Santa Claus is coming to Carson |

Santa Claus is coming to Carson

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 2 for one of the most unforgettable family nights of the year.

The evening begins at the Capital with a small ceremony by the governor, followed by the official tree lighting. There will be hot chocolate and cookies, compliments of Comma Coffee.

Main Street will be closed from 5:30-8 p.m. for a caroling procession to the city tree lead by Mr. and Mrs. Santa with his horse and sleigh, the Civil War Choir and the community. Merchants along Musser and Main streets will be ready for the throng with holiday goodies and hot tea.

Santa then gallops along to Telegraph Square where merchants and vendors will offer an abundance of gifts, crafts, flowers, antiques, tea, hot cider, cookies and other goodies. There will be a kids Treasure Chest Coin Hunt, rocks for the kids, and free face painting. Telegraph Square will be open till 9 p.m.

Santa’s final destination is the Laxalt Plaza, next to the Carson Nugget, where he will give away candy canes in front of the Peppermint Mill. The Nugget will offer eggnog, hot apple cider, popcorn, candy apples, and roasted chestnuts.

Across the Street is the Ice Skating Rink, sponsored by the Downtown Business Association which will serve free hot chocolate. The Elks Club will have a booth serving hot dogs and chili dogs.

To complete the evening, visit the shops on Curry Street and take a walk down to D-Bug Computer, where the kids can e-mail Santa.