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!
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
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
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