Christmas in Lake Tahoe

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Christmas in Lake Tahoe

Spending Christmas in Lake Tahoe can be quite a treat. With stunning snow-covered scenery, friendly folks, and good food and fun, the holidays will be memorable at this California/Nevada resort area. Add to that the opportunity to enjoy winter sports, like skiing, and you'll understand why so many people head to Tahoe at Christmastime.

Organization: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Date: 12/16/2016 update info
Time: 1:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Squaw Valley in Squaw Valley,CA
Contact: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Phone: (530) 583-6985
Event Details:

Celebrate the new Merry Days & Holly Nights at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows!

Look for Santa on the slopes, festive cheer in the Village and enjoy skiing and snowboarding with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley. In the Village, cozy up around firepits while you listen to carolers and sip hot cocoa. Live music, extraordinary symphonies, ice sculpture demonstrations and the infamous Squaw Valley Prom are just a few new events added to this year's holiday festivities. Squaw’s Olympic Ice Pavilion at High Camp, and SnoVentures Activity Zone are another perfect place to spend the holidays with family and friends.

  • Celebrations take place throughout the Tahoe area
  • Check the calendar for exact times and events
  • Lodging and activity specials throughout he Holiday season

Overview: Though some may think that snow-covered Tahoe looks like Christmas all winter long, it's never as beautiful as it is during the December holidays. The lake sparkles, the fireplaces crackle, the hot chocolate is especially tasty, and everyone is eager to wish you a "Merry Christmas."

When: Throughout the Christmas season

Where: Throughout the Lake Tahoe area

Fees: Cost Vary

Details: Those considering spending Christmas in Lake Tahoe should plan ahead. This is a popular time of year for tourists and many families return year after year, some choosing to stay at the same resort each time. Reservations should be made months ahead of time to ensure a good room, preferably one with a view of Lake Tahoe.

If you are looking for glitz and glamour you might choose one of Tahoe's casino hotels for their Christmas vacation, while families who prefer a more rustic Christmas can choose a smaller establishment on the lake, such as a bed and breakfast. Prices are higher at this time of year, so expect to pay a little more for your Christmas at Lake Tahoe.

Christmas visitors to Lake Tahoe can, of course, enjoy the same things that others enjoy all winter long, including skiing, skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and more. Many of the resorts offer special Christmas activities as well, including holiday dinners, carol sing-a-longs, sleigh rides, and other fun events for the whole family.