Saturday, December 20, 2014

Edible Events

December Events

Barton Health’s Festival of Tree and Lights
Dec. 3 – 7
Harrah’s — Lake Tahoe
Get into the Christmas spirit early with a spectacular celebration of lights, sound and motion. This five-day family extravaganza creates a virtual wonderland complete with local entertainment, a kids’ craft area and opportunities to give back to the community. For details, visit

First Thursday
Thursday, Dec. 4
5 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Check out a new event every first Thursday of the month. Grab drinks and listen to live music! For details, visit

2014 Eclipse Release Party
Thursday, Dec. 4
50/50 Brewing Co. — Truckee, CA
A party celebrating the release of the 2014 Eclipse, along with other barrel-aging projects. There will be gourmet cheeses, artisan breads, charcuterie, and beer-inspired appetizers. For details, visit

Light Up Minden!
Friday, Dec. 5
5 p.m.
Minden Park — Minden
Join the holiday fun with gazebo lights and more. For details, visit

Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 5
6 p.m.
Maine Street — Fallon
A joyous holiday tradition when the community turns out for carolers, cookies and hot chocolate, the first glimpse of Santa, and to watch the Christmas tree light up downtown. For details, visit

Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 5
Victorian Square — Sparks
6:30 - 7 p.m.
Gather ‘round the tree! Geno Martini, the Mayor of Sparks, will light the Christmas tree along with caroling and other entertainment. For details, visit

Step2 22nd Annual Homes for the Holidays Jingle and Mingle Kick-off Party
Friday, Dec. 5
5:30 p.m.
Atlantis Resort and Casino — Reno
An elegant gala featuring a sneak peek at the homes being featured in the Home Tour and a buffet. For details, visit

Genoa Celebrates Winter Holidays
Dec. 5 – 13
5:30 p.m.
Genoa Community Church — Genoa
Celebrate the holidays right. The festivities include a Christmas tree lighting, caroling, and Santa's visit, along with holiday refreshments. For details, visit

Light Up South Lake Tahoe
Saturday, Dec. 6
6 p.m.
A procession led by fire trucks and snow plows along Highway 50 will begin at Stateline and conclude with a Christmas tree lighting at the "Y" (intersection of Highway 50 and 89). There will also be a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. For details, visit

Carson City Wine Walk
Saturday, Dec 6
1 – 5 p.m.
Downtown Carson City
The downtown wine walk, which takes place the first Saturday of every month, offers another great reason to enjoy wine. For just $10, you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass to go wine tasting all afternoon. For details, visit

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 6
8:30 a.m. –  Noon
Town Hall — Genoa
Sit with Santa for breakfast! Enjoy fluffy pancakes with syrup, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. For details, visit

Parade of Lights
Saturday, Dec. 6
From Heritage Park to Minden Park — Carson Valley
Join the community as they watch festive and colorful floats parade the streets. Afterwards, parade goers can enjoy music, holiday light shows, and more. For details, visit

Commercial Berry Production Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 6
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Western Nevada College — Carson City
Participants will learn about the best varieties for Nevada’s high desert climate, pruning and harvesting, berry production in high tunnels, pest control, and irrigation management. The workshop will also explore the economic viability and sustainability of commercial berry production. For details, visit

Step2 22nd Annual Home for the Holidays Day Tour
Dec. 6 – 7
10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
The Home Tour Check-In Center is located in Longley West Plaza at the corner of South Virginia Street and Longley Lane in Ste. P — Reno
Take a tour of magnificent homes in Southwest Reno and enjoy lunch, provided by Nothing To It Culinary Center. For details, visit

Christmas on the Comstock
Dec. 6 – 21
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. Artists and Artisans Art Faire on the Comstock
5 p.m. Sat. Christmas on the Comstock Parade of Lights
C Street — Virginia City
Enjoy this holiday event for the family. There will be Christmas movies at Piper’s Opera House, the Parade of Lights and David John & the Comstock Cowboys Christmas in the Sierra Concert. Festivities continue throughout the month including photos with Father Christmas, Candy Cane Trains, holiday shopping, and more. For details, visit

Bling Your Poinsettia
Saturday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Sparks
Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind poinsettia for all of your holiday celebrations. For details, visit

Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 6
1 – 3 p.m.
Living Stones Church —Sparks
Grab some hot chocolate and watch the parade to celebrate the holiday season. For more details,

