- Every Day
-- Black Chasm Natural Landmark Tours
Recreation: This tour consists of a descent of about 60 feet, down five flights of stairs into the large Colossal Chamber. Well-lit stalactites, stalagmites, long helictites, draperies, flowstones, columns and giant keystone bridges lodged high in the walls can be seen. Pioneer-Volcano Road. Call for directions and seasonal hours.
Fee: $14.25 Adults /$7.15 Ages 3-12 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 762.2837
- Every Tuesday
-- Winemaker's Night at Alchemy
Wine Education: Join us for Winemaker's Nights and enjoy featured wines, live music on the patio and an innovative menu featuring fresh fish and housemade desserts. Please call for reservations. 191 Main Street, Murphys
Fee: $5 per glass of wine Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 728.0700
- Every Friday
-- Free Music Fridays at Alchemy
Live Music: Alchemy features jazz standards by Matt Cullen on our patio. Matt will play with an "enhanced rhythm" section and will sometimes be joined by guests. The music is free, but all we ask is you call for reservations and eat some dinner. Feel free to dance if the mood strikes you. 191 Main Street, Murphys
Fee: Free Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 728.0700
- Every Friday-Sunday
-- Tasting at Dono dal Cielo
Wine Education: Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while soaking in views of the vineyard. Tasting is free. You can also purchase wine by the glass or by the bottle to be enjoyed onsite. We regularly schedule live entertainment for your enjoyment. We are located at 6100 Wise Road in Newcastle.
Fee: Tasting is free Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 888.0101
-- New Year's Eve at Murphys Historic Hotel
Celebration: Ring in the New Year with a band, great food and drink. Call for reservations. Murphys Historic Hotel, 457 Main Street, Murphys
Fee: Call for information Time: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. Phone Number: (209) 728.3444
-- Annual Christmas Parade
Family Fun: This big parade takes place rain or shine and starts at the Mountain Democrat parking lot on upper Broadway in Placerville and continues down Main Street.
Fee: Free Time: 1 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 621.5885
-- Merry Merchants
Holiday: Enjoy an evening of old fashioned Christmas charm in Columbia! Stroll through the Columbia State Historic Park on this enchanted evening, listen to the sounds of the season—Christmas carols and songs performed by local children, and stories told by storytellers. Enjoy a free carriage ride on decorated Main Street.
Fee: Free to attend Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 536.1672
-- Lamplight Tours
Holiday, Historic: Join us for a walking play that wanders the streets of Columbia at night and ends with music, dance, and refreshments. Make this an annual holiday event for you and your family and learn more about the Christmastime of years past. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.
Fee: Call for information Time: evenings Phone Number: (209) 588.9128
-- Holidays in the Hills
Holiday, Celebration: Meet winemakers, wine grape growers and other wine enthusiasts while tasting award-winning artisan wines in the down-to-earth atmosphere of the Sierra Foothills. Wine Tasting, Tours, Local Food & Crafts Vendors, Toy Drive, Xmas Tree Contest & Prizes and more!
Fee: Admission is Free with Toy Donation Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (916) 663.4486
-- Christmas Day Dinner
Holiday, Dining: Enjoy Christmas Day Dinner at the Murphys Historic Hotel dining room. 457 Main St., Murphys, CA
Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: Call for information & reservations Phone Number: (209) 728.3444
-- Holiday Festival of Wines
Celebration: Visit our member tasting rooms throughout Calaveras County and enjoy winery holiday family traditions, yummy festive treats, colorful decorations, and of course lots of delicious Calaveras Wine! (Wine Tasting Maps are available at your favorite tasting rooms).
Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 806.WINE
-- Chatom Vineyards Holiday Open House
Holiday, Celebration: The Holiday Open House is a time for us to say "thank you" to our friends and family--so we hope you can join us for this celebration of the season. We'll have wine sampling, gourmet appetizers, Christmas caroling and holiday gift-giving ideas. 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat
Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 736.6500
-- Annual Grass Valley Cornish Christmas
Holiday, Family Fun: Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Choir, cloggers, bell ringers, harp music and Santa Claus. Handmade arts & crafts from artists throughout California are displayed on the streets. Delicious food and drink are available for purchase. Downtown Grass Valley CA
Fee: Free Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: 530-272-8315
-- Old Town Country Christmas
Holiday, Celebration: From 5pm to 9pm 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. If you miss the 10th, you can go on the 17th. Old Town Auburn, CA
Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 823.3836
-- Nevada City Victorian Christmas
Celebration: Holiday celebrants fill downtown Nevada City, sampling outdoor fare of friendly hawkers and vendors and food and goods offered by downtown restaurants and specialty shops. Victorian singers, bagpipers, a living nativity scene and visits with Santa Claus. Wed. Dec. 7, 14 & 21, 6-9 p.m., two Sun. Dec. 11 & Dec. 18, 1:30-6 p.m.
Fee: Free Time: See description Phone Number: (530) 265.2692
-- Winter Festival and Santa
Celebration: Come and celebrate the beginning of winter with us. We will be having a special small lunch today and a few holiday treats. Enjoy the beauty of the vineyards this time of the year, help us celebrate the early beginnings of our 2011 wines and savor last year’s vintage in our barrel room. Santa will be on hand to share your secret “wish list” with and you can also shop for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, friends and family.. Perry Creek Winery, 7400 Perry Creek Road, Fair Play, CA
Fee: Free Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (530) 620.5175
-- Las Posadas Nativity Procession
Holiday: Las Posadas is a Spanish tradition that re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Columbia's Main Street is decorated for the Christmas season, and luminaria light the way for the procession, while on-lookers hold candles and join in singing Christmas carols.
Fee: Free Time: 5 p.m. Phone Number: (209) 536.1672