Experience the Holiday Season in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek is set like a diamond in the heart of the Amador Wine Country and is the very essence of a California Gold Country town.

Peter Fish, of Sunset Magazine, wrote that “Sutter Creek is the best town in the Gold Country … a Main Street lined with balconied 19th-century buildings. The prettiest Main Street you’ve ever seen? Quite possibly.”

A wonderful balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Sutter Creek … the Gold Country’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops along the main street.

Sutter Creek, the jewel of the Mother Lode, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries. It is also the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region.

Sutter Creek also attracts travelers from San Francisco, Sacramento … people en route to Tahoe and Yosemite! The town’s proximity to Highway 88 into Kirkwood and Highway 49 through the Gold Rush country makes Sutter Creek an ideal stopover for local to International travelers. (Check the weather.)


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Saturday, December 9, 2023
Parade starts at 6:00 pm | Roads close at 5:00 pm

Take the shuttle! No parking in Staging Areas or on Main Street.
Rain or Shine, but dangerous winds or lightning may cancel this Parade.

Come celebrate the holidays with this fun tradition!

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Let yourself be surprised and delighted by Sutter Creek’s holiday magic along historic streetscapes. Grab your bestie and wander through Historic Main Street decked out with seasonal décor and favorite independent shops to support. Recognized as one of the Best Holiday Main Streets in Northern California, Sutter Creek is the Jewel of the Motherlode and no matter how you spend your time with us you will fall in love with the allure of Sutter Creek during the Holidays.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The holiday season begins with Sutter Creek Open House.

December 1st & 2nd

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Sutter Creek Holiday Lights Tour
(December 1st through 31st)
Explore Sutter Creek on foot and enjoy the business and homes all decked out for the holidays!

“The second visitors walk into this town, they’re greeted with buildings that appear, at first, as though they haven’t changed one bit from what one might imagine a wild west town to be. With high balconies and traditional architecture, this town beckons one to explore its numerous antique shops, boutique stores, outdoor sidewalk sales, and dining establishments.”

~ May 2021 Article, TheTravel.com

Shop Sutter Creek

This “Jewel of the Motherlode” Gold Country town is a destination for those who love to shop!

Unique Galleries, Boutiques, and Antique Shops line Sutter Creek’s Main Street … with some shops in nearby Amador City. 

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Lodging in Sutter Creek

Travelers come from all over the world to visit this Gold Rush town.
They stay in our beautiful bed and breakfasts … historic hotels and vacation rental cottages.

Sutter Creek Restaurants

Restaurants in and around Sutter Creek rival the finest eateries in the state of California. Each Sutter Creek restaurant has its own unique flavor and ambiance … though the character of Sutter Creek’s historic culture is prevalent through its various dining experiences.

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Weddings & Receptions

What could be more romantic than tying the knot in this enchanting Gold Country town!

Sutter Creek offers diverse wedding venues … from lush gardens, to expansive vineyards as well as historic churches.