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Tahoe South holiday tree lightings

Posted in Family Fun | December 5, 2013 | By Georgette Riley

Growing up, my brothers and I looked forward to the Christmas tree on the lake in the middle of town lighting up for the holidays. We sang carols and stamped our feet in the cold, err, to the beat of the holiday music with our friends and family. And we prayed for snow. Mostly so we could get the day off school, but we prayed for snow like it was the next best thing to the Christmas miracle.

Fast forward thirty (coff) years, and I still pray for snow and look forward to a good old-fashioned tree lighting. This year, we are lucky enough to have both on the calendar for the same weekend.

Meyers Annual Tree Lighting

Meyers Annual Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 5:00 p.m.
Divided Sky Restaurant
3200 U.S. Hwy 50 | Meyers, CA 96155

The Meyers Community Alliance will hold the third annual Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. in the Divided Sky/Downtown Café parking lot. There will be cookies, hot chocolate, popcorn, and the popular Holiday Fire Truck. At 7:00 Santa will "Drop In" utilizing the Cal Star Helicopter – giving his reindeer a much-needed break. 

For more information about the event, contact the Meyers Community Alliance at 530-577-7111.


Light up South Lake Tahoe
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | begins at 6 PM
Stateline to the “Y” (intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 89)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will have its fire truck, along with the Police Command Vehicle and Public Works Snow Plow decorated with white lights for a procession that begins at 6:00 p.m. starting at Stateline. If you would like to decorate your vehicle and join behind the City procession, feel free to do so by lining up at Stateline and be ready to “slow roll” by 6:00pm.

Catch the holiday spirit as the procession rolls down Hwy 50. Once the fire truck approaches businesses on Hwy 50, businesses will turn on their holiday lights and participate in “Lighting up South Lake Tahoe.”

The festivities will conclude at the “Y” with the annual tree lighting, choirs singing and a brass band, along with hot cocoa, cookies and a visit by Santa Claus with photo opportunities (bring your camera!).

Festival of Trees and Lights | Tree by Interior Motives

Barton Health Festival of Trees and Lights
Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8, 2013
MontBleu Casino Resort
55 Highway 50 | Stateline, NV 89449

This premier holiday event features more than 30,000 lights on 15 exquisitely decorated designer and local school trees! As part of the larger festival, public viewing of the trees is available December 5-7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. Children under 2 are admitted free (with adult). Entry is also free with a ticket to "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

View the full list of Festival activities or call (530) 543-5909 for more information.

With cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, be sure to bundle up. Have a happy and safe holiday season, and enjoy making your own holiday memories!

Georgette is a South Lake Tahoe resident and the Tahoe South marketing manager. She loves life outdoors and can found exploring the lake and trails with her dog Jersey year-round.


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