Dec 8 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sparks Annual Hometown Christmas Celebration Presented by Intuit
Snowmen on Parade: The frosty characters jump off your front lawn and onto the street to get the family in the mood for some Christmas fun.
Come downtown for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, arts and crafts and a tree lighting ceremony. Tree lighting ceremony on December 7 and the parade on December 8. Enjoy great Christmas shopping (and get out of the cold) at the Hometowne Craft Faire in the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, and bring a toy to stuff the truck for our first annual toy drive with our Grand Marshall, the Coca Cola Polar Bear.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
6:30 – 7:00 pm
Complimentary hot chocolate from Rail City and Cannolis from Grimaldis
The music team from Living Stones Church perform a traditional Christmas Singalong.
Tree Lighting Ceremony, presented by Intuit
Radio Personalities JJ Christy and Derek Gunn will host Tree Lighting Ceremony
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
10:00am – 5:00 pm
IndieReno Craft Faire in Sparks Museum
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Santa in Glendale Schoolhouse, presented by Sparks Heritage Museum
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade, presented by Intuit
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Santa in Glendale Schoolhouse, presented by Sparks Heritage Museum and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
CITY OF SPARKS TOY DRIVE
Kick off the season with a gift to the community. Bring a new un-wrapped gift to the parade to be distributed to kids in need in our city. Along with our friends at Swire Coca-Cola and KTVN, we are kicking off the season’s City of Sparks Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the Christmas Parade! 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.
If you miss bringing a gift at that time, bring your toy to any of the following locations and know that your generosity is bringing joy to a child this Christmas.
Toy Drop Off Locations:
All Walmart, Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIRE
Make a dent in your holiday shopping and keep it local. Indie Reno is hosting a craft faire in the Sparks Museum — local artisans with hand crafted items. For a list of vendors click here .
Saturday, December 8, 10am-5:00 pm
VISIT THE MUSEUM
The Sparks Museum will be open extended hours on Friday & Saturday, December 7-8. The Train will open at 6 pm on Friday, December 7 and at Noon on Saturday, December 8. Museum Admissions: $ 1 per person Train Only/$ 5 Adults Museum & Train/Admission to the Museum is Free for Children under 12.
Thank you to our sponsors!