Visiting Virginia City, Nevada is like walking through the town as it was back in the 1800s when it first came to be, and Christmas on the Comstock is a reflection of an old-fashioned holiday. The city retains much of its flavor from the Comstock Lode days; and in fact, it’s one of the largest historical districts in the United States. Virginia City residents take special pride in how they celebrate Christmas with a traditional, Western flair. Christmas on the Comstock is a big event every year in which the whole town and tourists participate. Visit, shop, and enter to win the ‘Believe Again – A Christmas Shopping Giveaway, Dec. 1 to Dec. 17. Read more about this month-long holiday event in 2023.

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Find more information about these fun, holiday activities on Christmas on the Comstock web page. Have you ever had the pleasure of experiencing this month-long event? Share in the comments if you have! And for more holiday fun, take this Christmas lights road trip through Nevada. And while you’re in Virginia City, dream of sugarplums in a cozy Vrbo.

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What are the best Christmas attractions in Nevada?

  • Fallon: This town's annual Christmas Tree Lighting is so magical it attracts residents and visitors alike. Watch the giant tree light up downtown Maine Street, sing with the carolers, attend the historic Douglass Open House where you'll have cookies and hot cocoa, and catch a meeting with Santa. The holiday season comes in warm here, and you won't want to miss out.
  • Mix Bakeshop in Reno is the best place to find a scrumptious pie for the holidays. One of the favorites is the 9" Hoosier Daddy, packed with brown sugar custard filling in a crunchy, oatmeal cookie crust. The staff specializes in made-from-scratch cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, and extraordinary pies with incredible crusts. When company comes, let the pros do the baking for you.
  • Cathedral Gorge State Park: With all of the eating surrounding the holidays, get out and take a winter hike in the gorgeous state parks. And when the snow is fresh, you won't want to miss the breathtaking mountain views. For a unique, rugged experience, take the family on a holiday camping trip at one of the park's 22 campsites, each offering a table and grill, showers, and restrooms. What could be more spiritual than an open fire in a winter wonderland?

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