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Santa Claus

Sheriff's reserve assures 500 Carson City children get a Christmas Eve home visit from Santa

Santa Claus visited around 100 homes throughout Carson City Tuesday night, a 25-plus year tradition thanks to the Carson City Sheriff's Office Reserve Organization.

Decked out in full Santa Claus attire, the Jolly St. Nick, at least six different versions of him, plus several helpers and assigned reserve deputies passed out candy canes and pre-arranged gifts from parents to an estimated 500 children.

'Yes Virginia the Musical' this weekend with three Carson City performances

"Yes, Virginia the Musical" an exciting new holiday classic based on the Macy’s and NBC Holiday special of the same name and produced by Youth Theatre Carson City runs this weekend.

The show offers three performances, Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. "Yes, Virginia the Musical" is a brand-new musical that has been adapted specifically for children and families by Macy’s, in partnership with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Photos with Santa on Saturday at Lahontan State Recreation Area

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. – Santa Claus will be visiting the Silver Springs Ranger Station at Lake Lahontan Recreation Area on Saturday, December 21.

Photos with Santa will be taken by Nevada State Parks staff and available for download at parks.nv.gov. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own cameras. Happy Holidays from the rangers and staff at Lake Lahontan State Recreation Area.

Increasing the Joy event set for Dec. 21 at Carson City Community Center, toys being collected through Dec. 18

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December 21, 2013 - 9:00am

In Partnership with Carson City and community businesses we invite you to this FREE Christmas event for child from Newborn to age Twelve and your families.

There will be FREE Christmas present for a child (one per child, while they last), FREE cookies, FREE hot chocolate, FREE Turkey Giveaways (Find the golden Christmas tree to claim your turkey), and an appearance by Santa Claus and Buddy the Elf!

Don't miss out, come Saturday December 21st, 9:00AM-11:00AM, at Carson City Community Center; located at 851 E. Williams St.

Train sends Santa off one last time in Carson City today at the Nevada State Railroad Museum

Today is the last railroad run with Santa Claus at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.

The historic and picturesque V&T Railway steam locomotive No. 25 pulls the Santa Train, departing from Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and Carson Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All seats are $3 and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the depot.

Youth Theatre Carson City’s Showstoppers present 'Yes Virginia: The Musical' Dec. 21-22

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December 21, 2013 - 2:00pm

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of "Yes, Virginia: The Musical" an exciting new holiday classic based on the Macy’s and NBC Holiday special of the same name.

The show will run three performances, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. "Yes, Virginia: The Musical" is a brand-new musical that has been adapted specifically for children and families by Macy’s, in partnership with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Moundhouse Community Christmas Festival

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December 21, 2013 - 5:30pm

Come out and enjoy a Christmas Festival in Moundhouse!

Santa Claus is coming to town!
Get your picture with Santa!
With a canned food donation
To support the Dayton Food Pantry

Win Raffle Prizes
From Local Businesses
Purchase raffle tickets for $1
(in our sales office or at the event)
All Proceeds will support the
Ron Wood Family Resource Center

Christmas Carolers
Come Listen to Local Singers
spreading Christmas Cheer!

Come Enjoy Free Refreshments
and Much More!!!

DeBug Computer to hold Saturday with Santa photo fundraiser for sheriff's office Holiday with a Hero project

DeBug Computer’s Carson City office will take photos of children with Santa Claus and make prints for parents this Saturday in exchange for a donation to help local homeless children have a Christmas with gifts through the 9th annual Holiday with a Hero project.

Wine Walk, ice skating with Santa Claus on tap today in downtown Carson City

Ice skating for the kids at Arlington Square Ice Rink across from the Carson Nugget and wine stops in downtown Carson City are on tap today.

The Carson City Downtown Business Association says that even though it's chilly outside, you can keep warm by bundling up, putting on a pair of skates or walking along the streets of downtown, where you can shop for holiday gifts (there's several gift shops and shopping opportunities throughout downtown) and sip some fine wine at any number of stops.

Pictures with Santa tonight at Carson Nugget Winter Wonderland

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December 5, 2013 - 4:00pm

Carson City residents and visitors of all ages are invited to take their picture with Santa at the Carson Nugget on tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The event is free to attend and parents are encouraged to bring their own camera to take capture the precious memories. The entire Carson Nugget Banquet area will be decorated including a live Santa Claus and there will be hot chocolate and candy canes for the children.

During this event the Carson Nugget will also be collecting coats to donate to those in need this winter season.

