E.g., Dec 20 2014
E.g., Dec 20 2014
The Polar Express Train Ride
December 10, 2014 to December 22, 2014

when: check V & T Website for schedules

where: Carson City Eastgate Depot

During the holiday season, characters, entertainment and Santa bring the story to life, with a souvenir silver sleigh bell to remember the journey. The one-hour long rides are fun for the whole family. VIP parlor car tickets also available!

Shopping the Outlets at Sparks
December 11, 2014 to December 24, 2014

when:Mon-Sat 10am-9pm/ Sun 11am-6pm

where: Legends Mall and Outlet at Sparks

One of the great places to do this year’s holiday shopping and dining is the Outlets at Sparks. Shop the “world’s largest sporting goods store” at Scheels, and visit other big-name outlet stores. Break up the shopping spree by relaxing at the Galaxy IMAX Theatre, with plush reclining power seats and Dolby Atmos surround sound. For when you get hungry, there are a number of tasty new restaurants to choose from. It’s a one-stop shop!

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
December 12, 2014 to December 25, 2014

when: see 'More Info..." below for show times/no show 12/14/14

where: Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Nutcracker in Reno
December 17, 2014 to December 24, 2014


Sat 17th...2pm & 7pm   Sun 18th...2pm

Fri 23rd...8pm   Sat 24th...2pm

where: John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without everyone’s favorite tale of the Nutcracker. The whole family will enjoy this classic ballet as sugar plumb fairies and mice dance through a young girl’s dream to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky. Enjoy this favorite, showing every weekend leading up to the holidays, at one of the many performances here in Reno.

Ice Spectacular at Heavenly
December 17, 2014 to December 29, 2014

where: Heavenly Ice Rink

Join us nightly during Heavenly Holidays to watch some of the most talented skaters in the country perform on the Heavenly Village Ice Rink. The ice skating shows will be different each night, so come back nightly to see a new show. The shows come to a close on Monday, Dec 29 with the grand finale show.

Santa's Workshop Snow Globe Heavenly Village
December 19, 2014 to December 24, 2014

where: Heavenly Village

Santa's Workshop will be recreated in the Heavenly Village inside of a 16-foot snow globe.  Head inside the snow globe to sit on Santa's lap for a unique photo opportunity. Enjoy holiday music from a live DJ and watch Carolers perform.

Dead Winter Carpenters
December 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014

when: 9pm

where: Crystal Bay Casino

with Front Country + After Party w/Down North in the Crystal Bay Crown Room

Wine Walk Reno
December 20, 2014

when: 2pm - 5pm

where: Reno Riverwalk District

Reno’s Wine Walk is holiday themed this month and is encouraging walkers to dress in their ugliest Christmas sweaters for the event. Head down to the Riverwalk District on Saturday, December 20 and enjoy wine from nearly 30 local businesses in the downtown area. For $20 you will get a wine glass and access to some delicious wines and a great time, and on the 20th a portion of the proceeds will benefit Cancer Awareness of Nevada.

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
December 20, 2014

when: 7:30pm

where: Stateline NV

Don’t miss Tommy Castro with his fiery new band The Painkillers

Live Music on Saturdy at Bar of America
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 27 2014 .
December 20, 2014

Where: Bar of America

Saturday night is the night to get down and boogie with your friends, and Bar of America is the place to do it!  Enjoy their fantastic food and lively libations to spice up your night!  Bring a friend or two, hang out with the locals, and dance the night away!

Bar of America has LIVE MUSIC every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night...too many bands to list here, so check out their website often for bands and times.