On December 6 & 7, the streets of historic Sutter Creek come alive with Christmas spirit as they are transformed to an era gone by with Father Christmas, Charles Dickens characters in period costume, strolling along the streets of this magical Gold Rush Town. 

To begin the festivities, on Friday Night, at around 6 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will come down Main Street to light the community Christmas tree next to City Hall. On Main Street the shopkeepers will be open late to offer a warm and friendly Open House, with snacks, refreshments, and wonderful displays of unique items ready for your Christmas List. Most shops will be open until 9 p.m. For the children, free photos with Santa will be available inside the historic Methodist Church, on Main Street. Free Arts and Crafts for the children will also be available there. The whole community and beyond is invited to share in the holiday fun on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The merriment continues on Saturday with free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, from 12 p.m. 4 p.m. departing from the Visitor Center at 71A Main Street.


  • Occurred Friday, December 6th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm