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A Mega Deal from Megabus.com

These days, what can a dollar get you? A few sticks of gum. Some candy out of the office vending machine. Maybe a couple of items from the dollar store. How about a trip to Reno Tahoe USA!

Beginning December 12, Megabus.com will offer express travel between Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Francisco with fare starting as low as $1. So, if you’re traveling from the Bay Area, you can enjoy some of the best skiing in the world, 24-hour nightlife and extraordinary specials events for an unprecedented $2.50 round trip! And to celebrate the new service, all tickets booked for the first week of travel, December 12-19, will be $1!

The sleek, green-certified double-decker buses are equipped with everything you need to travel in comfort and convenience, including free Wi-Fi and power outlets for those who need to get some work done before playing.

Be sure to plan ahead and book your trip in advance as fares start as low as $1 and gradually increase as the traveling date nears.

A Warm Bed for a Great Price

If you need a place stay once you get into Sparks, take advantage of the Strike It Rich package at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, starting at $38.39 per night. Enjoy:

  • FREE room upgrade to the Premier East Tower
  • Daily breakfast for two – American Breakfast in Rosie’s Café
  • 30% off purchases in Chonne’s Salon
  • 30% off purchases in the Nugget Gift Shop

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Available now through December 31.

For information on the adventure awaiting you in Reno Tahoe USA, please visit our activities page.

7 Reasons to be Thankful for Spending Thanksgiving Weekend in Reno Tahoe

There are a lot of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. In addition to our loving fans and family, we have 7 more reasons Reno Tahoe is the place to spend your Thanksgiving holiday.

1. We encourage you to step away from the roaster

Relax. Let us take care of Thanksgiving this year, we’ll even do all of your dishes – said no one ever …said our culinary experts!!

2. Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts are OPEN

Snow dumped the mountains allowing ski resorts to open early, then the storm cleared out for a blue sky Thanksgiving weekend… Mother Nature, we thank you!

3. Party Thanksgiving Eve at BuBinga

NYE has some friendly competition. Before the family dysfunction and food-induced coma, burn off that extra helping stuffing and gravy by dancing the night away at BuBinga Lounge. Feast on $3 drink specials – like pumpkin pie shots, Wild Turkey and Coors Lights.

2532052910_2c5b882c6c4. It’s Opening Weekend of Rink on the River

There is nothing like introducing the holidays with a few laps around the ice rink, hot cocoa in hand, and taking in the sights of Reno’s downtown Christmas tree glistening next to the Truckee River.

5. Time for the annual Scheels Turkey Trot

Trot away extra calories with friends and family, and give thanks to good health Thanksgiving morning at the Sparks Marina.

6. There is a wide variety of entertainment lined up

What do Rodney Carrington, Alice Cooper and The Commodores have in common? Not much, aside from they are famous and performing in Reno Tahoe Thanksgiving weekend!

7. Hotel deals!

Stay and ski packages, 3rd night FREE, our hotels want you to sleep comfortably this holiday season.

NEW RENO TAHOE USA APP COMES WITH INTRINSIC BENEFITS

Plan and experience all that Reno Tahoe USA has to offer. From event listings to coupons, snow reports to golf information, this application has everything you will need to make the best out of your trip. If you are already in town, simply turn on the location service and only see things that are within walking distance.

Here is what you can do with the Reno Tahoe USA application:

  • Search and view all of the amazing events happening now and in the future
  • Browse our complete hotel database and find the perfect place to stay
  • Find a restaurant that matches your mood
  • Explore all of the shopping available in Reno and Lake Tahoe
  • View coupons from many of our great partners – For you golfers, the app displays everything you need to pick a course, including yardage, par, cost and much more
  • And for the skiers, boarders and snow lovers, the app has everything you need to pick the perfect resort including pricing, lift status and more

Reno Tahoe USA APP

“There are so many choices for entertainment, special events, outdoor adventure and relaxation in Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe that it can be difficult for visitors to narrow down their options before they get here,” said RSCVA President and CEO Christopher Baum. “More and more visitors are relying on mobile technology to point them in the right direction for information on their passions at any given moment, and the new Reno Tahoe USA app provides visitors with more information, and more control, of their overall travel experience.”

