Tree Lighting Event

Carson City Fifth Graders to Sing at Tree Lighting Event Friday
Posted on 11/27/2023
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More than 500 fifth grade students including fifth graders from all six public elementary schools (Bordewich-Bray, Empire, Fremont, Fritsch, Mark Twain and Seeliger), as well as Carson Montessori, Bethlehem Lutheran and Saint Teresa’s will perform as a unified holiday choir for the annual Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Lights on the Capitol steps in downtown Carson City Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m.

Music teachers from the combined nine schools have been teaching and practicing the musical arrangements since early November. Bordewich Bray Elementary School Music Teacher Alan Catron has been bringing the program to the community with fellow music teachers for many years.

"The Christmas tree lighting is a wonderful celebration of joy and community each holiday season in Carson City,” Catron said. “The Silver and Snowflakes event is one of my favorite concerts of the year. Our students deliver heartwarming carols that resonate with each of us, and it truly kicks off the season of giving.”

Carson City fifth graders have been the center of attention of the Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Lights since 1988. An estimated 2,000 attendees help kick off the holidays annually at the event.

While the kids are the stars of the event, Santa and the Grinch will mingle with the kids and pose for photos after the event. Event goers may also enjoy the hot chocolate, cider and cookies provided by the merchants, as well as sleigh rides and the charm of Carson City’s downtown illuminated to spread holiday joy.

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Fifth graders from the 2022 Silver and Snowflakes Festival of Lights sing songs at the Nevada State Capitol.