’Tis the season of fun
Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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1. Festive Fridays
Knock out holiday shopping during extended store hours and take advantage of complimentary parking during the final Festive Friday.
Where: Historic Downtown Truckee
When: Friday, Dec. 15 | 4-8 p.m.
Cost: Free event
2. Tree Lighting Ceremony
The West Shore Café is celebrating the season with a special Holiday Dinner and Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring live music, Christmas caroling, and family friendly crafts.
Where: West Shore Café | 5160 W Lake Blvd., Homewood
When: Friday, Dec. 15 | 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Donations in the form of a $25 unwrapped gift will receive 10 percent off your bill.
3. The California Honeydrops w/ The Coffis Brothers
Crystal Bay Casino will host The California Honeydrops with The Coffis Brothers and an after-party with The Sextones on Friday night.
Where: Crystal Bay Club Casino Crown Room | 14 NV-28, Crystal Bay, Nev.
When: Friday, Dec. 15 | 9 p.m.
Cost: Advance: $25, At Door: $30
4. Daniel Tosh Comedy
Comedy Central host of “Tosh.0” will headline from MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday, bringing his signature controversial style.
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa | 55 Hwy 50, Stateline, Nev.
When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | 8 p.m.
Cost: Ticket price varies
5. Toys for Tots Crab Feed
Enjoy fresh crab, shrimp, pasta, salad and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, all for the price of one new, unwrapped toy.
Where: Rookie’s Sports Bar & Grill | 930 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | Noon-5 p.m.
Cost: One new, unwrapped toy
6. Pictures with Santa
Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee will host Santa in-person for children to meet, tell their wish list to, and take a picture with him. This year Mrs. Claus, elves, and a gingerbread house workshop will join in on the fun.
Where: Mountain Hardware & Sports | 11320 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | Pictures: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Register for workshops
Cost: $15 per child includes gingerbread house kit and decorations
7. Sierra Cinemas Movie Night
Lake Tahoe AleWorX, FNCTN, and Sierra-at-Tahoe present a free movie screening of “Supervention 2”, outside in support of Sierra Avalanche Dogs.
Where: The Crossing’s outdoor patio, AleWorX | 2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Ste. 2050, South Lake Tahoe
When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | Doors: 5 p.m.; Films: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free event
8. Ugly Sweater Wine Walk
Head to the Reno Riverwalk District in your finest holiday costume attire for the Ugly Sweater Wine Walk.
Where: Reno Riverwalk District | Riverside Drive, Reno, Nev.
When: Saturday, Dec. 16 | 2-5 p.m.
9. Sacred Seasonal Wreath Making
Atelier will host a workshop in crafting unique and beautiful seasonal wreaths with Sierra Valley’s Aurora Wellise using foraged and organic materials.
Where: Atelier | 10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: Sunday, Dec. 17 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
10. Mini Christmas Express Rides
Squaw Valley’s holiday activities include a miniature train ride hosted by the Truckee Donner Railroad Society.
Where: Squaw Valley | 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
When: Sunday, Dec. 17 | 2-5 p.m.
Cost: Free event
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.