Make magical memories this holiday season in Reno/Tahoe. These are memories you’ll look back on forever and can be enjoyed by all ages!
October 19 – 20: Truckee Haunted Historic Tour (Truckee)
Get spooked during the Truckee Haunted Historic Tour with the scariest of stories filled with drama, history and even some witty humor. You must be 21+ years old and get your tickets quickly because they do sell out! truckeehistorytour.org
October 22: Pumpkin Palooza (Victorian Square, Sparks)
This is a full day of pumpkin fun for the whole family! The Pumpkin Palooza has a costume contest, parade, marshmallow shooting, pumpkin beauty pageant, live music, carnival games and more! pumpkinpalooza.org
October 28: Nevada Day Parade (Carson City)
Celebrate the Silver State at the Nevada Day Parade. Commemorate our past and bright future during the jam-packed event. nevadaday.visitcarsoncity.com
October 28: Freakers Ball (MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, South Lake Tahoe)
Don’t miss out on one of the largest and most extravagant Halloween parties in Lake Tahoe. The Freakers Ball has four different venues with live music all under one roof! There is also a costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes. montbleuresort.com
November 18 – December 30: V&T Railroad Polar Express (Carson City)
Bring the story of the Polar Express to life aboard the V&T Railroad Polar Express Train Ride. This one-hour journey is a holiday adventure for the whole family. Every child receives a souvenir sleigh bell to commemorate the magical experience. vtrailway.com
November 23: Scheel’s Turkey Trot (Sparks)
Start a new tradition on Thanksgiving morning with your family by participating in the Turkey Trot. Dress up in a Thanksgiving outfit (optional) and run or walk the distance of your choice. They have an untimed two-mile walk/run and timed 10K run. Sign up today! cityofsparks.us
November 24 – 26 & December 2, 3 & 9, 10: Candy Cane Express Train Ride (Virginia City)
Truly enjoy the holiday spirit aboard the V&T Candy Cane Express Train. This joyfull trip includes hot chocolate, apple cider, candy canes, cookies and an experience your child will never forget! virginiatruckee.com
November 30 – January 1: Northern Lights (Incline Village/Crystal Bay)
This month-long holiday celebration if full of festivities such as craft fairs, holiday concerts, tree lighting, pray for snow party and so much more! And check out the lodging and ski specials as well. gotahoenorth.com
Month of December: Christmas on the Comstock (Virginia City)
Step back in time in Virginia City at the annual Christmas on the Comstock. They have events for all ages including a holiday parade, boutique shopping, saloon crawl, concerts, photos with Santa and more. visitvirginiacitynv.com
December 1 – 2: Holidays in Genoa (Genoa)
Begin the celebration early with Christmas Holiday in Genoa. From Christmas caroling, tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, a food drive and more that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. genoanevada.org
December 19 – 31: Heavenly Holiday (South Lake Tahoe)
Ring in the holiday season at Heavenly Holidays. This two-week festival in Heavenly Village includes ice sculptures, holiday music, pictures with Santa in a snow globe, and the annual New Year’s Eve Gondola ball drop and fireworks show. skiheavenly.com
Crawl or walk your way through Reno at some of the largest themed bar crawls in the world. Participate in the fun, dress up and join the party!
> Reno Wine Walk // Every 3rd Saturday of the month
> Reno Beer Crawl // Every 4th Saturday of the month
> Zombie Crawl // October 21
> Onesie Crawl // November 18
> Santa Crawl // December 16
For a full list of crawls check out their Facebook @crawlreno.
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By: Rebecca David