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Holiday Tree Lighting In Reno, Sparks, and Beyond (Updating 2023)

Please note that we are currently updating this post for 2023, so times and dates may change. When this alert is removed, it is fully updated.

We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season!  A fun way to celebrate is to enjoy holiday menorah and tree lightings in Reno and the surrounding areas.

Holiday Menorah and Tree Lightings in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Beyond

When it comes to the tree lightings in Reno Sparks areas, we are including not only Christmas tree lighting celebrations but also Menorah lighting celebrations that we find around town.


Related Articles You Might Like 


Carson City

Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Light

Date: Dec. 1 at 5:30pm

Location: Nevada State Capitol

Join us at the Nevada State Capitol Building at 5:30 as we kick off the festive holiday season with the Annual State Tree Lighting plus enjoy sleigh rides, hot cocoa and cider, and the charm of Carson City’s downtown illuminated to spread the holiday joy. Enjoy seeing the Carson City School District 5th Graders sing carols on the Capitol Steps.

holiday tree lightings in reno

Carson Valley (Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa)

Annual Minden Gazebo Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 from 5-7:30pm

Location: 1610 Esmeralda Ave., Minden

Lighting countdown begins at 6:00 pm.

Reno / Sparks

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: Nov. 9 at 6:30pm

Location: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

The GSR ceremony is one of the tree lighting in Reno that is a local favorite! Holiday cheer with free light refreshments including hot cocoa, hot and sparkling cider and cookies. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be here for the tree lighting!

Midtown Treelighting – South Virginia Plaza Socks n’ Jackets Drive

Date: Nov. 18 at 4pm-8pm

Location: Beautiful Nails Midtown Reno 1503 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-2807, United States

Bring Socks and Jackets, grab your free Bingo Card for prizes, enjoy holiday goodies, and hang with Santa and his friends! Free Hot Cocoa, Sips and Samples, Swag, Face Painting, Holiday Henna provided by Stylos Party Entertainment, Blackout Bingo Hunt for Prizes, Santa, Cosplay Characters, Future Kind Info Booth

Gold Star Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Date: Nov. 18 at 2pm

Location: Atlantis Casino- Bistro Napa 2nd floor, 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

City of Reno Christmas Tree Lighting 

Date: Nov 24 @ 4:00pm

Location: City Plaza; 30 N. Virginia St. Reno, Nevada 89501

Join us Friday, November 24th for the City of Reno’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival.
Festivities are free to the public and are open:

Friday, November 24th 4:00pm-9:30pm (tree lighting at sunset)
Saturday, November 25th 11:00am-7:00pm

Annual Hometowne Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 from 6:30-7:0pm

Location: Downtown Sparks Victorian Square

The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held the night before the parade, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. next to the large gazebo on the corner of Victorian Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle.

Complimentary hot chocolate from Living Stones Church and Gruve Nation playing Christmas tunes.

Enjoy the 39th North Pole Village before and after the tree lighting ceremony.

South Creek Christmas Festival & Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 2 from 3-7pm

Location: Living Stones South Reno Church, 95 Foothill Rd, Reno, NV 89511

Join us for the 2nd annual South Creek Christmas Festival! Christmas movies, pictures with Santa, crafts for kids, and a tree lighting at 5:30pm.

5th Annual Tree Lighting and Light Up The Night

Date: Dec. 2 from 4-7pm

Location: Horizon Church, 2025 East Prater Way, Sparks, NV

Light Up The Night is an event open to all families and individuals in Reno-Sparks. The event was created to usher in the Christmas season and provide a free & fun Christmas event for the Reno-Sparks community.

  • Free Family Fun
  • Free Hot Cocoa Bar and Cookies
  • Free Pictures With Santa!
  • Free Miniature Pony Petting Zoo
  • Reno’s Favorite Food Trucks
  • Free Character Greetings With Disney Princesses
  • Fire Pits & Free S’Mores
  • Christmas Music and Carols
  • Free Bounce Houses
  • Free Rock Climbing Wall
  • Free Children’s Carnival Activities
  • Prizes & More

Tree Lighting and Holiday Lights Festival

Date: Nov. 24, 4 pm-9:30pm and Nov. 25 from 11am-7pm

Location: Downtown City Plaza

Join us Friday, November 24th for the City of Reno’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival.

