Christmas celebrations all around

The second annual TRE Christmas parade was Dec. 11. Photo by Wendy Francis

The second annual TRE Christmas parade was Dec. 11. Photo by Wendy Francis


Christmas parades aren’t the sole purview of the towns of Minden and Gardnerville.

Topaz Ranch Estates residents held their second annual Christmas Parade in the south county community on Dec. 11, according to resident Wendy Francis.

Organized by resident Cathi Consolo, Douglas County Commissioner Mark Gardner served as grand marshal.

He and wife Laura hosted the Christmas dinner potluck.

“Even those of us in south Douglas County have the Christmas spirit,” Francis said.

Even further south, Walker and Coleville conducted their first annual parade of lights and community Christmas lighting, escorted by the Bridgeport office of the California Highway Patrol and Mono County Sheriff’s deputies.

On Thursday, Main Street Gardnerville announced that Eddy Street Vintage Market and the Warehouse NV won the organization’s Holiday Light Display.

Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville recognized those who helped create this year’s Gallery of Trees and Ginger House Display.

The museum will be open next week until 3 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Residents across Douglas County have illuminated their homes for the season, with several inviting people to come take a look.

Paul and Kimberly Kleist’s light display at their 1419 Shasta Drive home in the Gardnerville Ranchos flashes to six zones and is broadcasting at 89.7 FM 4:30 to 11 p.m. nightly.

“We also have a lighted tub for people who enjoy the show to donate canned food that will be taken to Carson Valley Community Food Closet after the holidays.”

Roy Nisja’s Bear House at 1366 Chichester Drive is a popular stop in Gardnerville. He’s collecting donations for the Tamarack Fire for those who stop.

Other Displays

1981 Lacy Court, Ruhenstroth

1409 Marlette Circle, Gardnerville Ranchos from 5-11 p.m. nightly.

Minden Park

Heritage Park

Carson Valley Inn


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