Winter break for the Washoe County School District is Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. There aren’t as many things to do during the pandemic, but there are some worth checking out.

For example, there are organized activities by the recreation departments of both Reno and Sparks and creativity camps from Arts for All Nevada. Check “Winter Break Camps and Activities in Reno and Sparks” for details.

Here are some other things to do as well…

If you plan on going up to the mountains, carry your chains and be prepared for winter driving conditions. Before heading out, make sure your car is in good shape and check highway conditions and the weather forecast. If it gets really snowy, be sure to read and heed the information in “Reno Area Winter Driving and Snow Removal.”

Wildfire smoke sunset

September 8, 2020

Sunset, wildfire smoke, Reno, Nevada, NV

Heavy smoke from nearby wildfires makes for red Reno sunsets, but really bad air quality. Photo © Stan White

Thunderstorm sunset

August 11, 2020

Sunset with thunderstorm clouds, Reno, Nevada, NV

Thunderstorm clouds and a colorful sunset over Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White