Festivities are free to the public and are open:
Friday, November 24th 4:00pm-9:30pm (tree lighting at sunset)
Saturday, November 25th 11:00am-7:00pm

Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Please note that we are currently updating this post for 2023, so times and dates may change. When this alert is removed, it is fully updated.

We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season!  A fun way to celebrate is to enjoy holiday menorah and tree lightings in Reno and the surrounding areas.

Holiday Menorah and Tree Lightings in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Beyond

When it comes to the tree lightings in Reno Sparks areas, we are including not only Christmas tree lighting celebrations but also Menorah lighting celebrations that we find around town.


Related Articles You Might Like 


Carson City

Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Light

Date: Dec. 1 at 5:30pm

Location: Nevada State Capitol

Join us at the Nevada State Capitol Building at 5:30 as we kick off the festive holiday season with the Annual State Tree Lighting plus enjoy sleigh rides, hot cocoa and cider, and the charm of Carson City’s downtown illuminated to spread the holiday joy. Enjoy seeing the Carson City School District 5th Graders sing carols on the Capitol Steps.

holiday tree lightings in reno

Carson Valley (Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa)

Annual Minden Gazebo Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 from 5-7:30pm

Location: 1610 Esmeralda Ave., Minden

Lighting countdown begins at 6:00 pm.

Reno / Sparks

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: Nov. 9 at 6:30pm

Location: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

The GSR ceremony is one of the tree lighting in Reno that is a local favorite! Holiday cheer with free light refreshments including hot cocoa, hot and sparkling cider and cookies. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be here for the tree lighting!

Midtown Treelighting – South Virginia Plaza Socks n’ Jackets Drive

Date: Nov. 18 at 4pm-8pm

Location: Beautiful Nails Midtown Reno 1503 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-2807, United States

Bring Socks and Jackets, grab your free Bingo Card for prizes, enjoy holiday goodies, and hang with Santa and his friends! Free Hot Cocoa, Sips and Samples, Swag, Face Painting, Holiday Henna provided by Stylos Party Entertainment, Blackout Bingo Hunt for Prizes, Santa, Cosplay Characters, Future Kind Info Booth

Gold Star Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Date: Nov. 18 at 2pm

Location: Atlantis Casino- Bistro Napa 2nd floor, 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

City of Reno Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Nov 24 @ 4:00pm

Location: City Plaza; 30 N. Virginia St. Reno, Nevada 89501

Join us Friday, November 24th for the City of Reno’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival.
Festivities are free to the public and are open:

Friday, November 24th 4:00pm-9:30pm (tree lighting at sunset)
Saturday, November 25th 11:00am-7:00pm

Annual Hometowne Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 from 6:30-7:0pm

Location: Downtown Sparks Victorian Square

The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held the night before the parade, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. next to the large gazebo on the corner of Victorian Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle.

Complimentary hot chocolate from Living Stones Church and Gruve Nation playing Christmas tunes.

Enjoy the 39th North Pole Village before and after the tree lighting ceremony.

South Creek Christmas Festival & Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 2 from 3-7pm

Location: Living Stones South Reno Church, 95 Foothill Rd, Reno, NV 89511

Join us for the 2nd annual South Creek Christmas Festival! Christmas movies, pictures with Santa, crafts for kids, and a tree lighting at 5:30pm.

5th Annual Tree Lighting and Light Up The Night

Date: Dec. 2 from 4-7pm

Location: Horizon Church, 2025 East Prater Way, Sparks, NV

Light Up The Night is an event open to all families and individuals in Reno-Sparks. The event was created to usher in the Christmas season and provide a free & fun Christmas event for the Reno-Sparks community.

  • Free Family Fun
  • Free Hot Cocoa Bar and Cookies
  • Free Pictures With Santa!
  • Free Miniature Pony Petting Zoo
  • Reno’s Favorite Food Trucks
  • Free Character Greetings With Disney Princesses
  • Fire Pits & Free S’Mores
  • Christmas Music and Carols
  • Free Bounce Houses
  • Free Rock Climbing Wall
  • Free Children’s Carnival Activities
  • Prizes & More

Tree Lighting and Holiday Lights Festival

Date: Nov. 24, 4 pm-9:30pm and Nov. 25 from 11am-7pm

Location: Downtown City Plaza

Join us Friday, November 24th for the City of Reno’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival.

Festivities are free to the public and are open:
Friday, November 24th 4:00pm-9:30pm (tree lighting at sunset)
Saturday, November 25th 11:00am-7:00pm

Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Please note that we are currently updating this post for 2023, so times and dates may change. When this alert is removed, it is fully updated.

