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Hometowne Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

32st Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration:
Elves Invade the 2018 Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade!

Santa’s mischievous little elves are coming all the way from the North Pole to keep an eye on our 32nd Annual Christmas Parade.  We encourage you to invite the elves onto your parade floats but watch out because they are known for pulling creative pranks.

This year’s parade festivities will run from 11:00 am until about 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 1st, and the parade will begin at 1:00 pm.

Early Bird Registration is happening now through September 4th for only $35 and spots are filling up quick so reserve your place in the 2018 Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade today! Click here to register right now.

Our fee* structure for applicants is as follows:

Early Registration       07/16/2018 – 09/04/2018 $35
Regular Registration   09/05/2018 – 11/13/2018 $40
Late Registration        11/14/2018 – 11/18/2018 $60
PAST DEADLINE       11/19/2018 – 11/21/2018 $100

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

If you are unable to complete Eventbrite application, call the office at 353-7856 to complete via phone (have credit card and script ready.) No applications will be accepted after 11/21/2018.This event is subject to selling out. Do not delay.

2017 Winners! Washoe County Library

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Winner of the Sparks Gives Back Challenge: Patrica Marquez

Thank you to the 2017  Hometowne Christmas Presenting Sponsors:

Sponsors of the City Council Float

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors of the
Mayor’s Own Marching Band

Sponsors of the Santa Float

Sponsors of the
Season of Giving Insert

Sponsors of the
Best Seat in the House Campaign


Media Partners:


Special help from

Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows

Hot August Nights

Livings Stones Church