Breakfast with Santa coming to Governor’s Mansion on Dec. 16

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As a young mother hoping to create positive and lasting holiday memories for my daughter, I would book us for breakfast with Santa that usually took place in a large department store when we lived in Washington, D.C., and San Diego.

The event was memorable though I don’t recall the menu, for the food was secondary to the overall event. What I recall most was the delight of children as they spied Santa and Mrs. Claus or the elves. However, having a breakfast with Santa at our Governor’s Mansion is a unique place not open to all and sure beats a department store!

I have enjoyed being a resident of Carson City for the past 25 years and have often thought it might be nice to reprise this type of holiday event for Carson’s young families. Thus, as an expansion of the Chamber’s involvement, another special holiday tradition will be launched on Saturday, Dec. 16 as Santa joins us for breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion.

We are happy United Federal Credit Union is partnering with us, generously allowing us to keep the cost affordable. The cost is $5 per person. Advanced reservations only, no walk-ins.

Offered will be Santa’s favorite pancakes with all sorts of toppings and sausages cooked by Carol Park and Dan Lively, the great chefs from the Carson City Elks Club. Also served will be hot chocolate, coffee, juice and more. There will be two seatings: one at 9:30 a.m. and the second at 11 a.m. RSVP prior to Dec. 11.

Santa will be available for personal consultation with each child and will present each child a memento of the occasion.

Seating is limited. We anticipate this event to sell out, thus book early by going online or by calling 775-882-1565. Come make lasting memories with us.


Friday, Dec. 1

Carson Street will be closed from 3:30-8 p.m. between Robinson and Fifth streets.

Curry and Stewart streets will remain open.

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free electric sleigh rides
  • 5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony at the state Capitol grounds featuring 400 Carson City fifth grade music students
  • 6 p.m. State tree lighting; all of Carson Street is lit up
  • 6:15-8 p.m. Festivities continue in the downtown
    • Free electric sleigh rides until 7 p.m.
    • Photos with Santa & Grinch @ McFadden Plaza
    • Hot cocoa - Holiday with a Hero fundraiser.
    • Two locations: City Hall & McFadden Plaza
    • CCSO Car 54 & Warren Engine Co., fire engine on display on Carson Street
    • The Hilltop Church Rock Band plays upbeat holiday tunes on a flatbed on Carson Street

Caroling at the McFadden Plaza Stage:
6:15-6:45 p.m. Carson High School choir
6:45-7:15 p.m. Carson City Symphony Youth Chorus & Chamber Singers
7:15- 7:45 p.m. Sierra Lutheran High School choir
Caroling through the downtown at various locations including restaurants

The Alatte Coffee and Wine Deli at the Carson Nugget will be serving free hot cocoa from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday. 

8 p.m. Carson Street reopens


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