We are so excited for the upcoming holiday season!  A fun way to celebrate is to enjoy holiday menorah and tree lightings in Reno and the surrounding areas.

Holiday Menorah and Tree Lightings in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Beyond

When it comes to the tree lightings in Reno Sparks areas, we are including not only Christmas tree lighting celebrations but also Menorah lighting celebrations that we find around town.


Related Articles You Might Like 


Carson City

Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Light

Date: Dec. 1 at 5:30pm

Location: Nevada State Capitol

Join us at the Nevada State Capitol Building at 5:30 as we kick off the festive holiday season with the Annual State Tree Lighting plus enjoy sleigh rides, hot cocoa and cider, and the charm of Carson City’s downtown illuminated to spread the holiday joy. Enjoy seeing the Carson City School District 5th Graders sing carols on the Capitol Steps.

holiday tree lightings in reno

Carson Valley (Gardnerville, Minden, Genoa)

Annual Minden Gazebo Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 from 5-7:30pm

Location: 1610 Esmeralda Ave., Minden

Lighting countdown begins at 6:00 pm.

Reno / Sparks

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: Nov. 9 at 6:30pm

Location: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

The GSR ceremony is one of the tree lighting in Reno that is a local favorite! Holiday cheer with free light refreshments including hot cocoa, hot and sparkling cider and cookies. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be here for the tree lighting!

Midtown Treelighting – South Virginia Plaza Socks n’ Jackets Drive

Date: Nov. 18 at 4pm-8pm

Location: Beautiful Nails Midtown Reno 1503 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-2807, United States

Bring Socks and Jackets, grab your free Bingo Card for prizes, enjoy holiday goodies, and hang with Santa and his friends! Free Hot Cocoa, Sips and Samples, Swag, Face Painting, Holiday Henna provided by Stylos Party Entertainment, Blackout Bingo Hunt for Prizes, Santa, Cosplay Characters, Future Kind Info Booth

Gold Star Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Date: Nov. 18 at 2pm

Location: Atlantis Casino- Bistro Napa 2nd floor, 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

City of Reno Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Nov 24 @ 4:00pm

Location: City Plaza; 30 N. Virginia St. Reno, Nevada 89501

Join us Friday, November 24th for the City of Reno’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival.
Festivities are free to the public and are open:

Friday, November 24th 4:00pm-9:30pm (tree lighting at sunset)
Saturday, November 25th 11:00am-7:00pm

Annual Hometowne Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 from 6:30-7:0pm

Location: Downtown Sparks Victorian Square

The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held the night before the parade, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. next to the large gazebo on the corner of Victorian Avenue and Victorian Plaza Circle.

Complimentary hot chocolate from Living Stones Church and Gruve Nation playing Christmas tunes.

Enjoy the 39th North Pole Village before and after the tree lighting ceremony.

South Creek Christmas Festival & Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 2 from 3-7pm

Location: Living Stones South Reno Church, 95 Foothill Rd, Reno, NV 89511

Join us for the 2nd annual South Creek Christmas Festival! Christmas movies, pictures with Santa, crafts for kids, and a tree lighting at 5:30pm.

5th Annual Tree Lighting and Light Up The Night

Date: Dec. 2 from 4-7pm

Location: Horizon Church, 2025 East Prater Way, Sparks, NV

Light Up The Night is an event open to all families and individuals in Reno-Sparks. The event was created to usher in the Christmas season and provide a free & fun Christmas event for the Reno-Sparks community.

  • Free Family Fun
  • Free Hot Cocoa Bar and Cookies
  • Free Pictures With Santa!
  • Free Miniature Pony Petting Zoo
  • Reno’s Favorite Food Trucks
  • Free Character Greetings With Disney Princesses
  • Fire Pits & Free S’Mores
  • Christmas Music and Carols
  • Free Bounce Houses
  • Free Rock Climbing Wall
  • Free Children’s Carnival Activities
  • Prizes & More

Tree Lighting and Holiday Lights Festival

Date: Nov. 24, 4 pm-9:30pm and Nov. 25 from 11am-7pm

Location: Downtown City Plaza

Join us Friday, November 24th for the City of Reno’s Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival.

Festivities are free to the public and are open:
Friday, November 24th 4:00pm-9:30pm (tree lighting at sunset)
Saturday, November 25th 11:00am-7:00pm

Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Date: December 13 at 4:30pm

Location: Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Dr, Sparks

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with holiday treats and music! Everyone is welcome!

