You may be aware by now that Victorian Square is a hot spot for summer events, but the fun doesn’t end just because the weather has cooled off. Winter events in Victorian Square Sparks are just as enjoyable during the holiday season — and are even more magical. During the holidays, Victorian Square shines brighter than usual with festive decorations and lights adorning the streets, making it the perfect place to celebrate. 

Take a look at some of our favorite holiday events in Sparks at Victorian Square below!

Holiday Events in Sparks, Nevada 2021

Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade

2021 marks the 34th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade held in Sparks, Nevada. Each year, residents and guests flock to Victorian Square to watch the holiday floats and listen to the festive music performed by the entertainers. Building up to the Hometown Christmas Parade are a few events hosted by 39 North Pole including the light display which happened on Thursday, December 2nd, and the tree lighting ceremony which will take place on Friday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM. 

This year, stop by Victorian Square to take in the ART of Christmas and celebrate the holidays with your community. The Hometown Christmas Parade in Victorian Square will be held on Saturday, December 4th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. And what’s even better is this event is perfect for the whole family to attend!

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5th Annual Griswold Challenge - Ultimate Light Decorating 

The Griswold Challenge was inspired by the classic holiday movie Christmas Vacation which sees an eager Clark Griswold completely covering his home in holiday lights. The idea behind the competition is to encourage homeowners and businesses to get into the holiday spirit by decorating for the holidays! The entire Reno-Sparks community is invited to partake in the challenge either by decorating their property or cruising the neighborhoods to view all the holiday cheer. 

The Griswold Challenge will be held from December 1st - December 15th, but decorations are guaranteed to stay up through the holidays!

The Sparks Art Walk

If you’re interested in art, the Sparks Art Walk will be your favorite holiday event in Victorian Square this year. The Sparks Art Walk is a collection of curated artwork that will be showcased throughout Victorian Square in Downtown Sparks during the month of December. The program is intended to spark excitement amongst visitors, enticing them to better understand and enjoy public art and the artists responsible for these creations.   

The art is available for viewing at any time but is even more special during the holidays. Monthly guided tours are held on the third Thursday of each month, or you can let your feet be your guide!

Dance Parties and Dinner Shows at The Nugget

To end the year right, The Nugget is hosting two New Years' events, the 2021 New Year Dance Party which takes place from December 29th - January 2nd, and the Take 2 Dance Band Dinner Show on December 31st. With various activities, shows and dining to enjoy, these holiday events are sure to please all the adults in your family. Learn more by visiting the Nugget Casino Resort

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Enjoy Holiday Events at Victorian Square in Downtown Sparks

Aside from the seasonal events being hosted in Victorian Square, there are a variety of other activities to help keep you and the family entertained during the holidays. There’s never a dull moment at our Victorian Square apartments in Sparks, NV. Residents of The Deco can also book our Club Room for $50 per hour or $75 per hour during holidays, which includes shuffleboard, game tables, WiFi, TV and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for tenants or private events.

Located in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Sparks, Nevada, Victorian Square is the epicenter for pubs, bars, nightclubs, parties, live music, cinemas, farmers markets, and festivals. View our luxury apartments today! 

Victorian Square has recently transformed into Sparks’ latest hot spot. With a variety of new restaurants and bars, luxury apartments like The Deco, and massive outdoor event space, it’s not only become one of the best places to live in Sparks, NV but it’s also become the most entertaining. Some of the locals’ favorite restaurants in the area have been around for decades and members of the community are happy being able to support the small businesses that they’ve grown up loving. Other Victorian Square restaurants, such as Engine 8 Urban Winery and Chica’s Bar, are new to VS but have quickly become quite popular.  

Here’s our list of the top 10 Victorian Square restaurants in Sparks, NV:

victorian square restaurants#1 Engine 8 Urban Winery 

Engine 8 Urban Winery was established in 2018 by local Nevadans Mike and Wendi Rawson. Their winery offers wine tasting by flight, glass, or bottle in a relaxing, sophisticated atmosphere. While Engine 8 is known for its wine, they also serve various pizzas and the best gourmet meat and cheese platters to complement your wine tasting experience. You can enjoy all of this and more as they also have live weekly music. 

