join us for this fun event for the entire family, which includes a yummy breakfast and crafts for the kids. Have your family photo taken with our guest of honor, Santa Claus!

There are three times available, 8 am - 9 am, 9:15 am - 10:15 am, and 10:30 am - 11:30 am, on Saturday, December 17th

Don't miss out on meeting Santa. Register now!


Dec 18, 2016

Auburn Winds Presents Christmas Concert

Dec 18, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Auburn State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, California 95603
530 401-0646

Auburn Winds, Auburn's community concert band, presents a Christmas concert, featuring the One Voice Children's Choir and a visit from Santa, on Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m. at the historic Auburn State Theatre (Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center), located at 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn.

Admission is free, with tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted.

The 40-member community concert band, along with Announcer Sarah McCormick, will play holiday favorites such as "Fanfare for a Festive Day," "Winter Wonderland," "The Christmas Song" and "Deck the Halls."

Additionally, the band will accompany Dave Johnson, President of the Old Town Auburn Business Association, as he reads the traditional holiday classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." One Voice Children's Choir, led by Director Jean Sawyer, will sing "The Sound of Christmas" and "Christmas Sing-Along" with band accompaniment.

At the conclusion of the concert, the choir will lead the audience in some familiar Christmas carols. In addition to the band playing and the choir singing, two videos will be presented with band accompaniment.

After intermission, a variety of prizes will be raffled off wrapped in festive gift baskets.
"The raffle is a great opportunity for audience members to do some last-minute Christmas shopping while supporting the band, which is a non-profit organization," said Auburn Winds Vice President Craig Thomas.
For more information about Auburn Winds, and future concerts, visit www.auburnwinds.org.


Dec 19, 2016

Holly Feet & Grinch's Groove Musical Dance Show

Dec 19, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
800.403.0206

Bring the whole family to Squaw Valley's Merry Wonderland for a festive evening of holiday music, dance performances, and merriment.
Kids and parents alike will be captivated as Utah Ballroom Dance Company waltzes and swings to your favorite Christmas songs and Truckee Dance Company grooves to a Grinch-themed hiphop piece.
Intermission will feature a Grinch look-alike contest for a chance to win a prize from Santa!

Savory and sweet plates & bar service available for purchase.

Tickets: Adult (13+) - $25, Child (5-12) - $15

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Dec 21, 2016

Winter Solstice Celebration in Central Square

Dec 21, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Central Square
Lincoln Way & High St.
Auburn, CA 95603

Join the Auburn Arts Commission for an art-filled Winter Solstice Celebration in Central Square.

Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. It's a time to release the past and welcome the light that will grow with each passing day.

Weather permitting, we will have music, art activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.


Dec 21, 2016

Stargazing Snowshoe Tour - Taurus the Bull

Dec 21, 2016 to Feb 11, 2017
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Northstar California
5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
800.466.6784

Explore the dark skies above Northstar California on a snowshoe tour featuring telescopic viewing with Star Guide and poet, Tony Berendsen. The 2 - 2.5 hour guided tour begins at the Cross Country Ski, Telemark & Snowshoe Center at 5 p.m. The group will meander through the serene forest while observing the starry sky above, ultimately concluding the tour at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Each event will include a laser tour of the cosmos using state-of-the-art Celestron telescopes. Guests will have the chance to unwind beside a fire pit while sipping cocoa and hot cider, wine and other adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Rates: Children - $45 & Adults - $63

Wednesday: December 21, 2016 & December 28, 2016
Saturday: January 14, 2017 & February 11, 2017


Dec 21, 2016

Jazz for the Holidays

Dec 21, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
800.403.0206

The spirit of Christmas comes alive as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and The Pat Esters Gospel Choir bring together Christmas favorites, jazz, and soul - with a few surprises mixed in!
Event Details
• Doors open at 6pm
• Show starts at 7pm
• 15 minute intermission
• Bar & snack service available for purchase
• Dress is casual elegance
Jazz for the Holidays Price - All Ages - $35

Reservations required. Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event.


