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Reno and Sparks Christmas holiday lights

By December 22, 2013

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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.

Christmas holiday lights in Reno, Nevada, NV
Christmas holiday lights in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White.

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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December 19, 2012 at 6:54 am
(1) Beth F says:

Happy holidays, Stan!

December 19, 2012 at 10:31 am
(2) Kaye says:

Lights are almost magical. Enjoy your holiday! My Outdoor/ Wordless Wednesday is HERE

December 19, 2012 at 11:14 am
(3) ❤ Julie Maloney ❤ (@Momspective) says:

We’re taking our kids around the neighborhood to see all the lights this weekend, I’m excited!

December 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm
(4) Jennifer says:

Wonderful shot. Please join me at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers at http://www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com and share your photo.

December 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm
(5) Santa Claus says:

Don’t miss the display at 1051 Sage View Drive in Sparks, lit from 6pm to 9pm through New Year’s Eve. Most hand made and one of the tallest private trees I’ve found decorated!

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