Lunch and Beer Pairing
Sunday, Dec. 7
1 p.m.
Restaurant Trokay — Truckee
Restaurant Trokay is teaming up with FiftyFifty Brewing Company to present a five-course lunch for $45 and to add the beer pairing it's an additional $30. For details, visit

Cheese Basics Class
Monday, Dec. 8
6 – 7:30p.m.
Wedge Cheese Shop — Reno
Expand your knowledge and taste different cheeses. Learn how cheese is made, explore major cheese producers, taste cheeses made from a variety of milks. For details,

Yarden Winery Dinner
Tuesday, Dec. 9
6 p.m.
Atlantis Steakhouse — Reno
Celebrate Yarden Winery being named New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine with a six-course wine pairing dinner. For details, visit

Tamales Workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 10
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Spice up the holiday season with handmade tamales. This workshop will give you all the seasonal ingredients and instruction you need to make this delicious cultural dish. For details, visit

The Nutcracker
Dec. 12 – 14
The Pioneer Center — Reno
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Laura Jackson, will perform Tchaikovsky’s moving score. For details, visit

Holiday Truffle Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 13
10 a.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Become a truffle expert for the holidays. Treat yourself to a versatile candy-making workshop with master chocolatier and owner of Grimaldi’s Fine Chocolates & Marshmallows, Brian Wilkin. For details, visit

Reno Santa Pub Crawl
Saturday, Dec. 13
Downtown Virginia Street — Reno
Give back and go barhopping! Buy a cup, drink up, and all the proceeds go to help our local schools. For details, visit

7th Annual Holiday Gingerbread Festival
Saturday, Dec.13
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park — Reno
Enter your best gingerbread creation in a contest or just come watch with the whole family. The festivities include holiday musical presentations from local school children, and other activities for both adults and children. For details, visit

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Saturday, Dec. 13
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
MontBleu Resort and Casino — Lake Tahoe
The festival highlights the best adventure sports films of the year and showcases the action sports world best talent. For more details, visit

Kids’ Gingerbread House Workshop
Tuesday, Dec. 16
6 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Let your kids do the decorating this year. This workshop helps them construct a festive gingerbread house for the holidays. For more details, visit

Christmas in Provence Cooking Class
Wednesday, Dec. 17
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Take a cultural journey to a place where Christmas is celebrated like nowhere else. Learn to make some of the most delicious dishes from Provence. For details, visit

Jordan Winery & J Vineyards Dinner
Thursday, Dec. 18
6 p.m.
Atlantis Resort and Casino — Reno
Bistro Napa presents a wine dinner with Jordan Winery along with varietal wines from J Wine Company. For details, visit

Wear Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk
Saturday, Dec. 20
2 – 5 p.m.
Along the Truckee River and neighboring streets downtown — Reno
Put on your best ugly Christmas sweater and grab a glass of wine. The Reno Wine Walk is hosting the wine walk to benefit Cancer Awareness of Nevada. For details, visit

Heavenly Holidays
Dec. 20 – 31
Heavenly Village — Lake Tahoe
Experience a holiday winter wonderland with lights, decorations, carolers, magicians, jugglers, live ice sculpture making, a Ripperoo Parade, and more family-friendly events. For more details, visit

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, Dec. 24

Christmas Day
Thursday, Dec. 25

Nevada Chamber Music Festival
Dec. 26 – 21
Nightingale Concert Hall — University of Nevada, Reno
Join one of the primary chamber music festivals in the Nation! For details, visit

Sushi Class
Saturday, Dec. 27
6 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Learn what goes on behind the sushi bar. A class for sushi lovers to learn the art of making their favorite rolls. For details, visit

Taste of Tuscany Cooking
Tuesday, Dec. 30
6 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Get a taste of Tuscany. This class will teach you how to prepare homemade sauces and pasta and learn the ingredients of Italy. For details, visit

New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Bonfire
Wednesday, Dec. 31
6 p.m.
Churchill County Fairgrounds — Fallon
This event is a fun way to ring in the New Year. There is a new launching site inside the fairgrounds that will bring the show closer to spectators in the grandstands. You'll feel and hear the thunderous launch of fireworks and see an American flag firework display inside the rodeo arena.

Wild West New Year’s Eve Party
Wednesday, December 31
8  p.m.
Mustang Ranch Steakhouse — Virginia City
Celebrate New Years in the Wild West. There will be tons of great food, live bands, and a silent auction to help out the Storey County Library. At midnight there will be a champagne toast and a balloon drop.  For details, visit

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