'Tis the season (already?) and Christmas trees are about to light up the shopping malls and city streets.
Holiday Tree lights up downtown Reno, Nevada.
Photo © Stan White
The first big tree lighting and shopping parties start this weekend. Here are two places where you can enjoy the spectacle and get started on holiday shopping at the same time...
Tree Lighting Party at Legends - The big shopping center in Sparks will be throwing a party and lighting their big Christmas tree on Saturday, November 17. The shindig is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. There will be musical entertainment and Santa will be there to throw the switch. For those also interested in shopping, the holiday sales will be underway.
Lights Up at The Summit - The Summit's tree lighting starts at 6:30 p.m., also on Saturday, November 17. The celebration will be in the plaza next to Vans and Tilly's and includes a fireworks show, live entertainment, and an appearance by Santa Claus. There are sure to be plenty of "Sale" signs up, tempting you to start your holiday shopping.
City of Reno Holiday Tree - The annual Holiday Tree lighting will take place at City Plaza, across the street from City Hall and next to Rink on the River. The ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 20, and begins at 4:30 p.m. At about 5:15 p.m., the mayor will light the tree and Rink on the River will open for the season.
Once upon a time, these things didn't happen until after Thanksgiving Day. Alas, the times have changed and the consuming begins earlier and earlier.
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