Holiday festivities in North Lake Tahoe-Truckee
Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at email@example.com.
1. Northern Lights Tahoe
Enjoy a festival of lights as communities display holiday decorations along Tahoe Boulevard and family friendly activities are hosted through the month of December.
Where: Incline Village and Crystal Bay
When: Through Dec. 31
Cost: Free event
2. Festive Fridays
Shop gifts for everyone on your wish list, participate in a scavenger hunt and enjoy complimentary parking through historic downtown Truckee.
Where: Historic downtown Truckee
When: Friday, Dec. 8 | Free parking 4-8 p.m.
Cost: Free event
3. Opening Day Tahoe Donner Downhill
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area will kick off their 2017-18 ski and ride season this Friday.
Where: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area | 11603 Snowpeak Way, Truckee
When: Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 a.m.
Cost: Lift ticket or season pass required
4. Polyrhythmics Album Release Party
Celebrate, dance and be merry with Polyrhythmics from the Red Room at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday night.
Where: Crystal Bay Club Red Room | 14 NV-28, Crystal Bay, Nev.
When: Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 p.m.
5. Santa’s Party
Celebrate the holidays with a full day of food, sledding, ice skating, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, and more.
Where: Tahoe City Winter Sports Park |251 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free event.
6. Tahoe Flow Arts Holiday Bazaar
The fifth annual Tahoe Flow Arts holiday show features dance and movement workshops, yoga, artisan vendor booths, and more.
Where: Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema | 475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 11 a.m.
Cost: $25 pre-sale; $30 at the door; Free: kids 3 and under
7. Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Heart-pumping action films featuring outdoor sports will play during the high-energy Film Festival celebration from MontBleu on Saturday night.
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa | 55 Hwy 50, Stateline, Nev.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Tickets $22 – $27
8. SEASON OF PEACE
Ring in the holiday season with the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus and the Christmas Time String Quartet during their 80-voice performance promoting peace.
Where: The Resort at Squaw Creek | 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. | Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.
Cost: $20 general admission; $5 students 18 years old and younger
9. Walk With Me
Enjoy a film presentation, discussion and guided meditation based on the teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in pursuing happiness. The Yoga Room next door is offering a mindful flow to pair with the movie 2:30-3:30 p.m. for $12.
Where: Tahoe Art Haus Cinema | 475 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 4-6 p.m.
Cost: Adult: $12; Child: $10; Seniors: $11
10. Elves Workshop
Bring the kids to Truckee’s Community Arts Center for a fun day making gifts. Enjoy a puppet play and story telling with food and drinks.
Where: Community Arts Center | 10046 Church St., Truckee
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 – $40
Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass