Tahoe South Press Releases
‘Tis the Season to Celebrate Holidays at Tahoe South
Oct. 24, 2018 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Calif./Nev.) – South Lake Tahoe will soon be hearing Santa’s sleigh bells as the holiday season is fast approaching. A full slate of seasonal activities and special events will display Tahoe’s singular combination of outdoor and indoor lifestyle and attractions. (www.tahoesouth.com)
TREES, LIGHTS, AND SNOWGLOBES
The holiday season kicks off with the Heavenly Holidays Christmas Tree Lighting, Nov. 23 with live music and caroling. The switch will be thrown illuminating the 45-foot silvertip fir tree for the first time in the Heavenly Village at 7 p.m., signaling the first of numerous seasonal events offering holiday cheer and a welcoming home away from home for visitors. (tahoesouth.com/events)
Heavenly Holidays family festival continues for three weeks, Dec. 8-31 with a search for Santa and his elves on the slopes, ice sculptures, breakfast with Santa, ice skating performances starring Disney characters, a Ferris Wheel, virtual reality, ski simulator, magic shows, symphony orchestra, and a Heavenly Rail Jam. Adult highlights include holiday-themed après ski parties Dec. 18-24 with a DJ inside Santa’s 16-foot interactive snow globe, as well as happy hours at all Heavenly Mountain Resort lodges. (tahoesouth.com/events)
The SnowGlobe electronic music festival returns for three days, Dec. 29-31 with the ultimate fusion of music and mountains. Amid thumping bass and strobe lights are headliners Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime among other acts. SnowGlobe will again set up its weekend-long dance party outside of Lake Tahoe Community College with multiple stages, vendors and snowboard demonstrations. Tickets are now available. (www.snowglobemusicfestival.com)
Barton Health’s Festival of Trees and Lights celebrates community giving, Dec. 7-9. The 10th annual fundraiser at MontBleu Resort Convention Center includes a public viewing, family night, black-tie optional gala and a teddy bear brunch. All proceeds benefit the Community Health Endowment. (www.festivaloftreeslaketahoe.com)
The M.S. Dixie II Santa Cruise features spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, an appearance by the jolly man himself, professional photography, holiday music and treats paired with hot chocolate, Nov. 22 from 12–2 p.m. (www.zephyrcove.com)
HOLLY JOLLY HOTELS
At Zephyr Cove Resort, a Christmas day buffet includes a traditional dinner inside the cozy lodge with a warm fireplace, Dec. 25 from 12-8 p.m. (www.zephyrcove.com)
The Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge Winter Wonderland Extravaganza transforms the property into a holiday playland complete with twinkling lights and décor throughout the resort, December through mid-January for family-friendly activities. (www.tahoebeachretreat.com)
The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe plans to kick off the season with a Christmas tree lighting after Thanksgiving with numerous holiday festivities for guests: Elf on the Shelf will make an appearance nightly in the Great Room of the Lodge, Dec. 21-24; Mrs. Claus will tell stories at the outdoor firepit, Dec. 22; Holiday Station completed with wrapping services and gift card stations, Dec. 24; Christmas caroling and reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Dec. 24; Dining options include Christmas dinner at Edgewood Restaurant, The Bistro, and Brook’ Bar & Deck, Dec. 25. (www.edgewoodtahoe.com)
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe will host Andy Grammer, Nov. 3; Todd Rundgren, Nov. 17; Abbacadabra – The Ultimate ABBA Concert, Nov. 23-24; Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, Dec. 8; Golden Dragon Acrobats, Dec. 14.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will host a variety of entertainment including The Devil Makes Three, Nov. 4; Heart by Heart, Nov. 10; Sammy: Celebrate the Legacy, Nov. 17; True Willie – A Salute to Willie Nelson, Nov. 24; Jonny Lang, Dec. 1; 16th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Dec. 8. (www.montbleuresort.com)
High-spirited New Year's Eve’s revelry will be amplified at the Stateline casinos: PEEK Nightclub at Harrah's Lake Tahoe; live music and theme parties throughout Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe; and MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s three venues: Opal Ultra Lounge, BLU nightclub, and convention center.
Local Freshies® presents the Lord of the Boards Trilogy movie premieres showcasing skiing, telemark, and snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. The three films, “Before Blank,” “A Telemark Tale,” and “Bird Flu Crew,” take flight, Nov. 16 at South Lake Brewing Company with doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. The evening includes raffle prizes and a part of proceeds will benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center. (https://Localfreshies.com)
Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” will premiere at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Honoring the late filmmaker, this film covers the best skiing in the world from Switzerland to Chamonix and beyond. (www.casesars.com/harrahs-tahoe/shows)
The 5th Annual #KirkwoodDeep Rider’s Awards will showcase video footage of the boldest snowboarders and skiers on Dec. 1 with awards for best Kirkwood Mountain Resort footage. Video categories include Grom Rider of the Year, Family That Shreds Together, Backcountry and Best Video Edit. Winners will be announced at the event. (www.kirkwood.com)
The high-energy Tahoe Adventure Film Festival at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa returns Dec. 8 with specially selected films featuring the best action sports submissions from across the world. The 16th annual festival includes guest speakers, break-dancers and DJs among other surprises. (www.laketahoefilmfestival.com)
COUNTDOWN TO 2019
The conclusion of Heavenly Holidays is a New Year’s Eve celebration of live music with an outdoor concert by Mark McGrath and his bandmates Sugar Ray, an American rock group from Newport Beach, Calif. McGrath, who recently competed on the hit TV series “Celebrity Big Brother,” will countdown the 9 p.m. gondola ball-drop, followed by a fireworks display. (tahoesouth.com/events)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will host a free New Year’s Eve Celebration in Guitar Plaza outside with fire pits and heat lamps. An exclusive New Year’s Eve Dinner Show inside Vinyl will also be available. (www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com)
Kirkwood Mountain Resort will lead the way into 2018 with its NYE Torchlight Parade on Dec. 31. (www.kirkwood.com)
The Loft Theatre sends out 2018 in style with its New Year’s Eve Celebration, Dec. 31 with heavy hors d’oeuvres, hosted drinks, champagne toast at midnight, live DJ and firework viewing from the patio at 9 p.m. (www.thelofttahoe.com)
The M.S. Dixie II New Year’s Eve Cruise includes exquisite dinner, champagne toast, live music and dancing, Dec. 31 from 6-8 p.m. (www.zephyrcove.com)
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 websites 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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