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Celebrate Christmas like it’s 1899 in Virginia City – month-long celebration in historic mining town


vc-logo-red-300dpi-300x153-9251434-5173514VIRGINIA CITY TOURISM COMMISSION NEWS RELEASE — Step back in time this holiday season and celebrate Christmas as it was in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City, Nevada, hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. Located just 25 miles from Reno, the town boasts hand-crafted boutique holiday shopping at local merchants, the Parade of Lights and a country Christmas concert.

There are many fun activities. “Breakfast with Father Christmas” is on December 7 and 9, at 11:00 a.m. You can join Father Christmas for breakfast, photos and a chance to share Christmas wishes at Piper’s Opera House. Price: $10. “The Candy Cane Express Trains” run November 29-30, December 7 and 8, and December 14 and 15, with two departures daily, noon and 2:00 p.m. Create holiday memories aboard the Candy Cane Express Holiday Train on the famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Delight with visits from the Candy Cane Sisters while sipping hot chocolate, spiced apple cider and enjoying delicious cookies and candy canes. Price: $14 adults, $7 children, ages 2 and under free. Purchase tickets online. There are “Christmas Movies” at Piper’s Opera House on December 7, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring the kids to watch a classic Christmas movie at the historic Piper’s Opera House held just prior to the Parade of Lights. There is also the enchanting “Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights,” December 7, 5:00 p.m. Bundle up and gather along C Street for Virginia City’s only evening parade and watch as the town lights up with Christmas cheer. Price: FREE.

Additional events include: “Christmas in the Sierra – Concert” with David John & The Comstock Cowboys, December 7, 8:00 p.m., bring your cowboy boots and Santa hat to this boot-stomping good time with David John and the Comstock Cowboys for a country Christmas concert at Piper’s Opera House. Buy your tickets in advance online. Price: $25. And, take photos with Father Christmas, Saturdays and Sundays beginning November 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Virginia City Visitors Center at 86 South C Street to meet Father Christmas and create a holiday memory. Call 775-847-7500 for more information. To purchase tickets and for more information on Christmas on the Comstock events taking place in Virginia City, Nevada, visit online or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775-847-7500.

A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the Unites States – Virginia City, Nev. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages. For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.

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