Best Things to Do in Tahoe This December

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Tahoe? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month including holiday lights, New Year celebrations, and caviar! Less researching and more having fun. (And getting into the holiday spirit!) Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
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Photo: Courtesy of Northern Lights Tahoe

Northern Lights Festival

Take a tour of Incline Village and Crystal Bay and wander amidst the glow of twinkling lights on snow.

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Festival of Winter Lights

The City of South Lake Tahoe, in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society, hosts this  free, two-night, outdoor holiday market-style event, featuring live music, singing, dancing, sleigh rides, a Christmas fire truck, light displays, local vendors, food and drink, tours of the museum and cabin, and of course, Santa!

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Holiday celebrations at Northstar

Join Santa in The Village for Noel Nights, including complimentary face painting and photos. Grab some ice skates and head out on the rink while a live DJ performs. On New Year’s Eve, welcome in the new year with Northstar’s 50th anniversary celebration. Music begins at 5pm for apres ski with a headliner performing from 7pm to 10pm. Then, check out Northstar’s first drone show at 9pm.

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Tahoe Film Fest

This 8th annual film festival showcases new and important environmental films to educate audiences and celebrate the efforts of everyone who helps to maintain the beauty of Lake Tahoe and its surroundings. The Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates American Independent Films, new films from Latin America and award winning music documentaries. All proceeds from Tahoe Film Fest benefit UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.

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Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in Tahoe? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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