Editor's picks: Cracking nuts, drunk Santas and more
The holiday season is ramping up with plenty of fun, family-friendly activities to do. But Reno also offers plenty of adult activities if you're feeling more naughty than nice -- the prime example being the annual Santa Crawl. Read on for more.
"The Nutcracker" at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
I love, love, love "The Nutcracker." Before my daughter was born, it was my husband and my family tradition to go every year. He even says he doesn't mind -- probably because of the hot ballerinas. The annual performance of "The Nutcracker" at the Pioneer Center, which is put on by AVA Ballet Theatre featuring Tchaikovsky's amazing score performed live by the Reno Philharmonic. I mean, it's just the best. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Great Santa Dash 5K Run/Walk
Should you care to start the day on Saturday with a calorie deficit to offset all the booze you'll drink later that night, then this is the run for you. This 5K run/walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and will start at Wingfield Park and meander along the Truckee River. Dress in your Christmas costume best if you're so inclined. Adult entries include one Santa Crawl Cup. Cost: $30 for adults, $25 for college students, $20 for youth 5K, $10 for kids fun run.
So, it's been snowing. Like, a lot. And it will be pretty cold this weekend, so I might suggest your Santa Crawl costume be more than pasties and red panties. This annual festive boozefest takes place at various venues Saturday night throughout downtown Reno. Event organizers are expecting 15,000 holiday-clad revelers for this year's crawl, so it should be good people-watching. It's also a charity fundraiser, so you can get hammered and do good -- for the win.