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NEWSLETTER – Jingle All the Way to RNO – December Delights Await!

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Elf on the Construction Shelf

Charlie’s Watch Over RNO Progress

Meet Charlie, our cheerful construction elf! As our Loop Road paving kicks into gear and Ticketing Hall construction dances and flows like snowflakes, Charlie (and his RNO sidekick, Amelia Bearhart) is keeping a close eye on progress. Look out for helpful signage as you navigate the airport during this festive construction season. 

Sounds of the Season

Holiday Performances at RNO

Get ready for some festive tunes to accompany your journey. Join us for holiday performances at the airport featuring:

Tuesday, Dec. 19 (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.): Teagan Serink
Thursday, Dec. 21 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Squeek Steele
Friday, Dec. 22 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): Squeek Steele

About the Performers

Teagan Serink is a cellist of five years and three-year member of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Rooted in classical training, she explores diverse genres, specializing in movie soundtracks and show tunes, with aspirations of becoming an independent musician working from her home studio.

Squeek Steele is a globally renowned pianist, boasts expertise across genres from ragtime to jazz and holds a Guinness World Record for “the most pieces of music performed from memory.” A seasoned performer, grandmother, and adventurer, she continues to captivate audiences at The Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City, Nev. every summer weekend.

Making Spirits Bright

Sip, Savor, and Celebrate!

Elevate your holiday cheer with special drink offerings at RNO’s Timber Ridge, Tap & Pour and Draft House throughout December. From festive cocktails to winter brews, our dining options are making spirits bright all month long. Sip, savor, and celebrate the joyous flavors of the season.

Starry Night
Northern Lights
Merry Cherry Mimosa
Winter Wonderland

Operation Santa Claus

RNO Spreading Holiday Magic

We recently soared high on the wings of goodwill with Operation Santa Claus on December 9, 2023. This heartwarming event, a collaboration between Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA), Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group (RTAG), Atlantic Aviation, local businesses and community members, delivered the holiday spirit to 26 local families of the Children’s Cabinet. Together, we made the holiday magical for those who need it most.

Runway Ready

Last Minute Sweater to Elevate Your Holiday Wardrobe

Looking for the perfect holiday sweater to sleigh your festive attire? Fly over to Alaska Airlines to check out their nostalgic and sustainable holiday sweater. It’s not just about priority boarding; it’s about taking off in style.  

You’re going to want that festive holiday sweater for this deal! On December 15, Alaska Airlines is celebrating National Ugly Sweater Day – You’ll receive priority boarding after Group B on your flight if you sport a tacky, silly or very festive holiday sweater.  

Other festive airline attire: Southwest | jetBlue | Delta

Now Approaching

Wait and Win – ‘Tis the Season to Fly for Free: Our Wait and Win Campaign continues to spread holiday joy. Until December 31, 2023, when you park in the Free Waiting Lot while picking up loved ones, you can enter to win free flights. Avoid waiting along the front curb; those zones are for active loading and unloading. It’s the perfect way to turn your waiting time into a holiday jackpot! Learn more

Seasonal Holiday Routes Now Boarding: Book these nonstop flights from RNO before they take-off! 

  • JFK on JetBlue now through Jan. 3, 2024.  
  • AUS on American now through Jan.7, 2024. 
  • ORD on United Dec. 21 through Jan. 8, 2024. 
  • IAH on United Dec. 21 through Jan. 8, 2024.