Whether you are celebrating the holidays in South Lake Tahoe or just booking a whirlwind weekend at one of our vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe this month, there is a TON to do! For everyone. All month long. If you are just passing through for a day or have booked a week at a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental, here are the main events for this month.
Festival of Trees and Lights at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
This is an annual event that gives back to the local community that locals and visitors look forward to each year. A dozen decorated Christmas trees are on display along with wreaths and décor. There is also a gala with a silent auction that supports the Barton’s Mental & Behavioral Health Services. Being located at MontBleu makes it easy and convenient to get back to your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental too!
Winter Wonderland at the Beach Retreat & Lodge
The resort transforms into a true wonderland with lights and decor throughout. There are also several festive events all month long that are free to the community such as Santa Paws photos, cookie decorating, S’Mores bar, Christmas edition of canines and cocktails and much more. Located right on Lake Tahoe Blvd in the middle of town, this resort is conveniently located close to vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe on both ends of town. Plus this one is family friendly!
#HelloSnowFest at Heavenly Mountain Resort
This two-week celebration allows you to have fun by hitting the slopes all day, enjoying on-mountain music and going to après parties every day. If your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is located on the Nevada side or the California side, you have quick access to the fun thanks to several different access points on both state lines.
Heavenly Holidays at the Heavenly Village
Grab the entire family and celebrate the season at Heavenly Holidays! This two-week festival is happening on the mountain and in the Village and features events for all ages. Holiday-themed happy hours at all of the lodges, search for Santa and his elves skiing, ice sculptors, a 16-foot interactive snow globe where kids can get their photos taken with Santa all finished with the 9:00pm Gondola ball drop and firework show on New Years Eve.
SnowGlobe Music Festival
This one of a kind outdoor winter music festival featuring some of the world’s best musicians has become a highly anticipated annual event. Located at the Community College, transportation is provided (at a cost) from Reno & Carson City and there are frequent shuttles in Lake Tahoe. Be sure to bundle up and plan your drop off, pick up and parking accordingly.
South Lake Tahoe during the holidays provides a plethora of events to enjoy for everyone. Just note that traffic during the holidays in a resort mountain town can get pretty thick. Add in snow and you will want to be prepared, play it safe and be patient. Thankfully, all these annual events are located within 5-15 minutes of all of our vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe. Which means, if you plan ahead, you should have no issue getting to all of these and making lasting memories. Enjoy and happy holidays!