Virginia City’s Christmas on the Comstock Will Have You Believing Again

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Believe Again Events Dec. 7 and 14 – Celebration All Month Long

This December, Virginia City, Nevada will have you Believing Again. There’s no place like this historic Comstock mining town for that warm and fuzzy, traditional Christmas vibe. This year the town is going all out with three-weekends of events starting after Thanksgiving Day, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

Festivities include a town-wide activity to save Christmas, the Parade of Lights, live music and concerts, historic tours, artisan craft fairs, A Comstock Christmas Carol original production at Piper’s Opera House, carriage rides, photos and letters to Santa, the Candy Cane Express train, a shopping spree worth $500 courtesy of Dolan Auto Group and much more. It’s a real-life vintage Christmas celebration embracing the slower pace and filled with lights and local shops decorated to the hilt all month long.

Believe Again – A Christmas Cheer Challenge

Take the family on a fun-filled adventure in Virginia City – Believe Again, December 7 and 14. Good ol’ Santa Claus has locked up the Grinch for all the negative Christmas spirit he has spread and placed him in the center of town for everyone to see. In an attempt to show the Grinch what the spirit of the season is all about, it’s up to YOU to find Christmas Cheer scattered throughout town. Christmas cheer can be found at participating shops, restaurants, museums and at other activities taking place during the day. Collect cheer and free the Grinch, plus be entered into a drawing for one of two $500 shopping sprees good at participating Virginia City merchants.

Christmas on the Comstock

Christmas on the Comstock Schedule of Events

November 29 – 30

  • Candy Cane Express on the V&T Railroad, 12 PM and 2 PM

December 6

  • Official tree lighting at the Bucket of Blood lot, corner of C and Union streets, 5 PM
  • Randy Brooks and His Allstar Band, composer  of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”, 7 PM

December 7

  • Storey County Senior Center Holiday Craft Fair, 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saint Mary’s Art Center’s 6th Annual Holiday Faire, 10 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
  • 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 The Roasting House, 11 AM – 3 PM
  • Candy Cane Express on the V&T Railroad, 12 PM and 2 PM
  • Virginia City Singers caroling throughout town, 12 – 6 PM
  • David John and the Comstock Cowboys Christmas in the Sierra Concert at Piper’s Opera House, 7 PM

December 8

  • Storey County Senior Center Holiday Craft Fair, 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saint Mary’s Art Center’s 6th Annual Holiday Faire, 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Candy Cane Express on the V&T Railroad, 12 PM and 2 PM
  • A Comstock Christmas Carol presented by Piper’s Opera House and Piper’s Players, 1 PM

 December 13

  • A Comstock Christmas Carol presented by Piper’s Opera House and Piper’s Players, 7 PM

December 14

  • Saint Mary’s Art Center’s Ornament Making and Edible Art, 10 AM – 4 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 The Roasting House, 11 AM – 3 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

December 15

  • Candy Cane Express on the V&T Railroad, 12 PM and 2 PM
  • A Comstock Christmas Carol presented by Piper’s Opera House and Piper’s Players, 1 PM

All month long: Shopping at any number of Virginia City’s locally owned and operated merchant stores for gift giving beyond the box store. Visit online for list of all specials and offers being provided.

Visit online for a complete schedule of events, details on the Believe Again – Christmas Cheer Challenge and for a list of offers and specials from our town merchants.

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