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Spend the Holidays in North Lake Tahoe
Spend the Holidays in North Lake Tahoe

We’re here with our North Tahoe holiday roundup. Will you be spending the holidays in North Lake Tahoe? Check out our guide to some of the most festive festivities around.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Dreaming of ringing 2019 in surrounded by a winter wonderland? Tahoe is the place for you. Many restaurants offer Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners and celebrations.

Learn more about Christmas dinners in North Lake Tahoe>>

Learn more about New Year’s Eve celebrations in North Lake Tahoe>>

Go on a Snowshoe Tour

The Tahoe Adventure Company offers guided daytime snowshoe tours as well as sunset and full moon tours. What better way to take in Tahoe’s winter wonderland than to experience it by foot? Knowledgeable guides will acquaint customers with the local flora and fauna, and you will have the opportunity to explore areas that you may not otherwise have seen. Learn more>>

Ring in the New Year with a guided snowshoe tour at Tahoe Donner. Enjoy the crisp mountain air followed by drinks at the Trailside Bar and fireworks at the downhill area. Learn more>>

Snowshoe by starlight at Northstar California. Learn about constellations in the night sky, and warm up with s’mores and hot cocoa once the tour is finished. Learn more>>


Merry Days & Holly Nights

Photo courtesy of Go Tahoe North

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Throughout the holiday season, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows turn into a holiday paradise. Enjoy sleigh rides, ski with Santa, indulge in a live orchestra show,  and so much more. Family-friendly activities abound, as do activities geared towards adults. Whether you are visiting with family, or hoping to have a romantic day in the mountains, head up to Squaw/Alpine to enjoy their holiday celebrations. See the full event schedule here>>


Noel Nights

Northstar California

Northstar Village turns into a festive holiday wonderland, straight out of a Christmas movie. Enjoy sleigh rides, visits with Santa, face-painting, and more this holiday season. Learn more>>


Shop for the Perfect Gift

North Tahoe Arts

Searching for the perfect gift? Support a local artist at the North Tahoe Arts Holly Arts exhibit. Featuring a broad array of mediums and artists, you’ll be sure to find something special. Learn more>>


Eat Dinner with Olympians

Squaw Valley

Earn some bragging rights over the holidays. A buffet-style dinner featuring locally-sourced fare from the Tahoe food hub will accompany casual conversation with local Olympic athletes. Book your ticket>>


Enjoy a Piece of Olympic History

Granlibakken Tahoe

Did you know that historic Granlibakken Tahoe entered a bid to host the 1932 Winter Olympics? Follow the turns of athletes of yesteryear at Granlibakken’s annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade. The parade begins after the ski lifts close, when skiers and boarders are invited to ski down the Granlibakken slopes holding a torch. The parade is followed by hot drinks and snacks, and a visit from Santa bearing gifts for the little ones. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more>>


Breakfast with Santa

Northstar California

Jolly St. Nick himself will be visiting Northstar on Christmas Eve for breakfast, stories, and ornament making. Make memories in the heart of Northstar Village at this one-of-a-kind event. Book your ticket>>


Ski with Santa

Diamond Peak, Squaw/Alpine, & Mt. Rose

Santa’s got a busy season hitting the slopes this year. Find jolly St. Nick on the slopes this year, and take a few turns with him at your favorite mountain.

Visit Santa at Diamond Peak>>

Ski with Santa at Mt. Rose>>

Find Santa at Squaw/Alpine>>


Enjoy a Tahoe by Water

Zephyr Cove Marina

What better way to celebrate the season than with a pleasure cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe? Ring in the  new year or celebrate the Christmas holiday surrounded by glassy clear blue water and snow-capped mountains. Dinner is included in the cruises, and on Christmas, enjoy a visit from a special guest-Santa Claus.

Book a Christmas Cruise>>

Book a NYE Cruise>>


Watch Fireworks

Tahoe does New Year’s right. Celebrate 2019 with a fireworks show at one of the many mountains in North Lake Tahoe.

Watch fireworks at Squaw/Alpine>>

Watch fireworks at Northstar California>>

Watch fireworks at Mt. Rose>>


Visiting North Lake Tahoe this holiday season? Book your stay at The Franciscan. Cozy winter cabins, a convenient location, and affordable rates. Book now>>

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