Heavenly Holidays Family Festival
Heavenly Holidays Family Festival, returning once again for the full month of December will be a tree lighting, fireworks, live music, rail jams, train rides, special performances, ice sculptures, breakfast with Santa, ice skating performances starring Disney characters, a Ferris Wheel, virtual reality, and more!
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Christmas Tree Lighting
Gather ’round as we light our monstrous 70′ tall Christmas tree, daily at 7:00 pm.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, and 21st – 9:00 – 11:00 am. “Seeing is BELIEVING.” Kids of all ages can enjoy pancakes and photo sessions with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Heavenly Village. Purchase Tickets
Every Saturday, beginning December 7, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Featuring both professional and amateur riders and kids!
Tahoe Santa Crawl
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:00 pm, The Second Annual Tahoe Santa Crawl in the Heavenly Village.
Holiday Face Painting
December 27 – 31, 2019, Noon – 5:00 pm.
Find all of the Disney favorites roaming the village and on skates in the ice rink! Every Saturday in December, and daily, December 26 – 31, 2018, 4:00 – 7: 00 pm
Winter Wonderland Photo Ops
December 26 – 31, 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Take photos with our life-size snow globes, placed throughout the village. The whimsical winter scenes will include a sugar plum fairy ballerina, toy soldiers and more!
The LARGEST Adirondack chair ever!
Gather your family and friends (perhaps all in one seating!) to mingle and take photos in the GIGANTIC Adirondack chair that we are custom building for Heavenly Holidays! This artisan-crafted beauty is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Throughout December 24/7.
December 26 – 31, 2019, Ride the Ferris Wheel or Heavenly Express Train from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Admission $5
December 27 – 30, 2019, 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
Take Photos at Santa’s Ski Shop!
Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the ski shop photo booth we are building and bringing to the village! Admission: Pricing varies by package.
Festive Village Decor
The Village will twinkle and glow like never before.
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.
Live Entertainment Daily on the Mainstage
December 26th-30th, 2p-5p – 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.
The Largest Ski Chair Ever Made of Real Skis!
Throughout December, 24/7! Location: By the Fountain in the Heavenly Village. Gather your family and friends (perhaps all in one seating!) to mingle and take photos on the newest addition to Heavenly Holidays an 8 person ski lift chair that has been custom-built for Heavenly Holidays! Another local artisan-crafted beauty is one-of-a-kind.
Tahoe South World Map
Daily, beginning November 29th. Location: 1) Near the Heavenly Mountain Map, 2) Near the water fountain, 3) Near the Adirondack ski chair or chair lift. Lake Tahoe sees over 25+ Million visitors a year! We want to know where you’re visiting from, use a pin and mark where you’re from!
Extreme Movie Night
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.
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.
‘Twas 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.
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. We are partnering with Zambelli to bring you the largest fireworks show ever shot from the top of the parking garage.
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?
- 3:00-4:30 pm – OJ CashMaster4:30-5:30 pm -The Garage Boys
- 6:15-8:30 pm- CJ Solar from Florida Georgia Line, Mark McKay, and others.
- 8:30-9:30pm – 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!
‘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.
Learn more about this year’s events on the Tahoe South events page.