Parade of Lights Ready to Roll, Walk and Canter
‘Holiday on Horseback’ Theme of 19th Annual Parade
Steve and Carolyn Coburn to be Grand Marshals
The Holiday on Horseback theme of the 19th Annual Parade of Lights will be led by Carson Valley’s Steve and Carolyn Coburn, who have accepted the title of Grand Marshals for the Parade. The Coburns, part owners of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, will be featured as the parade rolls from Heritage Park to
Minden Town Park on the evening of Saturday, December 6th
“This was a natural for us” said Bill Chernock of the Carson Valley Chamber, one of the organizers of the annual event, “Steve and Carolyn put Carson Valley in the national spotlight throughout the spring and they represented Carson Valley as we like to think of ourselves…regular folks, maybe a little outspoken, proud, hardworking and knowing when their preparation met up with some luck. And yeah, they know how to have a good time. And the match with this year’s theme is perfect.”
At both ends of the parade, in Heritage Park and downtown Minden, parade goers can enjoy music, holiday light shows and more. Post parade, there will be firepits for s’mores, live music and fun on Esmeralda Avenue and the CVIC Hall is always family friendly, with activities provided by the Town of Minden.
The event is produced by staff and volunteers from the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of the Towns of Gardnerville and Minden, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol and the Record Courier.
The highway will close between Buckeye and Waterloo shortly after 4 for the event and reopens immediately after the parade, which should be approximately 6:00 to 6:15. Detours around the parade route are available.
Everyone is encouraged to bundle up for this evening of holiday celebration with Carson Valley’s most popular holiday tradition.