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.”


Halloween falls on a Wednesday in 2018, so the weekend before is when many Halloween activities will be taking place. To get a handle on what is happening and when, go to my “Halloween Events, Activities, Free Trick-or-Treating in the Reno Area” article.

There are free and safe trick-or-treating events, haunted houses, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. There will be numerous adults-only Halloween parties for grown-up ghouls.

Halloween events, activities, trick or treating, Reno, Sparks, Nevada, NV

Halloween in Reno, Nevada
Halloween pumpkin patches and corn mazes are up and running in the Reno region. Many run continuously until Halloween and a few are just at specific times during October. Some of these are pretty elaborate, with lots of activities for both kids and adults. You can even visit the field and search for your own perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern.

Another popular Halloween activity taking place during October are a number of fun and spooky special train rides. In our local area, Halloween trains will be running on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad up in Virginia City and at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. There are more ghoulish trains running at other Nevada locations and over in California.

Of course, you need Halloween costumes and supplies to properly participate in the festivities. These are available in abundance at any of several locations around the Reno region. Be sure to consider shopping at some of the locally owned businesses when gearing up for Halloween.