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Truckee Tahoe holiday happenings

Have your Holiday Happening listed in the Sierra Sun. E-mail information to Amy Edgett, community editor at, subject holiday happening. Include the 5ws: Who, what, when, where and why (and how, phone number and website). Remember to list your event online at

Warren Miller’s andamp;#8220;Dynastyandamp;#8221; Lake Tahoe Premier, will have two shows nightly at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Crystal Bay Casino. Tickets are available at Dave’s Ski andamp; Board or Crystal Bay Casino or Get tickets early-show sells out. The film features a 10 minute segment on Lake Tahoe and 12 local skier athletes.

Businesses and individuals in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nev. are invited to participate in the Incline Community Business Association Northern Lights celebration. Village Ace Hardware in Incline is selling LED lights at cost for anyone interested in participating in the program. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, the community will turn on their Northern Lights and continue to light the village nightly throughout the holiday season.

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. Enjoy chocolate tastings, gourmet food samplings, extended happy hours, wine tastings and free gifts. The merchants of Downtown Truckee have decorated the town and invite you to share in these special evenings of holiday cheer. Shop in the relaxed, friendly environment of Downtown Truckee. Call 587-6556 or (775) 827-8270 for info.

The Resort at Squaw Creek presents their Gingerbread Village Unveiling and the Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, Nov. 27, 5-8 p.m., with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Olympian superstar and professional figure skater Peggy Fleming will also greet guests. Visitors are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Tahoe Women’s Services.

Ring in the holiday season at the Holiday Jazz Fest Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa andamp; Casino. This annual two-day celebratory musical event features two of today’s most talented jazz musicians performing andamp;#8212; Chris Botti and Boney James. Botti will be performing Friday, Nov. 27, and James Saturday, Nov. 28. Purchase tickets through Omega Events at or (949) 360-7800.

The community is invited to the lighting of the Bud Fish Christmas Tree Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Intermodal Transportation Center in Downtown Truckee. The short tree-lighting ceremony is co-sponsored by the Truckee Rotary Club and the American Cancer Society. A Rotarian representative will be on hand if you’d like to make a donation to the Cancer Society. There will be music, community Christmas carols and refreshments. The Town of Truckee will not require metered parking during this ceremony. Call Bob Sutton of the Truckee Rotary Club at 587-4161.

Mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 4 when Kings Beach holds its traditional Holiday Fair and Tree Lighting Ceremony at the North Tahoe Event Center from 5 to 8 p.m.

Truckee High’s Envirolution Club will show how to make usable and fun gifts out of recycled materials so you can have a andamp;#8220;greenandamp;#8221; holiday season! Join them Dec. 4, 4 p.m., The Feather’s Edge Finery in downtown Truckee. Pre-created items to purchase and free gift-wrapping will be available, too. Call (530) 414-3132.

Tahoe City hosts its Family Winter Wonderland Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the picturesque Heritage Plaza with pictures with Santa and Lake Tahoe as the backdrop. Guests will also enjoy hot cocoa and are encouraged to bring a toy to donate.

Tahoe Conservatory of Music presents a concert Dec. 7, Cal Neva Resort, Crystal Bay. Elementary students will perform at 4:30 p.m. Middle and high school students will begin a performance at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see your neighbors perform and support your community. Tahoe Conservatory of Music is partnering with Project MANA to collect for for the holidays. Free admission, a non-perishable food donation is encouraged. For more information call 546-2356.

Join the fun with the North Tahoe Middle School Laker Jazz Band at Jake’s On The Lake, 780 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City on Friday, Dec. 11. Listen to the Laker Jazz Band while you do your holiday shopping inside the Boatworks Mall at 5:30 p.m., and then listen to some jazz while you enjoy dinner, cocktails, and raffle prizes at Jake’s on the Lake where the jazz students will perform as featured soloists with the Bryan Smith Trio. Jake’s will be featuring an extended Happy Hour until 9 p.m., and proceeds will go to the NTMS Laker Jazz Band. Call 583-0188.

The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College, directed by Susan K. Horst, Chris Nelson, and Tom Acord, presents andamp;#8220;Classically Christmasandamp;#8221; at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. The concert is a tradition in the Truckee, North Tahoe region, ushering in the holiday season with light holiday classics, an audience sing along, and joyous classic literature. The chorus and strings will feature Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and selections from Handel’s Messiah. Visit

Bring the family to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. for the annual fly-in of Santa! Don’t miss the excitement as Santa arrives in a small plane, steps onto the tarmac and greets the little ones. There will be holiday treats and hot chocolate in the special refreshment tent. Each child will be able to visit with Santa and his elves in the airport terminal and will receive a holiday gift bag! The event will run from10 a.m. to noon.

The Tahoe City Rotary will host a andamp;#8220;Santa’s Sledding Partyandamp;#8221; for the children of the entire North Shore at Granlibakken Resort Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, from noon to 4 p.m. All children from pre-school to 9 years and their parents are invited. Santa will arrive by Tahoe City fire truck, led by the North Tahoe High School jazz band. Santa than gives out wrapped presents to each child. Sleds are provided by Granlibakken, followed by hot dogs, cookies and drinks donated by Save Mart in Tahoe City and Safeway in Kings Beach. More than 300 children attended last year, a wonderful holiday party.

The Thunderbird Lodge will feature holiday music from the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Society and the Triada Trio from Los Angeles, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Seasonal classics including selections from the Nutcracker Suite. Tickets are $50 per person and include shuttle bus transportation from Incline Village, Nev., a walking tour of the Thunderbird Lodge, appetizers at intermission and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Holiday libations are available for purchase. Please, no children under 6 years of age. Shuttles depart at 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. for tours. Visit or call (775) 832-8752 as seating is limited and reservations are required. All proceeds benefit the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.

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