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3 Creative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Reno This Year


This holiday season is going to be a little different from years past, but that doesn’t mean you have to dial down your holiday spirit! IDENTITY Reno has some creative suggestions for celebrating the holidays this year!

Throw a Virtual Party

Google Hangouts, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Houseparty – there are plenty of services that allow you to hangout virtually. Host a virtual gift exchange, hold an ugliest holiday sweater contest, read some of your favorite holiday stories, or just sit and catch up. Even if you can’t be together during the holidays, you can still do many of the same things you usually do with a little ingenuity!

Drive-Thru Holiday Lights

Drive 10 miles out from IDENTITY Reno to Hidden Valley to see some of the most spectacular holiday decorations imaginable. Celebrating its 38th year, the Hidden Valley Parade of Lights is an annual competition where homeowners compete – and awe many passersby – to see who can create the most fantastical display. Lucky for us, we just get to enjoy the show.

Create Collaborative Playlists

Is your family or friend group super into music? Collaborate to put together a holiday-themed playlist on Spotify. Listening to holiday songs you’ve compiled as a group is a great way to reflect on the good times you’ve had and the people who mean the most to you.

Plus, Great Shopping in Reno

When you are ready to shop, keep it local. Check out these Reno stores for fantastic gifts for everyone on your list.

  • The Nest off Keystone Ave. for vintage clothing and home decor
  • Nomad Boutique on Carson-Reno Highway for up-to-the-minute trendy clothing, jewelry, and accessories
  • Old World Coffee Lab on California Ave. for hip, coffee-themed gifts
  • Patagonia Outlet on S. Center St. for great deals on outdoor clothing and accessories

Happy Holidays

Have fun shopping and celebrating the holidays in 2020. IDENTITY Reno student apartments near the University of Nevada, Reno campus give you plenty of room to stretch out, celebrate in style, and live true to your authentic self. Find a space that calls out to you today!


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