Virginia City's "Christmas On The Comstock" Attracts Visitors Worldwide

VIRGINIA CITY, NV - The visitors center in Virginia City says "Christmas on the Comstock" has already had visitors from all over the world.

Just a few days after Thanksgiving, C Street is already decked out with holiday decorations.

Ellen worth is in town visiting her daughter and grand kids. The family decided to get out of Reno for a little bit and visit Virginia City.

'We just came up here to look for some Christmas ornaments and stuff," Worth says.

Street poles are covered with wreaths. balconies are full of trees. Of course, the holiday season wouldn't be the same without Father Christmas.

"It's a beautiful day and I'm expecting a lot of kids to come in and tell me what they want for Christmas," Father Christmas says.

Father Christmas says he every year, meets visitors from all over the world.

"We had Canada, Germany, India, a few from South America and even the Americas," Father Christmas says.

Employees like Diamond Jim of course like to keep track of where people are from on this map. If you're in Virginia City, stop inside the visitors center and put a pin on the map to show where you're from.

Diamond Jim says sometimes people think stores in Virginia City close during the winter, but that's far from true.

"There's still stuff to do up here, plus Christmas shop, we appreciate that up here," Diamond Jim says.

Diamond Jim and Father Christmas say Virginia City during the holidays feels like an "old time Christmas", and that's what draws people back every year.

"I've seen kids grow up from just being in diapers to making decisions for themselves," Father Christmas says.

There's still many events planned for this year's Christmas On The Comstock.

Next Saturday at 5 pm, the streets are going to be filled with holiday lights for the holiday parade.


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