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Holiday Events in Truckee Tahoe


It’s like walking around in a snow globe when you’re in Tahoe and Truckee during the holidays. Here are some of our favorite events this holiday season. 

Noel Nights | December 13 + 20 | 5pm 

Where: The Village at Northstar 

Get in the holiday spirit with ice skating, live music, face painting, and Santa Claus. The best part? Sipping on hot cocktails by one of the many fire pits around the ice skating rink. See details

West Shore Cafe Tree Lighting Ceremony | December 13 | 5pm

Tree lighting at the end of a Tahoe pier? Yes, please. Also, enjoy live music and a special prix-fixe menu. Bring unwrapped gifts for the Toys-for-Tots donation box. West Shore Cafe recommends reservations. See details

Santa Fly-in at Truckee Tahoe Airport | December 14 | 10am 

It’s pure magic for the kids when Santa flies into the Truckee Tahoe Airport. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, sip on hot cocoa, and treat yourself with holiday sweets. See details

The Twisted Nutcracker & The Tale of the Rat King | Dec. 15, 20, 21, 22 | 6:30pm 

Live performances of Truckee Dance Factory’s take on The Nutcracker. Shows take place at Merry Wonderland in Olympic Valley. Buy tickets soon, they’re selling out. See details

Free Swing Lessons | December 17 | 7:30pm

Downtown Truckee is all lit up and ready to party! Cruise around and get dinner, grab a drink, and then go to Alibi Ale Works for free swing lessons! See details

Disco Tubing with Santa | December 19 | 5pm

Lights, lasers, disco, and Santa? Sign me up. This event at Squaw’s SnoVentures sells out fast! Bring the family or just your beau. See details 

Ski with Santa | Dec. 21-24 | 11am-2pm

Head over to Homewood Mountain Resort and take turns with Santa this year. He’ll even give you a gift from his gift bag if you’ve been good this year. See details

Santa Brunch at Bar One |  December 23 | 8:30 + 11:30am

Delectable brunch buffet, live Christmas caroling, and Santa himself at Merry Wonderland at Squaw. Two seatings are available. See details

Christmas Eve in Truckee | December 24 | 5pm

Put on your warmest jacket, your favorite beanie, and your festive gloves for Downtown Truckee’s Christmas Eve celebration, complete with a nativity story, caroling, and candle lighting. See details

Christmas Eve Dinner | December 24 | 6pm 

Festive and full of holiday cheer, the Christmas Eve Dinner at Merry Wonderland at Squaw Valley is not one you’ll forget. Gather with old friends and new at this lavish Christmas buffet. See details

Retro Après Ski Party | December 28 | 4pm

Pull out your brightly colored onesie and get ready to party like it’s 1983 with Jonny Moseley at Alpine Meadows Lodge. See details



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