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A Christmas Chaos, presented by Truckee Community Theater 

December 2nd-11th |  Truckee Community Arts Center

When The Royal Shakespeare Company doesn’t show up to perform their stirring rendition of A Christmas Carol, it’s up to this intrepid band of hapless actors and technicians to pull together their own production in less than seven hours! Have you ever experienced backstage mayhem?

From The Truckee Comunity Theater

Glenshire Elementary Holiday Breakfast

December 3rd, 8-11 am | Glenshire Elementary School

Please join us for the annual Holiday Breakfast at Glenshire Elementary School. Pancakes are back this year, along with pictures with Santa, book fair, crafts, silent auction, and more! Please check out the Glenshire PTO Facebook page for more information!

From Glenshire Elementry PTO

Images of Winter Holiday Concert 

December 11th | 2 pm & 7 pm | The Resort at Squaw Creek

Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus is excited to present “Images of Winter”, a holiday concert for our community on Sunday, December 11th at 2pm and 7pm at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Join us for a multi-sensory exploration of four winter themes – inspired by our Truckee Tahoe home. Revel in the marvelous beauty of Winter Nights, elate in a sense of Celebration, bask in the comfort of Peace, and take cheer in the Togetherness the holiday season offers. Our programming of new works and old holiday favorites features works by Berlin, Caldwell & Ivory, Eddelman, Lauridson, Rentz, Rutter and more! Programming also showcases the Christmastime Strings quartet! Musical offerings will be supplemented with visual arts curated from chorus members and local artists. We invite you to join us for this special concert this holiday season and thank you for your support. Cheers! 

From Truckee Truckee Tahoe Community Chorous

Mark Mackay Benefit Concert

December 28th | Truckee Comunity Center | 6-8 pm

Native Truckee musician Mark Mackay invites the Tahoe community to his performance on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at the Community Arts Center on Church Street. Mark is graciously donating all of the proceeds to the non-profit Tahoe Truckee School of Music (TTSM). Limited tickets are available at the door so be sure to purchase in advance. Doors open at 6 p.m. Selected TTSM students will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mark Mackay’s band at 7 p.m. Drinks are available for purchase courtesy of Alibi Ale House. TTSM will offer raffle tickets and a silent auction for a chance to win fantastic musical prizes.

From Truckee Tahoe School of Music

North Lake Tahoe

8th Tahoe Film Fest

December 1st-4th | Incline Village Cinema, Northstar Village Cinema, Cristal Bay Casino Crown Room

Those who live in and around Lake Tahoe respect their environment and there are countless organizations that exist to protect beautiful Lake Tahoe. The premiere section of our programming is environmental films. We try to locate new and important environmental films to showcase as a way of not only educating our young people, but to celebrate the efforts of everyone who helps to maintain the beauty of such a pristine lake and its surroundings. Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of important American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and award-winning music documentaries. All proceeds from Tahoe Film Fest benefit UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC).

From the Tahoe Flim Fest and the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center 

3rd Annual Outdoor Holiday Market

December 3rd | 2-7 pm | Muse Art Reclaimed

This beloved annual market is on again, bringing live music by GBrownSound and Sisters in Harmony, food and cocoa by Mogrog, beverages poured by and for the The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective and an array of local artisanal goods and artwork. Come celebrate!

Presented Muse Art Collective

Holiday Makers Market

December 3rd | 12-5 pm | Tahoe Backyard

Save the date for our second annual Holiday Maker’s Market on December 3rd from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. The market will feature local artists and makers, lively music, locally brewed beer, food with Big Blue Q food truck, and more! Check back in for details soon!

From Tahoe Backyard

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

December 6th&7th | 3:30-6:30 pm | Tahoe Adventure Company

Looking for a great way to enhance your trip to Lake Tahoe this winter? Join Tahoe Adventure Company for one of our very special Full Moon Snowshoe Treks. Take in the brisk mountain air as you snowshoe under the moon and learn about the High Sierra.

After meeting the group and previewing the trip, time will be spent fitting gear and a comprehensive lesson will be covered. You will trek on our easy to use snowshoes through Tahoe’s peaceful, wintry forest. As we travel by moonlight, our knowledgeable guides will discuss natural history and astronomy topics as well as fascinating facts about our moon. We will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. This tour is popular with all ability levels and ages(8+)!

From Tahoe Adventure Company

The Tahoe Nutcracker

December 16th-18th | 7 pm and 2 pm | North Tahoe Highschool

The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective presents the holiday classic set in 1919 Tahoe City, at the Christmas Eve Celebration at Tahoe Tavern.

LTDC’s production of Tahoe Nutcracker premiered in 2019 and is set in the ballroom of the Tahoe Tavern on Christmas Eve one hundred years ago. 

From Lake Tahoe Dance Collective

Local Ski Resorts

Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series, Jeremy Jones The art of Shralpinism

December 8th  | 7-9 pm | Olympic Valley Event Center

Snowboarding icon Jeremy Jones kicks off the 17th annual Winter Speaker Series with a unique and never-before-seen show “The Art of Shralpinism.” Based on his new book by the same title, The Art of Shralpinism covers a compendium of hard-won lessons, quick tips, sound advice, and impactful stories largely documented from journals Jones has kept over the years. Also featuring wisdom from friends and mentors, The Art of Shralpinism takes an experiential approach to contemplating mountains, snow, and adventure. Through his art, poetry, and journal extracts, Jones traces his development from racer and extreme snowboarding film star to explorer of the deep backcountry and climate activist.