The Reno Tahoe USA app provides potential visitors with information on which hotels may be best suited to their needs; what concerts, events and entertainment will be offered during their visit; where they can get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air, ski resorts and golf courses; as well as where they might find a great restaurant, a world-class spa or unique shopping throughout the destination. Once visitors are here, the app uses their location to help them find activities of interest within walking distance. The app also provides easy access to a variety of coupons, deals and discounts offered by dozens of local businesses.

In support of the popular “buy local” campaigns being launched in destinations across the country, the RSCVA worked with Reno-based KPS3 Marketing to develop the Reno Tahoe USA app, which it designed to maximize, and to simplify, the number of options presented to visitors.

“Travelers have come to depend on their phone for guidance in new destinations,” said KPS3 Vice President of Creative and Technical Services Rob Gaedtke. “This application puts visitors in control of that experience and allows the RSCVA to share the myriad offerings found in the Reno Tahoe area.”

The RSCVA and its partners are also making the new Reno Tahoe USA app more than just a source of information. One new user of the Reno Tahoe USA app will be given a three-day, two-night stay, at their choice of the Eldorado Hotel Casino or Silver Legacy Resort Casino, each month through October 2013.

The Reno Tahoe USA app can be downloaded at the iPhone Mobile App Store, the Android Google Play Store or at www.VisitRenoTahoe.com/mobile.

Reno Tahoe Celebrates Nevada Day 2012

1_nevadaday_logo-purpleWe love Nevada, and we have a feeling we are not alone. The jubilant mood spreading amongst Nevadans as we near October 31 is not only because we get a holiday at work and school (conveniently near/on Halloween) to honor the place we live – although it’s certainly a perk – but we have some serious pride in our state. Below is a listing of events where you can join us in celebration of our favorite holiday, Nevada Day!

Sparks Historic Walking Tour

October 26, in Sparks

Celebrate Nevada Day and learn about the history of downtown Sparks.  This one hour walking tour includes 18 buildings and spots that have played an important role in the history and development of Sparks and Nevada.

Your guide, Scott Carey, grew up in Sparks and since working on the Sparks Centennial Commission has been actively working on projects to preserve and enhance the history of this great community.

Tours are every hour on the hour. All Proceeds benefit the Sparks Museum.

Nevada Day Parade

October 27, in Carson City

Celebrate the Silver State’s 148th birthday with the largest formal statehood celebration in the nation! Enjoy the parade, arts show, carnival, pancake breakfast, run/walk, music, World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest, Beard Contest and a slate of other activities.

Visit NevadaDay.com for a complete listing of Nevada Day events throughout the Silver State.

Event Guide: 2012 Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Street Vibrations Fall Rally, September 19-23, is a five-day party with live entertainment, death defying motorcycle stunt shows, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo, factory trucks, Tattoo Expo, great food, motorcycle vendors, bike games, Miss Street Vibrations Bikini Contest, arm wrestling competitions, and ride-in shows in downtown Reno, Sparks, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe.

Reno based Street Vibrations®, now in its 18th year, is the 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation. Roadshows Inc., producer of Street Vibrations®, anticipates 1,000 registered VIP participants this year with more than 29,000 additional motorcycle enthusiasts in town to enjoy the event.

Street Vibrations® Fall Rally is FREE to the public.

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Live Entertainment

Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event.  There will be blues, funk and soul music, alternative rock, hard rock and classic rock on stages at numerous venues in multiple cities.

Saturday night, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform at Reno Events Center in downtown Reno.

Special Event Locations

Street Vibrations® Fall Rally event activities will take place in venues at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, downtown Reno’s Eldorado Special Events Plaza, the Silver Legacy’s Silver Baron Room and Rum Bullions, Harrah’s Outdoor Plaza, the Reno Ballroom, the Reno Events Center, the Sands Regency and in Virginia City. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Fall Rally Venue and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals.

