Being high in the Sierra Nevada it gets rather chilly in Nevada City. Last year when we attended the festival (which you can see here) there was snow on the ground in many places left over from a snowfall a few days earlier. This year there had been no snow however it was still rather chilly. We had all just come down with colds (which are still holding on strong a week later) so unfortunately we were not able to spend as much time outside in the cold mountain air as we had hoped.
Ava and Lola were excited when we came across a bouncy castle with a big slide and spent a good fifteen minutes jumping, bouncing and sliding. While they bounced Mathilde watched a busker with a double bass - and became the focus of many visitor's photos as she bounced along standing against the curb.
Unfortunately all of that bouncing in the bouncy castle combined with the cold air was too much for Ava and she spent quite some time coughing and feeling sick. This coincided with Lola having a meltdown over a lost candy cane (exacerbated by her also feeling sick) and the temperature dropping substantially as the sun started to set. Time to head home.
The Victorian Christmas Fair in Nevada City is a great event to visit, just maybe not with sick kids as we discovered this year.
The festival is held on selected Wednesdays and Sundays throughout December and finishes up today. You can find more information here.