Weekend Warrior November 30, 2023

Weekend Warrior: Dec 2023

 

 

 

 

Welcome to
THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

Welcome to December in Northern Nevada.

As we tie a bow on 2023, allow THE WEEKEND WARRIOR to be your guide for
the best events happening around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region!
Here are several ideas for getting out for some fun while we head into 2024!

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS ON ICE
THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2023 (THEATER DARK ON MONDAYS)
ELDORADO HOTEL & CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM
The Eldorado Showroom transforms into an ice theater this December! Immerse yourself in the magic of the season as world-class figure skaters take to the ice, weaving a tapestry of holiday joy and festive cheer.  With graceful spins, breathtaking jumps, and intricate choreography, Christmas on Ice is a spectacle for all ages!  Whether you’re planning a family outing, a romantic evening, or a joyful gathering with friends, choose a date and time that aligns seamlessly with your calendar as there are performance options. For ticket schedules and purchasing, please visit Ticketmaster.com.

 

 

 

V&T RAILROAD RIDES
MULTIPLE DATES AND TIMES THROUGH DECEMBER 2023

CARSON CITY & VIRGINIA CITY (See Each Train Ride for Details)

Treat the “littles” in your life to unforgettable moments on a genuine train ride!  V&T Railroad offers three spectacular experiences, each with a different twist on the Christmas theme:

THE POLAR EXPRESS:  All Aboard!! Experience the magic of the famed holiday story come to life. Riders are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and partake in caroling and a reading of the classic story on their way to the North Pole.  Hot chocolate and a holiday treat are served to all passengers before Santa and his helpers board the train and give each rider the first gift of Christmas – a shiny, silver sleigh bell.
CANDY CANE EXPRESS: Following rails that have carried loved ones home for the holidays for 150 years, your train will take you from the cheerful and picturesque holiday-time Virginia City through the winter wonderland of the Comstock to Gold Hill. Hot chocolate or cider accompanies a cookie on this ride as well!
ELECTRIC HOLIDAY TRAIN O’LIGHTS:  Step into a world of holiday wonder as you are enchanted by the brilliant sights and sounds of the season. V&T Historic Railway is overhauled into a winter wonderland of sparkling lights and holiday cheer on the Electric Holiday Train O’ Lights. You guessed it… you’ll receive a hot beverage and a sweet treat on this ride, too!

 

 

 

NATASHA’S WORLD JEWELRY “UNO de 50 TRUNK SHOW”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 (12-5 pm)
NATASHA’S WORLD JEWELRY in MEADOWOOD MALL (just outside of Women’s Macy’s)
Are you searching for the perfect, unique gift for that “special someone?” Or are you ready to treat yourself to a dazzling new piece of jewelry (or two)? Natasha’s World Jewelry unveils an exquisite collection of Spanish-designed jewelry that captivates hearts and redefines your style. Uno de 50 is known for its eclectic and diverse style, incorporating a mix of materials, textures, and finishes. From leather and metals to beads and crystals, it is my favorite brand, combining various elements to create a distinctive and eye-catching look.  For more information about Natasha’s World Jewelry and the trunk show, Facebook.com/NatashasWorldJewelry or shop online at NatashasWorldJewelry.com.

 

 

 

39 NORTH POLE VILLAGE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 2, 2023
VICTORIAN SQUARE – DOWNTOWN SPARKS, NV
Kick off the holiday season with a spirited community event perfect for the whole family!  Victorian Square, the Heart of Sparks, hosts this festive, annual holiday event that gives you the first chance to chat with jolly Santa Claus in person!  Local artisans offer gift ideas in the heated tents on-site. Elaborate light displays are a treat to explore as the sun sets each day.  Up for the challenge of good old competition?  The “2023 Griswold Challenge Decorating Contest” is open for registration! Tasty bites from food trucks, live entertainment, and free train rides round out 39 North Pole Village. For more info and the link to register for the contest, visit 39NorthDowntown.com.

