Holidays at Empire Mine
"It's an old-fashioned Christmas card come to life!" Bring your family and friends to this magical event - as well as your wish lists for gifts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be listening carefully in the 1905 Clubhouse. Marvel at the traditional decorations both in the Clubhouse and in Empire Cottage. Meet Living History docents in stunning, early-1900s costumes, as they portray characters who shaped our gold-grit-and-glory past! With live music in the dining room and complimentary cookies served in the kitchen, visitors will feel very welcome. Enjoy more live music in the Mineyard, as well as roasting chestnuts - and old-time tales in the Blacksmith Shop. With forges blazing and hammers clanging, you can watch the "smiths" make handcrafted wares that are sold in the popular Gift Shop. Books, geological artifacts, jewelry, and mementoes are also for sale at prices for all budgets. A visit to the Gift Shop is a "must!" Everyone's invited, including well-behaved dogs on leashes. Phone the Visitor Center (530) 273-8522 for further details.