City of Reno officials will flick the switch today on Reno's holiday tree, signaling the official beginning of the holiday season.
The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on the City Plaza. The public is invited to enjoy this great tradition featuring carolers, ice skating, and a community celebration.
Following the tree lighting, a skating exhibition by the Tahoe Snowflakes will take place on the Rink on the River and then the Rink will open for the public. For this night, skaters can receive a free skate rental by donating a new hat, mittens, or scarf to the Salvation Army.
Admission fees for the rink are: • Teens/adults (ages 13-54) = $7.50 • Children (ages 3-12) = $5.50 • Seniors (55+) = $5.50
The City Plaza and Ice Rink are located at the corner of First and Virginia Streets in Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. A detailed schedule of skating times and a list of admission fees can be found at www.reno.gov.
The event schedule is as follows: • Billinghurst Middle School Choir sings carols starting at 4:30 p.m. • Tree lighting by City officials at 5:15 p.m. • Skating Exhibition by Tahoe Snowflakes followed by the opening of the Rink on the River from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. (weather & ice conditions permitting)