City of Reno Annual Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 18 from 4:30-6pm

Location: City Plaza; 30 N. Virginia St. Reno, Nevada 89501

Join the City of Reno and the Chabad of Northern Nevada as we light a Menorah in celebration of the first day of Chanukah. For additional information please contact the Office of Arts, Culture, and Events at 775-333-7750.

UNR Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 19 from 6pm

Location: UNR at Gateway Plaza

Join UNR students and the Chabad of Northern Nevada as we light a Menorah.

Dayton

Small Town Christmas Tree Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 3 from 5pm-7pm

Location: Our Park, 215 Lincoln Hwy, Dayton, NV

Enjoy Santa And Grinch Photo Opportunities, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies! Provided By Kiwanis.

Join Us For An Evening Of Holiday Cheer While We Celebrate The Lighting Of Our Community Christmas Tree With Santa And The Grinch! Canned Food Donations Accepted

Christmas Tree Lighting

Fallon

Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Date: Dec. 1 at 6:30pm

Location: Maine Street in Fallon

Fernley

Fernley Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 3 at 7pm

Location: Fernley City Hall

Join us at City Hall after the Chamber Christmas Parade for an evening of fun family holiday events. Starting at 7:00 pm, we will have our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event outside in front of City Hall.

Then warm yourself with a nice warm cup of Cocoa with the Cops, where you can visit with our local Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Highway Patrol. Kids will be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus – don’t forget to bring your cameras for pictures with Santa!

City of Fernley Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 22 at 4pm

Location: Fernley City Hall

Incline Village

Candy Cane Village 

Date: Dec. 2 from 2-6pm

Location: UNR at Lake Tahoe, Patterson Hall Patio

Enjoy the arrival of Santa, community tree lighting, family fun, choral performance, and more!

Chabad & UNR Lake Tahoe Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 21 at 5pm

Location: Prim Library Incline Village

Tahoe

Heavenly Village Tree Lighting

Date: Nov. 24 at 6:30pm

Location: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Join the Heavenly Village Tree Lighting ceremony as they light their 70-foot Christmas tree.

Truckee

Bud Fish Tree Lighting

Date: Nov. 17 from 4:15-6pm

Location: Downtown Historic Truckee

Celebrate the Holidays in Historic Downtown Truckee! For 45 years the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and Truckee Rotary have collaborated to share in honoring Truckee’s community. Small trees are trimmed by over 600 local elementary students, the Truckee Rotary provides Santa, hot cocoa and service, ClickTahoe.com takes photos with Santa and TDMA provides Holiday Lights throughout downtown Truckee. The night culminates in the lighting of the traditional Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony in remembrance of this beloved Truckee community member.

Virginia City

Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 at 6pm

Location: Bucket of Blood parking lot located at the corner of C and Union streets

Join us as we ring in the holiday season with our official Virginia City Christmas Tree Lighting.

Yerington

A Small Town Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 6pm

Location: City Hall, Main Street USA, Yerington

On December 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. | PAWS Pet Photos | Boys & Girls Club – All proceeds benefit PAWS and 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. | Through a Child’s Eyes’ Nutcracker | Jeanne Dini Center


Events Not Confirmed 2023

7th Annual Lights of the Valley Holiday Bazaar and Tree Lighting Ceremony – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 10 from 2-6pm

Location: Cold Springs Family Center, 18400 Village Pkwy, Reno, NV

Join us for our 7th annual “Lights of the Valley” Holiday Bazaar from 2-6PM. It is the perfect time to find the perfect gift. Shop with our local crafters and vendors!
At 5PM we will be having our tree-lighting ceremony! Help us light up the valley with our own tree-lighting ceremony. Feel free to bring a decoration to add to the tree.

Village Tree Lighting & Shop Small Celebration

Date: Nov. 26 at 11am Sip + Shop and 4pm for Tree Lighting

Location: The Village at Rancharrah

Santa and the Reed High School choir will be on hand to help us ring in the holiday season at our annual Village Tree Lighting ceremony.

Let It Glow! Midtown Reno Tree Lighting Ceremony – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30pm

 Location: Living Stones Church & South Virginia Plaza

Let it Glow, Reno is the beginning of what will be an annual community event, aiming to drive people into local business districts of Reno while strolling down lit up streets and enjoying all that their local community has to offer while voting for their favorite lights while shopping at their favorite local businesses.

