Start the Holidays at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Amador

Nov 30, 2017
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Amador City always holds a number of fun activities and events throughout the year. One such event that has been taking place for over 40 years at this historic Gold Rush Town, is the annual Calico Christmas Open House, which always takes place on the first Saturday in December. From a Christmas tree lighting to beautiful decorations, if you’re looking to enjoy the holidays in Jackson, CA, consider stopping by this annual, family friendly Christmas event.

The annual Calico Christmas Open House is back and better than ever. This year, Calico Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am – 8pm. When you attend, it will be like stepping back into time as the buildings on Main Street, date back all the way to the Gold Rush era of California. The streets will be decorated with garlands that are made from fresh fir and cedar. As you walk the streets, stop and enjoy the carolers that sing out classic holiday music. Don’t forget to stop inside the stores that line the streets as they will be offering guests holiday cookies, hot apple cider and other special goodies for all to enjoy. Shop through the stores as this is a great opportunity to get the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. For this special event, stores will be opened late!

When the clock strikes 5:30pm, everyone will gather out by the Christmas tree splendidly decorated with holiday decorations. The tree is located on the bridge that is in the center of town. Local musicians will be playing beloved Christmas songs to help spread the holiday joy. At the designated time, the Christmas tree will be lit, providing the perfect kick off to the holiday season! Stay around afterward once the tree is lit as it provides a perfect backdrop for holiday pictures, photo opportunities and more.