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Heavenly Holidays Family Festival

Heavenly Holidays Family Festival November 29th – December 31st, 2019: Holiday fun for children and adults alike. Daily tree lighting, Ice sculptures, Breakfast with Santa, meet your favorite Disney Characters, a holiday Ferris Wheel & Holiday Train, Ski Simulator, Live Music, Dance & Theater performances, the Village Rail Jam Series and A Rockin New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring a fireworks show with live music starting at 9:00 pm and ending with a special performance by Jerrod Niemann.

Adult highlights include holiday-themed après ski parties throughout the Village, Santa’s Pub Crawl, a special screening of the ski movie cult classic “Blizzard of Aahhhs.”


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Village Community Tree Lighting

Daily at 5:00 pm, Gather ‘round as Santa lights our monstrous 65 foot, highly li, cut fir tree!

Heavenly Holidays Lake Tahoe Tree Lighting

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, and 21st - Two seatings at 8:00 am & 9:30 am. Admission Kids $10. Adults $15. Location: Fire and Ice Restaurant. Photos and access to Mrs. Claus and Santa are included with the purchase of an interactive breakfast at Fire and Ice Restaurant, located in the Heavenly Village.  Seeing is believing! Bring the whole family to mingle with Santa, take photos, and enjoy one of the heartiest breakfasts the village has to offer! Tickets

Breakfast with Santa Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe

Heavenly/Kirkwood Holiday Rail Jam

Every Saturday, beginning December 7, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. The rail jam will feature both professional and amateur riders, as well as kids. Experience all the fun for the whole family, right underneath the gondola in the center of the Heavenly Village. Weather and snowfall pending. Free! Location: Under the Gondola beside parking garage.

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Tahoe Santa Ski & Crawl

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 6:00 pm, Get your Santa suit or holiday costumes out. Happy hour specials throughout the entire corridor if dressed up as Santa! Heavenly will offer skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa après pricing all day long on-mountain! A small charity donation will get you a wristband and a cup to stroll through the Heavenly Village and receive great drink specials. $10

Santa Crawl Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe


December 27 - 31, 2019, 1:00 pm, Build-A-Bear, $10, located in the breezeway by the fountain.

Build-A-Bear Heavenly Holidays

Holiday Face Painting

December 27 - 31, 2019, Noon - 5:00 pm. Calling kids of all ages (parents too!) come and get your face painted. Kids and adults can choose the exact look and theme they want for their face paint design. From full-face designs to cheek art, it’s up to them!

Meet Your Favorite Characters 

Take photos with your favorite characters from Snow White, Frozen, Paw Patrol, and more! They will be at the ice rink possibly ice skating and roaming the village to meet you.
Every Saturday in December, and daily, December 26 - 31, 2019, 4:00 - 7: 00 pm

Thursday, December 26th: Chase and Marshal of Paw Patrol
Friday, December 27th: Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, December 28th: Ana, Elsa and Olaf
Sunday, December 29th: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella
Monday, December 30th: Woody and Buzz

Winter Wonderland Photo Ops

December 26 - 31, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Capture the magic of your winter holiday with photos next to our life-size snow globes, placed throughout the village. The whimsical winter scenes will include a sugar plum fairy ballerina, toy soldiers, and more!

Heavenly Holidays Winter Wonderland Photo Booth Tahoe

The LARGEST Adirondack Ski Chair Ever!

Gather your family and friends (perhaps all in one seating!) to mingle and take photos in the GIGANTIC Adirondack ski chair that has been custom-built for Heavenly Holidays! This local artisan-crafted beauty is one-of-a-kind. Don’t miss out! Throughout December 24/7.

Heavenly Holidays Largest Adirondack chair Tahoe


December 26 - 31, 2019, All aboard the Heavenly Express! We have two trains running all afternoon and evening! Join us at the holiday-inspired “train depot,” located at the gigantic Christmas tree. From 11:00 am - 9:00 pm. Admission $4.

December 26 - 31, 2019, The Tahoe South Ferris Wheel, Enjoy the most spectacular views of the lake by day, and the village, twinkling with tons of lights, by night. The photo opportunities are unrivaled, except by the memories made upon our gigantic Ferris wheel. It will be hard to miss and will be located just west of the Christmas tree. From 11:00 am - 9:00 pm. Admission $5.

Heavenly Holidays Carnival Tahoe

Virtual Snowboarding

December 27 - 30, 2019, 1:00-8:00 pm, At Heavenly Holidays, you can! The best part is that you won't need any gear or experience! Give a try at our mechanical snowboard with our snow rider machine! Admission: $5 (Donated to Epic Promise Foundation) Location: Bottom of Heavenly Gondola

Virtual Snowboarding Heavenly Holidays Lake Tahoe

Take Photos at Santa's Ski Shop!

Throughout December, 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their ski shop! They will be available to meet and greet, as well as take photos with children of all ages. Admission: Pricing varies by package. Bottom of the Heavenly Gondola by big tree.

Heavenly Holidays Santa's Ski Shop Tahoe

Holiday Santa Paws and Yappy Hour

Sunday, December 1st & 15th, 3:00-5:00 pm - $5 donation to the Humane Society. Location: Fire and Ice Restaurant.
Santa photos and treats with your favorite pet. Then warm up with a hot toddy or hot cocoa at Fire and Ice restaurant in the Heavenly Village.