Schedule:

  • December 1 – January 9: Twinkle Tours w/ Pineapple Pedicabs
  • December 1: MidTown Tree Lightings @ Living Stones & South Virginia Plaza
  • December 3: Wells Ave District Party @ Reno Experience District (RED)
  • December 15: A Night with Santa @ The Basement, Downtown Reno
  • December 17: Ugly Sweater Wine Walk @ Riverwalk District, Downtown Reno
  • December 29: Let It Glow finalist party! Location TBD

Chanukah at the Governor’s Mansion – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: 2022 Cancelled – Hopefully will return for 2023

Location: Nevada Governor’s Mansion; 606 Mountain St, Ruvo Room, Carson City, NV 89703

Jewish community members are asked to bring their own Menorah to light with their friends and families alongside the Governor and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Registration details to follow soon.

Hosted by Sponsor: Jewish Nevada, Chabad of Las Vegas, Chabad of Northern Nevada

Lights Up at The Summit-Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Nov. 27 from 5-7pm

Location: Summit Mall, Reno, NV

Join us November 27, 5-7 pm for Lights Up, featuring a laser light show, live music, and Santa at The Center Plaza near Ulta and Vans! This event is free and open to the public!

Holiday Tree Lightings in Reno Sparks Area

The holiday menorah and tree lightings in Reno and surrounding areas are usually free of charge and have other fun activities for the family to enjoy.

Which is your favorite to attend with the family?

City of Reno Annual Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 18 from 4:30-6pm

Location: City Plaza; 30 N. Virginia St. Reno, Nevada 89501

Join the City of Reno and the Chabad of Northern Nevada as we light a Menorah in celebration of the first day of Chanukah. For additional information please contact the Office of Arts, Culture, and Events at 775-333-7750.

UNR Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 19 from 6pm

Location: UNR at Gateway Plaza

Join UNR students and the Chabad of Northern Nevada as we light a Menorah.

Dayton

Small Town Christmas Tree Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 3 from 5pm-7pm

Location: Our Park, 215 Lincoln Hwy, Dayton, NV

Enjoy Santa And Grinch Photo Opportunities, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies! Provided By Kiwanis.

Join Us For An Evening Of Holiday Cheer While We Celebrate The Lighting Of Our Community Christmas Tree With Santa And The Grinch! Canned Food Donations Accepted

Christmas Tree Lighting

Fallon

Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Date: Dec. 1 at 6:30pm

Location: Maine Street in Fallon

Fernley

Fernley Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 3 at 7pm

Location: Fernley City Hall

Join us at City Hall after the Chamber Christmas Parade for an evening of fun family holiday events. Starting at 7:00 pm, we will have our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event outside in front of City Hall.

Then warm yourself with a nice warm cup of Cocoa with the Cops, where you can visit with our local Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Highway Patrol. Kids will be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus – don’t forget to bring your cameras for pictures with Santa!

City of Fernley Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 22 at 4pm

Location: Fernley City Hall

Incline Village

Candy Cane Village 

Date: Dec. 2 from 2-6pm

Location: UNR at Lake Tahoe, Patterson Hall Patio

Enjoy the arrival of Santa, community tree lighting, family fun, choral performance, and more!

Chabad & UNR Lake Tahoe Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 21 at 5pm

Location: Prim Library Incline Village

Tahoe

Heavenly Village Tree Lighting

Date: Nov. 24 at 6:30pm

Location: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Join the Heavenly Village Tree Lighting ceremony as they light their 70-foot Christmas tree.

Truckee

Bud Fish Tree Lighting

Date: Nov. 17 from 4:15-6pm

Location: Downtown Historic Truckee

Celebrate the Holidays in Historic Downtown Truckee! For 45 years the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and Truckee Rotary have collaborated to share in honoring Truckee’s community. Small trees are trimmed by over 600 local elementary students, the Truckee Rotary provides Santa, hot cocoa and service, ClickTahoe.com takes photos with Santa and TDMA provides Holiday Lights throughout downtown Truckee. The night culminates in the lighting of the traditional Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony in remembrance of this beloved Truckee community member.

Virginia City

Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 at 6pm

Location: Bucket of Blood parking lot located at the corner of C and Union streets

Join us as we ring in the holiday season with our official Virginia City Christmas Tree Lighting.

