From the City of Sparks:
We're making all things new by celebrating all things old! Our Hometowne Christmas Parade: Celebrating 150 years of Nevada Heritage will not only kick off our holiday season, but also celebrate the Sesquicentennial - 150 years of Statehood of Nevada! Come downtown on Saturday, December 7 for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, and arts and crafts. The tree lighting ceremony will be Friday night with the parade on Saturday at 1pm.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday December 6, 2013 6:30-7:00 pm
Gather ‘round as Mayor Martini turns the lights on the glorious tree. Event includes carolers and great entertainment. New surprises are afoot, come and be a part! Refreshments courtesy of John Ascuaga's Nugget.
Hometowne Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2013, Parade: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Come down early and get hot chocolate compliments of Living Stones Church. Check in on Santa at Santa's Village in the Schoolhouse, where the elves from the Boys and Girls Clubskeep the Santa in the "ho-ho-ho" mood. Enjoy great Christmas shopping (and get out of the cold) at the Hometowne Craft Faire in the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Victorian and Pyramid Highway.
If you are interested in submitting a parade entry, please fill out our online application. For a paper application contact us for the paper application. DEADLINE IS November 11. After the 11thlate entries are $60 for online applications.
City of Sparks Toy Drive:
November 7 to December 7
Last year, the City of Sparks gathered over 400 toys and $500 in donations for the first city-wide toy drive with Swire Coca-Cola and Toys for Tots. You can help out this year with a new un-wrapped gift for a kid in our community. Bring your gift to the Parade, drop it off at one of convenient locations or join in the fun with your favorite tacky Christmas attire with Sheels' Ugly Sweater Run.
Give your gift directly to the Coca Cola Polar Bear and Marines during the parade as we STUFF THE TRUCK with toys for boys and girls in our area.
Ugly Sweater Run: Saturday, December 7 at 10:00am.
Registration available at Scheels Customer Service starting November 1, 2013.
FEE: $20 OR New Toy Donation - 100% of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots!
Toy Drop Off Locations:
Toys-R-Us Express at Legends
Scheels at Legends
Alf Sorensen Community Center, Baring Blvd.
City of Sparks City Hall
Swire Coca Cola
Sparks Police Department
Click here for more locations.
If you are a charitable tax-exempt organization that would like a booth for the parade, we will have a limited amount of spaces available for free. You may need to provide your own table/chairs/tent. Please contact JMay@WashoeSchools.net for more information.
If you are interested in applying to be part of the craft fair, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted until November 15.
We are not accepting any applications for food vendor booths at this time.
City of Sparks
John Ascuaga's Nugget
Bourbon Square Casino
Saint Mary's Medical Center
Reno News and Review
Reno Media Group
Special help from:
Hot August Nights
Livings Stones Church
Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows
- See more at: http://www.cityofsparks.us/christmasparade#sthash.E5JUhrVq.dpuf
From the City of Sparks