2019 Reno Dads Local Christmas Shopping Guide

The 2019 Reno Dads Local Christmas Shopping Guide is here! Each of the Reno Dads and a few of our friends have provided our favorite local shops that puts a smile on our faces when unwrapping presents. Though not planned this way, this developed into a solid list of classic guy stuff (weird, right?). If…

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe & Tradition

Every family needs two things during the holidays: a great hot chocolate recipe and family traditions! Our family is a bunch of hot chocolate fiends during the holidays. Whatever event we are at we will find the hot chocolate. Usually, the hot chocolate is low quality thanks to quantity over quality needs, but that is…

The Ultimate Reno Christmas Event Guide 2019

To kick off the Christmas season right, Reno Dads has put together this list of events and activities that includes community Christmas tree lightings, Christmas festivals, Christmas markets and craft fairs, Christmas concerts, Christmas services, and anything else we could dig up going on in our community over the next month. We will be adding…

All Aboard!…The Polar Express on the V&T Railway

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the…” Wait a minute, that’s the wrong classic story. I’m here to talk to you about the modern-day classic, The Polar Express. The Polar Express is a book that came out in 1985 and, at least from my perspective, lived in obscurity until Tom Hanks brought it…

Dad Spotlight: Andrew Pointer

As Christmas fast approaches, we turn our dad spotlight to Andrew Pointer – a veritable Clark Griswold. Not only is he a major Christmas decoration enthusiast, he’s a loving father and lover of holiday traditions. For those families that enjoy touring around Reno and drinking in the Christmas lights and decorations, Andrew offers a hidden…

The V&T’s Candy Cane Express

Take a journey on the V&T Candy Cane Express to usher in Christmas. Be forewarned: you will be smiling, laughing, singing, snacking and feeling merry.

NEW SHOW: The Unbelievables Christmas Spectacular

The air is cold and crisp in Reno again. As I drive through my neighborhood on the way home each night, I spot another house that is newly festooned with brightly colored lights and lawn ornaments. No denying it – it’s Christmastime! If you’re ready to really jumpstart your Christmas spirit, I highly recommend getting…

Killing Santa

Most parents will face this question sooner or later: “Is Santa real?” So, what do you say? How do you respond to a starry-eyed, innocent child who derives such genuine joy and wonder from picturing Santa Claus bringing them gifts each Christmas? How do you cover up and rationalize the years of deceit you’ve fed…

2017 Reno Dads Christmas Shopping Guide

Alright Dads, time to get to your Christmas shopping for the kids. Not just at Costco, Target, and Amazon, but locally! If you aren’t familiar with anything local, here is the 2017 Reno Dads Christmas Shopping Guide with some of the unique toy stores here in Reno that are locally owned. You are sure to…

2017 Reno Dads Holiday Events Guide

Ah, the holidays! The Christmas Season is upon us and we are looking for things to do with the family and we assume you are too! Check out our calendar of events below and find something fun for the family. Make sure to tag us in your Instagram pics @RenoDads and keep an eye out…

How Do We Achieve True Holiday Cheer?

Man, it sure is cheerful around this time of year. Cheer, cheer, cheer! I’ll bet you’ve even found yourself trying to out-cheer your neighbors. Or family. Or strangers in the store. So do you actually have more cheer around this time of year… or less? The holiday season has deep roots in a giving tradition….