From Alpenglow Sports

Noel Nights: A Magical Holiday Village

December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th & 23rd | 7-9 pm | Northstar Village

Join us in The Village at Northstar to ring in the holidays with Jolly Old Saint Nick! We are lucky enough to have Santa in town for photos, a station for last minute Letters to Santa, and more!

From Northstar at Tahoe

Base to Base Gondola Grand Opening Celebration

December 17th | 9 am-4 pm | Palisades Tahoe

Join us on Saturday, December 17th to celebrate the historic opening of the Base to Base Gondola at Palisades Tahoe. The Alpine Lodge and The Village at Palisades Tahoe will now be connected by a 16-minute ride across stunning views of the Sierras and Lake Tahoe.

Guided Snowshoe Tour & Dinner at Alpine

December 17th & 20th | 4 pm | Alpine Meadows Chalet

Join a guided snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine where you’ll enjoy a four-course Bavarian-inspired meal. In addition, guests will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, hand-selected wine pairings with each course, and will have beer and wine available for purchase. Snowshoes are provided free of charge; all you need to bring are warm clothes and your appetite. Please note, guests must be 21 years of age to attend. Please make your reservations at least one week in advance to ensure you receive a spot on this exclusive dining experience.

From Palisades Tahoe

Great Basin Carolers in the Palisades Village

December 23rd-26th | 9 am-4 pm |  Palisades Tahoe

Live caroling from the Great Basin Carolers will spread the holiday cheer. Great Basin Carolers will be performing from 4-7pm on December 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th.

From Palisades Tahoe

Christmas Eve Dinner at Palisades Tahoe

December 24th |  6:30 pm | Olympic Valley Event Center

Enjoy a delicious grand buffet, complete with carving stations, holiday side dishes and desserts. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, and afterwards a full bar will be available for purchase. Please make your reservations by 5:00 PM on Monday, 12/19. Please add every member of your party to your reservation, even children under the age of 4, so we can seat you at a properly sized table. We are excited to see you on Christmas Eve at the Olympic Valley Events Center for a truly festive evening!

From Palisades Tahoe

New Years’ Eve Fireworks at Northstar

December 31st | 9 pm | The Village at Northstar

Celebrate New Years with the family with Live Music, Ice Skating and fireworks at 9 pm.

Skate for Scotty New Year’s Eve Fundraiser 

December 31st | 9 pm | Olympic Valley Event Center

The Scotty Lapp Foundation was created from love and a dream. The organization’s first big project will be to raise funds for the Scotty Lapp Memorial Skatepark. The Foundation is hosting a Fundraiser on Saturday, December 31st to create a safe skatepark in or near Tahoe City that has a positive vibe for people of all ages to practice their sport, have fun, and just be themselves. The Skate for Scotty team has produced an electrifying night to enter 2023, energized with music, lasers, lights, and a balloon drop at The Olympic Valley Event Center. In memory of Scotty Lapp, let’s come together to make an epic place for our community to gather. He’d want us to have fun, so dress up and boogie down.

From Palisades Tahoe and the Scotty Lapp Foundation

Tahoe Mountain Club (Members only)

Deck The Halls: Breakfast W/ Santa, Gingerbread Houses, All Jarred Up

December 17th | 9 am-1 pm | The Pavilion at Old Greenwood

All holiday festivities, all at once. We know how busy the holidays are, so we’re taking a different approach this year and combining several different activities into a single, not-to-be-missed TMC celebration. Take photos with Santa, enjoy brunch with the family, build a gingerbread house, take a sleigh ride, and handcraft Christmas gift recipes for friends and family.

From Tahoe Mountain Club

New Year’s Eve: 1923 With TMC

December 31st | 6-10 pm | Alpine Club at Northstar

Step back in time to an era when flappers were chic, booze was taboo, and the stock market was roaring. This New Year’s Eve, we’re rewinding 100 years and ringing in 1923. Complete with a speakeasy, traditional cocktails, themed food, and an olde tyme photobooth. Dress to the nines in flapper dresses and fedora hats to ring in the new year with TMC. We’re opening our doors for 4 hours of FUN so Members can enjoy all the NYE festivities in the Village at Northstar from your front-row seat at Alpine Club’s prime location. And best of all for parents, we’ll have a special (separate) kids’ area set up across from Alpine Club at Tahoe Mountain Reality’s newly remodeled Northstar location. Drop your kids with us, and our Kids Club Crew will be on hand to monitor the fun while TMC’s young Members watch movies, play games, hang out and eat yummy bites from our kid-friendly buffet! Starting around 8:30 we’ll all come back together to prepare for the fireworks show and Champagne (or sparkling juice!) toast just before the start of the fireworks at 9pm (East Coast midnight).

From Tahoe Mountain Club

This Blog has been authored by Christopher Botto