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Sparks Hometown Christmas

Downtown Sparks
Friday, December 6, 2013 to Saturday, December 7, 2013
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We’re making all things new by celebrating all things old! Our Hometowne Christmas Parade: Celebrating 150 years of Nevada Heritage will not only kick off our holiday season, but also celebrate the Sesquicentennial - 150 years of Statehood of Nevada!  Come downtown on Saturday, December 7 for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, and arts and crafts. The tree lighting ceremony will be Friday night with the parade on Saturday at 1pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday December 6, 2013 6:30-7:00 pm

Gather ‘round as Mayor Martini turns the lights on the glorious tree. Event includes carolers and great entertainment. New surprises are afoot, come and be a part! Refreshments courtesy of John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

Hometowne Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2012, Parade: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Come down early and get hot chocolate compliments of Living Stones Church. Check in on Santa at Santa’s Village in the Schoolhouse, where the elves from the Boys and Girls Clubs keep the Santa in the “ho-ho-ho” mood. Enjoy great Christmas shopping (and get out of the cold) at the Hometowne Craft Faire in the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Victorian and Pyramid Highway.

Parade Applications

If you are interested in submitting a parade entry, please fill out our online application form at http://hometownechristmas.eventbrite.comor contact eventinfo@cityofsparks.usfor the paper application.

Vendor Information

If you are a charitable tax-exempt organization that would like a booth for the parade, we will have a limited amount of spaces available for free. You may need to provide your own table/chairs/tent. Please contact for more information.

If you are interested in applying to be part of the craft fair, please contact  Applications are accepted until November 6.

We are not accepting any applications for food vendor booths at this time.