Eldorado: Guests can stop by the Eldorado’s Hog Town bar on Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado to add some libations to their vibrations. The bar will be open on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Legacy: Watch Silver Legacy’s Fireworks Extravaganza two nights, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and enjoy George Thorogood and The Destroyers who are “Bad to the Bone” on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.

Stunt Shows in Two Locations

John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death.  Catch his shows in downtown Reno starting Thurs., Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. and on Fri., Sept 21 and Sat. Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Movie stuntman and motorcycle dare devil Monte Perlin will have his Globe-O-Cross in Chrome Alley’s Vendor Village at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.  Watch his stunt show Thurs., Sept. 20 at 4 p.m.  Catch his break-neck speeds inside a giant steel ball on Fri., Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and on Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

2401944940_9540aedaab_oEndless Shopping for All Things Motorcycle

Roadshows is anticipating more than 250 vendors to participate in special motorcycle malls scattered throughout downtown Reno, in the Eldorado Special Events Plaza, in Sparks at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson and in Virginia City during the event.

Shuttle Service

New this year, Street Vibrations® will offer free shuttles between the Reno and Sparks venues.

Because a majority of those attending Street Vibrations® are staying in either Reno or Sparks, a free shuttle service will operate between the two major venues in each city.

Contact Information

To see a complete Street Vibrations® Fall Rally schedule and a detailed program visit www.roadshowsreno.com.

2012 Expedition Man Endurance Festival

The inaugural Expedition Man Endurance Festival, August 25, is an ultra-long relay and Aqua Bike triathlon, simultaneously. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will traverse 140.6 miles through the communities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Washoe Valley, Reno and Sparks, and highlight the breathtaking and iconic Northern Nevada scenery.

Race Details
Each leg offers the Ultra Distance or an optional Long distance. Race begins at 6:00am at Zephyr Cover Resort.

1The unique course starts swimmers at Zephyr Cove Resort in the beautiful southern part of South Lake Tahoe, NV (2.4 miles or 1.2 miles). The 112 mile bike ride will utilize a variety of Northern Nevada’s scenery including a 1,400 ft elevation drop into Carson City (56 mile option). The bike portion of the route includes a three mile climb to Spooner Lake (7,100ft elevation), followed by a thrilling downhill ride that includes a 1,400ft elevation drop into Carson. The course then goes through the pristine calmness of Washoe Valley and continues into Reno, ending at the Legends at Sparks Marina. The day ends with a long run along the Truckee River Trail finishing at the Legends at Sparks Marina (26.2 miles or 13.1 miles).


Festival Area (Located at Scheels)
DJ Ryon, 93.7 BOB-FM and some of your favorite local bands will keep the music flowing at this year’s Festival located at the Legends at Sparks Marina in front of Scheels.The Festival will have a vendor area with plenty of food and drinks and a great viewing area for spectators looking for their favorite athlete coming in and out of the bike-run transition areas or crossing the finish line. Come out and enjoy this great event!

Sparks Xtreme Beach Sports Festival

June 30-July 1

060212-215The Sparks Marina Park, is the location of the EVP Volleyball Tour and the UWP Watercross Tour, the first time these combined events will be visiting the west coast!

Both tours are the largest of their kind in the country with hundreds of All-American male and female athletes expected to compete.

Watch great beach pro volleyball action on the shore, and handle bar-to-handle bar race action on the lake.

Spectator admission is FREE to all events.

EVP Pro Beach Volleyball

Two-person teams compete for a $5,000 purse starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30.

  • A clinic with EVP pros starts at 11 a.m.
  • Semi-final games start at 3:30 p.m.
  • The finals start at 5 p.m.

