With fall almost near a close and winter sneaking up on us soon, here’s some fall and winter activities to do this season! Take a break from studying to enjoy the best Reno and the surrounding areas have to offer.
A classic fall activity includes driving out to the pumpkin patch, picking the perfect pumpkin, and taking it home to decorate. In Reno, we’re lucky to have Ferrari Farms and Andelin Farms. Both farms also have corn mazes and zombie paintball. At Walmart, they sell pumpkin carving kits for $6 and includes everything you’ll need like carving utensils, scoops, and stencils.
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The beauty of Reno’s location is how close we are to other cities. Apple Hill, located in Placerville, is only a brief two hour drive. The farm also has an apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, a winery, and several vineyard locations.
Wine Walk (21+)
November 17th take part in the Tipsy Turkey Wine Walk from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For $20 you’ll have access to popular bars like Brewer’s Cabinet, Imperial, The Jungle, and Sierra Tap House. With your wristband you can sample wine at some of the following locations: Noble Pie, Faces NV, The Rack, the Stick, and so many more.
After a day of thanks and when you’re inner shopaholic emerges, enjoy the day getting deals on your favorite items. According to Yelp, some of the Best Black Friday deals in Reno are: The Summit Mall in South Reno, Kohl’s (any location), The Outlets at Legends in Sparks, Macy’s and Buckle located in Meadowood Mall.
Galena Creeks has amazing views of the valley and the forest. There’s hikes ranging from one mile to nine miles. Hunter creek is a 5.7 mile hike that leads you through desert and forest terrain with a beautiful waterfall at the end.
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UNR Basketball Games
The winter season wouldn’t be complete without attending a few basketball games. The schedule can be found on the University of Nevada Athletics website. The Reno Gazette Journal predicts it will be another good year with Eric Musselman renewing his position as coach for men’s basketball. The women's basketball team is also expected to have a good season after recruiting six talented freshmen girls
The Reno Aces ballpark transforms their front yard into an ice skating rink starting Tuesday November 20th 2018 until January 22nd 2019.
Nightmare Before Christmas
One of classic Christmas movies,The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be playing in Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City from December 6th to December 16th. Tickets start at $20 and I would hop on them quick because it’s selling out fast!
Ugly Sweater Crawl (21+)
December 15th Walmart will run out of their ugly sweaters because the Ugly Sweater Crawl is taking place that night in Downtown Sparks in Victorian Square. From 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. there will be drink specials, an Ugly Sweater Contest, Shotski, and giveaways.
Santa Crawl (21+)
If you love the Christmas spirit, get your Santa getup on and participate in the Santa Crawl December 15th at 7:30 p.m. Buy a cup for $5.50 for exclusive Santa drink specials, no cover charges, photo ops and contests. There’s 36 locations and all the funds go to local schools, so give back this holiday season!