Tree lighting to kick off holiday season in downtown Reno Tuesday

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Updated: 11/19/2012 2:20 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Tuesday, City of Reno officials will light the holiday tree in downtown Reno.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on the City Plaza. The public is invited to enjoy this great tradition featuring carolers, ice skating, and a community celebration.

Following the tree lighting, a skating exhibition by the Tahoe Snowflakes will take place on the Rink on the River and then the Rink will open for the public. For this night, skaters can receive a free skate rental by donating a new hat, mittens, or scarf to the Salvation Army.

Admission fees for the rink are:
• Teens/adults (ages 13-54) = $7.50
• Children (ages 3-12) = $5.50
• Seniors (55+) = $5.50

The City Plaza and Ice Rink are located at the corner of First and Virginia Streets in Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. A detailed schedule of skating times and a list of admission fees can be found at www.reno.gov.

The event schedule is as follows:
• Billinghurst Middle School Choir sings carols starting at 4:30 p.m.
• Tree lighting by City officials at 5:15 p.m.
• Skating Exhibition by Tahoe Snowflakes followed by the opening of the Rink on the River from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. (weather & ice conditions permitting

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