City of Reno hosts public Tree Lighting ceremony

Community also encouraged to participate in Stuff a Bus event for seniors

Reno NevadaReno, Nevada (December 6, 2015) — The City of Reno invites the public to a free holiday Tree Lighting ceremony from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, next to Reno City Hall on First Street between Virginia and Center Streets.

The City of Reno will light the City’s live tree on the City Plaza, as well as string lights in the shape of a tree on the south side of the City Hall building. The festivities begin at at 5 p.m., and the Tree Lighting will take place around 6:45 p.m. A full event schedule is below.
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Coffee and hot cocoa will be available for purchase at the event, and on the first floor of City Hall.

The planned schedule for the Tree Lighting ceremony is as follows:

5 p.m. – No Labels Jazz Ensemble plays
5:45 p.m. – The cast of Miracle on 34th Street the Musical, playing at the Eldorado Showroom, will lead a holiday sing-a-long.
6 p.m. – Swope Choir sings carols
6:45 p.m. – Reno City Council Members welcome the crowd and lead the countdown to light the trees.
6:50 p.m. – The Reno Police and Fire Departments will lead a procession to Greater Nevada Field with Archie.
7 p.m.-close – Open ice skating at Greater Nevada Field

On a related note, the ongoing Holiday Senior Giving donation drive will culminate with a Stuff a Bus event on December 7. A Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) bus will be parked in front of Greater Nevada Field between 4 and 7 p.m. People who donate during those hours will receive a free ice skating rental coupon.

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About the City of Reno

The City of Reno government’s mission is dedicated to creating a community that people are proud to call home. In order to achieve that purpose, the Reno City Council has established five key priorities: Thriving Downtown and University District, Vibrant Neighborhoods and Public Places, Well-Managed Growth, Strong Financial Condition, and Efficient and Dependable Business Environment. To learn more about the City of Reno, visit Reno.gov or call 775-334-INFO (4636).

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