Heavenly Holidays Family Festival
Please note: Most Events have been canceled for 2020 due to the current health and safety guidelines. Please check the Tahoe South Events page for updated information.
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 through December 31st.
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
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.
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
December 27 – 31, 2019, 1:00 pm, Build-A-Bear, $10, located in the breezeway by the fountain.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
‘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.