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The mission of Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space is
to provide exceptional parks, open space, and diverse recreational opportunities to
enhance the quality of life in Carson City, while preserving our natural resources for
future generations.

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Carson City Parks and Recreation to Host Homestead Holidays

Post Date:12/05/2019 11:19 AM

Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space invites the community to the inaugural Homestead Holidays event at Silver Saddle Ranch, December 13-15, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. each night. Homestead Holidays is intended to be an old-fashioned holiday celebration with handcrafted decorations, holiday lights ornamenting historic ranch buildings, and family activities for all ages. 

This event is a collaboration of many community partners; Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch will be offering horse-drawn wagon rides, Kiwanis will be cooking chili, Carson Now is hosting Letters to Santa which will be published on Carson Now, decorated antique tractors, local craft vendors, live music, Santa, and more. 

Entrance to the event is free, with minimal fees or donations for some of the activities. Parking at Silver Saddle Ranch requires driving on a dirt road for a short distance. Additional/alternative parking and shuttle is available at Eagle Valley Middle School. 

WHAT: Homestead Holidays

WHERE: Silver Saddle Ranch, 2648 Carson River Road (off Carson River Road, south of Eagle Valley Middle School)

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, December 13-15, nightly from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 

For additional information or questions, please contact Dan Earp, Recreation Superintendent at or 775.283.7422. For more information on this and other community events, please visit

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