Calendar of Events, Lake Tahoe-Truckee, Winter 2017-18 |

Calendar of Events, Lake Tahoe-Truckee, Winter 2017-18


November 25

Holiday Hop/ Small Business Saturday

Stroll through downtown Tahoe City and enjoy wine and treats while celebrating the kick-off to the holiday season and our annual Shop Local program.

November 30-December 3

Tahoe Film Fest

SWEP’s third annual Tahoe Film Fest will present environmental feature films from the U.S. and Latin America in Incline Village and at Northstar.

November 30-December 3

Festival of Trees and Lights

Ring in the holiday spirit at Barton Health’s 9th annual Festival of Trees & Lights, featuring various events and entertainment at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.


December 1, 8 and 15

Festive Fridays

Shops stay open later on the first three Fridays in December in Historic Downtown Truckee. Take advantage of special promotions and stay for dinner.

December 1-31

Winter Wonderland

Watch as the Beach Retreat transforms into a holiday play land with twinkling lights and holiday decor at Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.

December 1-2

‘Line of Descent’ Film Screening

The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 68th full-length feature film, “Line of Descent,” which screens at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

December 1

Community Christmas Mixer

Community Christmas Mixer at Raley’s Shopping Center in Incline Village includes live music, raffle prizes, local shopping discounts and more.

December 1

Holiday Tree Lighting

Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy a winter tradition with the annual Kings Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the North Tahoe Event Center.

December 1

Pray for Snow Party

Join us for live music, prizes, food and friends at the annual Pray for Snow Party at Hacienda de la Sierra in Incline Village.

December 2-10

Heavenly’s Winter Ignite

Hit the slopes, enjoy Heavenly’s high-energy DJ Cat, and then start the party at Tamarack Lodge with Unbuckle, Tahoe’s hottest après party. Free Cold War Kids concerts wraps this year’s event.

December 2

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy a guided snowshoe adventure by moonlight starting at 5:30 p.m. at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center, followed by hot chili and drinks at Trailside Bar.

December 7

Alpenglow Winter Film Series

The 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series will showcase big-name outdoor athletes. This year’s kick-off features Adrian Ballinger & Cory Richards at the Olympic Valley Lodge.

December 9

Brunch with Santa

This family event at the Chateau in Incline Village features activities, brunch, magic show, arts and crafts, raffle prizes and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 9

Messiah presented by Toccata

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony will present “Messiah” and other winter favorites at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village.

December 9

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival

Barton Health’s Tahoe Adventure Film Festival is the annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

December 15

Diamond Peak Kick-Off Party

Join Diamond Peak and the community for a kick-off season party celebration, featuring live music, raffle prizes, season passes, food and fun.

December 16

Santa Crawl

As part of the Northern Lights Community celebration, join the fun of the Santa Crawl to some breweries, pubs and wine bars in Incline Village/Crystal Bay.

December 16-31

Merry Days & Holly Nights

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows transforms the holiday season with its new Merry Days & Holly Nights. Enjoy festive cheer on the slopes and in The Village.

December 17

Messiah presented by Toccata

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony will present “Messiah” and other winter favorites at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe.

December 18-31

Heavenly Holidays at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Ice sculptors, DJs, Santa and more, ending with a NYE celebration, concert and countdown with fireworks starting at 9 p.m.

December 23

Messiah presented by Toccata

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony will present “Messiah” and other winter favorites at the Squaw Valley Lodge.

December 24

Torchlight Parade

Follow the athletes of yesteryear down Granlibakken’s historic ski hill with LED torches. Followed by gifts, hot cocoa, and snacks with Santa.

December 25

Christmas Dinner at Granlibakken Tahoe

Christmas dinner buffet is included for all lodging guests and is available to non-lodging guests for an additional fee.

December 25

Christmas Day Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast starts at 10 a.m. followed by a half day of skiing and riding with Santa at Tahoe Donner Downhill. The ski lifts will open at 11:30 a.m.

December 29-31

SnowGlobe Music Festival

Three-night outdoor music festival featuring Zedd, E-40, Dillon and more at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe.

December 31

New Year’s Eve Light Parade & Fireworks

A free night event for intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older at Tahoe Donner Downhill. Fun for participants and spectators. Music and refreshments available.

December 31

New Year’s Eve at Granlibakken Tahoe

Ring in 2018 at Granlibakken Tahoe. Dinner is followed by music and dancing, kid-friendly activities, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

December 31

New Year’s Eve at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Ring in the New Year at Squaw Valley. With live music, fireworks, kid’s parties and the 4th Annual Squaw Valley Prom, there’s something for everyone.

December 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the MontBleu

Check out three unbelievable New Year’s Eve parties featuring live music, go-go dancers, body painting and more at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

December 31

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade

A long-time Kirkwood tradition, the torchlight parade includes a spectacular fireworks display in the village, with the mountain providing a dramatic backdrop against the dark winter sky.


January 13

Team USA WinterFest

Team USA will be celebrating the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Fans can interact with athletes and share excitement for the upcoming Winter Games.

