A new Christmas tree in town

Robinson Plaza in historic Nevada City has a new tradition: A colorful Christmas tree.

The tree was donated anonymously, and it was cut down, put in place and decorated by Nevada City Chamber volunteers.

“The Chamber wanted to create a Christmas atmosphere in the Plaza,” a small-town version of a “Rockefeller Center tree,” where people could gather in wonderment, Cathy Whittlesey, executive director of the Chamber, said with a smile.

It has become an instant attraction for the community. At Victorian Christmas this week, numerous people stopped and photographed the tree — by itself or with their group standing in front of it.

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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