Grand Prix of Watercross

beach sports festivalMore than 200 watercraft teams from across the country vie for $10,000 in prizes from

10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 30

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 1

  • Pro Roundabout races are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Autograph sessions with the pros on Saturday and Sunday at 11:20 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.
  • Pro freestyle finals are at 12 p.m. Sunday

Food, beverages, entertainment

  • Food and beverages from several local vendors will be available

Street Vibrations® Spring Rally to Rock Sparks Victorian Square June 1-3

Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts have already registered for Street Vibrations® Spring Rally and hundreds of others will join them for the official kickoff to the riding season.  It’s a three day party with live entertainment, death defying motorcycle stunt shows, great food, motorcycle vendors and more, in Sparks Victorian Square, June 1 – 3.

svFun for the Entire Family

Street Vibrations® Spring Rally is free to the public.  Motorcycle participants pay a fee.

There will be live entertainment, arm wrestling competitions, bike games and competitions, slow races and crowd pleasing motorcycle stunt shows throughout the three day event.

Globe of Death

John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death.  Catch his show Friday afternoon, June 1 at 2:45, 4:45 and 6:45.  On Saturday afternoon June 2nd see him at 12:45, 3:45 and 6:30.  Sunday he’ll perform at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Aerial Stunts & Jumps

Jaw-dropping aerial stunt shows featuring LivFast team members are incredibly popular.  These dare devils jump motorcycles 50 feet through the air 30 feet off the ground ramp-to-ramp and land on what appears to be a postage stamp.

LivFast will perform throughout the day Saturday, June 2 at 11:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event.

You’ll find non-stop blues, funk and soul music from Big Band; alternative rock from Rigorous Proof, hard rock and classic rock from Scarlet Presence; and rockabilly from Hellbound Glory.

Cheap Lick, a Cheap Trick Tribute Band, will serve up humor and rock while the High Octane Dance Band performs songs from the 80’s to today. Crush serves Beatles tunes and more with crunchy electro-rock productions.

Catch the Unauthorized Rolling Stones in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 9 p.m. Fri., June 1.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10.

svExamine Rolling Rembrandts

Ride in Shows allow participants to showcase their bikes.  They also provide motorcycle enthusiasts with a chance to check out the artwork, chrome and customization on some of the finest bikes in the West.

Ceremonial Flag Raising

“This year we’re having our traditional ceremonial flag raising by the Spanish Springs High School Junior ROTC on the entertainment stage across from John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 4:45 p.m. on Sat. June 2nd.  The National Anthem will be sung by Nevada showroom entertainer Tamara Evans,” Burke said.  “We have a lot of veterans who participate in our events and it gives us an opportunity to thank them for their service to our country.”

Special Event Locations

Most Street Vibrations® Spring Rally event activity will start, end or take place entirely on Victorian Square in Sparks but the Rally has expanded to include some additional locations.

Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Spring Rally Vendor and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals.  Catch Alias Smith’s hard and relentless classic to contemporary rock at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson on Saturday.

Specialized Events for Motorcycle Participants

While Vendor Village will provide non-stop entertainment with bands and groups throughout Victorian Square in Sparks, registered motorcycle participants will take part in “poker runs” showcasing scenic rides in and around Reno, Virginia City, and Carson Valley.

At each poker run stop, participants draw a card and try to compile the best poker hand to claim prizes.

For their $40 registration fee, participants get an event T-shirt, a ride pin, they participate in poker runs and ride in shows, enjoy special parking and VIP parties with entertainment.

svFun Continues Sunday

Live entertainment continues on Sunday on Victorian Square and trophies and medals will be awarded in the Open Bike Competition which is open to all motorcycles.

Sponsors

Street Vibrations® Spring Rally is sponsored by: The City of Sparks, John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson, Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, Tamarack Junction Casino, Coors Beer, Coca-Cola and the Virginia City Merchants Association.

Contact Information

To see a complete Vibrations® Spring Rally schedule and a detailed program visit www.roadshowsreno.com.  Apps are now available for iPhones and iPads on the Web Site.  For more event information call 775-329-7469.

