Sparks to fly as Christmas gets underway

November 28, 2013 by  

The annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas will take place very shortly, hosted by the City of Sparks.

Ringing in the holiday season is a tradition in Truckee Meadows, and takes place in downtown Sparks on Victorian Square. The family-event rarely fails to attract people from across Northern Nevada.

The activities kick off at 6:30 pm as the 50-foot tree is lit out in front of the Saint Mary’s Amphitheater. Free hot chocolate, along with cookies, will be available for attendees. This activity takes place on the evening of December 6.

The next day, the Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade will march through the Victorian Avenue to Pyramid Way from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. There will be more around 100 entrants in the parade, including floats, marching bands, car clubs, youth groups, and dancing horses. Disability seating access will be available along the route.

Children will have an opportunity to meet Santa in the Glendale Schoolhouse beginning noon until 2:00 pm on December 7, and then again from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm after the parade.

Kids visiting Santa are asked to bring a can of food or a donation of $1, which will be given to the Evelyn Mount’s Community Outreach. The annual food drive for the charitable event will take place during the Hometowne Christmas event.

Poster printing is a part of most holiday events for the purpose of communicating the activities in advance. By mounting posters throughout a region, the community is made aware of the upcoming event and can plan to attend.

The Sparks Hometowne Christmas will take place December 6-7. Visit the entity’s website for complete details.