Photos With Santa

Take a photo with Santa inside the historic Red House. Visiting Santa is free and you can take your own pictures.

Letters to Santa

Check out the Carson Now Holiday Guide for a letter template or bring you own. Don’t forget to drop off your letter in our mailbox with direct delivery to the North Pole. Some letters may even be published in Carson Now!

Christmas Craft Market

Local vendors and crafters will have their holiday wares available for sale. Located in the stables by the parking area. Interested in being a vendor? Contact [email protected].

Lights and Decorations

Over 2 miles of lights decorate the historic ranch buildings, fence lines, and trees.

Children’s Storytime

The Carson City Library will read holiday related stories from the main stage each evening around 5:15pm. Grab some chili, hot apple cider, and sit on a hay bale while listening to holiday story.

Photo by David Dineen


Wagon Rides

The Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch will be running mule driven wagon rides. Christmas lights will light up the path. Learn about the History of Silver Saddle Ranch. Donations to the Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch are appreciated.

Trees for Charity

A new addition to the event this year. Fresh Christmas trees, donated by the National Forest Service. Local businesses have sponsored the trees by decorating them and filling them with gifts. Look for the box next to each tree to place raffles and see find a list of included gifts. Raffles are $5 a piece or 5 for $25. All proceeds support the For Kids Foundation. Raffles will be sold at a table by the Red House and at the drink tent.

Food and Drinks

Stay warm with hot food from various food vendors and stop by our drink tent with festive hot drinks for both family and adults. Check out the drink menu in the photo album below.


Each night bands will perform holiday favorites from 5:30pm-7:30pm with a break in the middle.

Friday, December 9th:TBD
Saturday, December 10th:TBD
Sunday, December 11th:TBD

 Location & Parking

There is parking for about 150 cars at Silver Saddle Ranch. If necessary, we have overflow parking available at the 5th Street trailhead and the new Eagle Valley Middle School parking lot right across the street from the trailhead parking. A shuttle is available at the 5th St. Trailhead. Look for a digital sign as soon as you turn onto Carson River Rd. that will be illuminated if Silver Saddle Ranch parking is full.


Silver Saddle Map

Photo by David Dineen