Celebrated 13 days after Dec. 25th...for over 100 years our Serbian-American population has marked this day with a volley of rifle shots to announce that Christ is born in front of the National Hotel, St. Sava's Church on North Main St., and St. Sava's Mission on Broadway. Know that you are safe and all is well as the rifles are not loaded with live rounds.  It's your neighbor celebrating and keeping alive the rich traditions of the old country, and wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season, with great prosperity and good health in the New Year

 Welcome to Jackson, California

At the crossroads of Scenic Highways 49 and 88, Gold Country adventures begin and end in Jackson. Charming, 150-year old Main Street boasts one of California’s oldest and most notorious establishments, the newly renovated National Hotel. Antiques, the Amador County Museum, gift shops, popular eateries, even a steam punk-themed bookstore attract shoppers and history buffs.  A Gold Country adventure isn’t complete without experiencing the miner’s way of life on a tour of the legendary Kennedy Mine. Minutes from Main Street, the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort features top name entertainers, and Jackson’s location on beautiful Highway 88 makes it the ideal base camp for High Sierra camping, fishing, and snow sports.

In 1853, Jackson became the county seat of newly formed Amador County, California. Previously, from 1851–1852, it had been the county seat of Calaveras County. Jackson may therefore be the only city to have ever been county seat of two different counties at different times.

Top Five Things To Do: 

  1. The National Hotel
  2. Amador County Museum
  3. Kennedy Gold Mine
  4. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort
  5. Biggest Little Kitchen Store

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Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, 6 - 9 pm. Santa will light the town Christmas Tree, 6 pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse, then join Santa for photos at the National Hotel. Mrs. Santa Claus reads to little ones at Hein & Co. Bookstore on Friday. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season while strolling Main Street -- free horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, activities for kids and treats for all at the downtown merchants.

 

Remember when Christmas shopping was fun? Jackson brings back the fun and joy of holiday shopping! Foothill shoppers can skip the long lines and hassle of Black Friday at the mall and, instead, enjoy discounts and a personalized experience in Jackson’s Plaid Friday on the day after Thanksgiving. Dozens of retailers and eateries offer “plaid only” promotions -- discounts and gift with purchase for shoppers who wear something plaid to show they support small business. Download your free Shopping Guide at   http://www.visitamador.com/