Town of Gardnerville's Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff

The Town of Gardnerville presents the 13th Annual Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff on November 29, 2018. Experience the small town holiday season that brings back memories of family and friends enjoying time together around the Town Square. The event features the Sierra Bell Ringers,a local bell ringing group; Carolers singing classic holiday season songs; Performances from All About Dance Kids & Dance Workshop Kids; a musical light show that will delight the whole family and (weather permitting) a fireworks display. Join Santa to kick off the start of the holiday season. Enjoy hot chocolate, spiced cider and dutch oven cobblers made fresh at the event, so every bite is warm, taking the chill off a cold winter night. Join your friends and neighbors for a wagon ride around the park before the fireworks.

4:00 PM  Horse Drawn Wagon rides begin around the park
4:30 PM  Santa arrives
5:30 PM  Entertainment & Treats begin

A special thank you to our sponsors Sharkey's Casino and Gardnerville Health & Sanitation for making this event possible.  To become a sponsor, please visit our website:

If you miss the event, drive around the park and tune your radio to 89.9 FM any evening between 5:00-10:00 p.m. to hear & see the musical light show from this year and previous years. It will play continuously each evening until New Year's.

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Event Dates

11/29/2018 – 11/29/2018

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA accessible

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets.


I have been sad to miss this event every year as it’s not easy to find information on its dates.

Nancy Wittman, 12/5/2018

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