Tahoe Cultural Events

Find fun things to do in North Lake Tahoe, California. There’s a fabulous variety of totally fun tourist attractions and things to do in North Lake Tahoe to suit every taste, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to fishing and water sports in the summer. Plus, there is plenty of dining, shopping and activities when it’s time to come inside. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or hit the shops, restaurants, spas or the casino tables, you’ll find it all in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The Squaw Valley Lodge provides the perfect spot to experience it all!

Holiday Events at Squaw Valley: Magical Memories

Photo courtesy of Alena Grace Photography

Snow, steaming hot cocoa and sleigh rides. There is so much happening this year at the 7th Annual Magical Memories, we don’t know where to begin!

Resort at Squaw Creek has crafted a bevy of holiday activities for all ages, which runs from November 25, 2011 to January 8, 2012. We’ll just whet your appetite for winter wonderland galore with these options: holiday caroling, cookie decorating, wine and cheese tastings, s’mores roast and hot cocoa by the bonfire, breakfast with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus in the lobby, snowman making competition, sleigh rides and more!  To see a detailed list of events by date and more information, click here!

If you are music buff, then be sure to set aside these dates and get your ticket while you can! Handel’s “Messiah” in the Grand Sierra Ballroom is a local’s favorite, and not one to miss.

Musical Event Details:

11/30, 12/7, 12/14 at 5 PM: Live Local School Performances. Complimentary!

12/10 and 12/11: The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College presents “Sing Christmas”;  for tickets click here.

12/16: The Orchestra and Community Chorus of the Tahoe Area (TOCCATA) presents a special version of Handel’s “Messiah” in the Grand Sierra Ballroom. Buy your  tickets here!


32nd Annual Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots Squaw Valley

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.  W.T. Ellis

Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate and the United States Marine Corps Reserve  are proud to sponsor the 32nd Annual Toys for Tots Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 6-9 p.m in Incline Village.

This year’s event kicks off at The Chateau Incline Village and features music by DJ Alex “Boogie” Smith, dancing, cocktails, delectable appetizers, prizes and an appearance by Santa Claus himself!

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. It is a crucial fundraiser during the holiday season, and the community support allows children in need to have a joyous experience at Christmas.

Event Details

Where: The Chateau, 955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village, NV

When: December 7th, 6-9PM

Admission: 1 New, Unwrapped Present

Questions/Concerns: Contact Cheryl at 775.833.6444


Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration

How about a traditional Thanksgiving with a twist this year? Why not join the local community for a fabulous time of music, fun, food and friendship? Whip up for your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share with others, and join community members at the Inaugural Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration.

Volunteers are welcome! If you would like to help set-up and decorate, you are welcome to join others on Wednesday, November 23rd at 1pm. For more information, visit the Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration blog!

The Event Lowdown:

When: Thanksgiving Day! November, 24, 2011 1pm-5pm

Where: North Lake Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, CA

Cost: Complimentary! Bring your favorite Thanksgiving-inspired dish to share.


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Holiday Events in Tahoe City: Holly-Days Jubilee

Light up your holiday season with the Town Tree Lighting!

It’s that time of year again. Fresh snow, a cup of hot cocoa, letters to Santa, and festive lights to warm your hearts. Kick off the holiday season this December with the Tahoe City Holly-Days Jubilee!

The Weekend Lowdown

Town Tree Lighting and Community Caroling

  • Friday, December 2, 2011
  • 5pm-7pm

Bundle up, bring your camera, and come see Santa light the tree!

Family Winter Wonderland and Photos with Santa Claus

  • Saturday, December 3, 2011
  • 11am-2pm

Want a great photo to share in your holiday cards this year? Then grab the whole family and get your picture taken with Santa!

All events are held in the center of town at the Heritage Plaza: 550 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA.


Elegantly Spooky: 33rd Annual Cadillac Ball

If your years of trick-or-treating are over, but you still hanker to celebrate Halloween in style, then be sure to get your tickets now for the 33rd Annual Cadillac Ball! Hosted every year by The Rotary Club of Truckee, this year’s ball will be held at The Resort at Squaw Creek on October 29, 2011.

This isn’t your typical Monster Mash. In fact, it’s a classy affair featuring a gourmet dinner, a silent and live auction, live music by Five Point O, and an astounding raffle worth $23,000 in cash prizes! Now that’s no trick – what a treat! And don’t forget to dress in your finest “Elegantly Spooky” costume, as indicated by this year’s theme.

For more information visit www.CadillacBall.com or contact Rick McConn, Cadillac Ball Chair (530)582-4663; or Ed Windham, Ticket Sales (530) 412-1550 at The Rotary Club of Truckee.


Stomp Out Hunger

Lucille Ball stomped with the best of them! You can too.

Get your feet wet at harvest time and stomp out hunger on September 30th from 4-7pm! Sierra Senior Services and Truckee River Winery join forces in conjunction with the 8th Annual Truckee Wine, Walk and Shop for an autumn-inspired event to benefit local Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition programs. Join others at Truckee River Winery and experience one of the oldest traditions in wine making: grape stomping! They’re holding a competition that pits teams of four against each other, but you can still enjoy this event without having to take off your socks and shoes. For only $15 as a spectator you can enjoy tastings, appetizers and live music!

The participation fee for each teams of four is $150. Not only does it benefit the cause of local hunger, each team will receive complimentary wine tastings, a glass of wine, visits to the food buffet and a chance to compete for prizes. The teams will compete for 2 minutes at a time and the winner will be based on the most liquid.  Additional prizes will be awarded for stain and style.

For more event information and to register your team visit Truckee River Winery. Be sure to submit your form to Sierra Senior Services before the 16 team limit fills up!


The Air Up There

“The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.”

-Bill Gates, CEO, Microsoft Corporation

If you have an appreciation for aviation, and how these machines changed the world then head out to The National Championship Air Races September 14th-18th to witness some serious racing skills. This is a competition, a motor sport, like no other. With speeds exceeding 500mph, you are sure to feel the exhilaration of aircraft whizzing through the sky.

There are six classes of aircraft, navigated by legendary champions. If you are looking for a thrilling event the whole family is sure to enjoy, then purchase your general admission ticket or box seat and be sure to peruse the vendor booths and aircraft on display.

Purchase your tickets here!


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