Embracing the Season: A Festive Guide to Truckee Tahoe's Holiday Happenings

With winter and the holidays upon us, the picturesque towns in the Tahoe region undergo a stunning transformation, blanketed in snow and draped in the magic of the holiday season. It's a time when the already breathtaking landscape becomes even more enchanting, and the communities come together to create a tapestry of festive joy. In this blog post, we're excited to be your guide through the dazzling array of holiday happenings in Truckee Tahoe. From the snowy peaks to the glittering lake shores, every corner of this winter wonderland is adorned with lights, warmth, and the spirit of celebration. Join us as we navigate through the seasonal delights, uncovering the unique blend of traditions and events that make Truckee Tahoe an idyllic destination for holiday enthusiasts. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor eager to experience the magic, get ready to be captivated by the festive allure that defines this spectacular region during the most wonderful time of the year.

Downtown Truckee Festive Fridays

Celebrate the season and get your holiday gift shopping done the first three Fridays in December. Businesses stay open until 8:00 pm and many provide refreshments. Enjoy the beautiful holiday atmosphere downtown and enjoy activities, holiday music and specials. 

Glenshire Elementary Holiday Breakfast 2023

Join us for our largest fundraiser of the year! The Glenshire Elementary PTO Holiday Breakfast is Saturday, December 2, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Order tickets in advance and get a photo with Santa included. It's a pancake breakfast with a silent auction, arts, crafts, games, and more! Visit the website for more details: https://www.glenshirepto.org/holiday-breakfast

Santa Ski Day at Mt. Rose

December 9th Attention all Santas…or all those entirely done up in Holiday Wear can get a $99 Lift Ticket!  (Note – just a Santa hat does NOT qualify – Tickets at the Main Lodge Info Counter)

10:30 – 12:30 pm NOG Bar at the Totem (Near the top of the Relay)
10:30 am MASS SANTA SKI DOWN – KC Bowl (10:15 meet Lakeview Load)
1:30 pm Ugly Sweater Contest – TIMBERS

Event Address: 22222 Mt Rose Hwy, Reno, NV

Bear Belly Brewing Co Adult Ornament Workshop

December 15, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, grab a few friends and come get crafty with us at the brewery. Create 6+ ornaments at a variety of DIY stations. Entry fee includes 1 beer and all the supplies you’ll need to make a few rad ornaments. Visit the website for more details: https://www.chickadeetahoe.com/

Christmas Eve Dinner at Palisades Tahoe

Leave the cooking to us this Christmas Eve! Enjoy a delicious grand buffet, complete with carving stations, holiday side dishes and desserts. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, and afterwards a full bar will be available for purchase. Please make your reservations by 5:00 PM Thursday, 12/21. Please add every member of your party to your reservation, even children under the age of 4, so we can seat you at a properly sized table. We are excited to see you on Christmas Eve at the Olympic Valley Events Center for a truly festive evening! Please visit the website for more info: https://www.palisadestahoe.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/christmas-eve-dinner

Event Details

  • When: Sunday, December 24th @ 6:30pm
  • Where: Olympic Valley Events Center
  • Please head to Olympic Valley Event Center. If you have any questions or dietary concerns, please email [email protected]
  • Please note, full refunds are available only until 5:00pm 12/17

Wherever your holiday celebrations take you, think about taking TART Connect to avoid the hustle and bustle of the season. It's a FREE and easy way to leave the car behind! Offering curb-to-curb, on-demand service, for any trip within the defined service areas (check app for zones). Please visit the website for more info: https://tahoetruckeetransit.com/tart-connect/

We look forward to seeing you and your families out and about this holiday season!