• All
  • Committees
  • Departments
  • FAQs
  • News
  • Resources
  • Events

{{item.title | truncate 40}}

{{item.description | truncate 130}}

{{item.categories.join(', ')}}
Sorry, there are no results matching your criteria.
Menu Close

Hometowne Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Christmas Around the World!

Christmas.  Navidad.  Kersfees.  Weihnachten. Shengdan.  Noel.  Sparks is getting a whole lot bigger this holiday season as we celebrate Christmas traditions from all over the world in our Annual Hometowne Christmas Parade.  Christmas is different all over the world whether you’re building a snowman out of snow in Sparks or sand in Australia.  Find a tradition to represent on your float and make it a good one.

Early registration is happening now!  Thinking about Christmas in the summer may be annoying, but these spots are going to fill up fast, so reserve your space in this year’s parade while you still can!

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 6, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 7
Ugly Sweater Run at Scheels/Marina: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Photos with Santa in the Sparks Heritage Museum (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade in Victorian Square (1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Our fee* structure for applicants is as follows:

Early Registration       07/08/2019 – 09/03/2019 $35
Regular Registration   09/04/2019 – 11/12/2019 $40
Late Registration        11/13/2019 – 11/17/2019 $60
PAST DEADLINE       11/18/2019 – 11/20/2019 $100

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

No applications will be accepted after 11/21/2019.This event is subject to selling out. Do not delay.

Rules and FAQ for the Parade Entrants 2019

No vendors will be accepted for this event.

Thank you to the 2018  Hometowne Christmas Presenting Sponsors, Support Groups and Media Partners

Sponsors of the City Council Float

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsors of the Santa Float


Special help from

Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows

Hot August Nights

Livings Stones Church

Sparks Christian Fellowship



Media Partners:

Check back to this page in July 2019 to sign up for next year.