Community Events & News




Ione Annual Christmas Parade Dec 8 @ 11 AM
Celebrate “The Magic of Christmas” at the downtown annual Ione Christmas Parade. You will enjoy floats, dance groups, classic cars, music, equestrian and livestock, youth groups, tractors and of course Santa and his helper will ride in the Ione Fire truck. Deadline for entries is December 6th. logon to The parade is sponsored by IBCA.

Olde Tyme Christmas at the Castle Dec 8th
Lots of wonderful arts, crafts, jewelry and other gift items will be offered from 10 AM to 2 PM. Santa will be onsite for photos. Self-guided tours are sold out.

Donuts with Santa Dec 8th Ione Elementary
Pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, donuts, games, crafts, coffee and dessert auction. Time is 1 to 4 PM. For tickets call:
Sarah 209-327-0901 or Angel 209-304-4024.

A Cowpoke’s Christmas Carol Dec 12-15
This is the Cornerstone Church dinner theatre, a revisit of A Christmas Carol. Dec 13th is kid’s night. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and Christmas entertainment. Tickets $20 adults & $10 for kids. Info at

IBCA Holiday Mix & Mingle Dinner Dec 14th
The Ione Business & Community Association will host a Prime Rib Dinner with salad, potatoes, vegetable and dessert plus your first cocktail is included. Join them at Caddy’s Restaurant at 5:30 PM for no-host bar, with the buffet served at 6:30 PM. Cost is $26 pp at the door. Live music will be provided. RSVP by Friday, December 7th to Dolores at 209-610-9415.

Red Ribbon Choir Holiday Program Dec 14 & 15
The Children’s Choir will perform at Ione Elementary School on Dec 14th at 7:00 PM and Dec 15th at 2:00 PM.
This year’s performance will answer the question…Will the kids spend their holiday at school? These student from K-8th grade always provide a heart-warming performance. Donations are accepted at the door and refreshments will be available after the show.

Veteran’s Christmas Meal Outreach Dec 1–21st
The Ione Memorial District is offering a meal outreach for veterans or those currently serving in the armed forces who live within the District 2 area. Ione Plaza Market will pack up a complete holiday meal. For information, or to pick up a voucher, contact Carole at 209-274-0274, or come to the Cemetery office at 500 S. Church St, Tues-Fri, from 8 to 12.

Sheriff’s Annual Toy Drive Drop-off Location
The Edward Jones Office located at 15C Preston Ave will be excepting new unwrapped toys for the Amador Sheriff’s Toy Drive. Toys will be distributed on Saturday, Dec 22nd at St. Sava Mission in Jackson. The last day to drop off toys will be Friday, December 21st. For information, call Tim Knittel or Roberta Hayford at 209-274-4183.

Christmas Tree Pick Up in Ione Jan 2- 4 to 6 PM
Just leave your “real” Christmas tree at the curbside on January 2nd and the Scouts of Ione Pack/Troup 477 will pick it up. For more information, post on Next Door Ione and you will receive an answer. Or call Zandra Manner at 209-304-6451.






The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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