January 20

Camp Richardson Snowshoe Cocktail Races

Race with cocktail trays in hand, through obstacles, in this annual event on the beach in front of the Beacon Bar and Grill in South Lake Tahoe.

January 27

Tahoe Mountain Sports Nachtspektakel

Enjoy a guided skin up the mountain, followed by a 3-course dinner and drinks at Snowflake Lodge and ending with a private nighttime ski down.

January 27

Jim Breuer at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers. Check him out at Harrah’s at Stateline.


February 1-3

9th Annual Ullr Fest

A fundraiser for the Diamond Peak Ski Team, Ullr Fest culminates in a torchlight parade, bonfire and live music on Friday night at Diamond Peak Ski Resort.

February 2-3

Tower of Power at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Legendary Bay Area “soul” band and Northern Nevada favorites Tower of Power return to Harrah’s for two nights in the South Shore Room.

February 9

Full Moon Community Snowshoe Hikes

Join our guides for an interpretive snowshoe hike to Diamond Peak’s Snowflake Lodge by the light of the full moon. Light fare and drinks available.

February 10

Beth Hart’s Fire on the Floor Tour

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart rides a creative tidal wave of sultry blues, jazzy tunes and touching ballads into the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

February 11

Tahoe Donner Family Challenge

A treasure hunt on skis at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center. Participants ski to checkpoints to earn prizes. Event starts at 9 a.m.

February 14

Valentine’s Day Sunset Snowshoe Tour

Bundle up with a companion for a special Valentine’s Day guided snowshoe tour from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center.

February 17

Camp Richardson Snowshoe Cocktail Races

Race with cocktail trays in hand, through obstacles, in this annual event on the beach in front of the Beacon Bar and Grill.

February 17-24


Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows comes alive in February with a week-long kid’s extravaganza. Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages.

February 17-25

Alpenglow Sports Mountain Festival

This annual winter event features several backcountry excursions, film screenings, yoga sessions and more across North Tahoe-Truckee.

February 18

Dark Star Orchestra at Harrah’s

Dark Star Orchestra, the legendary Grateful Dead tribute band, returns to Lake Tahoe for a concert inside the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore room.


March 1

SnowFest! Kickoff

Ten days of fun with SnowFest!, North Tahoe’s annual winter carnival, begin with the kickoff party and queen coronation at Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay.

March 2

Full Moon Community Snowshoe Hikes

Join our guides for an interpretive snowshoe hike to Diamond Peak’s Snowflake Lodge by the light of the full moon. Light fare and drinks available.

March 3

SnowFest! Tahoe City Parade

The biggest parade of the spring, the annual Tahoe City SnowFest! parade, kicks off a day of unmatched fun in downtown Tahoe City.

March 3

SnowFest! Polar Bear Swim

Join hundreds of spectators at the pier at Gar Woods in Carnelian Bay as competitors brave the cold waters of Lake Tahoe in this annual SnowFest! event.

March 4

The Great Ski Race

The Great Ski Race, where XC skiers race from Tahoe City to Truckee, is the main fundraiser for the nonprofit Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team.

March 10

Kings Beach SnowFest! Parade

Location: Highway 28, Downtown Kings Beach

Join in the fun with the Kings Beach SnowFest! Parade. One-of-a-kind floats, live music, participant prizes, and more are scheduled.

March 11

I-Did-A-Run at Tahoe Donner

Dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in this entertaining, timed dog pull race at Tahoe Donner Downhill, which raises money for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

March 11

The Skogsloppet ‘Citizens’ Race

This 15km or 5km event is organized by local school cross-country ski teams at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area. Lunch and raffle prizes.

March 16-30

Spring Loaded

Activities on and off the slopes at Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood, competitions, live music, entertainment, March Madness and more.

March 17

Camp Richardson Snowshoe Cocktail Races

Race with cocktail trays in hand, through obstacles, in this annual event on the beach in front of the Beacon Bar and Grill.

March 17

Banana Split Extravaganza

Help devour an incredible 200-foot banana split at 1:30 p.m. at Tahoe Donner Downhill for free! Grab some spoons because this will be one tasty monster.

March 24

Underwater Egg Hunt

Come join us for some underwater egg hunt fun at the Incline Recreation Center. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance!

March 25

Tour D’Euer

The annual cross-country spring tour of beautiful Euer Valley followed by barbecue and live music. Tour starts at 10 a.m.

March 25

18th Annual Dummy Downhill (PHOTO: Calendar5)

Participants build dummies that get launched off of a big jump. Spectators watch as unique characters crash hard. Diamond Peak’s biggest party of the year.

March 31

Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival

Race to the top of the mountain and back using whatever human-powered method you prefer: skins, snowshoes or running shoes. Après party at the finish.


April 6-8

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe returns with world-class Bluegrass/Acoustic Roots music on three stages alongside California craft breweries, all under the snow covered peaks at Squaw Valley.


May 18

Amgen Tour of California

The start of Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race, and the Men’s Stage 6 finish, will take place at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

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