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Making Candy Canes The Old-Fashioned Way at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia

candycanes-nelsonsIf you’ve ever wandered through Columbia State Park during the holidays, you may have caught a glimpse of the candy makers lovingly creating these delicious peppermint wonders. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes — the candy canes are still made the old-fashioned way at Nelson’s Candy Kitchen in Columbia. Visitors can watch through the window every Saturday and Sunday at noon and 1 p.m. from the end of November through the weekend before Christmas.

If you would like to participate in making traditional candy canes during the holidays, you can send a request directly to us via postcard. We choose participants through a lottery drawing from those postcards.

Please send your postcard to the Columbia store by Labor Day and include the following information:

– Name
– Address
– Phone Number
– Number of people in your party (15 people maximum)
– The weekend you will be in town

You can mail that to Nelson’s Columbia Candy Kitchen, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, California 95310

Happy Holidays!