 

 

 

LET IT GLOW, RENO
DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 7, 2023
MIDTOWN, DOWNTOWN, WELLS DISTRICT, BREWERY DISTRICT, RIVERWALK DISTRICT
Let It Glow, Reno!!  Each holiday season, our local businesses in Midtown, Downtown, Wells District, Brewery District, and Riverwalk turn it ON!!  The entire month of December and first week of January, we are invited to discover the brilliantly lit business and support them when checking off our Christmas lists.  While you’re out and about, you can vote for your favorite displays in 4 different categories: Community Choice, Most Reno, Most Creative, and Most Griswold. Want to enhance your light-viewing experience? Do it from the back of a cozy, fur-covered sleigh on wheels!  Yes, Pineapple Pedicabs and Reno Brew Bike Twinkle Tours are offered Thursdays-Saturdays, 5-7 pm. Visit TravelPineapple.com to book your tour and learn more about Let It Glow, Reno

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS ON THE COMSTOCK
ALL DECEMBER LONG

HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, NV
Whether you’re a local resident or planning a festive getaway, the magic of the season awaits you in Virginia City, Nevada. Share the joy, create lasting memories, and embrace the spirit of Christmas on the Comstock!  Throughout the magical month of December, the calendar is filled with special events you won’t want to miss. Highlights include:Dec 1: The Official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 1: Christmas Concert at Piper’s Opera House
Dec 2 (1-5 pm): The Grinch Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl
Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 (10-11 am) & Dec 24 (11 am-1 pm): Pictures with Santa
Dec 2-3: St. Mary’s Arts Center & Senior Center Holiday Craft Faire
Dec 2 & 9 (5 pm): Lighted Christmas Parade Down C Street
Dec 2 & 9 (6 pm): Magical Christmas Fireworks Show
Dec 9 (7 pm): “Nightmare Before Christmas” Tea Party at the Mackay Mansion
Dec 21 (7 pm): Sharing is Caring BINGO at Piper’s Opera House
Dec 22 (7 pm): Christmas on the Comstock with Lacy J. Dalton and Dale Poune at the Red Dog Saloon.  Reserve tickets here.
Friday & Saturday Evenings thru Dec 23 (5, 6:30 & 8 pm): V&T Railroad Train Holiday O’Lights
Dec 2023: Town-wide decorations and twinkling light displaysFor the full calendar of events and links for more information, VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

 

 

 

SPARKS HOMETOWNE CHRISTMAS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1-2, 2023

VICTORIAN SQUARE – DOWNTOWN SPARKS, NV
Make sure to catch Sparks’ cherished community tradition with a fun twist!  The 36th Annual Hometowne Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting theme is “Dashing Through the Decades!” Choose your favorite decade, dress up, and decorate your ride in your favorite decade’s attire to show off how you celebrate Christmas through the years. It’s a classic parade filled with festive floats, vibrant bands, creative costumes, and live entertainment. The celebration commences Friday evening, Dec 1 (6:30-7 pm) with the memorable Tree Lighting Ceremony and rolls into 39 North Pole (4-9 pm). The parade ensues on Saturday (11 am) with all the fun that comes with it!  Learn more about the events here at CityOfSparks.us.

 

 

 

LEE HACKEN Saturday, Dec 2 (8 pm) @ Reno Events Center
The Hong Kong-born Cantonpop singer fills the Reno Event Center with his flawless voice, plush vibrato, and popular heart-wrenching ballads like “Purple Dream.”
PASQUALE ESPOSITOSunday, Dec 3 (7:30 pm) @ Nugget Casino Resort
Celebrate the Christmas season with this Naples-native vocal sensation’s “An Italian Christmas.” Esposito shares his Italian and American traditions with intimate storytelling and vocal prowess.PINK MARTINI Thursday, Dec 7 (8 pm) @ Grand Sierra Resort
Dynamic, classical/jazz/Latin/pop band Pink Martini returns to the Grand Theater on their “Tons of Tinsel Holiday Tour!” The multi-lingual group features a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages.SKID ROW + BUCKCHERRYFriday, Dec 15 (7:45 pm) Nugget Casino Resort
Get your glam metal fix at the Nugget Celebrity Showroom when 80’s rock band Skid Row comes to town with hugely popular hits like “18 and Life” and “I Remember You.” Buckcherry, self-described as “unique, complex, simple, passionate, explosive, original, and always a good time,” opens for Skid Row.THE DAN BANDSaturday, Dec 30 (8 pm) Nugget Casino Resort
This comedic musical group is known for their humorous and often explicit covers of popular songs. Fronted by comedian and singer Dan Finnerty, the band gained fame for their performances in films like “Old School” and “The Hangover,” where they delivered unconventional renditions of well-known tunes with a comedic twist.

