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: 12/24/2012 update info
Time: 6:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Holiday Torchlight Parde in Squaw Valley,CA
Contact: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Phone: (530) 583-6985
*Holiday Torchlight Parade Join us for this holiday favorite viewable from the base area and Village. A traditional family favorite, the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is a beautiful and festive procession of lights starting at 6pm.
- 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.