Most Popular Winter Community Events
  • Tahoe does anything BUT slow down once the snow falls. People travel all over the world to ski and snowboard and with it comes an array of fun filled events for all ages. Book a room now for a chance to partake in some of Tahoe’s best events!


    Bud Fish Tree Lighting
    The Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony, honoring those who have been lost to cancer, takes place in downtown Truckee, usually the first Friday in December, when all the elementary school kids from Truckee Elementary, Glenshire Elementary and Donner Trail descend upon downtown. Each classroom brings hand-made ornaments and decorates trees put up in front of merchant stores. The Downtown Truckee Merchants Association hosts the tree decorating portion, and the Truckee Noon Rotary spearheads the tree lighting.

    Downtown Tree Lighting
    Each year the community of Tahoe City bundles up for a night of caroling, hot chocolate and a good old-fashioned Christmas celebration. Santa Claus rides into town just after dark with help from the local fire department to light up the 20-foot town Christmas Tree in Heritage Plaza. Bring the whole family, a hat and some good gloves, and enjoy this festival. Hot chocolate and caroling! What more do you need to bring in the season?

    Many More Great Winter Events!


    Holiday in History
    The annual event at the memorable Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum steps back in time to celebrate a Victorian-themed holiday, complete with a Victorian-style Christmas tree, exhibits and live docent tours in the historic cabin adjacent to the museum.

    Festival of Trees and Lights
    This multi-day, family oriented festival sponsored by the Barton Foundation, with proceeds to benefit the Barton Community Clinic.

    Barton Auxiliary Holiday Faire
    This annual local favorite features crafters, artists and the famous Barton Auxiliary cheese balls. The proceeds help fund the Barton Community Clinic and other health care needs in the community.

    Many More Great Winter Events!