Drive-thru Christmas holiday display at CVI |

Drive-thru Christmas holiday display at CVI

Special to The R-C

Candy Cane Lane, a custom outdoor drive-thru holiday display at the Carson Valley Inn will be lit up for nightly viewing starting Thanksgiving evening on Thursday.

Highlighted by thousands of seasonal lights, Candy Cane Lane is a variety of scenes with people and traditional characters and images getting ready for Christmas – a visual salute to the festive holiday season. To view Candy Cane Lane, pull into the Carson Valley Inn parking lot at the RV Resort Entrance – between the Carson Valley Market and the Inn’s electronic sign. The lighted arches mark the way.

According to Carson Valley Inn General Manager Steve Chappell, “Candy Cane Lane was very popular last year and we’ve improved the experience for this year with a new sound system for the Christmas music and new moving parts on some of the displays. We have also added many more lights and decorations to our new front casino entrance to further enhance the Carson Valley’s Christmas spirit. We plan to continue making more improvements each year.”

Candy Cane Lane adds to the visual holiday celebration done in the Carson Valley each year by the Town of Gardnerville’s light display in Heritage Park and the Town of Minden’s dynamic seasonal illumination of the Gazebo in Minden Park and along Esmeralda Street.

Combined with Candy Cane Lane and some spectacularly lighted residential properties throughout the Valley, these visual holiday displays provide a reason to make the short drive from the Reno, Tahoe or Carson City areas.

The Carson Valley Inn ( is located on Highway 395 in Minden.