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2017 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals Brochure

2017 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals

Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights

Virginia City
December 7, 2013

Step back in time this holiday season and celebrate Christmas as it was in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City, Nev. hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. Located just 25 miles from Reno, the town boasts hand-crafted boutique holiday shopping at local merchants, the Parade of Lights and a country Christmas concert.


Breakfast with Father Christmas – Dec. 7, 9 – 11 a.m.

Join Father Christmas for breakfast, photos and a chance to share Christmas wishes at Piper's Opera House. Price: TBD


The Candy Cane Express Trains – Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 7-8, 14-15, two departures daily, noon and 2 p.m.

Create holiday memories aboard the Candy Cane Express Holiday Train on the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Delight with visits from the Candy Cane Sisters while sipping hot chocolate, spiced apple cider and enjoying delicious cookies and candy canes. Price: $14 adults, $7 children, ages 2 and under free. Purchase tickets online.


Christmas Movies at Piper’s Opera House  Dec. 7,  2  – 4 p.m.

Bring the kids to watch a classic Christmas movie at the historic Piper’s Opera House held just prior to the Parade of Lights.


Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights – Dec. 7, 5 p.m.

Bundle up and gather along C Street for Virginia City’s only evening parade and watch as the town lights up with Christmas cheer. Price: FREE.


Christmas in the Sierra – Concert with David John & The Comstock Cowboys, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Bring your cowboy boots and Santa hat to this boot-stomping good time with David John and the Comstock Cowboys for a country Christmas concert at Piper's Opera House. Buy your tickets in advance online. Price:  $25.


Photos with Father Christmas – Saturdays and Sundays beginning Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop by the Virginia City Visitors Center at 86 South C Street to meet Father Christmas and create a holiday memory. Call 775-847-7500 for more information.


To purchase tickets and for more information on Christmas on the Comstock events taking place in Virginia City, Nev., visit online or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775-847-7500.

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