Silver & Snowflakes Festival of Lights (Updated 12/4/2012)
December 7 & 8, 2012
**Note: Changes in italics**
FRIDAY EVENING -- 5:30 PM to 8 PM
5:30 PM Carson City 5th Grade Music Students Singing Ensemble starts to sing.
Hot chocolate and coffee at the corner of Carson and Musser Streets, by the Elks Club.
5:30 PM Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a 1927 Seagrave fire engine. They will give out candy canes.
On the podium with Nevada's Second Family and our Mayor will be our own beauty queens, Miss Carson City, Miss Eagle Valley Outstanding Teen, Miss Lake Tahoe Outstanding Teen and Miss Douglas County Outstanding Teen.
5:40 PM Remarks by Mrs. Lt. Governor Krolicki.
5:45 PM Tree Lighting; all of Carson Street is lit up.
5:55 PM Remarks by Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell.
6:00 PM Procession: Follow the fire engine and the Victorian carolers from the Battle Born Civil War Reenactors in a Candlelight Procession* to the City Tree at Musser & Nevada Streets (First Presbyterian Church). Carols.
6:15 PM City Tree Lighting by Mayor Crowell. More carols by the Battle Born Civil War Reenactors.
6:30 PM to 8 PM Procession: Follow Santa & Mrs. Claus from 1st Presbyterian Church, to the Arlington Square Skating Rink (Carson & Robinson Streets). Any 5th Grade Chorus member can be in the parade if they have a hat or headgear of the season.
Carson Nugget will be serving caramel apples and roasted chestnuts at the Laxalt Plaza (on the south side of the Nugget Casino).
The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Chamber Christmas Party at the fabulous Rinckel Mansion, 102 North Curry Street. Bring a can of food to donate and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. A Jingle Bell bracelet for those who bring a can of two or more of food to benefit FISH and Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Mayor Bob Crowell will be on hand for the festivities, too.
At the Arlington Square Ice Skating Rink (Carson and Robinson Streets): take a whirl on the ice for a special price (only $4 for skate rental and skate pass). There will be a special Figure Skate Performance - at 6:30 PM. Hot dogs and chili dogs by the Elks Club and cookies and hot chocolate from the Downtown Business Association, decorated by Due Sorella.
* Please bring a flashlight for the Candlelight Procession.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON -- 11:30AM to 3PM
11:30 AM Santa Parade along Carson Street from Musser Street to Telegraph Square.
11:30 AM to 3 PM Santa at Telegraph Square with candy canes.
Telegraph Square activities include: clown, face painting, bounce house manned by the US Navy, Cactus Jack's HOWDY, life-sized willow reindeer. Enjoy the music.
Winners of the annual Art Contest will be announced at around 2 PM at Telegraph Square.
Parents, bring your camera for a life-time of memories.
The Arlington Square Ice Skating Rink (Carson and Robinson Streets) will be open for holiday skating from 10 AM to 10 PM. Take a whirl on the ice for a special price (only $4 for skate rental and skate pass).