Elko Correspondence – December 2018


It is the Christmas season in Elko, and there are plenty of holiday events to take in. Below are a few of the favorites.

Creche Display

The Interfaith Christmas Creche display runs from November 29th though December 2nd. The exhibit is interdenominational, and all are welcome to come, enjoy, and participate. Admission is Free.The Exhibit is hosted inside the Elko Nevada West Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3001 North 5th Street, Elko, Nevada. FMI https://www.facebook.com/ElkoCreche/

Winterfest in Spring Creek

The Khoury Family invites everyone to come celebrate Christmas on December 1st from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities include Christmas caroling, hot drinks, food, and fireworks.

See all the details at https://www.facebook.com/Khourys-Market-478638662149184/

16th Annual Snowflake Festival and Parade of Lights

Bring your family and friends to the downtown corridor on Saturday December 8th for an exciting Christmas filled Festival. Events include Lots of Shopping in our Downtown stores, Santa’s Workshop where kids get to make crafts, a real Live Reindeer, kids train rides, and yummy food trucks and booth! The finale is the parade of lights which starts at 5 p.m.. It’s a Festival you won’t want to miss! You can get all the details for the full schedule of Festival events at http://www.elkodowntown.org/event/snowflake-festival-parade-lights/

Christmas Music at the Western Folklife Center

Join local band Southwind and special guests as they play Christmas Carols on Wednesday December 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. FMI:https://www.facebook.com/westernfolklife/

Pioneer Christmas for Kids

Take the family to the California Trail Interpretive Center for this annual holiday celebration on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10 AM – 2 PM. Cut paper snowflakes, create Christmas cards, and make other holiday arts and crafts. Rumor has it that Santa and Mrs. Claus will attend. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit F.I.S.H (Friends in Service Helping) and families of Elko County. See more information at https://www.facebook.com/californiatrailinterpretivecenter/.

New Year’s Eve

Come ring in the New Year with your family at the Elko County Fairgrounds!
This is a family friendly event. We will have games for your Little ones, a photo booth, dancing, desserts, and a lot of fun! We will be celebrating the New York New Years at 9pm for all those Littles who can’t make it to midnight. We’ll also celebrate at midnight as well. $5 donation per person or $15 donation per family. All proceeds go back to the Elko County Fairgrounds Improvement Fund.

— Doug Clarke