Happening in December
Happening in December

Christmas on the Comstock

Happening in December

Let Virginia City lift your spirits this holiday season and Believe Again in the magic of Christmas with two weekends of events along with other events in December.

Take a step back to simpler times as the town transforms with holiday lights, local shops decorated to the hilt and cheery folks welcoming families for a fun-filled holiday.

Festivities include the Believe Again Christmas Challenge shopping spree, two weekends of Parade of Lights followed by a Magical Christmas Fireworks Show, the fun-filled Candy Cane Express and the evening Train O’Lights, a saloon crawl, holiday artisan craft fair at St. Mary’s Art Center and more!

Come #VCFindYourSpirit.

VC Christmas on the Comstock
Believing again

Believe Again – A Christmas Shopping Giveaway, Dec. 1 – 18

Plan your holiday shopping at one of Virginia City’s many unique stores! Shop ‘til you drop, stay the night, eat at a restaurant, visit an attraction or enjoy a cold one and you could win. Visit Virginia City is giving away 10, $100 gifts. Simply show your receipts at the Visitors Center and for every $10 spent in town, receive one raffle ticket. The more you spend in town between Dec. 1 and Dec. 18, the more chances to win.

Winners announced on Dec. 19.

Visitor Center hours are: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Signature Events in VC
Believe Again

Events this Week

01dec12:00 am31(dec 31)12:00 pmFeaturedChristmas on the ComstockMonth Long Event

02dec5:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedV&T Railroad Train O'Lights

03dec5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedParade of Lights & Magical Christmas Fireworks Show

03dec5:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedV&T Railroad Train O'Lights

Train O’ Lights

The V&T Railroad Train O’Lights is a magical evening train ride on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam train with thousands and thousands of lights shining brightly through the dark skies. With bright Christmas lights bouncing off the train’s steam, it creates a powerful and enchanted visual that won’t soon be forgotten.

Signature Events
Granch Made me do it saloon crawl

The Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl

St. Marys Art Center Craft Fair

St. Mary’s Art Center 8th Annual Holiday Faire

Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights

Train O' Lights

Train O’ Lights

Virginia City Christmas Fireworks

Magical Fireworks Display

Comstock Christmas Concert

Home for Christmas Concert featuring Glen and Molly of Lady an the Tramps

Signature Events in VC
Events by Day
Snow Divider

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November 25

  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

November 26

  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

November 27

  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

December 1

  • Christmas Country Line Dancing at Piper’s Opera House, 6 p.m.

December 2

  • Believe Again – A Christmas Giveaway (now until Dec. 18)
  • Holiday Decorating Contest (now until Dec. 18)
  • Official Christmas Tree Lighting at the Bucket of Blood lot (corner of C and Union streets), 6 PM
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

December 3

  • The Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl
  • Parade of Lights down C Street, 5 p.m.
  • Magical Christmas Fireworks Show, 6 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s Art Center 8th annual Holiday Faire, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Senior Center Craft Fair, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Home for Christmas Concert featuring Glen and Molly of Lady an the Tramps at Piper’s Opera House, 7 p.m.

December 4

    • St. Mary’s Art Center 8th annual Holiday Faire, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Senior Center Craft Fair, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

December 8

  • Canvas & Cocktails at St. Mary’s Art Center, 6 p.m.

December 9

  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

December 10

  • Parade of Lights down C Street, 5 p.m.
  • Magical Christmas Fireworks Show, 6 p.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Tea & Paranormal Investigation, 7 p.m.

December 11

  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

December 15

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Bingo at Piper’s Opera House, 7 p.m.

December 16

  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

December 17

  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

December 18

  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Christmas on the Comstock with Lacy J. Dalton at the Red Dog Saloon, 7 PM
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