2018 Reno Santa Pub Crawl

December 13, 2018

Reno Santa Pub Crawl, Reno, Nevada, NV
The annual Reno Santa Pub Crawl extravaganza for 2018 is on Saturday, December 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. Get on your Santa or Mrs. Santa suit (or other holiday costume) and join thousands of crawlers for this huge event, possibly the largest of its kind in the whole country. This is an adult drinking affair, so everyone is urged to read “Rules to Crawl By” and behave so a good time will be had by all.

It’s only $5 to participate, which is actually a charitable donation. You’ll still have to pay for your drinks at each of the participating establishments, but cup holders get discounted drinks and free cover at all the bars. Proceeds go to Washoe County Schools through Donorschoose.org.

The Reno Santa Crawl is big, but it’s only one of several similar events held throughout the year. To learn about more, check out “Beer Crawls in Reno.”


The 2018 Christmas season is upon us, with a bunch of holiday season events and activities coming to the Reno / Sparks area.

Some of the early December things you may want to check out include performances of “The Nutcracker,” Christmas shows at some of the casinos, free holiday movies and Santa visits at the Washoe County Library, Christmas music performances, and Christmas on the Comstock in Virginia City. There are Santa train rides at the Nevada Railroad Museum in Carson City and on the V&T Railroad in Virginia City.

Thanks to recent storms, there is plenty of snow for you to hit the ski slopes and/or enjoy family fun at our nearby snow play areas. The Downtown Reno Ice Rink at Greater Nevada Field will be open daily throughout the Christmas holidays.

You don’t need a bunch of money to enjoy the season, either. There are plenty of free holiday activities during December and other things to do that are inexpensive. Learn more from “Christmas Events and Activities around Reno and Sparks.”

It’s not necessary to head out to the Christmas tree lots and spend big bucks for a fresh-cut Christmas tree.

Going out to get your own Christmas tree on public land can be a fun family outing and adventure. We have plenty of public land in northern Nevada for this activity, with most of it administered by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Both agencies currently have Christmas tree cutting permits for 2018 available to the public.

You can obtain permits for several types of trees, including various species of pine, cedar, fir, and juniper. Cutting areas are located around Lake Tahoe, in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and on land administered by the Nevada BLM Carson City District. For more information about obtaining permits and where to get trees, refer to “Christmas Tree Cutting Permits.”