Step Back In Time With an Old Fashioned Christmas

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Virginia City promises Nevadans an old fashioned Christmas with train rides and elves telling stories and Father Christmas lending his knee.

Beginning Fri., Nov., 26, Virginia City will kick off the Christmas festivities that the young and old can sure to enjoy.

Bring your camera because Santa Clause is coming to town and he will be available for photos at the visitor center at 86 South C Street every Saturday and Sunday through December 19 starting the day after Thanksgiving. There will be complimentary hot chocolate.

You won’t want to miss our annual Christmas Train of Elves December 4. Hot Chocolate and Cider will be served. Comstock Elves will read a Christmas story and take your Christmas wish list for Santa.

The train departs Virginia City for a 45 minute lighted and decorated magical Holiday experience. Kids have your orders ready for the elves! Trains will run 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the F Street Depot.

Christmas Ball at the Piper's Opera House to kick off. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and Grand March at 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person for dinner and dancing.

The Fort Point Garrison Brass Band will be playing period musical instruments and melodies. Worth listening to even if you don't dance.

Come in period costume, western formal, or come in anything that makes you happy at the Gold Hill Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor center at 86 South C Street.

A Gold Hill Christmas Follies directed by Linda Merrell-Arne. Enjoy a Christmas variety show with song, dance and comedy while you dine on a 4 course dinner Wed., Dec., 8 and 9. It is at 6:30 p.m. and the cost ranges from $45 for adults and $15 for 12 years and under. Reservations are recommended by calling (775) 847-0111.

Beginning Sat., Dec., 18, Comstock Nites Christmas Crawl Back In Time. The Union Brewery, Red Dog Saloon, Ponderosa Saloon and other participating Virginia City Saloons will offer drink specials, raffle prizes, and music, at some of the locations.

Prizes will be awarded for the best western dressed, western Christmas, and saloon costumes. There will be a small donation for the local Community Chest Christmas food baskets going to Storey County families in need.

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