Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide: 2018

Enjoy charming, small town shopping using the 2018 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide to find hidden hygge throughout the county, making your Calaveras gift choosing experience an even more enjoyable, new holiday tradition for you and your loved ones.

The Spice Tin in Murphys CA

The Spice Tin, Murphys | Menka Belgal

To bring a little more hygge into your holiday shopping experience this year, we invite you to explore our community during Calaveras’ most hygge time of year – our holiday open house and Festival of Wines season. With a spirit of giving and generosity, enjoy warm beverages and fresh baked goods on the house; as well as lighted parades, special discounts, festive libations, and a chance to say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus this holiday season. 

Heading to a specific town? Follow these links: Murphys Shopping | Angels Camp Shopping | Arnold Shopping | Copperopolis Shopping | Valley Springs Shopping | San Andreas Shopping | Mokelumne Hill Shopping

Holiday Shopping Guide: Murphys

Holiday shopping guide, Murphys CA

Murphys, CA | Jenny Martin

ECLECTIC SHOPS, HISTORY AND AWARD-WINNING WINE AND EATERIES IN A CHARMING, FAMILY. AND DOG-FRIENDLY DOWNTOWN ENVIRONMENT

Murphys holiday shopping mapMurphys is the first stop in our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide: There’s a reason Frommer’s called Murphys one of the top ten small towns in America.

Murphys is a town made for shopping, with its pedestrian filled streets and gastronomical boutiques. Whether you’re looking for gifts for kids, four-legged friends, bikers, vintage and antique collectors, or something for that special someone in your life – Murphys has something for everyone.


Holiday Shopping Guide: Angels Camp

Holiday Shopping Guide, Angels Camp, CA

Angels Camp, CA

CHARMING SHOPS AND QUAINT EATERIES WITH ORIGINAL OLD WEST ARCHITECTURE

Angels Camp holiday shopping mapHistoric downtown Angels Camp will take you back to the old west with its authentic Gold Rush architecture and eclectic shops – making a unique holiday shopping experience.

Options range from Manzanita Emporium filled with locally made goods by various regional artisans, authors and artists to gemstone purveyors, boutique gifts and collectibles, antiques and art. Here, you’ll also find Aeolian Harp, known for its collection of rare and vintage instruments.


Holiday Shopping Guide: Arnold

Holiday Shopping Guide, Arnold, CA

Arnold, CA

SPORTS GEAR & HOME DECOR IN THE HIGH SIERRA

Arnold holiday shopping mpaBilled as the gateway to the High Sierra, Arnold is where you’ll find everything for the outdoor enthusiast on your holiday shopping list in this picturesque high-country town. But don’t overlook the great collection of home décor available as well. Here you’ll find plenty of cozy, cabin themed items that complement the mountain location.


Holiday Shopping Guide: Copperopolis

Holiday Shopping Guide, Copperopolis, CA

Copperopolis Town Square, CA | Castle & Cooke

ECLECTIC FOOD, WINE, AND FUN IN A BEAUTIFUL TOWN SQUARE

Copperopolis holiday shopping mapReady to go Back to the Future? Very few places can claim to have a picturesque town square just like the one in the fictional Hill Valley. Copperopolis Town Square has the period clock tower as well as the central park, so if you haven’t stopped into Copper Town Square as you enter the county, now is a good time. And it’s a fun place to enjoy your holiday shopping.


Holiday Shopping Guide: Valley Springs

holiday shopping guide valley springs, ca

New Hogan Lake, Valley Springs, CA

WHAT NOT TO MISS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

Valley Springs holiday shopping mapIf you’re heading east into Calaveras on Highway 12, there are a few cool shops right on the highway in Valley Springs worth checking out. Turn left on California Street at the stop sign and you’ll see a pop-up shop called TAG Your Home, which has a fun selection of rustic, vintage and re-purposed items to accent your home. For those with a green thumb, check out Rising Sun Nursery for your garden décor needs.


Holiday Shopping Guide: San Andreas

Holiday Shopping Guide San Andreas, CA

San Andreas, CA

ANTIQUES, HISTORY AND ARTS

San Andreas holiday shopping mapAntique lovers can find a wealth of interesting collectibles in the San Andreas Trading Post on the south end of town.

Turning off Highway 49 into historic Main Street will take you to The Gallery Store, the flagship of the Calaveras Arts Council, containing the creative handiwork of local artists.


Holiday Shopping Guide: Mokelumne Hill

Holiday Shopping Guide Mokelumne Hill, CA

Mokelumne Hill, CA

WELL LOVED, ARTISTIC AND CHARMING GOLD RUSH TOWN

 Moke hIll holiday shopping mapIf you’re taking Highway 49 south into Calaveras, turn left into historic downtown Mokelumne Hill, a little Gold Rush town so charming that you’ll forgive it for mostly only being open on the weekends. Here, you’ll find some unique shopping spots to enjoy in this picturesque downtown that was once the county seat.


Small Town Celebrations

Angels Camp Lighted Christmas Parade

Angels Camp Lighted Christmas Parade

LIGHTED PARADES, OPEN HOUSES, CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS

Make your shopping experience even more magical by attending one of our many holiday celebrations from lighted parades to holiday open houses with live street music, and free treats from local businesses, wine strolls, carolling and photo ops with Santa. Check out our Holiday Magic blog for more information.

Check our online calendar for additional events, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute details and inspiring photography.


Holiday Shopping Guide: Gift Shops

Holiday Shopping Guide California Cavern

California Cavern | Dave Bunnell

OUR TOP ATTRACTIONS STOCK GREAT GIFTS!

Don’t forget that many of our wine tasting rooms and attractions also have fabulous gift shops with fun and entertaining stocking stuffers and specialty gifts. Check out the natural treasures at Moaning Caverns, California Cavern and Mercer Caverns. Have a golfer in the family? Visit the fully stocked pro shops at Greenhorn Creek Resort, Saddle Creek Resort and La Contenta golf courses.

Want to explore more shopping? Get a full list of all the independent boutique shops throughout Calaveras.

When you’re shopping in Calaveras this year, please consider donating an unwrapped toy, book or stocking stuffer to Toys for Tots at the Calaveras Visitors Center at 1192 South Main Street, Angels Camp, open 7 days a week. Give yourself the gift of knowing you’ve made a difference in a child’s life.

Need help finding a specific gift item? Give us a jingle: 1-209-736-0049 or drop us a line: [email protected], we’re here to help!

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