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Hometowne Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Another one for the books!

Thanks to all that braved the weather — sponsors, volunteers and all the parade participants.

2018 Winners:

Best Overall: Hot August Nights

Best Float: Pirates of Reno

Best Marching Band: Mayor’s Own Marching Band

Best Animal Entry: The Parading Arabians

Best Vehicle Entry: Half Baked

Best Community Group: TIE Sparks Kiwanis and Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Best Business Entry: Xcape Performing Arts Center

Best Costume Group: Washoe County Library System

Hot August Nights won overall with the most points. They will have the opportunity to lead the parade in 2019.

Winner of the Elves Invade Sparks Parade Challenge was Janet Doerck. The City of Sparks Social Media Team posted Elf on the Shelf Photos thought out the summer and fall encouraging followers to post their own photos of Elves in mischievous settings. Janet won the 2019 VIP package, which includes a cushy living room set to watch the parade. Her name was chosen by random by staff.

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

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.