Truckee Downtown Tree Lighting
Friday, November 17th
Thanksgiving is around the corner. To kick off the holiday, the Downtown Holiday Festival & Bud Fish Tree Lighting in Downtown Truckee is this Friday. This event has been a local tradition for over 35 years and brings out the kid in all of us.
Starting off the night at 4:15pm, local elementary school children will be decorating 37 small trees that hang on the light posts lining Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. Each class will make hand crafted ornaments, each tree is unique and creative. Take a stroll down the lane to admire the young artists at work on their class tree.
As the night starts to turn to dusk head over to the train station and warm up with some hot cocoa and cookies. Keep your eyes open as the man in the red suit arrives in style aboard Truckee’s own vintage fire engine. Santa will oversee the lighting of the town tree and all of downtown while the crowd helps with the countdown.
Kids of all ages are welcome to come and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him a Christmas wish. Photographers will be capturing the moment for each family.
By the end of the night, town will be full of twinkling lights and ready for the holiday season!
Kids decorating trees: 4:15pm
Bud Fish Tree Lighting: 5:15pm
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