Santa Train at Nevada Railroad Museum delights families Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 14-15

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Repeats every day until Sun Dec 15 2013 .
November 30, 2013 - 9:00am
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December 1, 2013 - 9:00am
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December 9, 2013 - 9:00am
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December 10, 2013 - 9:00am
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December 11, 2013 - 9:00am
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Santa Claus makes room for lots of children on his express runs at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 14 and 15.

The historic and picturesque V&T Railway steam locomotive No. 25 pulls Santa Train, departing Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and Carson Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All seats are $3 and children 3 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the depot on days the train operates.

Polar Express holiday train aboard V&T Railroad sells-out third straight year

It’s a proven hot ticket to catch a ride from Carson City to the North Pole. For the third year, The Polar Express train aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad has sold out. More than 16,000 passengers secured tickets on the Christmas season-flavored, children's story-inspired holiday passenger train.

Even with the addition of 18 more trains representing 6,500 seats over last year’s 10,000-plus capacity, a 66 percent increase, the train’s popularity continues to grow, V&T officials note.

Northern Nevada Railway Last Star Train Sept. 28, October Ghost Trains in the works

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September 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

Enjoy a wondrous evening under the stars with our friends from Great Basin National Park as they host the Star Train at Nevada Northern Railway, Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

There will be a trivia contest on board with prizes for those with their thinking caps on. Passengers will be let off the train in order to gaze through telescopes at the night sky, guided by the Dark Rangers of Great Basin National Park. This is a great train ride that the whole family can enjoy.

Polar Express Carson City holiday train tickets on sale now

Returning with more rides and seat options for its third season after two consecutive years of sold-out tours, tickets to the Carson City Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are on sale now for the 2013 holiday season.

With just 30 trains in the U.S. that travel to the North Pole, the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of children, their parents and grandparents making the train tour into a holiday tradition for Carson City area families.

Are Sandoval's magic money gifts good news?

Gov. Brian Sandoval might not be Santa Claus, but he does know how to give mysterious gifts.
This month, he found $25 million for education programs and even released a handy slogan: “Increasing funds for education without raising taxes: Check.”

Mister 880’s Little Press Leaves Lasting Impression; similar one on display at Fourth Ward School

This is a story about history and Hollywood. Art imitating life. Often times when the two met, history took a back seat to hype and drama in order to insure good attendance at the box office. This time however, the story was so good, and so strong, that not even Hollywood could screw this one up. The year was 1950 and the film was titled: “Mister 880.” It was based on ten years in the life of Emerich Juettner, who was also known as Edward Mueller.

Santa Claus Photographs-Sundays

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Repeats every week until Sun Dec 23 2012 .
December 9, 2012 (All day)
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December 16, 2012 (All day)
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December 23, 2012 (All day)

The Brewery Arts Center and Best Buy Carson City, in partnership with Casino Fandango, would like to offer you a seasonal treats.
Santa Claus Photographs will be available with the jolly man himself! Located inside the Best Buy Carson Store, the Brewery Arts Center will be taking photographs in celebration of the season!

The first 4X6 photo is FREE with donations welcomed. All proceeds will directly benefit the Brewery Arts Center's "Diving Into The Arts" Summer Camp programs.

Polar Express tickets aboard Carson City V&T have sold out; two options available for train enthusiasts

The 2012 Polar Express train aboard the historic V&T Railway in Carson City has sold all of its tickets, officials said. The all-ages train ride is set for 15 different dates, Nov. 23 through Dec. 23. The V&T officially sold all 10,794 of its tickets as of Thursday, said Candy Duncan, executive director of the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets going fast for Polar Express Holiday Train on V&T Railroad

Weeks away, the 2012 Polar Express train is on the fast track Carson City countdown, with 80 percent of the coach class and nearly 99 percent of the VIP Parlor Car tickets sold. This time last year, 39 percent of tickets had been purchased.

Santa Train Fun for Families Dec. 1,2,15,16 at Nevada State Railroad Museum

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December 1, 2012 - 9:00am

Santa Claus will make an express run on the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s steam train pulled by V&T Railway locomotive No. 25 on two December weekends. The museum’s Santa Train departs Carson City’s Wabuska Depot at the corner of Fairview Drive and U.S. 395 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 and again on Dec. 15 and 16.

Trains run continuously throughout the day, sun, rain or snow. Each Santa Train trip leaves the depot as soon as Santa and passengers have boarded. Tickets are $3 per seat and available at the depot.