 

 

 

PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2023 (2 & 5 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Do you want to share the enchanting experience of the Nutcracker ballet with the tiny tots in your life but fear you may not be able to sit through a 2-hour performance?  The Peanutcracker may be just the ticket for your antsy juvenile.  This 45-minute performance is tailored for the younger crowd. It brings the story of The Rat King’s battle, Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy to life with skilled performances by Sierra Nevada Ballet’s compilation of professional dancers and 40 local children. Learn more and purchase your tickets to one of two performances at PioneerCenter.com.

 

 

 

SIAMSA: A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (7 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Indulge in the spellbinding experience at Siamsa: A Celtic Christmas, a captivating musical that promises to enchant audiences of all ages!  You’ll immerse yourself in the engaging world of Irish traditions and customs as this extraordinary production unfolds a heartwarming holiday story. Showcasing the talents of international Irish dance champions and a stellar cast of dancers, singers, musicians, and actors, the show depicts a festive journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas. Marvel at brilliant scenery, exceptional choreography, and opulent costumes, a must-see for families and Irish dance enthusiasts alike.  For more information and ticket sales, visit GrandSierraResort.com.

 

 

 

SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8-10, 2023

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTSOne of Reno’s most beloved holiday traditions returns to Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts with three outstanding performances by our very own Reno Philharmonic and Chorus and holiday dancers. This year, Spirit of the Season brings us the very best selection of Holiday Music from the Movies, evoking memories of cherished favorites and enveloping us in the warmth of this special time of year. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit RenoPhil.com.

 

 

 

SANTA PUB CRAWL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2023

DOWNTOWN RENO & THE BREWERY DISTRICTBrace yourself, Reno!  20,000 raging Santa’s and other Christmas-clad partygoers converge at Santa Pub Crawl in Reno. Santas, Mrs. Clauses, elves, Christmas trees, snowflakes, ice queens, Jack Frosts, reindeer, and more… You’ll see it all at over 40 venues spread throughout the streets of Downtown Reno and the Brewery District. If you decide to partake, here are a few helpful tips:
– Buy Your Cup: Purchase the cup online in advance and pick it up at one of 4 different locations/dates OR the night of the crawl (6-9 pm) at one of 2 starting locations.
– Dress Up:  Get creative and go all out!  You’ll be in great company!
– Party:  Have fun and rage responsibly. Don’t drink and drive. Take a cab/Über/Lyft, travel with a designated driver, or book a room at a hotel nearby.For more information, links to purchase cups, the map, drink specials, starting locations, and more, visit CrawlReno.com.

 

 

 

THE NUTCRACKER
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8-10, 2023 (5 PERFORMANCES!)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Each December, Reno audiences are treated to the splendor of the classic Nutcracker Ballet, brilliantly executed by A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.  Personally, I hold this production close to my heart as I watched my youngest daughter grow up in the Pioneer Center.  With each performance I attend, the initial melody of Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by the Reno Phil evokes a rush of emotions, a mixture of pride, excitement, and a touch of nostalgia. The music acts as a prelude to the entrancing performance about to unfold, setting the stage for the local and visiting professional dancers to bring the story to life. I wish you the greatest enjoyment as you create new memories with your loved ones at The Nutcracker this year and for years to come.  For more information and ticket sales, please visit PioneerCenter.com.

