Just before Christmas is a great time to enjoy an evening drive around the Truckee Meadows to view homes, shopping areas, and city Christmas trees lit up for the holiday season.
I remember going around to see the light displays when I was a kid and I did the same with mine when they were little. There's something magical about the lights that makes everyone smile and enjoy the holidays just a bit more.
What many think is the best display of all is "Lights of Tanea" in south Reno. This is a spectacular light display with accompanying music you can tune to on your car radio. There are others in this neighborhood, so look around while you are there.
Both Reno and Sparks have official city Christmas trees. The Reno tree is downtown by Rink on the River and Sparks has their tree in Victorian Square. Our two biggest shopping malls, Outlets at Sparks and The Summit in south Reno, are all decked out and enjoyable even if you don't do the buying thing. Down in Carson City, the State Capitol grounds have a big Christmas tree and the downtown area is lit up for the holidays. For even more, refer to "Christmas Lights Displays in Reno and Sparks."
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