Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade
Time & Location
About the Event
UPDATE: 😃😃😃GREAT NEWS REGARDING THE PARADE😃😃😃! Because the weather forecast is looking so crummy for this Saturday’s event, the parade director at City of Sparks has notified me that our marching homeschoolers can check-in with me at our staging area between 12:30 - 12:45. I’m the only one who’ll need to be there earlier. However, they’ve asked that you be sure to be there no later than 12:45, because we’ll most likely be moving from our assigned staging position toward the start of the parade by then. We are scheduled to meet at the intersection of Prater and 7th Street. This is a fantastic event! Hope to see you all there!😁🎄😎
The theme of the whole parade this year is: “Christmas Around the World.” So a group of us have voted to put a genealogical spin on it. Our group will wear NV/Sparks/Reno/Fernely/Fallon, etc shirts, hoodies, coats whatever they have to show local pride (and warm layers will probably be preferred). And while wearing local tops, we’d like for kids and families to wave mini flags of their ancestors. For example: one of my kids will wear a NV hoodie and march through the parade waving a small Irish flag. Another of my kids will wear a City of Sparks jacket waving a mini Denmark flag. If you don’t already have little flags, they can be purchased at Party City for as little as 0.79cents. Also, if you’ve got something else besides simple flags, your creativity is encouraged. One of our homeschool students wants to wear suspenders of the Italian flag and have his hands free to toss candy. And of course, Christmas decorations are encouraged - anyone who wants to wear a Santa hat, elf shoes, jingle bells, mistletoe, and any festive holiday silliness is A-OK! Obviously, we are expected to keep things modest and appropriate. We have been given the green light to toss candy to the crowd, but it must be prepackaged, sealed candies, nothing homemade or loosely wrapped. Also the candies will be up to each individual family/child to purchase and share at their own discretion. Even after writing this all down, I feel like I’m forgetting something.🤔 The entire Parade is from 1-2:30, but our actual marching will only take roughly half an hour.