Entertainment: Tree lighting ceremonies, Small business Saturday, St. Patrick’s Winter Concert

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Harland Williams will be performing alongside Mike E. Winfield and Jade Catta-Preta in the Crown Room at the Crystal Bay Club on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26.
Provided / Harland Williams Website

Thanksgiving Comedy Weekend at Crystal Bay Club Casino 

The Crystal Bay Club Casino will be hosting at Thanksgiving Comedy Weekend beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26. The evening will feature a variety of comedy from favorites including Harland Williams and Friends from Half Baked and Dumb and Dumber, along with Mike E. Winfield and Jade Catta-Preta in the Crown Room. 

This seated show is for those 21+ and tickets are on sale now for $30 in advanced and $35 the day of the show (plus taxes/fees). Doors to the show will open at 7 p.m.. Williams is a Conadian actor, comedian, and writer who has done everything from stand-up comedy to staring in films like Dumb and Dumber and Half-Baked. 

To learn more and purchase tickets visit

Santa Visit and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Palisades Tahoe 

Join Palisades Tahoe in The Village for the annual tree lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa Claus from 12-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. This free event will help everyone get ready for the holiday spirit, and is perfect for the entire family to attend. 

In addition to photos with Santa throughout the day, there will be a Hot Cocoa Station and holiday cookies available, with the tree lighting set to light up at 5 p.m.. 

Find Santa Claus walking around The Village or take a photo with him by the Christmas tree. 

To learn more visit

Live music and ice skating at Northstar California 

Northstar has opened their ice skating rink for the season, and will be hosting live music during skating sessions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Fridays starting Friday, Nov. 25. 

Get your ice skates on and enjoy the evening with a rotating live DJ and skating the rink with friends. Or, hangout in the Village and listen to music for free, enjoy a beer and roast some marshmallows by the fire. 

This event could change due to possible special events in the Village. 

The Village at Northstar will also have free live music from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday, with a show scheduled Saturday, Nov. 26 with Bread and Butter set to take the stage. 

To learn more about both events visit

Small Business Saturday in Incline Village 

Shop local and visit small business in the Incline Village/Crystal Bay are all day on Saturday, Nov. 26 as a part of the Northern Lights Holiday Festival presented by IVCBA.

Village Toys will be offering a 20% discount on all charitable purchase throughout the holiday season, including Toys for Tots and all church fundraisers that are providing toys for children in need. Cool Mess Ice Cream and Coffee will be offering 25% off online orders at with the code “COOLMESS25.”

Nevada Jane will be offering half off their late night menu from 5-12 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Elevated Water Sports Boat Club will be offering $1000 off initiation until Dec. 31, 2022, and there are more specials to be announced from Glasses Wine Bar and Potlatch. 

To learn more visit

Light Up the Night at Northwoods Clubhouse 

Tahoe Donner’s annual tree lighting ceremony and Light Up the Night event will be happening at Northwoods Clubhouse in Truckee, Calif. from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, with all proceeds going to Sierra Community House. 

The evenings activities include musical performances from a local choir, hot cocoa and warm cider, beer and wine, and even a visit from Santa Claus. Mrs. Clause will be hosting a story time, and children can writer their letters Santa and more. 

$5 raffle tickets will be available during the event, and the tree will light up at 6:20 p.m.. 

This event is $5 with a free drink for those ages three and up and free for those two and under. Donors for this event include Starbucks, Big Truck, Fifty Fifty Brewing, Tahoe Fitness, Inner Rhythms, Wild Cherries, Cha, and Smokey’s Kitchen. 

To purchase tickets before they sell out visit

Incline Village Community Hospital Gift Shop Sale 

Join the Incline Village Community Hospital Auxiliary League from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1-2 for a Gift Shop Sale located in the Incline Village Community Hospital. 

Shop for unique ornaments and decorations at affordable prices. Cash and check are only accepted at this sale. 

For more information contact Nan Healy at (775) 233-3651. 

2022 Eclipse Release Party at Fifty Fifty Brewing 

Tickets for the 2022 Eclipse Release Party is back for another year from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Truckee Fifty Fifty Brewing Pub. 

For $100, guests will receive unlimited pours of current and vintage Eclipse, which is specially brewed and aged imperial stout, along with charcuterie and passed appetizers, a commemorative glass and an exclusive commemorative Eclipse bottle. 

The evening will be filled with the coolest beer fans on the planet. Tickets are currently on sale at

St. Patrick’s Winter Concert 

The North Lake Tahoe Community Choir, directed by Donna Axton, will be putting on their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 3 at the St. Patrick’s Church in Incline Village. 

Tickets are $15 in advanced and can be purchased at the Potlatch or from choir members, or $20 at the door. 

The choir will be performing Magnificat by Pergolesi, Missa Criollo by Ramirez, Christmas carols and more. 

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