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Each month, the Washoe County Library and Nevada Museum of Art have a huge variety of events and activities suitable for the whole family. Many are free.
Here are some December holiday highlights. Go to "Christmas and Holiday Activities Guide for Reno and Sparks" for even more things to do.
Friday & Saturday, December 6 and 7
Sparks Hometowne Christmas - "Celebrating 150 years of Nevada Heritage"
The annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade, beginning on Saturday at 1 p.m., will travel east to west along Victorian Avenue. Parade seating for people with disabilities will be available on the northeast corner of 10th & Victorian Avenue. This year's theme is "Celebrating 150 years of Nevada Heritage." You are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift to the parade to donate to Toys for Tots. For more information, call (775) 353-5555.
The Sparks Hometowne Christmas Tree Lighting will be on Friday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. The location is the big plaza in Victorian Square. Enjoy caroling and other entertainment. Refreshments courtesy of John Ascuaga’s Nugget.
Friday, December 6
Reno Bighorns Basketball
The Reno Bighorns first home game will tip off at 5 p.m. in the Reno Events Center. The opponent will be the Santa Cruz Warriors. Check the Reno Bighorns schedule for more games during the 2013 - 2014 season.
Friday, December 13
KTVN Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive
Drive over the the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno and participate in the holiday tradition of sharing. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., KTVN Channel 2 will be collecting food and money donations to help feed the hungry in our community. Down south, you can donate at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City and the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 13, 14, 15
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker
The stage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will be alive with a sugar plum fairy and dancing mice as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents its annual Nutcracker Ballet in Reno. Performances will be December 13 at 8 p.m., December 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and December 15 at 2 p.m. A special Sugar Plum party will be held after the Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances where children can meet the Nutcracker characters. Adult tickets are from $25 to $55, with discounts for children and seniors. For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at (775) 762-5165 or the Pioneer Center at (775) 686-6600. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, December 21 - First Day of Winter
Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Merry Christmas! There are lots of things to do this Christmas season, including many free Christmas events and light displays to enjoy.
Tuesday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
There will be big parties and fireworks shows in the Reno area and up at Lake Tahoe to help you bring in 2014 with a bang.
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