It was cold, dark and raining but that didn't stop the lighting of the 65-foot-tall giant sequoia during the ceremony that took place Wednesday, November 26, 2008 in downtown Reno. The lighting of the tree kicks off the 2008 holiday season!
Bad weather did prevent the opening of the "Rink on the River" that was scheduled to take place after the tree lighting. With inches of water on the rink it was impossible to skate on.
Luckily, the rain has passed and the Rink is now open! The outdoor ice skating rink is located at 10 N. Virginia Street in downtown Reno. For hours of operation visit www.cityofreno.com or call 775-334-2262. The cost is $6 for ages 13 years and up, $4 for youths and seniors and $2 skate rental.
Another great was to celebrate the holiday season is with the West Street Market Grand Opening that will take place on December 6, 2008 in downtown Reno.
What is the West Street Market?
The market is designed to serve as a gathering place that will provide a unique experience centered around food, friends, shopping, entertainment and demonstrations. The focus of the food is homemade, fresh and local. The market will also serve as a place to find and buy unusual items, art and gifts. You will also find entertainment and demonstrations where you can learn new things from cooking to being a better steward to the environment.
This indoor market will begin with a pancake breakfast from 7a.m. to 10a.m. on Saturday, December 6th. The ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 10.a.p. and photos with Santa will be available after. Some of the other festivities scheduled include: cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, face painting and more. For a detailed list of events click here or log on to www.cityofreno.com for more details.
The West Street Market is located between downtown Reno's West Second Streets. I hope to see you there!
For more information on what to do in Reno, Nevada be sure to check out www.MetroMix.com. MetroMix Reno gives you up-to-date schedules of where to go, where to dine, who to see and how to get there.
Authored by Terrie Leighton. November 2008. Terrie is a real estate agent with Ferrari-Lund Real Estate. The information in this post is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.