30th Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration
Join us in celebrating “A Season of Giving!” The Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade inspires us all to spread the Christmas spirit by helping those less fortunate this holiday season. Unite with us on Victorian Square December 3, 2016 from 1:00P to 3:00P with Mayor Geno Martini, friends from your community, and the most giving of them all, Santa Claus.
The Hometowne Christmas Parade is a Northern Nevada tradition as deep rooted as the spirit of the season itself. The parade will feature marching bands playing the holiday tunes we all know and love, Christmas costumes, adorable animals, and festive floats all representing “A Season of Giving.” The Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade kicks off the City of Sparks Toy Drive, and features a Community faire with information on how you can give back to your community this holiday season.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday December 2, 2016 6:30P-7:00P
Kick off “A Season of Giving” with friends, family, and Mayor Martini as he flips the switch to light our living Christmas tree in Downtown Sparks! The event includes live music and free treats like hot chocolate for the young and young at heart.
Hometowne Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:00A-3:00P
Come down early to get a good spot, or avoid the parking and winter weather by carpooling, taking the bus, or rideshares, just get there! The parade begins at 1:00P but the festivities begin at 11am. Make sure to get a picture with Santa, and check out the Community Faire to learn how you can celebrate “A Season of Giving” through our local non-profits.
Parade Applications: SOLD OUT as of 11/16
Our fee structure for applicants is as follows:
Early Registration 07/11/2016 – 09/06/2016 $35*
Regular Registration 09/07/2016 – 11/10/2016 $40*
Late Registration 11/11/2016 – 11/18/2016 $60 *
PAST DEADLINE 11/19/2016 – 11/23/2016 $100*
*Please, be aware that EventBrite also includes a small fee for online payments.
No paper applications will be accepted. No applications will be accepted after 11/23/2016. This event is subject to selling out. Do not delay.
We are not accepting any applications for vendor booths.
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 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.