Parade of Lights
18TH ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS RINGS IN SEASON WITH
‘Our Town’ THEME
Carson Valley’s brightest celebration of the holiday season will take to the streets during the 18th Annual Parade of Lights on Saturday December 7th beginning at 5 p.m. Residents and visitors will line Highway 395 between downtown Gardnerville and Minden Town Park to watch the dozens of colorfully decorated floats.
The parade theme, 'Our Town' will allow float builders to use their imagination and evoke small town America or be more literal and depict scenes from Carson Valley. In either case, viewers are sure to be treated to an array of lights and sounds as the participants strut their stuff.
In addition to serving as the start of the parade, The Town of Gardnerville will be playing holiday music in Heritage Park, heaters and fire pits will be provided in the park until the parade begins, and the Park will feature the Town of Gardnerville’s pavilion light display. Immediately following the parade, the Town of Minden will provide fire pits and live entertainment along Esmeralda Avenue.
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, Accolades Trophies and the Record Courier.