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Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration
The City of Sparks is well known for their events - “It’s Happening Here,” as the city’s motto suggests. From fundraising walks at the Marina to car shows downtown to 4th of July, we find ways to celebrate heritage, culture, food, sports, and the grand-daddy holiday of them all, Christmas. This year, the Sparks Hometowne Christmas parade is a celebration of all special events. This year’s theme is “Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade: It’s Happening Here All Year Round: A Celebration of Our Hometowne Events!” Parade goers can expect Santa on a jetksi, snowmen eating ribs, and elves driving a sweet ’65 Mustang.
Come downtown on Saturday, December 6, 2014 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 1:00pm.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 5, 2014 6:30 - 7:00 pm
This is a special night. We light our new LIVE Christmas Tree. We're located at 11th street next to the large gazebo. Gather ‘round the tree as Mayor Martini turns on its glorious lights. Event includes carolers and great entertainment. New surprises are afoot so come and be a part of the fun!
Hometowne Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 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 at the Schoolhouse, where the elves from the Boys and Girls Clubs keep the Santa in “ho ho ho” spirits. 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.
When & Where
City of Sparks
Sparks is known as the premiere special events venue for all of northern Nevada, a place where there is always something happening - with attractions on our Victorian Square which bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to such annual events as the Sparks Hometowne Farmer’s Market, Hot August Nights, Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off, and Sparks Hometowne Christmas. The city's newest destination includes the Legends at Sparks Marina, a premiere shopping and dining experience. The list of fun and exciting things to do in Sparks is growing. Sparks is part of the beautiful Truckee Meadows and is surrounded by picturesque foothills. Whether walking, running, or biking, there are plentiful opportunities to experience the great outdoors year round. For more information: www.sparksitshappeninghere.com.