12 Days of Reno/Sparks Christmas Events

Sparks Hometown Christmas Celebration


November 30th - December 1st

The parade will feature marching bands, folks in Christmas costumes, adorable animals and festive floats.

November 30th - 6:30PM-7:00 PM Tree Lighting

December 1st - 1:00 Pm - 3:00 PM - Parade

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Christmas on the Comstock


December 1st

Holiday Arts & Crafts Shopping on the Comstock, Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl, Christmas in the Sierra Concert & Parade of Lights

All month long: Father Christmas at the Visitors Center & Nightmare Before Christmas by Piper’s Players

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NNVCOC Reno Toy Run


December 2nd

Holiday meal, raffle, Santa, music & more!

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City of Reno Tree Lighting


December 5th - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Next to Reno City Hall on First Street between Virginia and Center Streets

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Hidden Valley Parade Of Lights


December 7th - New Year’s Eve

Homes and yards are decorated with holiday lights and displays. Lights are on from 6:00-9:30 PM. If you’d like to enter the contest please call 857-2683 to leave your name, address, and phone number or have any questions answered. Judging the best street and top ten homes will take place on Friday, December 7 and Saturday the 8th.

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Santa Paws


Nevada Humane Society

December 7th - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM & December 8th - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Nutcracker Ballet


December 7th - December 9th at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

December 15th - 16th & December 21st - 23rd in the Celebrity Showroom at the Nugget

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The Polar Express Train Ride


Now - December 24th

Characters, entertainment and Santa bring the story to life. The one-hour long rides are fun for the whole family.

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39 North Pole


December 6th-8th

Victorian Square becomes a sparkling winter wonderland with thousands of lights in celebration of the holidays. Stroll through the holiday lights, enjoy photos with Santa, kids activities, decorating contests and vendors

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Dec 7th-9th / 14th-16th / 21st-24th 

Greater Nevada Field
Fridays and Saturday 5pm-9pm and Sundays & Christmas Eve 4pm-7pm

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Santa Pub Crawl


December 15th @ 7:30 PM - Downtown Reno

The largest Santa Pub Crawl in the country! The event gives all proceeds to local schools.

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Grinchmas at the Grove


December 15th - 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Grove at South Creek

Come in your best jammies and join the Grinch in the Grinchmas Pajama Parade. The event is a benefit for the Children's Cabinet.

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