Christmas on the Comstock

Month of December

Christmas on the Comstock

We host our annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. This small mining town feels like a real-life vintage Christmas book embracing the slower pace of the holiday spirit with lights and shops decorated to the hilt. Festivities for all ages range from unique boutique holiday shopping, specials, a lighted Christmas parade and more. Have some spirited fun on the Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl, featuring specialty holiday drinks at participating saloons. End the evening with the annual Comstock Cowboys Christmas in the Sierra concert at Piper’s Opera House.


Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl

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Kick off your holiday season at Christmas on the Comstock, December 2, with a little spirited fun where designated drivers are rewarded for being "Rudolph." Sample a wide variety of holiday-themed specialty drinks that only saloons of Virginia City pour. Designated drivers receive a special cup good for unlimited free non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day as well as a Virginia City Christmas on the Comstock Santa hat plus the chance to win a $50 gas card.

The crawl makes stops at our saloons located within the heart of our historic district, approximately a mile long, however for those that may need a lift, we recommend:

Uber, available through the Uber app

Golf Cart (weather permitting) 775-230-5682

All crawl participants receive discounts on full specialty drink orders. Visit all the saloons and be entered to win the grand prize.

Parade of Lights

The Comstock shines bright with Christmas cheer during the month of December but it shines brightest during the Parade of Lights. Join the festive parade Dec. 2 at 5 pm.

Download the parade entry.

comstockcowboyswithkidsChristmas in the Sierra Concert

For more Christmas on the Comstock fun, enjoy the Christmas in the Sierra concert at Piper’s Opera House, featuring David John & the Comstock Cowboys. Bring your cowboy boots and Santa hat to this boot-stomping good time, an annual holiday tradition in Virginia City! Dec. 3 at Piper’s Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Additional Christmas on the Comstock Events

Photos with Father Christmas: Dates coming soon! 
Stop by the Virginia City Visitors Center at 86 South C Street to meet Father Christmas and create a holiday memory.  Call 775-847-7500 for more information.

V&T Candy Cane Express: Nov. 25 &26, Dec. 2 & 3, and Dec. 9 & 10
Begin your holiday season aboard vintage, heated coaches and travel along the historic Virginia & Truckee route to Gold Hill. Savor hot chocolate, candy canes and cookies during your magical trip. Complete event details at

3rd Annual Holiday Faire: Dates coming soon!
St. Mary's Art Center is hosting the 3rd Annual Holiday Faire. View the works of artists and artisans from the region and start your holiday shopping early. View more information here

Christmas Craft Fair: Dates coming soon!
The Virginia City Senior Center is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, December 3. The fair is open 10 am - 4 pm. Booths include Christmas crafts, fudge, knitted apparel and more! Great place to get your shopping done early. Bring the kids, enjoy the festivecrafts and meet the Christmas Care Bear from 2 - 3 pm. For more details call 775-847-0957.

Gingerbread Social: December 9
Come and join the community for a gingerbread house auction, silent raffle and treats. Proceeds to benefit the Virginia City's school music program. View more information here.

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