Festive Village Decor

The Village will twinkle and glow like never before.

Heavenly Holidays Festive Village Decor Tahoe

The Tahoe South Game Trailer

December 27 - 31, 2019, 1:00 -8:00 pm, Admission $5. Location: Bottom of Gondola.  For all you gamers out there! Enjoy over 70 Multi-player games including multiple copies of Minecraft (24 can play), Halo 4 (16 can play), Mario Kart 8, Nintendoland and Super Smash Bros Wii U(8 can play each), Call of Duty (8 can play), Just Dance (unlimited) and many more all in the comfort of an enclosed trailer.

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Village Ice Sculpture Contest

December 27th, 11:00 am-7:00 pm Admission: FREE. Location: Interior of the Heavenly Village. Local ice sculptors put their carving tools to the test. This multi-block competition will create beauty out of standard blocks of ice. You are the judge!!! The winner receives $500 to be donated to a charity of their choice.

Live Entertainment Daily on the Mainstage

Amazing acts of all varieties come to the Heavenly Villages main stage each night between 12/27-12/31. Located under the gondola. Admission: Free!

Heavenly Holidays Live Entertainment Daily Tahoe

S'mores Holiday

December 26th-30th, 2:00-5:00 pm - Free* Location: Fire and Ice Restaurant.  Come enjoy FREE s'mores from the fire pits at Fire and Ice in the Heavenly Village.  All items are included to make your special treat. *Based on availability.

Tahoe South World Map

Daily, beginning November 29th. Location: Heavenly Village Breezeway. Lake Tahoe sees Millions of visitors a year! We want to know where you're visiting from, use a pin and mark where you're from on our map!

Blizzard of Aahhh's Movie

December 27, 2019, 6:00 pm, See the movie that inspired a generation of skiers and popularized the concept of “extreme” skiing, starring Glen Plake, Mike Harrup, and Scot Schmidt. Released in 1988, it introduced mohawked bad-boy Glen Plake and showcased the cliff-jumping prowess of Scot Schmidt.

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Fruit Cake: An Office Christmas Party - A Holiday Theatre Spectacular

December 28, 2019, at 6:00 pm. Come join the Black Ice Theatre company as they provide a night of theatre, song and much more.

The Night Before Christmas Presented by Forever Dance

On December 29, 2019, at 6:00 pm, Join Forever Dance for their production of the holiday classic, "The Night Before Christmas", featuring a large cast of actors, singers, and dancers of all ages.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Hevenly Holidays Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe

Steel Breeze Pre-New Year's Eve Party

Monday, December 30, 6:00 pm, The top Holiday Party band Steel Breeze will take the stage to pre-party for NYE. Dance the night away and prepare for NYE with hits from all genres and of course your holiday favorites.

Happy New Year 2020!

Ring in the new year with friends and family with a spectacular firework show on December 31, 2019, at 9:00 pm. Don’t miss the most spectacular fireworks display that has ever hit the Heavenly Village. We are stepping it up again! Rung in by celebrity icon and country superstar Jerrod Niemann, the top of the parking garage will be lit up like never before. Have you seen a drone light show recently? You might have on the Olympics or perhaps you have seen a picture or video of one, but I imagine you most likely have not seen one in real life. The drone light show is spectacular and we will be showcasing right in Heavenly Village for Heavenly Holidays. Definitely not to be missed.

New Year's Eve Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe

All-Star New Year's Eve Entertainment Line Up

What could be better than dancing the night away with your friends, family, and favorite rock stars?

  • 2:00-3:00 pm - DJ CashMaster
  • 3:00-4:30 pm - The Austin Mo Experience
  • 5:00-7:15 pm - The Garage Boys (Las Vegas's Top Party Band)
  • 7:30-8:40 pm- CJ Solar -hit writer for Florida Georgia Line, Mark McKay, and others.
  • 8:40-9:30pm - Country Super Star Jerrod Niemann, Known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, the engaging singer-songwriter topped Country charts with his PLATINUM-certified anthem "Drink to That All Night," a multi-week #1 from the 2014 album HIGH NOON and multiple Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and CMT Award nominations will perform and New Year's Eve countdown!

Live Aerial Drone Show & Gondola Ball Drop Countdown - 8:50 pm

Unforgettable Fireworks and Streamer Blast

December 31st, 9:00 pm, Admission: Free!
Don’t miss the most spectacular fireworks display that has ever hit the Heavenly Village. We are stepping it up again! Rung in by celebrity icon and country superstar Jerrod Niemann, the top of the parking garage will be lit up like never before. Have you seen a drone light show recently? You might have on the Olympics or perhaps you have seen a picture or video of one, but I imagine you most likely have not seen one in real life. The drone light show is spectacular and we will be showcasing right in Heavenly Village for Heavenly Holidays. Definitely not to be missed.

Heavenly Holidays Lake Tahoe

'Tis the Season
Enjoy South Lake Tahoe as your home away from home for the holidays. While snow-capped mountains, sparkling Christmas lights, and world-class skiing are staples of the regular South Lake Tahoe scene, believe it or not, things get even more wild and festive during the holidays. Discover your new holiday tradition this season at Heavenly Holidays. Experience the best winter has to offer with music, food and holiday activities! Give the gift of something they'll never forget.

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