Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Celebrates Holidays All Winter Long
Nov. 13, 2019 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Calif./Nev.) – A memorable blend of special events, entertainment, and specials make Thanksgiving through New Year a jolly good time to visit Tahoe South for holiday merriment. (www.tahoesouth.com)
There is a cornucopia of options for Thanksgiving at Edgewood Tahoe, Nov. 28. The Bistro will host holiday specials for lunch and dinner while Brooks’ Bar & Deck will offer holiday and football-themed options. The Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse will feature a seasonal gourmet buffet in both the North and South Rooms, 1 – 8:30 p.m.
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s Thanksgiving buffet in Echo Restaurant offers family favorites along with touches of flair like balsamic infused steak with mango horseradish, and bananas foster with vanilla bean ice cream alongside seasonal pies, 4 – 9 p.m. The hotel is extending validated valet parking for diners and reservations are recommended.
A Day of Giving: Thanksgiving at Riva Grill on the Lake, holiday menu includes roasted winter squash soup, turkey with gravy, spiced ham, sweet potatoes, and dessert of pie and ice cream, Nov. 28 from 1 – 9 p.m.
Camp Richardson’s Beacon Bar & Grill is serving a special Thanksgiving-themed prix fixe, four-course menu, Nov. 28 Diners can stick with tradition for the main course and with cider brined roasted turkey, or try macadamia and coconut-crusted sea bass, or mustard crusted prime rib. The resort has hotel and lodging specials over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Park Prime inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino includes three courses: kabocha and burrata cheese salad or pumpkin soup followed by a turkey or ham dinner served with mushroom stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, glazed carrots, and pies or mousse.
The festive holiday season kicks off with the Heavenly Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. Daily tree lightings as well as Photos at Santa’s Ski Shop and The Largest Adirondack Ski Chair, continue through December after 5 p.m.
Tahoe’s Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Fire + Ice. Admission is $10 per person and space is limited.
The Heavenly Holidays Rail Jam returns with weekly events, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 28 from 4 – 6 p.m. under the Gondola at the Heavenly Village. Ski and snowboard participants of all experience levels are encouraged to apply the day of for each event.
Don your best holiday apparel for the Tahoe Santa Crawl, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Heavenly Village. Registration is $10 per cup/wristband and includes live music, drinks and food specials at all Village restaurants/bars.
Magic comes to the ice rink with Disney Characters in the Heavenly Village, every Saturday in December and daily Dec. 26 – 30 from 4 – 7 p.m. See Chase and Marshall of Paw Patrol, Dec. 26; Beauty and the Beast, Dec. 27; Anna, Elsa, and Olaf of “Frozen,” Dec. 28; Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, Dec. 29; Woody and Buzz of “Toy Story,” Dec. 30.
Family-friendly festivities for the Heavenly Holidays Carnival continues, Dec. 26-31, featuring the Holiday Express, with two trains running throughout the day from a holiday-inspired train depot located at the gigantic Christmas tree. The carnival will also feature the Tahoe South Ferris Wheel.
Other events post-Christmas include the Village Ice Sculpture Contest, Dec. 27, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; complimentary S’mores, Dec. 26-30, at Fire + Ice at the fire pits; Winter Wonderland Photo Ops with life-size snow globes throughout the Heavenly Village, Dec. 26-31; Virtual Snowboarding, Dec. 27-30, 1 – 8 p.m. with proceeds going to the Epic Promise Foundation.
Over 70 multiplayer games, including Minecraft, Halo 4, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. among others, will be available at the Tahoe South Game Trailer, Dec. 27-31, 1 – 8 p.m.
Regional studio Forever Dance Nevada will perform their production of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas with a large cast of actors, singers, and dancers of all ages, Dec. 29.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS
Heavenly Holidays reaches its zenith with the New Year’s Eve Celebration with a gondola drop, fireworks and streamer blast, Dec. 31 free at the Heavenly Village, starting at 3 p.m. through 9 p.m. Coordinated with the midnight ball drop in New York City’s Time Square, the gondola will drop at 9 p.m. and 2020 will be rung in by country star Jerrod Niemann, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and CMT Award nominee. Festivities begin earlier in the day with live music from DJ CashMaster, Garage Boys, CJ Solar from Florida Georgia Line, Mark McKay and others with a special headline performance by Niemann.
The SnowGlobe Music Festival returns to South Lake Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Community College Field, Dec. 29-31. Skrillex will headline the New Year’s Eve time slot, with support from artists Fisher, Gigantic Nghtmare, Griz, Louis the Child, Tchami X Maala, Vince Staples, E-40 and others throughout the weekend.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
The 24th Annual Valhalla Holiday Faire, Nov. 22-24, features a variety of local and regional arts and crafts in the historic Valhalla Grand Hall at Tallac Historic Site. Santa Claus will be on deck, as will the South Lake Tahoe Children’s Choral Society performing seasonal favorites for enjoyable holiday shopping.
South Shore’s “Old Tahoe” summer estates will celebrate the season with the Winter Wanderland weekend at the Tallac Historic Site, Nov. 22-24. Guests can explore the Tallac Historic Site, Pope-Baldwin Estates and the Tallac Museum & Gift Shop with hot chocolate, sing-a-longs to the accompaniment of a vintage piano, sleigh rides, and carolers.
The Annual Barton Foundation Festival of Trees and Lights brightens up MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Dec. 6-8. The weekend-long event features designer trees, holiday displays, a Mrs. Claus gift shop, a teddy bear hospital, photos with Santa, live entertainment and raffles.
Spring Loaded heralds spring skiing with a variety of special events, including festivals, competitions and more, March 9 – April 5, 2020.
LIVE MUSIC, MOVIES & MORE
Throughout the winter Harrah’s Lake Tahoe features the Golden Dragon Acrobats with award-winning Chinese acrobats, dancers in spectacular costumes paired with ancient and contemporary music, Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan. 11, 2020. The Nevada Show at Harveys Cabaret features an entirely Nevadan cast of classically trained dancers, singers, acrobats, and circus freaks, Nov. 8 through April 24, 2020.
Soak up live music and entertainment with numerous options this season: Holiday Concert at Valhalla Tahoe featuring the Oakland Jazz Choir, Nov. 23; Abbacadabra – The Ultimate ABBA Concert at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Nov. 29-30; MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa hosts: The Clairvoyants Christmas, Nov. 30; the 17th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Dec. 7; and A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Dec. 30.
During snowfall, a fleet of city and state snow removal vehicles work throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin to keep the roads clear and safe for travel. Caltrans has current California road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623. For road conditions in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at http://nvroads.com or 877-687-6237.
For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort web sites and cams or call snow phones Heavenly: 775-586-7000; Sierra-at-Tahoe: 530-659-7475; Kirkwood: 209-258-3000.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Designated the “America’s Best Lake” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.