 

 

 

DANIEL TOSH
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2023 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Simply put, well-known comedian Daniel Tosh has a reputation for irreverent humor.  So, if you take offense easily, this would NOT be the show for you. The former host of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0” prides himself on dark, edgy, and controversial humor, all packaged in a delivery that is heavily loaded with sarcasm and irony. Tosh’s distinct comedic style habitually pushes the threshold for uncomfortable topics as he is willing to tackle subjects that others might avoid. This can make his content divisive, but also appeals to those who appreciate a more daring and unfiltered approach.  If you’re up for a night of uncivilized humor, purchase your tickets through GrandSierraResort.com and go

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE: A STELLAR HOLIDAY CIRQUE
TUESDAY, DEC 19-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2023 (THEATER DARK ON MONDAYS)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Intergalactic wonder meets Yuletide joy at Christmas in Space, an electrifying cirque extravaganza that will keep you on the edge of your Grand Theatre seat. This extraordinary ensemble showcases the talents of acrobatic virtuosos, fearless daredevils, and mesmerizing cirque artists, guaranteeing to captivate its audiences with every performance. The emotional heart of the show revolves around a curious extraterrestrial being who arrives at a theater with the intent of recruiting a janitor for a crash course on holiday festivities. Upon activating a Stargate, his fellow alien friends join him, and collectively, they set out on a quest to uncover the genuine essence of Christmas and the holiday season. Learn more about the show and purchase your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

 

 

 

DEREK HOUGH
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2023 (8 pm)

RENO BALLROOM
Impressive six-time champion on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Derek Hough, has proven himself as a versatile and incredibly talented dancer. This holiday season, he takes his show on the road live where we have the opportunity to witness his skill and artistry up close, a unique and immersive experience. Displaying his incredible technique, precision, and creativity in every step, Hough has mastered a diverse range of dance styles, from ballroom and Latin to hip-hop and contemporary, perfectly performing the show’s cutting-edge choreography. Learn more about Derek Hough and get tickets to this captivating show at Ticketmaster.com.

 

 

 

COMING SOON…
BROADWAY COMES TO RENO
CONTINUATION OF THE 2023/2024 SEASON (JAN-JUNE 2023)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Why go to Broadway when Broadway Comes to Reno!?! The 2023/2024 Season is in full-swing and continues on in January.  The remainder of the season includes these dynamic productions:SIX: The Musical (JAN 2-7) “Six” is a musical that reimagines the stories of the six wives of King Henry VIII as a pop concert. The six queens take turns telling their own experiences and reclaiming their narratives, revealing their individual strengths and personalities. The musical combines historical elements with a modern, energetic pop score, creating a dynamic and empowering portrayal of these historical figures.PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical (FEB 6-11)  Based on the popular 1990 romantic comedy film, the Broadway musical follows the unlikely romance between Vivian Ward, a Hollywood prostitute, and Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman. As they navigate their differences in social status and background, the musical explores themes of love, transformation, and the idea that people from different worlds can find common ground. The show features a blend of humor, heartwarming moments, and a lively soundtrack, capturing the essence of the beloved film.MEAN GIRLS (MARCH 12-17)  Nothing can prepare Cady for her first day at public high school, where she encounters the infamous Plastics, a trio of lionized “frenemies.” This must-see musical “delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (JUNE 18-23)  This theatrical adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel follows the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the racially charged American South of the 1930s, as he defends a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. The show has been praised for its relevance and impact, bringing Lee’s important narrative to a new generation of theatergoers.

For more information and ticket sales for all these Broadway productions, visit PioneerCenter.com.

 

 

 

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Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Warm Caramel Sauce… a long-standing traditional Christmas morning, is one of my family’s absolute favorites!  Why do I think it would also be perfect for YOUR family? The beauty of this dish is that it can be prepared on Christmas Eve (or the night before you choose to serve it). Just pop it into the oven on Christmas morning and enjoy the scent of cinnamon wafting through your home as the bread pudding bakes. The warm, comforting fragrance sets the perfect tone for a cozy and joyous day. Learn how to make this very easy dish at DeniseHallerbach.com’s Favorite Recipe Blog.

 

 

 

COMING SOON…
THE “DECEMBER 2023 RENO-SPARKS MARKET REPORT”
Wondering how the real estate market looks in Reno-Sparks as we wrap up 2023?  All the valuable information and stats roll in at the beginning of December, and I’ll report on these during the week of December . Check back at DeniseHallerbach.com or email me directly to request the market update be sent to you via email.

 

 

 

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DENISE HALLERBACH
Broker/Owner – Intero Real Estate Services – Reno
NV Lic # B.1001182.CORP

dhallerbach@intero.com
www.denisehallerbach.com
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