It’s been a Truckee tradition for over 35 years. The Bud Fish Tree Lighting is this Friday, November 18th. The holiday fun begins this weekend in Historic Downtown Truckee with a visit from jolly old St. Nick, tree decorating, singing and holiday treats. Local elementary school children will start the night by decorating 37 trees that line Donner Pass Road with hand crafted ornaments. Take a stroll down the lane as each tree is unique.
Around 5pm, keep your eyes out as Santa arrives aboard an antique fire engine. All the kids flock to the train depot with a smile as they have just spotted the man in the red suit himself, Santa! Santa will oversee the lighting of gigantic tree and all of downtown while the crowd helps with the countdown.
Santa will invite all children to sit upon his knee for pictures and listen to Christmas wishes. Hear the cheerful tunes sung by carolers as you enjoy the crisp air, hot cocoa, cookies and holiday cheer.