City Of Sparks

Sparks Hometowne Christmas

Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration

The City of Sparks is well known for their events - “It’s Happening Here,” as the city’s motto suggests. From fundraising walks at the Marina to car shows downtown to 4th of July, we find ways to celebrate heritage, culture, food, sports, and the grand-daddy holiday of them all, Christmas. In 2014, the Sparks Hometowne Christmas parade celebrated all of these special events with the theme "It’s Happening Here All Year Round: A Celebration of Our Hometowne Events!” Following is the list of parade winners:

Vehicles: Thompson Garage Doors

Community: Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living Marching Band: Mayor's

Own Marching Band

Business: D&S Towing

Animal: Kalli Hill and Kashlin Hill (Snow Princess)

Float: Sparks Heritage Museum

Costume group: Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada: Spanish Springs Service Unit (608)

Best Overall: eNVision Performing Arts

Our judges were:

Lisa Bonie, PumpkinPalooza/NNCIL
Carlton Geer, Rib Cookoff/Stars Spangled Sparks/Nugget Casino Resort
Tony Marini, Hot August Nights

The winners will be celebrated at a January Sparks City Council Meeting. For more information, call 353-2376 or email

The Hometowne Christmas 2014 event was sponsored by:



Special help from

Hot August Nights

Living Stones Church

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Truckee Meadows

Washoe County School District Volunteers

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