Yerington

A Small Town Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 6pm

Location: City Hall, Main Street USA, Yerington

On December 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. | PAWS Pet Photos | Boys & Girls Club – All proceeds benefit PAWS and 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. | Through a Child’s Eyes’ Nutcracker | Jeanne Dini Center


Events Not Confirmed 2023

7th Annual Lights of the Valley Holiday Bazaar and Tree Lighting Ceremony – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 10 from 2-6pm

Location: Cold Springs Family Center, 18400 Village Pkwy, Reno, NV

Join us for our 7th annual “Lights of the Valley” Holiday Bazaar from 2-6PM. It is the perfect time to find the perfect gift. Shop with our local crafters and vendors!
At 5PM we will be having our tree-lighting ceremony! Help us light up the valley with our own tree-lighting ceremony. Feel free to bring a decoration to add to the tree.

Village Tree Lighting & Shop Small Celebration

Date: Nov. 26 at 11am Sip + Shop and 4pm for Tree Lighting

Location: The Village at Rancharrah

Santa and the Reed High School choir will be on hand to help us ring in the holiday season at our annual Village Tree Lighting ceremony.

Let It Glow! Midtown Reno Tree Lighting Ceremony – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30pm

 Location: Living Stones Church & South Virginia Plaza

Let it Glow, Reno is the beginning of what will be an annual community event, aiming to drive people into local business districts of Reno while strolling down lit up streets and enjoying all that their local community has to offer while voting for their favorite lights while shopping at their favorite local businesses.

Schedule:

  • December 1 – January 9: Twinkle Tours w/ Pineapple Pedicabs
  • December 1: MidTown Tree Lightings @ Living Stones & South Virginia Plaza
  • December 3: Wells Ave District Party @ Reno Experience District (RED)
  • December 15: A Night with Santa @ The Basement, Downtown Reno
  • December 17: Ugly Sweater Wine Walk @ Riverwalk District, Downtown Reno
  • December 29: Let It Glow finalist party! Location TBD

Chanukah at the Governor’s Mansion – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: 2022 Cancelled – Hopefully will return for 2023

Location: Nevada Governor’s Mansion; 606 Mountain St, Ruvo Room, Carson City, NV 89703

Jewish community members are asked to bring their own Menorah to light with their friends and families alongside the Governor and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Registration details to follow soon.

Hosted by Sponsor: Jewish Nevada, Chabad of Las Vegas, Chabad of Northern Nevada

Lights Up at The Summit-Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Nov. 27 from 5-7pm

Location: Summit Mall, Reno, NV

Join us November 27, 5-7 pm for Lights Up, featuring a laser light show, live music, and Santa at The Center Plaza near Ulta and Vans! This event is free and open to the public!

Holiday Tree Lightings in Reno Sparks Area

The holiday menorah and tree lightings in Reno and surrounding areas are usually free of charge and have other fun activities for the family to enjoy.

Which is your favorite to attend with the family?

City of Reno Annual Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 18 from 4:30-6pm

Location: City Plaza; 30 N. Virginia St. Reno, Nevada 89501

Join the City of Reno and the Chabad of Northern Nevada as we light a Menorah in celebration of the first day of Chanukah. For additional information please contact the Office of Arts, Culture, and Events at 775-333-7750.

UNR Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 19 from 6pm

Location: UNR at Gateway Plaza

Join UNR students and the Chabad of Northern Nevada as we light a Menorah.

Dayton

Small Town Christmas Tree Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 3 from 5pm-7pm

Location: Our Park, 215 Lincoln Hwy, Dayton, NV

Enjoy Santa And Grinch Photo Opportunities, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies! Provided By Kiwanis.

Join Us For An Evening Of Holiday Cheer While We Celebrate The Lighting Of Our Community Christmas Tree With Santa And The Grinch! Canned Food Donations Accepted

Christmas Tree Lighting

Fallon

Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Date: Dec. 1 at 6:30pm

Location: Maine Street in Fallon

Fernley

Fernley Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 3 at 7pm

Location: Fernley City Hall

Join us at City Hall after the Chamber Christmas Parade for an evening of fun family holiday events. Starting at 7:00 pm, we will have our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event outside in front of City Hall.

Then warm yourself with a nice warm cup of Cocoa with the Cops, where you can visit with our local Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Highway Patrol. Kids will be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus – don’t forget to bring your cameras for pictures with Santa!

