Downtown Grass Valley Ornament - Yuba Blue (2020)
This unique collection of Christmas ornaments celebrates the spirit of Downtown Grass Valley through its architecture! A new ornament is released every year in the fall, just in time for the holidays. This fun tradition began in 2004 when Howard Levine and the Downtown Grass Valley Association found an ornament manufacturer that specialized in custom made ornaments. Though the manufacturers have changed throughout the years, the tradition has not.
All the ornaments are made of brass, and with the exception of the Ore Cart and the Stamp Mill, the ornaments are colored with enamel, and come in a presentation box.
"Built in 1855, the Odd Fellows hall in this three-building complex was first known as Parker’s Hall, named after builder and merchant John Parker. One of the buildings housed Grass Valley Hardware Co. for more than a century, until the company closed in 1989. The Union newspaper began on the second floor of the Grass Valley Hardware building in 1864. The third building served as a bakery, grocery and dry goods outlet." Today, the buildings house Yuba Blue, another iconic business in downtown Grass Valley that has been around since 1995.
The complete list of ornaments:
2004 : Holbrooke Hotel (sold out)
2005: Del Oro Movie Theater (sold out)
2006: Grass Valley Library Royce Branch
2007: Old Post Office
2008: Nevada County Bank (sold out)
2009: Foothill Flowers (sold out)
2010: Foothill Mercantile (sold out)
2011: The Union Square Building (sold out)
2012: Clock Tower (sold out)
2013: The Stamp Mill
2014: Ore Car
2015: Episcopal Church
2016: Elks Lodge
2018: Tess'/Mill St Clothing Co.
2019: Heart & Home
2020: Yuba Blue
2021: Center For The Arts
2022: Holbrooke Hotel (Restoration)