German Marketplace German Christmas Marketplace 2-8 p.m., today and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday inside the C.O.D. Building in Minden. German food, shopping, pictures with Santa. Information, 782-2444.Genoa Christmas in Genoa 5 p.m., today in downtown Genoa. Caroling, tree lighting, Santa visit. Information, 782-8696.Minden Christmas Lighting of the Minden gazebo and tree today in Minden Park. Live music, sleigh rides 5 p.m. Santa visit and lighting 6 p.m. Information, 782-5976.Tree Bingo Tahoe-Douglas Elks annual spaghetti feed and Christmas tree bingo today in the CVIC Hall. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. Cost $8 for adults, $5 ages 12 and under. Bingo follows gazebo lighting in Minden Park. Information, 265-4523.Lights Parade 17th annual Parade of Lights 5 p.m., Saturday Highway 395 from Heritage Park to Minden Park. “Silver Bells of the Sierras” theme. Judge Dave Gamble is Grand Marshall. Information, 782-8144.Santa Breakfast with Santa 8:30-10 and 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday in the Genoa Town Hall, 2287 Main Street. Cost $5 per person, under 2 free. Information, 782-8696.Holiday Gala Historical society’s annual Holiday Gala 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Gallery of Trees, gingerbread contest, photos with Santa and cookie walk. Information, 782-2555. Holiday Faire Smith Valley School 9th annual holiday faire 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday in the school’s gym. Admission is a nonperishable food item. Pictures with Santa noon-2 p.m. Information, (775) 465-2332.Markleeville Christmas Free Markleeville Christmas events 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday in downtown Markleeville. Choir 1 p.m. on Courthouse lawn, Santa 2 p.m. at the library. Information, Evelyn Yonker, (530) 694-2750.Gallery Reception East Fork Gallery Christmas reception 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday at 1503 Highway 395, Suite K, Gardnerville. Information, 782-7629.Advent Concert St. Gall Catholic Church Musicians offering a free Advent concert 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday at 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 782-2852.Sippin’ Santa Greater Genoa Business Association hosts Sweet Sippin’ Santa 1-4 p.m., Sunday in downtown Genoa. Proceeds benefit The Crystal Angels. Cost $10 for keepsake glass and passport. Information, 309-3133.