Ice Skating at The Rink on The River
There’s no better way to get in the holiday mood than by strapping on a pair of skates and gliding across the ice. The Rink on The River provides the perfect opportunity. Nestled along the Truckee River in downtown Reno, this seasonal ice rink offers stunning mountain views and twinkling lights as you loop around the 6,770-square-foot ice surface. The Rink on The River is open daily from late November through mid-February, making it easy to incorporate some skating into your winter getaway. Admission includes skate rentals, so all you need to do is show up ready for some icy fun. Afterward, warm up with a hot chocolate or coffee from the on-site concessions as you take in the sights and sounds of downtown Reno. The most magical time to visit is in the evening when The Rink on The River is aglow with thousands of dazzling holiday lights. Night skating sessions run Thursday through Sunday from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. It’s the perfect activity for groups of all ages. Avoid the parking headache and ride in comfort and style with Reno Party Bus Company. Our deluxe charter buses will pick up your group at your hotel and drop you directly at The Rink on The River entrance for a no-fuss visit. Afterward, you can relax on the ride back while our skilled team navigates holiday traffic.
The Rink on The River 1 E. First St, Reno, NV 89501 775-334-6390
Victorian Christmas at Piper’s Opera House
Step back in time with a Victorian Christmas celebration at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City. This National Historic Landmark comes alive for the holidays with Christmas carols, decorations, cookies and hot cider. Wear your best 1860s costume and join in the merriment! Piper’s Opera House hosts two Victorian Christmas events. The Christmas Past programs take place on weekends in December and include festive musical performances and readings. For the full experience, visit during Christmas Past & Present on the first two weekends in December. This expanded event adds even more Yuletide cheer with activities like holiday crafts for kids, cookie decorating, photos with Santa and one of the Opera House’s spectacular holiday magic shows. With limited seating in this historic theater, it’s recommended to purchase tickets for your group well in advance. Need transportation from Reno to Virginia City? No problem ― Reno Party Bus Company provides direct charter bus service to all of Virginia City’s top attractions. Enjoy a relaxing 30-minute ride and avoid the hassle of parking and winter mountain driving.
Piper’s Opera House 12 South B St, Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0468
Eldorado Great Italian Festival
What better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than with a massive holiday feast? The Eldorado’s Great Italian Festival brings all the flavors, sights and sounds of an old-world Italian Christmas to Reno for one weekend in December. Wander through the charming European-style village while sipping mulled wine and enjoying fresh gelato. Shop for unique gifts from local artisans in the merchant village. And be sure to bring your appetite ― the festival offers an endless spread of traditional Italian holiday dishes like pasta, panettone, stuffed olives, cannolis and more. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and live entertainment between bites. The Great Italian Festival takes place at the Eldorado Resort Casino in downtown Reno. Hotel and parking packages are available if your group wants to make a weekend out of it. Or let Reno Party Bus Company handle roundtrip transportation from anywhere in the Reno/Tahoe area so you can focus on mangia!
Eldorado Great Italian Festival 345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501 775-786-5700
Reno Santa Pub Crawl
For the 21+ crowd, get into some spirited fun on the annual Santa Pub Crawl in downtown Reno. Don your festive finest ― we’re talking Santa suits, elf costumes, ugly Christmas sweaters, and anything else that screams holiday cheer ― and join the joyful throngs hopping between bars and enjoying food/drink specials. The pub crawl takes place on the first Saturday of December. Check-in starts at 2pm at The Eddy in the Renaissance Hotel. Then the jolly crowd heads to 8-10 downtown bars and restaurants including Chapel Tavern, Brew Brothers, Cabana Bar and more. It’s a great way to celebrate the season with friends and make new ones along the pub crawl route! Not up for joining the revelry or driving from bar to bar? Let Reno Party Bus Company deliver your group to the Santa Pub Crawl in a relaxed and responsible manner. Our party buses come equipped with fun amenities like music and disco lights to keep the Christmas vibes going from start to finish.
Noel never sounded so good! Reno Santa Pub Crawl 1 S Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
Electric Light Parade in Sparks
On the day after Thanksgiving, be sure to bring your crew to the Electric Light Parade in Sparks to officially ring in the holidays. Part of the annual Hometowne Christmas celebration, this nighttime parade delights crowds as dozens of elaborately decorated floats glide down Victorian Avenue awash in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights. Bundle up and arrive early to stake out a good spot along the 1-mile parade route. Before the floats make their appearance, you can enjoy other free holiday activities like photos with Santa at the Outlets at Legends, festive crafts and games, live music, a tree lighting ceremony and more. The Electric Light Parade begins at 5:30pm, but roads start closing at 4pm. Avoid potential traffic headaches and just say “Noel” to driving and parking by reserving an RPC charter bus for your crew. We’ll get your group to and from Victorian Square with ease.
Electric Light Parade Victorian Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Silver & Snowflakes Holiday Stroll
For an enchanting start to the holiday season, make merry at the annual Silver & Snowflakes Holiday Stroll in downtown Reno. At this lively street fair held the first Thursday of December, Virginia Street closes to traffic and transforms into a winter wonderland. Shop at the holiday market featuring unique, locally made gifts. Snap pics with Santa and his reindeer. And delight in magical music and dance performances along the Victorian-decorated streets. The stroll runs 5pm-9pm, with the Christmas tree lighting and opening ceremony taking place at 6pm. Head down early so you have plenty of time to browse the vendors, rides and activities before the streets get crowded. And leave the driving to us ― Reno Party Bus Company provides easy transportation directly to this beloved local event. Silver & Snowflakes Holiday Stroll Downtown Reno along Virginia Street
A Marvelous Night at Eldorado’s Theatres
If your holiday crew could use a break from the winter weather, spend an evening taking in a show at one of Eldorado Resort Casino’s spectacular theaters. The Eldorado has two options for Broadway-style shows, headlining concerts and comedy acts: the intimate Eldorado Showroom and the grand Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall. The 2021 holiday season brings opportunities to catch favorites like The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical or Blue Man Group’s hysterical holiday tour. Planning ahead? Jerry Seinfeld, Reba and Pentatonix are just some of the A-list stars headed to The Eldorado in 2022. With showtimes typically in the evenings, leave the transportation to Reno Party Bus Company so your group can relax and not have to stress about driving home late. Our charter buses will shuttle you from hotel to showtime and back.
Eldorado Theatres 345 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501 1-800-687-8733
Rent a Party Bus from Reno Party Bus Company for Holiday Touring
Make this holiday season easy breezy and stress-free by having Reno Party Bus Company handle all your group’s transportation needs. Our plush charter buses will not only simplify getting your crew around town but add an extra layer of comfort, convenience and holiday spirit to every adventure. Give us a call today at 775-335-0195 to request a charter bus quote and learn more about how we can sleigh your Reno holiday transportation. From twinkling light displays to Christmas shows and parades, we’ll get your festive group there merry, on time and sans the holiday headaches. Wishing you a holly, jolly visit from your friends at Reno Party Bus Company!