Schedule

Friday June 1

9:00a – 6:00p Chester’s Reno Harley open for business
10:00a Registration / Secured Parking
11:00a – 2:00p Chester’s Reno Harley – Food truck in parking lot ~ tentative
2:00p Vendors open for business. Merchants selling all things motorcycle and more! Leather, helmets, jewelry, women’s clothing, audio equipment, handbags, sunglasses, ear plugs, LED lighting systems. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, tri tip, corn dogs, fried pickles, teriyaki, lemonade Coors beer and Coke.
2:00 – 8:00p Hot rods and pin striping expo at the Millers Chop Shop booth. Striper Josh is the featured artist.
2:00p Go-go bar open
2:45p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
2:00 – 2:45p Live Entertainment – The Big Bad
3:00 – 5:00p Poker walk along Victorian Ave. Participants only. High hands win prizes.
3:00 – 3:45p Live Entertainment – Rigorous Proof
4:00 – 4:45p Live Entertainment – Scarlet Presence
4:45p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
5:00 – 6:00p Slow Drag & Iron Horse Rodeo
5:30 – 7:00p VIP party
6:00 – 8:00p Live Entertainment – Hellbound Glory
6:45p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
Saturday, June 2
9:00a – 6:00p Chester’s Reno Harley open for business
9:00a – 4:00p Chester’s Reno Harley – Dish Café food service in lot
10:00a Vendors open for business. Merchants selling all things motorcycle and more! Leather, helmets, jewelry, women’s clothing, audio equipment, handbags, sunglasses, ear plugs, LED lighting systems. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, tri tip, corn dogs, fried pickles, teriyaki, lemonade, Coors beer and Coke
10:00a Registration / secured parking
10:00a Ride-in show on Victorian Avenue. Examine these rolling Rembrandts up close and check out their personalized chrome and amazing designs
10:00a Go-go bar open
10:00 – 8:00p Hot rods and pin striping expo at the Millers Chop Shop booth. Striper Josh is the featured artist.
10:00a Poker Run to Carson City and Virginia City
11:00 – 11:45a Live Entertainment – Scarlet Presence
11:45a LivFast aerial stunt show
12:00 – 1:45p Live Entertainment – Cheap Lick
12:45 Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
3:00 – 5:00p Poker walk along “C” Street in Virginia City. Participants only. Enjoy the boardwalks in Virginia City and gather a poker hand. High hands win prizes.
1:00 – 4:00p Live music: Alias Smith at Chester’s Reno Harley
1:00 – 5:00p Bike competition
2:00 – 3:00p Slow Drag & Iron Horse Rodeo
2:30p LivFast aerial stunt show
3:00 – 5:00p Poker Walk through Nugget
3:00 – 5:45p Live Entertainment – Adrenaline
3:00p Arm Wrestling Competition
3:45p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
4:45p Flag Raising Ceremony by Spanish Springs High School JROTC color guard
5:45p LivFast aerial stunt show
6:00 – 7:00p VIP Party at the Nugget.
6:30p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
6:45 – 8:00p Live Entertainment – Jason King Band
Sunday, June 3
9:00 – 10:00a Christian Motorcycle Association of Reno (CMA) church service on the main stage
10:00a – 5:00p Vendors open for business. Merchants selling all things motorcycle and more! Leather, helmets, jewelry, women’s clothing, audio equipment, handbags, sunglasses, ear plugs, LED lighting systems. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, tri tip, corn dogs, fried pickles, teriyaki, lemonade, Coors beer and Coke
10:00a – 5:00p Chester’s Reno Harley open for business
10:00a Go-go bar open
10:00a – 8:00p Hot rods and pin striping expo at the Millers Chop Shop booth. Striper Josh is the featured artist.
11:00 – 11:45p Live Entertainment – Crush
11:00a – 1:30p Bike competition
11:45a Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
12:00 – 1:30p Live Entertainment – Eric Andersen Band
1:30 – 2:30p Bike Competition awards
1:30 – 2:30p Slow Drag & Iron Horse Rodeo
1:45p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
2:30 – 5:00p Live entertainment – Jelly Bread
4:15p Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show

Exhibits to Visit: April

The Reno Tahoe region boasts 32 museums! Between golf outings, spa days, and hikes through the blossoming flowers this spring, check out the featured exhibits at one of the awe-inspiring museums. Every month we will highlight a brief selection of exhibits to visit!

