Hello December and only 22 days until Christmas! While there’s lot of activities happening in Nevada City & Grass Valley at this time of the year, December is a time when we regroup with staff and think about what we want to improve at the campground. The recent dusting of snow in Nevada City over Thanksgiving week was a fun way to go from beautiful fall weather into a winter wonderland. But the snow is gone and we’re currently enjoying a break in the rain with a beautiful day in the low 60’s.
If you need any easy, last-minute gift, or you’re just looking for a good deal, we have you covered on both fronts. This year we are offering our awesome HOLIDAY15 gift certificate special again. Yep, you can buy a gift certificate and get 15% off between now and New Year’s Eve. Gift certificates are available at this special price only online, you must use the promo code to get the discount after adding the gift certificate to your cart. If you’re looking for something to wrap, our camp store is open 10am-5pm and we stock lots of fun gift ideas like local handmade Christmas ornaments, Pickle Pottery Inn Town Campground mugs, wine openers, stickers, magnets and fun hand made greeting cards. We also have some fun Nevada City gear– water bottles, t-shirts, wooden stickers and coffee mugs.
Finally, if you’re already sick of just dreaming about camping, why not come camping. Inn Town is open throughout the winter for RVs and tent sites. We have a warm, cozy common building and there are a lot of fun activities over winter too. There are 5 Victorian Christmas celebrations: December 8th (1:30-6), 11th (5-9pm), 16th (1:30-6), 19th (5-9pm), and 23rd (1:30-6). If you need a little help finding your holiday mojo come and see if you can find the walking Christmas Tree or Santa, promise they will put a smile on your face. If those dates don’t work, why not join the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas? The event is the next three Fridays from 6-9pm in downtown Grass Valley. Another great local event is the annual Santa at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, stay at the campground and visit our neighbor and meet Santa, Saturday, December 7th (10am-3pm).
If you haven’t entered the Outside Inn’s Holiday Giveaway, act now, there’s still time to throw your name into the giveaway, this year there are 10 baskets full of local goodies. In addition to a $150 gift certificate to the Inn Town Campground, the giveaway also includes over $3300 worth of local goodies from over 64 different businesses and organizations. If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday spirit, go read some of the comments on the giveaway. There are so many amazing people who have taken time to share why they love our amazing community.
For those of you who are interested in joining the last of the Nevada City walks, we have two fun events this month. Saturday, December 7th Kial James and I will be hosting a free photo walk in downtown Nevada City. Thursday, December 12th, Jesse Locks will lead our final Folk Trails Hiking Club local history hike. Both events start at 4pm at the Outside Inn and are free and welcome to all (kids and dogs included).
To follow what’s happening at camp, make sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter feeds. If you’re looking for more local ideas, check out the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed or the Outside Inn’s blog. Plus, every week I update our weekly events boards on Pinterest. As always, we love hearing from our campers and look forward to seeing you round the campfire. It’s not too early to start planning your summer adventures (you can book up to a year in advance with us). And I’m working on the campground’s Pinterest boards to help inspire your next adventure.