January in Carson Valley brings an array of engaging activities for everyone. Consider a unique experience like spending a night under the stars or amid the intriguing tales of the Gold Hill Hotel’s ghosts. For those facing life changes, seek solace and companionship through support groups offered by Carson Valley Health.

Embrace the season’s charm with vintage candle making sessions, perfect for the dark winter evenings, coupled with a touch of champagne for added delight. Pet lovers can rejoice in the Wood Burning & Wine – PET EDITION! hosted by CV Flyte and Calico Callie Ink.

With a myriad of options available, from pet-themed events to therapeutic support, Carson Valley ensures a diverse and fulfilling month ahead. Whether it’s stargazing, engaging with local history, finding solace, or exploring creative endeavors, Carson Valley offers a rich tapestry of activities to enjoy during this wintery month.

Saturday Night Star Party

  • When: Saturdays starting January 6 – January 27, 2024
  • Where: Jack C. Davis Observatory, 2269 Vanpatten Ave., Carson City

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Experience stargazing at Carson City’s Jack C. Davis Observatory, open to all. Every third Saturday starting January 6th to March 31st, lectures commence at 6:30 p.m., following the doors opening for the Saturday Night Star Party. Located at Western Nevada College, it’s a prime spot in northern Nevada to delve into celestial marvels. Equipped with interior and exterior telescopes, and nestled on the Sierra Nevada’s eastern edge, it offers astronomical insights, planetary walks, and informative classes, engaging students, scientists, and the community in cutting-edge technology.

Coping with Change Support Group

  • When: Wednesdays, January 10 and January 24, 2024
  • Where: Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Highway 395, Gardnerville

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Feelings of loss, grief, or life transitions affecting you? Join the Carson Valley Health Vitality for Life program for free support sessions. Held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Douglas County Community Center, it’s open to all in Carson Valley and nearby areas. Whether dealing with empty nest, retirement, health changes, or other challenges, and drop-ins are welcome. For details, contact 775.782.1599. Registration is Free.

Vintage Candles & Bottomless Champagne

  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Where: Private Loft in Downtown Minden off Esmeralda Ave., Minden

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Grab a group of friends and join CV Flyte and Northern Nevada Candle Co. for a fun session crafting custom vintage candles with BOTTOMLESS Champagne! This is a don’t miss event on January 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s easy to secure your spot by registering HERE!

Wood Burning & Wine – PET EDITION!

  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Where: Private Loft in Downtown Minden off Esmeralda Ave., Minden

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Join CV Flyte again along with Calico Callie Ink for a delightful session creating an adorable pet wood burning while indulging in delicious wine! This class, on January 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., includes all materials, expert instruction, and a glass of wine (or beverage of your choice). Secure your spot by registering HERE and get ready for a creative and enjoyable experience!


Haunted Ghost Tour at the Gold Hill Hotel

  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • Where: Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 S. Main St., Virginia City

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Discover the allure of the Gold Hill Hotel, hailed as Nevada’s 8th most haunted site, while enjoying a Historical Ghost Tour in partnership with The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture. Presented by Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters (NNGH), your evening commences with a gourmet dinner at the Crown Point restaurant, followed by ghostly tales and investigations using paranormal tools. Explore haunted rooms and savor a drink at the historic bar. Grab some friends and enjoy an unforgettable ghostly experience!

At Dickson Realty, our team of local experts knows about the best activities and places to live, including the best things to do in January in the Carson Valley area. To learn more about how to enjoy the Northern Nevada region, contact one of our realtors today.