Christmas on the Comstock

December 6, 2014

Step back in time this holiday season and celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. There are festivities for all ages ranging from unique boutique holiday shopping, specials, a holiday parade on December 6 and more. Here's a full listing of holiday events in Virginia City.

The Candy Cane Express Trains 
Create holiday memories aboard the Candy Cane Express Holiday Train on the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Delight with visits from the Candy Cane Sisters while sipping hot chocolate, spiced apple cider and enjoying delicious cookies and candy canes. Price: $14 adults, $7 children, ages 2 and under free. Purchase tickets online.

Christmas Movies at Piper’s Opera House 
Bring the kids to watch a classic Christmas movie at the historic Piper’s Opera House held just prior to the Parade of Lights. 

10 AM - It's a Wonderful Life
Noon - Home Alone
2 PM - Frozen

10 AM: Artists and Artisans Art Faire on the Comstock
St. Mary's Art Center is hosting an Artists and Artisans Art Faire, there will be beautiful artworks and unusual, individual gifts. Head up between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to meet artists and buy your hand crafted and fine art presents. This is a fundraising event for St. Mary's Art Center. For more information click here

5 PM: Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights
Bundle up and gather along C Street for Virginia City’s only evening parade and watch as the town lights up with Christmas cheer. Think you have a bright idea? Join the parade! Download the entry form here.

Photos with Father Christmas at the Visitor Center/Or meet Jolly Santa Claus at the Roasting House December 6 only
Stop by the Virginia City Visitors Center at 86 South C Street to meet Father Christmas and create a holiday memory, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call 775-847-7500 for more information. Meet the 'jolly' Santa Claus at the Roasting House Saturday, December 6 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Call the Roasting House at 775-847-0708.

buy-tickets7:30 PM: Christmas in the Sierra – Concert with David John & The Comstock Cowboys
Bring your cowboy boots and Santa hat to this boot-stomping good time with David John and the Comstock Cowboys for a country Christmas concert at Piper's Opera House. Purchase tickets here. Price: $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under.

More details to come!

Parade of Lights

The Parade of Lights sweeps down C Street at 5 p.m., lighting up the town and spreading Christmas cheer along the way. Parade entries must be lit. Think you have a bright idea? Download the entry form to join the parade.


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