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Holiday Happenings in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee

27 Nov 2021
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Holidays and Events

Thanksgiving has passed and holy cow Christmas is only 28 days away!  It’s time to get into the holiday spirit and what better place to spend this magical season than in the heart of the Sierra Mountains.  North Lake Tahoe is leaning into the festive season with photos with Santa, festive shopping experiences, and more.  We have accumulated a list of holiday events for everyone to enjoy (even the dog)!


December 3 – 17 (Friday’s Only) | Festive Fridays in Downtown Truckee 

Get ready to sip and shop your way through Downtown Truckee.  Truckee will be hosting Festive Fridays for the first three Fridays of December.  Until 7 pm shops will offer refreshments, entertainment, and great holiday deals for your holiday needs.  So this season do your holiday shopping the right way with Downtown Truckee’s Festive Fridays!

Recommended Homes near the event: High Country LodgeCottonwood Place at Tahoe Donner & Pine Meadow at Gray's Crossing 


December 3 – 17 | Noel Nights at the Village at Northstar California

Get in the holiday spirit with Noel Nights at Northstar California!  These family-friendly Friday evenings are packed full of fun holiday spirit with live music, photos with Santa, face painting, ice skating, and more.

Recommended Homes near the event: Aspen Grove & Away on Allenby


December 4 | 2nd Annual Outdoor Holiday Market in Tahoe City 

Featuring over a dozen artisans under festive holiday lights, the 2nd Annual Outdoor Holiday Market is the perfect place for holiday shopping.  Muse will be hosting live music, ornament making, Mogrog Food Truck, and libations with proceeds benefitting Tahoe Truckee School of Music!

Recommended Homes near the event: Skyland Jewel at Dollar Point, Deerfield Cottage, & Monte Mar 


December 4 | Visit with Santa at Winter Sports Park in Tahoe City 

Put your Christmas wish list together because Santa is coming to the Winter Sports Park on Dec. 4th.  From 10 am to 1 pm join Santa for photos, games, arts and crafts, and much more.  This is a free event and welcome to all!

Recommended Homes near the event: Vanni House in Tahoe City, Rooney Ridge Retreat, & Hidden Willow at Tahoe Park 


December 5 | Hot Diggity Dog & Cat Photos with Santa

Dress up your dog in their Christmas best for photos with Santa at Hot Diggity Dog!  Taking place from 11 am to 2 pm Hot Diggity Dog will be offering face painting, gift bags, hot coco, and cookies.  Donations are welcome and all proceeds benefit Mikey’s Animal Outreach in Association with Tahoe Neighborhood Table. 

Recommended Homes near the event: Lakeside Escape, Moon Dune Chalet, & Tahoe Time


December 14 | Holiday Sip + Shop @ Alibi Ale Works

Spend the evening with Wandering Wyld at Alibi Ale Works Public House shopping local for the holidays.  With 15 + Reno/Tahoe local vendors, live music, and more the evening will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  

Recommended Homes near the event: Pinecrest at Winter Creek, Above the Pine at Tahoe Donner, & Cottonwood Place at Tahoe Donner