City of Fernley Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed

Date: Dec. 22 at 4pm

Location: Fernley City Hall

Incline Village

Candy Cane Village 

Date: Dec. 2 from 2-6pm

Location: UNR at Lake Tahoe, Patterson Hall Patio

Enjoy the arrival of Santa, community tree lighting, family fun, choral performance, and more!

Chabad & UNR Lake Tahoe Menorah Lighting – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 21 at 5pm

Location: Prim Library Incline Village

Tahoe

Heavenly Village Tree Lighting

Date: Nov. 24 at 6:30pm

Location: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Join the Heavenly Village Tree Lighting ceremony as they light their 70-foot Christmas tree.

Truckee

Bud Fish Tree Lighting

Date: Nov. 17 from 4:15-6pm

Location: Downtown Historic Truckee

Celebrate the Holidays in Historic Downtown Truckee! For 45 years the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and Truckee Rotary have collaborated to share in honoring Truckee’s community. Small trees are trimmed by over 600 local elementary students, the Truckee Rotary provides Santa, hot cocoa and service, ClickTahoe.com takes photos with Santa and TDMA provides Holiday Lights throughout downtown Truckee. The night culminates in the lighting of the traditional Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony in remembrance of this beloved Truckee community member.

Virginia City

Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 at 6pm

Location: Bucket of Blood parking lot located at the corner of C and Union streets

Join us as we ring in the holiday season with our official Virginia City Christmas Tree Lighting.

Yerington

A Small Town Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Dec. 1 6pm

Location: City Hall, Main Street USA, Yerington

On December 2, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. | PAWS Pet Photos | Boys & Girls Club – All proceeds benefit PAWS and 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. | Through a Child’s Eyes’ Nutcracker | Jeanne Dini Center


Events Not Confirmed 2023

7th Annual Lights of the Valley Holiday Bazaar and Tree Lighting Ceremony – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 10 from 2-6pm

Location: Cold Springs Family Center, 18400 Village Pkwy, Reno, NV

Join us for our 7th annual “Lights of the Valley” Holiday Bazaar from 2-6PM. It is the perfect time to find the perfect gift. Shop with our local crafters and vendors!
At 5PM we will be having our tree-lighting ceremony! Help us light up the valley with our own tree-lighting ceremony. Feel free to bring a decoration to add to the tree.

Village Tree Lighting & Shop Small Celebration

Date: Nov. 26 at 11am Sip + Shop and 4pm for Tree Lighting

Location: The Village at Rancharrah

Santa and the Reed High School choir will be on hand to help us ring in the holiday season at our annual Village Tree Lighting ceremony.

Let It Glow! Midtown Reno Tree Lighting Ceremony – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30pm

 Location: Living Stones Church & South Virginia Plaza

Let it Glow, Reno is the beginning of what will be an annual community event, aiming to drive people into local business districts of Reno while strolling down lit up streets and enjoying all that their local community has to offer while voting for their favorite lights while shopping at their favorite local businesses.

Schedule:

  • December 1 – January 9: Twinkle Tours w/ Pineapple Pedicabs
  • December 1: MidTown Tree Lightings @ Living Stones & South Virginia Plaza
  • December 3: Wells Ave District Party @ Reno Experience District (RED)
  • December 15: A Night with Santa @ The Basement, Downtown Reno
  • December 17: Ugly Sweater Wine Walk @ Riverwalk District, Downtown Reno
  • December 29: Let It Glow finalist party! Location TBD

Chanukah at the Governor’s Mansion – Not Confirmed 2023

Date: 2022 Cancelled – Hopefully will return for 2023

Location: Nevada Governor’s Mansion; 606 Mountain St, Ruvo Room, Carson City, NV 89703

Jewish community members are asked to bring their own Menorah to light with their friends and families alongside the Governor and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Registration details to follow soon.

Hosted by Sponsor: Jewish Nevada, Chabad of Las Vegas, Chabad of Northern Nevada

Lights Up at The Summit-Not Confirmed 2023

Date: Nov. 27 from 5-7pm

Location: Summit Mall, Reno, NV

Join us November 27, 5-7 pm for Lights Up, featuring a laser light show, live music, and Santa at The Center Plaza near Ulta and Vans! This event is free and open to the public!

Holiday Tree Lightings in Reno Sparks Area

The holiday menorah and tree lightings in Reno and surrounding areas are usually free of charge and have other fun activities for the family to enjoy.

Which is your favorite to attend with the family?

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!