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Annual holiday tree lighting is tonight

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Holiday tree lighting
CITY OF RENO NEWS — This evening join the City of Reno for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event, a fun and magical evening featuring the Billinghurst Middle School Choir singing holiday carols and a much anticipated countdown to the official beginning of the holiday season.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. on the City Plaza (10 N. Virginia Street across from Reno City Hall). The public is invited to enjoy this great tradition featuring carolers, ice skating, and a community celebration.

Following the tree lighting, a skating exhibition by the Tahoe Snowflakes and Eldorado’s Ice Fantasy will take place on the Rink on the River and then the Rink will open for the public. Skaters can receive a free skate rental by donating a new hat, mittens, or scarf to the Salvation Army.

Admission fees for the rink are:

· Adults/Teens (ages 13-54) = $7.50

· Youth (ages 3-12) = $5.50

· Seniors (55+) = $5.50

A detailed schedule of skating times and a list of admission fees can be found at Reno.gov/IceRink.

This year the City of Reno started a new tradition with a permanent holiday tree. The 23-foot tall giant sequoia tree came to Reno from a former wood mill in Camino, California.

What: Reno’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event

Where: Rink on the River located at 10 N. Virginia Street across from Reno City Hall

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.