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Hometowne Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The City of Sparks weighed the options for the 2020 Parade. It has been cancelled.

Let’s bask in the glow of the amazing 2019 event and all the work that was put into it. Thanks to our committed sponsors and partners.


The city of Sparks has announced the winners of this year’s Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade held on December 7. Thousands of people and 81 entries packed into the staging areas off Pyramid and Victorian and braved the winter weather to participate in the award-winning parade that was attended by an estimated 10,000 people.

During the parade, each parade entrant was judged for theme – Christmas Around the World – plus originality, personality and presentation. The judging categories were: Best Over-all, Business, Vehicle Group, Animals Group, Community Group, Costumed Group, Marching Band, and Float.

2019 Winners:

  • Best Float: City Council Float, courtesy of Community Services Department
  • Best Business: M.V.P. Ritmo Performing Arts Dance Studio
  • Best Vehicle: Thompson Garage Doors
  • Best Costume Group: Creative Sparks Performing Arts
  • Best Animal Group: Sit Means Sit Dog Training
  • Best Community Group: Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
  • Best Marching Band: Mayor’s Own Marching Bands
  • Best Overall: Chase International Real Estate

The Sparks Hometowne Christmas was one again nominated in USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! The contest, promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. The Hometowne Christmas Parade took 6th place in the national award.

The winners will be recognized at a January City Council meeting.

Thank you to the 2019  Hometowne Christmas Presenting Sponsors, Support Groups and Media Partners

Sponsors of the Santa Float

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Dignitary Cars Provided by:

Hot August Nights

Dolan Auto Group

Champion Chevrolet



Special help from

Baldini’s Sports Casino

Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows

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Livings Stones Church


Other in-kind support from:

Doughboy Donuts



Media Partners,Find your favorite station here during the parade: Hometowne Christmas Parade Map 2019 REVEIWING STANDS