Pre-sale tickets now available for Polar Express Holiday Train Rides

Pre-sale tickets for the popular 2012 Polar Express™ train aboard the historic Virginia & Truckee Railroad are now available. Be sure to purchase your tickets now to this officially licensed event, as last year's 7,500 Polar Express sold out before the inaugural ride.

Performance auditions this weekend include Polar Express, 'A Christmas Chaos'

Aspiring young actors have two audition opportunities in Carson City and one in South Lake Tahoe beginning this weekend.

Little Mermaid Auditions & More in Sept

WILD HORSE CHILDREN’S THEATER ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR

Disney’s “THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.”

UNR holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

The soaring atrium of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno has an unconventional tree on display this holiday season. Some would call it a green tree, not just because of its color, but because the tree is made entirely of recycled materials – old books.

The 9.5-foot tree was constructed using pre-1950 National Union Catalog books. The rarely used reference books made an ideal book tree, with their evergreen covers and gold lettering on the spine.

Santa Claus at Buckland Station on Dec. 17-18

Santa Claus will be visiting Buckland Station at Fort Churchill State Historic Park on Dec. 17 and 18.
Everyone is invited to attend and have pictures taken with Santa. Pictures will be taken by local photographer and Fort Churchill Artist in Residence, Richard Massey. Children waiting in line for pictures will be able to make a small Christmas ornament to take home.
WHAT: Christmas photographs with Santa Claus
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cookies with Santa

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December 10, 2011 - 11:00am

Help make a child smile at Christmas by attending the second annual “Cookies with Santa,” a benefit for The Ron Wood Family Resource Center, Saturday, Dec. 10, at Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge.

The Ron Wood Family Resource Center helps individuals, families and the community locate assistance and provides an array of support services.

The fun takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a visit and photograph with Santa Claus, cookies, cocoa and cider, as well as acoustic Christmas music performed in the lounge by The Dowell Boyz.

Movie Review: 'Arthur's Christmas' a true holiday treat

Glory be, what's going on in Hollywood? First there was Scorsese's "Hugo," an excellent non-Christmas homage to a French motion picture innovator. Now there's "Arthur's Christmas," in 3D that actually uses that medium to enhance a fine animation updating of the Yule story. It's playing at the Fandango Galaxy cineplex in Carson City and well worth your visit.

Polar Express Carson City Train Sold Out; 7,500 tickets purchased

Six weeks after tickets went on sale, The Polar Express™ has officially sold out, according to the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
More than 7,500 riders will board the magical holiday train on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, the only officially licensed Polar Express event in the region this holiday season.

South Lake Tahoe Features Holiday Music Festivals, Entertainment and Fireworks

Lake Tahoe South is New Year’s celebration central with Snow Globe, a three-day outdoor music festival with over 40 world-class musicians on three main stages, firework shows, combined with a myriad of outdoor recreation, entertainment and nightlife, providing action-packed holiday season for kids of all ages.

Movie Review: Harold and Kumar take on Christmas — and win

I missed the first two films in the "Harold and Kumar" series, but if they were as goofy and off-the-wall funny and nonsensical as "A Very Merry Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas," I've got some catching up to do.

The newest in the franchise is playing at the Fandango Galaxy cineplex in Carson City and watching it is like seeing all the possible gags from Hollywood over the years with a lot of stuff only the drug-using 21st Century could think up.

Carson City's Polar Express holiday train pre-sells 3,000 tickets

The enchanting appeal of The Polar Express™ has spread to Carson City and has families planning ahead for the holiday season. After merely three weeks, 3,000, or 40 percent of Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s Polar Express™ tickets have been sold, with 4,500 tickets remaining.

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is one of a handful of officially licensed Polar Express Train Ride events nationwide this holiday season, Nov. 25 - Dec. 18.

Carson City Chamber of Commerce honors volunteers

At the Chamber's Annual Meeting held at Duke’s Steakhouse inside the Casino Fandango on Monday, June 21, outgoing Chairman of the Board Jim Smolenski honored special people who helped the Chamber grow during his tenure.

Honored were:

JOHN HOY – VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Paradise Cove

Supersonic Santa

Captured by the spirit of the season, physicists of the Museum of Sciences in Wolfsburg, Germany, aimed their calculators at the most prominent man of Christmas to illustrate the magnitude of his job

Christmas Events This Week

Carson loses beloved character

Bill Williamson, a man made famous by his car-driving dogs, died Tuesday, three weeks after cancer also took his beloved golden retriever Beau.

Carson City has lost a jolly kind spirit

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