Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Rolls Into Holidays With Snow, Festivals and Good Cheer
Nov. 29, 2012 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus – and he’s spending the season at Tahoe South (https://tahoesouth.com).
Where else does the magic of skiing and riding, one-horse open sleighs, lake cruises, Christmas decorations, specular scenic vistas of frosted white mountains and cobalt blue lake mingle with showroom headliners, music festivals, and 24-hour entertainment, dining and gaming. It all adds up to a wild side holiday vibe at “America’s Favorite Lake.”
Pre-Holiday: Fun and Family
Traditional local celebrations include the annual Community Winter Tree Lighting, Dec. 7, 5 – 7 p.m. Meet at the CA Visitor Center. There’ll be free Borges Sleigh Rides, holiday carols by the Tahoe Schools Choir, Menorah lighting and a food and toy drive benefiting Christmas Cheer, a local food bank. Bring your camera for a picture with Santa at the Museum. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will offer complimentary hot chocolate, cider and cookies inside the South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center. Yuletide greetings are courtesy of the LTVA, South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center, and Liberty Energy.
Lights will continue to shine Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 with the fourth annual Lake Tahoe Festival of Trees and Lights at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Sponsored by Barton Hospital, this local favorite features designer decorated trees, holiday decor, crafts for kids, live entertainment, a viewing of the holiday classic, "The Polar Express" and visits by Santa www.festivaloftreeslaketahoe.org
Early winter revelry is spread over two nights, Nov. 29-30, with the Warren Miller film premiere of "Flow State" at MontBleu. The event kicks-off Winter Ignite, a bash with a week of festivities, concerts and giveaways, Dec. 1-9. www.skiheavenly.com
The wild ride continues for film-goers, Dec. 8 with the 11th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival at MontBleu. Guests should brace themselves for this anything goes, beer-chugging, film watching party complete with go-go dancers, hideous costumes and plenty of outrageous contests. www.laketahoefilmfestival.com
The family-themed Tahoe Arts Project, Holiday Art Festival, at St. Theresa's Grace Hall, December 8, features handcrafted arts and crafts, food, wine, music, dance and a visit from Santa. www.tahoeartsproject.org
The annual production of Handel's "Messiah" at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Dec. 16 is presented by the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. www.ToccataTahoe.com
Celebrate the Holidays Outdoors
Heavenly Holidays is two weeks of festivities at Heavenly Village, Dec. 19-31, featuring live music, ice sculpting, professional ice skaters and photos with Santa inside a giant snow globe. The celebration culminates Dec. 31 with “A Heavenly New Year Celebration” including a concert, fire dancers, ice sculptors, concluding with a 9 p.m. Gondola Drop. A decorated and illuminated car will descend from the mountaintop accompanied by a community countdown, all followed by a fireworks celebration to welcome 2013 www.skiheavenly.com.
Traditional holiday offerings combine with sights, sound, energy and rhythm to deck the halls and stretch the outer limits of imagination. The SnowGlobe electronic music festival returns for three magical days and nights, Dec. 29-31 www.snowglobemusicfestival.com. Dance music DJ Deadmau5, American rapper Wiz Khalifa and Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo will headline this year's festival along with 38 additional bands, DJs and artists at Lake Tahoe Community College. Concert-goers can hit the slopes by day and the shows by night via free shuttle to the concert venue just three miles from Stateline. SnowGlobe conducted a local talent search in late-October where acts submitted music samples, answered questions and wrote why they deserve to represent the spirit of Tahoe. The winner will be announced soon and will perform at the festival.
Heavenly’s Tamarack Lodge at the top of the Gondola, is offering all season-long Apres Ski Parties on weekends and holidays with live music, food and drink specials and extended hours.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort continues its Christmas tradition with live holiday music by the Bear Bones, and its annual winter holiday festival, Dec. 22-23 which features music, eating contest, snowman building competition, Candy Cane Limbo and Hot Cocoa Bean bag toss. www.sierraattahoe.com
Celebrating its 40th year, Kirkwood Mountain Resort will throw an-all out birthday and New Year's Eve bash, Dec. 31, complete with fireworks and parties. www.kirkwood.com
When it’s time to escape the crowds, there’s the solitude of snowshoeing and cross country skiing at Historic Camp Richardson Resort, Zephyr Cove Snowmobiles, Lake Tahoe Adventures, open sleigh rides, and to stay above it all, tours with Reno Tahoe Helicopters.
The Tahoe Queen, an authentic Mississippi paddlewheeler plying the Lake’s waters, has arranged a family photo shoot cruise with Santa, Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. Holiday Party Dinner cruises with live music are available Fridays and Saturdays in December aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II. www.zephyrcove.com
The South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe celebrates the holidays with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dec. 1; Night Ranger, Dec. 8; Christmas with Aaron Neville, Dec. 15; Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 21; Asleep at the Wheel, Dec. 22; Robert Randolph and Karl Denson, Dec. 28; Tainted Love, Jan. 5, 2013 and Jonny Lang, Jan. 12, 2013.
MontBleu's concert, film and comedy winter lineup features Warren Miller 'Flow State,' Nov. 29-30; Lake Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Dec. 8, Daniel Tosh, Dec. 15; End of World Party, Dec. 21; New Year's Eve Nightclub Party at Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub and Convention Center, Dec. 31; George Benson, Feb. 17 and Comedian Jo Koy, Feb. 23.
For kids 21 and older, MontBleu hosts its annual Nightclub Party, three-party locations-in-one: Opal Ultra Lounge, blu nightclub and the 14,000 sq. ft. convention center for high-spirited revelry to ring in the New Year. Free party favors, champagne, Go-Go dancers, live music and body painting keep it going all night/morning long. www.montbleuresort.com
VEX nightclub at Harrah’s, with a huge nightclub dance floor and high-tech lighting and sound system, turns up the heat with their New Year’s Eve celebration. There’s a champagne toast, midnight balloon drop and male and female Go-Go Dancers performing overhead on bridges that crisscross the dance floor. Details and tickets: 1-800-786-8208 www.SouthShoreRoom.com.
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA and now the Tahoe South mobile app in the App Store and Android Market. For information about Tahoe South, call 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or visit www.tahoesouth.com.
“Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.” (With all apologies to Francis P. Church and the New York Sun.)
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA. For Tahoe South information: 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or www.tahoesouth.com.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “Best Lake in America” by USA TODAY (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. That ageless 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, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.