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 – 17

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. Simply show your receipts at the Visitors Center, and for every $25 spent in town, you’ll receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win. The town is filled with shops to fit even the most decriminating person on your list. The more you spend in town between Dec. 1 and Dec. 17, the more chances to win.

Stop by the Visitors Center for complete details.

Winners announced on Dec. 18.

Visitor Center hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Signature Events in VC
Believe Again

Events this Week

No Events

Train O’ Lights

2023 CHRISTMAS TRAINS SOLD OUT.

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 9th 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

Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House

Pictures with Santa Claus

Signature Events in VC
Events by Day
Snow Divider

Visit the Events Calendar for More Details – Click Here

November 24

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

November 25

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

December 1

  • Believe Again – A Christmas Giveaway (now until Dec. 17)
  • Holiday Decorating Contest (now until Dec. 24)
  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Official Christmas Tree Lighting at the Bucket of Blood lot (corner of C and Union streets), at 6 PM
  • 601 Christmas Concert Piper’s Opera House at 7 p.m.

December 2

  • St. Mary’s Art Center 9th annual Holiday Faire from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Senior Center Craft Fair from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Parade of Lights, sponsored in part by the Old Red Garter, down C Street at 5 p.m.
  • Magical Christmas Fireworks Show, sponsored in part by the Old Red Garter at 6 p.m.
  • Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House at 7 p.m.

December 3

  • St. Mary’s Art Center 9th annual Holiday Faire from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Senior Center Craft Fair from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House at 2 p.m.

December 7

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

December 8

  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House at 7 p.m.

December 9

  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • St. Marys in the Mountains Holiday Bake Sale from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Parade of Lights, sponsored in part by the Old Red Garter, down C Street at 5 p.m.
  • Magical Christmas Fireworks Show, sponsored in part by the Old Red Garter, at 6 p.m.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Tea Party at the Mackay Mansion at 7 p.m.

December 10

  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • St. Marys in the Mountains Holiday Bake Sale from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Holiday Ornament Making at St. Mary’s Art Center at 1 p.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House at 2 p.m.
  • Rat Pack Dinner and X-Mas Extravaganza at the Gold Hill Hotel at 6 p.m.

December 14

  • Santa Visits the Gold Hill Hotel from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

December 15

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

December 16

  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

December 17

  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Arts & Crafts Revival Class at St. Mary’s Art Center at 1 p.m.

December 21

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

December 22

  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • The Polar Express Movie at Piper’s Opera House at 5 p.m.
  • Christmas on the Comstock with Lacy J. Dalton and Dale Poune at the Red Dog Saloon at 7 PM

December 23

  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Electric Holiday Train O’Lights at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Piper’s Players presents Mark Twain & Friends Holiday Spectacular at Piper’s Opera House at 2 p.m.

December 24

  • Pictures with Santa at the Virginia City Visitors Center from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Candy Cane Express at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
#findyourspirit
#findyourspirit
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Join our E-news
Sign up to receive the latest news,
event information and deals before anyone else!
JOIN
X