’Tis the season of fun | SierraSun.com

’Tis the season of fun

Bring the family to play in the snow and even enjoy a mini train ride at Squaw Valley this weekend.
Courtesy of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows |

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 cwalker@sierrasun.com.

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

Online: http://www.historictruckee.com

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.

Online: http://www.westshorecafe.com

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

Online: http://www.crystalbaycasino.com

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

Online: http://www.montbleuresort.com

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

Online: http://www.rookieslaketahoe.com

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

Online: http://www.mountainhardwareandsports.com

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

Online: http://www.bit.ly/2BX90x7

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.

Cost: $20

Online: http://www.bit.ly/2iUUjmM

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.

Cost: $85

Online: http://www.ateliertruckee.com

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

Online: http://www.bit.ly/2AQAsO2

Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at cwalker@sierrasun.com, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.

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