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Hometowne Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

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.

Check out our Facebook and Instragram feeds for the Sparks’ elves. If you post your own elfie selfie and tag it with #ElvesInvadeSparksParade you will be entered to win the Best Seat at the Parade: special comfy seating for your family.

The weekend kicks off with the tree lighting on Friday at 6:30. Click here for all the other tree lighting ceremonies.

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.

Our Grand Marshal will be Dr. Marc Johnson, President of University of Nevada, Reno.

The parade has sold out! If you are participating in the parade, you will receive a notice via email on 11/26 of your spot in the parade and your staging spot. 

2017 Winners! Washoe County Library

Thank you to the 2018  Hometowne Christmas Presenting Sponsors:

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



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