Christmas lights around Reno

December 19, 2017

Christmas lights displays, Reno, Sparks, Nevada, NV

This house in the Hidden Valley neighborhood of east Reno is the winner of the 2017 Parade of Lights competition. Hidden Valley is one of the best places in the Truckee Meadows to enjoy a large variety of Christmas lights displays. Photo © Stan White


Fall at Washoe Lake

December 12, 2017

Washoe Lake State Park, Deadmans Creek Trail, hiking, Nevada, NV

Late fall at Washoe Lake State Park, south of Reno, Nevada. View is looking west from Deadman’s Creek Trail. Photo © Stan White

It’s tough getting much detailed information about Christmas holiday light displays around the Truckee Meadows and up at Lake Tahoe. However, I keep trying and have come up with some lights confirmed for the 2017 season. I’ve also listed some that were fired up last year, even though I don’t know for sure if they will be shining in 2017.

The biggest residential display I’ve found is the numerous homes participating in the Hidden Valley Parade of Lights. All the decorations are actually part of a contest by the homeowners’ association, but everyone can come to enjoy the lights. Since they are all in one area, it’s a good way to enjoy lighted Christmas decorations without driving too much. The lights are scheduled to be shining through January 1, 2018.

There are lots of other homes and businesses throughout the Truckee Meadows that you can enjoy simply by driving around in the evening. Perhaps an improving economy has prompted some people to light up more holiday cheer than in previous years. If you know of any outstanding Christmas lights displays around the Truckee Meadows, please use our Contact Us form to send an address so it can be added to the list.

Lights of Tanea, probably the biggest and most elaborate single home Christmas lights show in the Reno area, has retired after many years. I hope you were able to view this show in the past – it was quite spectacular.

For more information, visit “Christmas Lights and Decorations Displays in the Reno Area.”

Christmas lights displays, Reno, Nevada, NV

Reno neighborhood Christmas lights. Photo © Stan White