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Gardnerville's Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff
 2016 Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff Fireworks

Gardnerville's Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00 p.m. - Heritage Park

Join us for the  Eleventh annual Gardnerville's Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff.  Enjoy an old fashioned holiday event complete with live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon, Santa and fireworks.  What more could you ask for?  Come early and take a wagon ride around the park.   Wagon rides begin at 4:00 p.m.  The wagon rides will stop for a few minutes around 4:20 to bring Santa to the park at 4:30 p.m. The wagon rides around the park will continue until the fireworks begin between 6:00 and 6:30. The Town of Gardnerville board members and staff will be serving Dutch oven cobblers, spiced cider and hot cocoa, which will begin at 5:30 pm.  The Gardnerville Town Water Company will serve popcorn.  The Town Christmas tree and the Heritage Park Pavilion will be lit;Entertainment includes the Sierra Bell Ringers, All About Dance Kids, Joyful Noise Children's Choir and the Christmas Carolers. The musical light show features the song  All I Want for Christmas and the fireworks (weather permitting) will be the grand finale. 
If you miss the Kickoff you can still see the musical light show if you drive around the park any evening between 5:00 PM
and 10:00 PM and tune your radio to 89.9 FM.  FUN FOR EVERYONE!!!

Thanks to our sponsors:  Gardnerville Health & Sanitation & Sharkey's Casino, Peri Enterprises, Beall's
 Sharkey's Casino logo  Bealls logo

We appreciate their support.

Program Highlights:

Carson Valley Holiday Events
Come down and visit what the Carson Valley has to offer on this three day Christmas event.   Starting Thanksgiving weekend.  Candy Cane Lane features thousands of Christmas lights and a variety of scenes depicting traditional characters and images getting ready for and enjoying Christmas at the Carson Valley Inn

December 1, 2017 - Town of Minden Gazebo Lighting.  Minden celebrates the holidays with the lighting of the historic downtown Minden Gazebo to  kick off the holiday season.  Come join them for Lights, Santa, Cookies, and so much more!

Or have Winter in Genoa with caroling and visit with Santa.
December 2, 2017
 – Carson Valley’s brightest celebration of the holiday season will take to the streets at the Annual Parade of Lights hosted by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce on Saturday December 6th beginning at 5 p.m.  Residents and visitors will line Highway 395 between downtown Gardnerville and Minden Town Park to watch dozens of colorfully decorated floats.