#2 Great Basin Brewery 

Great Basin Brewery in Victorian Square has been around since 1993 and is the first of two locations. From serving classic savory dishes such as the Brewmaster’s Mac ‘N Cheese and burgers to unique dishes like the La Flaca Rice Bowl and Breüben consisting of bread with their own Icky IPA beer. If you like handcrafted brews, Great Basin has some of the best seasonal and flagship beers on tap. You can check out their outdoor patio during the warmer months and even bring your favorite four-legged pals. 

#3 Anthony’s Chophouse

Anthony’s Chophouse is an elegant steakhouse located just inside the Nugget Casino Resort. They offer a variety of foods including fresh seafood, prime cut filets, ribeye, and New York strip steaks. They also offer an array of American side dishes and appetizers set against a backdrop of traditional steakhouse vibes with a modern lodge feel.  

#4 Pietro’s Famiglia Italian

Located in the heart of Sparks, Pietro’s Famiglia is a classic Italian restaurant. Pietro has been creating traditional Italian dishes for decades with pride and joy. From classic Italian favorites like Raviolis and Lasagna to Pollo Piccata and Vitello Parmigiana, there are several unique dishes to choose from. They even have live entertainment featuring Richie Ballerini and Lee Edwards every Thursday - Sunday. 

#5 O’Skis 

O’Skis Pub and Grille is an Irish-style bar and restaurant well known by locals. Here you can enjoy a cold Guinness beer along with traditional Irish dishes like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips, Potato Skins, and their very own Irish Dip. Their Reuben is one of the best in town, made with slow-cooked corned beef marinated in Guinness and served with fresh pub fries. 

#6 Mari Chuy’srestaurants in VS

Mari Chuy’s is a Mexican restaurant located just outside the Galaxy Theater in Victorian Square. Serving up delicious fruit-flavored margaritas and traditional-style Mexican dishes such as Al Pastor Tacos and Carne Asada, it’s easy to see why this is a popular hang-out spot for Sparks’ locals. Their homemade salsas and guacamole are also fan favorites which are joined by warm, crispy tortilla chips.

#7 Blind Onion Pizza & Pub 

Pizza is popular with most crowds, and Blind Onion Pizza and Pub serves up some of the best in town. Come enjoy some pizza, appetizers, and drinks at Blind Onion! Located right around the corner from Great Basin and just downstairs from Pietro’s, Blind Onion lives in the heart of Victorian Square with its own outdoor patio. 

#8 Cantina Los Tres Hombres 

Cantina Los Tres Hombres is another classic Mexican restaurant located in VS. Their extensive menu contains just about any Mexican dish you can think of, all made from delicious, fresh ingredients. The Cantina, as it’s called by locals, also has its very own stage for a unique experience of live entertainment and dancing. 

#9 Oyster Bar

If you’re ever craving seafood, specifically oysters, then check out the Oyster Bar located in the Nugget Casino Resort. Their Oyster Bar provides classic seafood dishes in an iconic nautical dining setting. From Dungeness Crab and shrimp cocktails, the Nugget’s Oyster Bar delivers truly delectable seafood dishes. 

#10 Chica’s Bar 

Chica’s Bar is a family-owned bar and restaurant serving craft cocktails, local beer, and good eats. From small plates to full-on meals, Chica’s has food options for everyone to enjoy. Serving up a combination of traditional American and Mexican dishes, there’s a good variety of food to choose from. They also have a daily Happy Hour from 3 - 6 PM which is a great deal in our book. 

Enjoy Victorian Square Restaurants 

Your favorite restaurants in Victorian Square could be just a short walk away from home if you lived in one of The Deco’s luxury Sparks apartments. There’s never a dull moment at our Victorian Square apartments in Sparks, NV. Located in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Sparks, Nevada, Victorian Square is the epicenter for pubs, bars, nightclubs, parties, live music, cinemas, farmers markets, and festivals. View our luxury apartments today! 

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