Dec 22, 2016

Noel Night in the Village at Northstar

Dec 22, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Village at Northstar
5001 Northstar Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
530.562.1010

Join Northstar California from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Village for one of the most celebrated holiday traditions of the Tahoe region! Noel Nights invites families and friends to partake in classic holiday festivities for the first three weeks in December. Kids will delight in writing letters to Santa and having their picture taken with him don't forget your season pass to download the images from home! During Noel Nights The Village at Northstar transforms into a winter wonderland featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, complimentary ice skating, s'mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits, special shopping and dining offers and more. Don't forget to bring 2 cans of food to donate to Truckee Community Christmas to receive $5.00 off Ice Skate Rentals! Taking place this Noel Night will be a performance by the Sacramento Skating Group led Michelle Ray.


Dec 23, 2016

Toccata Symphony - Handel Messiah

Dec 23, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
800.403.0206

Join us for an unforgettable evening of classical music and holiday elegance as the TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorusconducts a grand performance of Georg Frederick Handel's classic, Messiah. The concert featuresrenown vocalists and musicians that bring this 1742 classic and the holiday spirit to life.
Details
Doors open at 5pm
Show starts at 6pm
20 minute intermission
Savory and sweet plates & bar service available for purchase
Dress: elegant
Adult (13+) - $65
Child (5-12) - $30


Dec 31, 2016

The Village at Northstar New Year's Eve Fire & Ice Celebration

Dec 31, 2016
See website for more details.
The Village at Northstar
5001 Northstar Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
530.562.1010

Celebrate with your family & friends in The Village at Northstar!

Enjoy live music, ice skating, roasting s'mores by the fire, and an amazing fireworks show at 9:00pm.

New Year's Eve Celebration


Dec 31, 2016

New Year's Eve at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Dec 31, 2016 to Jan 01, 2017
7:40 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
800.403.0206

Come ring in the new year in style here at Squaw ValleyAlpine Meadows. Free live music in The Village, Fireworks, and all night parties!
Fireworks & Torchlight Parade
Torchlight Parade at 6:30pm. (Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Employees Only)
Fireworks at 7pm. (followed directly after Torchlight Parade)
Kids Torchlight Parade
Kidswho can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on Exhibition run can join in on a kids Torchlight Parade with glow sticks
Music and snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. The parade startsat 6:30 pm
Squaw Valley Prom
TheSquaw Valley Prom is back for its 13th year! Join us for the best party of the year in the Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley.
Time: 8pm-2am
Location: Olympic Village Lodge
Ages 21+
All proceeds benefit the High Fives Foundation
Tickets are $100/couple or $200/stag


Dec 31, 2016

Kid's Night Out New Year's Eve Bash at Squaw Creek Resort

Dec 31, 2016 to Jan 01, 2017
6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Squaw Creek Resort
400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
530 583.6300

Kids 4-12 have their own party to kick off 2017!

The Kid's Night Out New Year's Eve Bash features dinner; kid-friendly games; crafts; New Year's Eve party goodies; a kid-friendly DJ; and a dessert station from 6:00 pm - 1:00 am in Alpine Ballroom.

Celebratory balloon drop is at 9:00 pm and a late night movie begin at 11:00 pm.

December 1 through December 31 $95
Reservations required. For information, please call the resort concierge at 530.581.6610.


Dec 31, 2016

Squaw Creek New Year's Eve Grand Celebration Party and Dinner

Dec 31, 2016 to Jan 01, 2017
Beginning @ 7:30 p.m.
Squaw Creek Resort
400 Squaw Creek Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
530 583.6300

Welcome 2017 in style! Join Squaw Valley's classic New Year's Eve party and enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, entertainment, live swing band, photo booths, drinks, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast! Squaw Creek's Grand Celebration is the ultimate way to ring in the New Year at Lake Tahoe. Beginning at 7 pm. Grand Sierra Ballroom. Adults 21-and-over.

December 1 through December 31 is $120. Reservations required. For questions, please call 530.581.6610. Grand Celebration Party Only! Admission after 9:00 pm in Grand Sierra Ballroom, includes dessert, live entertainment, party favors, and a champagne toast. December 1 through December 31 $49. Reservations required.


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