The holiday season has FINALLY arrived! If you’re in the holiday spirit and looking for something fun to do this Christmas season, you’re in luck. There are many towns in Nevada where you can enjoy different types of Christmas festivities, including parades, tree lighting ceremonies, or Santa visits for that special one-on-one talk.
Even though many towns in Nevada host fun Christmas festivities, here are 10 towns/festivities that are definitely worth checking out:
The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Genoa takes place on Friday, December 4 at 6:30pm on the corner of Main Street and Genoa Lane. This is a wonderful event that brings the entire community out.
2. Las Vegas
The annual holiday display at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, in Las Vegas, is a gorgeous winter wonderland that shouldn't be missed this holiday season. This breathtaking display is open to the public 24/7.
3. Carson City
Join Santa on Friday, December 4 at the official tree lighting in Carson City, on the Capitol Steps, at 5:30pm. As the lights come on, you'll also be treated to Christmas carols.
At Nevada Northern Railway, in Ely, you'll get to experience the magic you've read about and seen in the movie, The Polar Express. You'll board a real life Polar Express and journey to the North Pole. While on your journey, you'll get to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while listening to the classic story. You'll even meet Santa! The Polar Express runs on the weekends from now until Christmas.
Those who attend the Christmas Tree Lighting in Fallon this holiday season, which takes place on Friday, December 4 on Maine Street at 6pm, can expect carolers, cookies, hot chocolate and a glimpse of Santa himself.
Make plans to attend the Hometown Christmas Parade, in Sparks, on Saturday, December 5 from 1pm-3pm. Be sure to arrive early for complimentary hot chocolate.
7. Virginia City
Gather up your family and head down to C Street for Virginia City's Parade of Lights and watch the town light up with joy. The Parade of Lights takes place on Saturday, December 5 at 5pm.
This year, in Henderson, visitors of Ethel M will get to experience the Holiday Cactus Garden in 3-D. This attraction is ongoing nightly (5pm-10pm) until January 1, 2016.
On Saturday, December 5 at 5pm, in Gardnerville, spend time with your family and friends while watching the holiday floats and marching band members as they make their way along Highway 395 in the 20th Annual Parade of Lights.
Elko's 13th Annual Snowflake Festival takes place on Saturday, December 12 from 1pm-5pm, followed by the town's Parade of Lights.
Without a doubt, holidays in Nevada are the absolute BEST! How does your hometown celebrate the Christmas season?