North Tahoe shop local event to feature more than 50 vendors |

North Tahoe shop local event to feature more than 50 vendors

Special to the Sun

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Residents who attend the second annual Hospitality Holidays event Wednesday, Dec. 3, can complete their holiday shopping in one night and give the gift of locally made products from more than 50 artisans and vendors.

The event is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach and is sponsored by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.

The event includes free photos with Santa, face painting and sleigh rides, as well as performances from local band Sneaky Creatures and dancers with Tahoe Flow Arts.

Free food tastings and $5 drinks are available. Raffle tickets can be purchased for many prizes, including items from each vendor, overnight hotel stays, restaurant gift cards and more.

Shoppers will be entered to win the Show Your Love Shop Local contest by collecting eight stamps from vendors. To get a stamp, pick up a contest card at the door upon arrival. Each vendor will stamp the card after completing a purchase of at least $25.

The winner will receive two lift tickets at 10 local ski areas. Two drawings will be held; winners do not need to be present.

Completed contest cards will also be entered into the North Tahoe-Truckee Shop Local Holiday Contest for a seven-night accommodation package in Greece, Costa Rica, Sedona or Cancun, in addition to a $300 cash prize, That drawing will be held on Jan. 15.

The contest was designed to support local businesses, reduce the carbon footprint of locals traveling outside of their community to shop, and protect the region’s local character.

Money spent at local businesses recirculates through wages and taxes, benefitting the economic health of the entire community and supporting unique local businesses.

For a full list of vendors, visit the “Shop North Tahoe & Truckee” Facebook page.

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