City Of Sparks

Sparks Hometowne Christmas


Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration

Come downtown on Saturday, December 5, 2015 for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, and arts and crafts. This year’s theme is “All Aboard The Hometowne Express!”  Parade goers can expect whistle stops, box cars, train engineers, and Santa bringing up the caboose. The tree lighting ceremony will be the night of Friday, December 4, 2015 with the parade on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday December 4, 2015 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Gather ‘round the tree as Mayor Martini turns on the glorious lights on the tree. Event includes great entertainment and treats for the kids. Come and be a part of the fun.

Hometowne Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come down early and get hot chocolate compliments of Living Stones Church. Check in on Santa at Santa’s Village at the Schoolhouse, the elves at the Boys and Girls Clubs keep the Santa in the “ho-ho-ho” mood.

Parade Applications

If you are interested in submitting a parade entry, please, fill out our online application form at Hometowne Christmas Parade Application 2015.

Our fee structure for applicants is as follows:

Early Registration             07/06/2015 – 09/08/2015              $35*

Regular Registration       09/09/2015 – 11/10/2015              $40*

Late Registration              11/11/2015 – 11/24/2015              $60 *

Week-of-Event                11/30/2015 – 12/03/2015               $100*

*Please, be aware that EventBrite also includes a small fee for online payments.

Offline paper applications are charged an additional $10.00. These applications are located at the Parks and Rec Office at 98 Richards Way.

Click HERE for Parade Rules and FAQ

We are not accepting any applications for vendor booths.


Thank you to the 2014 Hometowne Christmas sponsors:



Special help from

Hot August Nights

Living Stones Church

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Truckee Meadows

Washoe County School District Volunteers

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