1. James Marshall's cabin, Coloma, California


    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve probably seen REI’s new campaign #optoutside The Coloma Valley embraces this wholeheartedly. Here’s an idea, pack up your gear on Friday morning and #optoutside in Coloma.

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    Gold Trail Grange Holiday Market

    Here you’ll find a variety of unique locally made arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind gifts,
    baked goods, a hot lunch bistro, caramel apples, popcorn, cider, cocoa, and blended drinks. Food will
    also be available in the park at the Argonaut Café.

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    Christmas in Coloma is here!

    That’s right! A favorite to locals and tourists alike, Christmas in Coloma is here again! Come celebrate the Christmas spirit as it was in the 1800’s! This annual event runs both Dec. 14-15 from 10-4 and many local businesses will be open to compliment and enhance the event.

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    Olde Coloma Theatre Christmas 2013 Show Open Now!

    Cheer the Hero…Boo the Villian, and get ready for another great show at the Olde Coloma Theatre! Their Christmas presentation this year is titled, “A Coloma Christmas Carol” or “Will Someone Get This Lady Off The Stage”! Call (530)626-5282 for more info., or read more here!

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    Shop Locally…Christmas Faires & Fun!

    This year you don’t even need to leave the Coloma-Lotus Valley to start your shopping and get in the holiday spirit, not to mention the opportunity to SHOP LOCALLY! Saturday Nov. 16th will mark two great events at some of our local wineries, so come on down!

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    The storm clouds have lifted and the forecast is calling for perfect weekend weather just in time for Christmas in Coloma! This Annual event attracts people from all around with its rustic and historic Christmas charm. It is held at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on both Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th from 10:00AM-4:00PM.

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    Winter storm warnings!

    The meteorologists are calling for “aerial flooding” and “atmospheric rivers”…which in layman’s terms means HUGE STORMS! All of Northern California is drenched right now! Please read the following information to learn how this series of storms will affect the Coloma-Lotus Valley and the South Fork of the American River region.