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Happy Golden Days In Gold Country

By Katie Kirkland | 11/08/2019 | Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Events, Exploring Tuolumne County, Family, Outdoor Adventure, Parks and Public Lands, Shopping, Special Event Venues & Services, State Parks

Temperatures drop, snow covers the High Sierra Mountain peaks, Jack Frost kisses the rolling hills, and streets are bright with holiday lights as Tuolumne County transforms into the most magical holiday destination.

Sonora is filled with hospitable shopkeepers and holiday shoppers who take the time to slow down and wish passers by a Merry Christmas. Mark your calendar for the annual evening Christmas Parade on Washington Street. Bask in the twinkle lights, as holiday carols fill the air.

Photo by Menka Belgal

Nearby, in Jamestown, trains whistle as pajama wearing passengers climb aboard the Polar Express™. Sip hot cocoa in the passenger car, explore Santa’s Workshop, and experience this classic movie reenactment at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

Photo by Meredith Alvarado

Soak in the smells of hot cider, handmade candles, and fresh candy canes wafting out to the streets in Columbia State Historic Park. Converse with the locals dressed in Gold Rush period clothing, then tour the town aboard an authentic horse drawn stagecoach.Fall stagecoach ride Columbia

Photo by Michael Sharps

Travel to Northern California’s Tuolumne County and enjoy a holiday season full of events, festivals, celebrations, and old-fashioned Christmas cheer.

Take a break and take a trip. Start planning your 2019 vacation with the help of travel inspiration and information delivered directly to your mailbox. Request your FREE Tuolumne County Vacation Planner here today.


Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com to find lodging, including quaint B&Bs, cabins and more, for your trip to Tuolumne County.

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