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Take your family on a fun-filled family adventure in Virginia City. Your mission is to save the Grinch. Good ol’ Father Christmas has thrown the Grinch in jail for all the
Take your family on a fun-filled family adventure in Virginia City. Your mission is to save the Grinch.
Good ol’ Father Christmas has thrown the Grinch in jail for all the negative Christmas spirit he has spread throughout Virginia City. He’s locked him up in the center of town for everyone to see and placed him right in front of the town’s Christmas tree. In an attempt to show the Grinch what the spirit of the season is all about, the tree starts off empty and will come to life throughout the day – all because of YOU. That’s right. Your challenge is to find Christmas cheer scattered throughout town and bring it back to decorate the tree. United as one, the goal is to fill the tree with Christmas spirit that will have the Grinch, and you, believing again.
Christmas cheer can be found throughout town at participating shops, restaurants, museums and at other activities taking place during the day. Find the cheer and save Christmas and the Grinch. For every item of cheer you receive, bring it back to hang on the Christmas tree. In return, receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a drawing to win one of two $500 shopping spree certificates good at participating Virginia City merchant shops.
Get the ultimate Christmas experience in Virginia City with a sleigh ride to meet Santa Claus! Hop on the sleigh in our Victorian wonderland and ride through town on a journey to the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum & Archives where you’ll meet the star himself. Admission to the museum is included. Bring your own camera. Sleigh rides are part of our Believe Again celebration taking place December 7 and 14. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 3-12 and free for kids under 2.
Cheer is easy to find. The more cheer you find, the more entries you receive.
- 1 cheer for a food and beverage purchases
- 1 cheer found in specific scavenger hunt-style challenges
- 2 cheers for every $50 spent in participating shops and stores
- 3 cheers for every museum tour or event attended
- 5 cheers for every $10 donated to a museum or nonprofit
Pick up the list of all participating locations in Virginia City.
Events taking place as part of Believe Again, include:
- Saint Mary’s Art Center’s Head2Toe Exhibition and Reception, 11 AM – 3 PM
- Ornament making at St. Mary’s Art Center, 11 AM – 3 PM
- Photos with Father Christmas at the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum, 11 AM – 4 PM
- Sleigh Rides to Santa Claus, 11 AM – 4 PM
- Letters to Santa writing station at LOCATION, 11 AM – 4 PM
- Storey County Fire Protection District open house tours and treats, 11 AM – 5 PM
- Storey County Sheriff’s Office Deputies meet and greet, 11 AM – 5 PM
- Believe Again Weekend and Christmas Challenge, 11 AM – 5 PM
- Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl, 11 AM – 5 PM
- Candy Cane Express on the V&T Railroad, 12 PM and 2 PM
- Virginia City Singers caroling throughout town, 12 – 6 PM
- Comstock Cemetery Foundation Spirits of Christmas walk, self-guided, dawn to dusk
- Parade of Lights, 5 PM
- A Comstock Christmas Carol presented by Piper’s Opera House and Piper’s Players, 7 PM
Come on out, bring the whole family and leave Believing Again!