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215August Sander: Face of Our Time

Ends: April 22

This exhibition features sixty black-and-white portraits taken by German photographer August Sander in the early part of the twentieth century that document a cross section of German society. This unique set of prints from Sander’s series Antlitz der Zeit (Face of Our Time) has never been exhibited before, although the photographer did publish a volume of images by the same name.

In 1936, Nazi officials seized all copies of Sander’s books and ordered that his Face of Our Time photographs be destroyed. This was because the social and cultural range of people he photographed suggested diversity within the German nation, which was a threat to the Nazi doctrine of racial purity. Sander’s studio was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid in 1944.

211The Canary Project

Ends: April 29

The Canary Project includes diverse works involving more than 30 artists, designers, writers, educators and scientists. The causes and effects of global change, which encompass those of climate change, are increasingly the focus of artists around the world, whether they are working in the Antarctic, Canada, Chile, or Southeast Asia. Many of those projects rely on photographic evidence for working materials. What makes the Canary Project unique is that Sayler and Morris have partnered with local artists and others wherever they have been in residence. This enables them to expand the reach of their concern through the use of other media, including bus ads, billboards, posters, and installations such as the climate poker game Quartet for the End of Time, and the fashion performance Increase your Albedo.

THE DISCOVERY

6100715489_4e42887574_zTruckee Connects

Learn all about the favorite summer hangout, the Truckee River. Flowing from Lake Tahoe, through the downtown Reno waterpark, and into Pyramid Lake, there’s an adventure and vital duty at every bend. Educate yourself on its many uses; including, recreation, irrigation, hydroelectric power, and wildlife in this very interactive exhibit. Beware of the potential splash zone, who do you trust more with water: Shamu or your kids…

SPARKS HERITAGE MUSEUM

43Night of the Titanic

Ends: April 28

Every Saturday this April, from 1-3:30pm, experience what it was like to stand on the deck of the doomed ocean liner Titanic the night she sank in a 22 minute multi-media production.

For more museums in the area, please visit our website: VisitRenoTahoe.com.

A Hometown Holiday Weekend Lights Up the Start of the Season

Festivities and activities to nativities and sugar plum fairies,  December is here and Reno Tahoe USA is wasting no time jumping into the holiday spirit!

SPARKS HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS ~ Dec 2-3

5330823374_5ab658c20d_zThe spectacular tree lighting ceremony happens tonight, followed by the extensive Christmas Parade on Saturday. The Parade’s Grand Marshals include: Ian Petrella (played Randy, Ralphie’s younger brother in “A Christmas Party”), American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Natalie Caughlin. The parade will travel from east to west on Victorian Avenue, from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

CHRISTMAS ON THE COMSTOCK PARADE OF LIGHTS ~ December 3

Let the traditional holiday light cruises drive past you this year. This quaint community hosts an early evening parade, in which the floats and marching bands must incorporate lights. It’s a celebration of the holidays with a hometown ambiance.

THE NUTCRACKER ~ December 3-4

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without the retelling of one of the season’s most beloved tales. Experience the season’s joy as Tchaikovsky’s classic music guides you on a journey through a world full of beauty and magic, dancing snow flakes and sugar plums, and a war betwixt rat and a charming heroic prince. For more performances of the Nutcracker in the Reno Tahoe region, click here!

SPIRIT OF THE SEASON ~ December 3-4

The traditionally popular, Spirit of the Season holiday show is finally here. The hair on the back of your neck – be warned! This year’s guest artist Kip Wilborn – an SF Opera performer and former “Phontom” – is lending his amazing pipes to the music of the holidays. The concert set will be held on Saturday, December 3 (7:00 p.m.) and Sunday December 4 (2:00 p.m.) at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

Happy Holidays!