With less than 40 days until Christmas, the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air and Sparks residents are getting ready to celebrate with family and friends.  Here’s a look at the events that are coming up to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

SCHEEL’S TURKEY TROT – Thursday, 11/23, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.   If you are looking for a healthy way to start Thanksgiving Day before sitting down to a big turkey dinner the City of Sparks and Scheels have the perfect event for you.  Link to details.

SPARKS HOMETOWNE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING – Friday, 12/1, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Sparks kicks off a celebration of The Twelve Days of Nevada Christmas.  Link to details. 

SPARKS HOMETOWNE CHRISTMAS PARADE – Saturday, 12/2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The City of Sparks is putting a “battle born” twist on Christmas with their parade theme of The Twelve Days of Nevada Christmas.  Link to details.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, the Silver State gave to me:
Twelve Battle Born flags flying
Eleven Fremont Cannons blasting
Ten feet of snow a-falling
Nine neon lights a-lighting
Eight trains a-railing
Seven lakes a-swimming
Six zephyrs blowing
Five golden nuggets
Four calling blue birds
Three picon punches
Two tumbleweeds
And a chukar in a pinyon pine tree.

39 NORTH DOWNTOWN – NORTH POLE, 12/7. 12/8 and 12/9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Join in the fun of music, crafts rides on Engine 39 and visits from Santa Claus.  Link to details.

Join in the fun and experience what makes Sparks such a great place to live.

Amy Shocket has been a Sparks resident for over 20 years and is a top-producing REALTOR® working out of the Dickson Realty Sparks office.