Santa, shopping and tree lightings |

Santa, shopping and tree lightings

Friday, Dec. 4Tahoe City: Coldwell Banker Toys for Tots Community Event. Stop by from 3-6 p.m. to drop off a new, unwrapped toy to help kick-off their month long toy drive. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, wine and cheese and a special appearance by Santa. Co-sponsored by Alpine Meadows, Homewood Mountain Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe. Kings Beach: Make the quick trip to see our friends and community partners in Kings Beach for their Annual Holiday Fair and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Event starts at 5 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center. Sponsored by the NTBA, Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and the North Tahoe PUD.Truckee: The Truckee Downtown Merchants Holiday Boutique takes place every Friday night until Christmas from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with free parking starting at 5 p.m. Chocolate tastings, gourmet food samplings, extended happy hours, wine tastings and free gifts. Downtown Truckee is decorated for holiday cheer. Santa and his elves will be amid carolers. For info call 587-6556 or (775) 827-8270.Saturday, Dec. 5Tahoe City: Gather up the whole family and head into town for an entire day of holiday celebrations. Pictures with Santa in Heritage Plaza, 11-3 p.m. $15 sitting fee of each family/group. Custom prints and holiday cards available through Barifot Mountain Photography.Annual Boatworks Mall Shopping Soiree, 3-6 p.m. Stroll through shops, galleries and boutiques during live music by Frank Carabetta andamp; Friends, appetizers and special Soiree Sales in boutiques, galleries and shops.Return to Heritage Plaza, 6 p.m., for hot cocoa, caroling around the fire and join Santa as he helps turn on the lights and thank the Rotary Club of Tahoe City for the new town Christmas Tree.Kings Beach: The Kings Beach Merchants Association is hosting their first event, a holiday open house from 4 to 8 p.m. with participating businesses (including Brockway Bakery, Robinandamp;#8217;s Nest, As You Wish and 7-Eleven) hosting raffles, holiday goodies and a visit from Santa.

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