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2-1-1 offers information on resources (as they become available) for the 2023 Holiday Season.
  • Christmas Eve is Saturday, Dec 24, 2023
  • Christmas is Sunday, Dec 25, 2023


Nevada County Mutual Aid Community Dinner - Free Holiday Meal
What: Free holiday meal (with vegetarian option), live music and winter clothes distribution.
When: December 25, 2023 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Seaman's Lodge, 423 Nimrod St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Contact: 530-264-0563 or

New Covenant Baptist Church Breakfast with Santa
What: The church is having a ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event. Children of all ages are invited to have a pancake breakfast with Santa. There will also be Christmas crafts and gift bag making; including a picture with Santa! This event is free of charge. Anyone is welcome to attend. No eligibility requirements. Nevada and Placer County resident’s welcome.
When: December 2, 2023 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: New Covenant Baptist Church, 12582 Squirrel Creek Rd, Grass Valley, Ca 95945
Contact:   Doris Wolf 530-802-5017

The Salvation Army - Angel Tree program
What: The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas toys and other gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. Once a child has been registered and accepted as an Angel their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of new clothing and toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their family Christmas tree. If a family is in need of toys, they need to apply online at: If family does not have internet access, The Salvation Army will take applications in person on Mon-Thu from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Grass Valley office (10725 Alta Street). Applicants must have an appointment. Call 530-274-3500 x202, to schedule with Gail.  
Upload (or bring if applying in person) the following documents:
When: Registration opens on November 1, 2023 and closes on December 8 2023. Space is limited. 
  • Identification (Government Photo ID, Birth Certificate, or Passport to services) for the applicant.
  • Proof of Nevada County Residence (such as a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or rental agreement with applicant's name and address).
  • Birth Certificate for each child, showing applicant as parent (or other proof of guardianship)
Where: Salvation Army, 10725 Alta St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 
Contact: 530-274-3500 x202

Grass Valley United Methodist Church - Last Friday Supper
What: In addition to GVUMC's regular monthly meals, they are offering a special Christmas Last Friday Supper!  All are welcome to join for a free indoor sit-down dinner!  Unfortunately, To-Go Dinners will not be available. 
When: Friday, December 29th 2023 Table Service begins at 530 pm:
Where: Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley, CA
Contact: 530-272-1946

Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) 
What: in addition to IFM’s regular distributions, they are offering a special Christmas holiday distribution which includes a full meal with turkey/ham, sides, vegetable soup. etc.
When: Dec 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 2023  Monday/Wednesday/Friday distributions - 10 AM - 1 PM.      Saturday distributions - 10 AM TO Noon.
Where: 440 Henderson St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Contact: 530-273-8132

Waste Management of Nevada County - Christmas Tree Disposal
More details will be available on their Facebook site approximately 1 week before Christmas.  

Holiday trees can be disposed of in two easy ways:
  1. Cut and place in Green Waste Cart: Holiday trees can be cut into small sections and placed in your green waste cart. Please make sure the lid on the cart can close. 
  2. Take Trees to Designated WM Recycling sites: Waste management will be providing Free Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling for Nevada County residents. You can take whole trees (free of all tinsel, snow flocking, decorations, and metal stands) to specified locations.

Free Drop Off Locations
All Nevada County, Grass Valley and Nevada City residents can bring Christmas Trees to the following locations on the dates indicated for free disposal.

Dec 26, 2022 – Feb 4, 2024
Eric Rood Administration Center - 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959
Any time
(Drop off located near Cement Hill entrance behind jail)
McCourtney Road Transfer Station - 14741 Wolf Mountain Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949
8am-3pm, Wed - Sun
Jan 14, 2024 from 9am-3pm
  • Lake Wildwood Water Treatment Plant - 12622 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley, CA 95946
  • Lake of the Pines Water Treatment Plant - 10803 Riata Way, Auburn, CA 95602
  • Alta Sierra Fire Department - 11833 Tammy Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949
To inquire about anything WM-related, please see website and/or sign up online and select notification preferences, stay informed, and viewthe many self-service options.  ​