Heavenly Holidays Family Festival
Heavenly Holidays Family Festival continues for three weeks, December 8 – 31, 2018, 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 December 18 – 24, 2018, with a DJ inside Santa’s 16-foot interactive snow globe, as well as happy hours at all Heavenly Mountain Resort lodges.
Scroll down to find all the activities. Click on photos for more information. Downloadable PDF of schedule here.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Gather ’round as we light our monstrous 60′ tall Christmas tree, daily at 7:00 pm.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturdays, December 8th, 15th, and 22nd – 8:00 – 10:00 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 15, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Featuring both professional riders and kids!
Tahoe Santa Crawl
Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:00 pm, The First Annual Tahoe Santa Crawl in the Heavenly Village.
December 26 – 30, 2018, Noon – 3:00 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 Booth
December 26 – 31, 2018, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Take photos with our life-size snow globe, featuring the sugar plum fairy and all of her friends!
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, 2018, Ride the Ferris Wheel or Heavenly Express Train from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Ski Simulator Machine
December 26 – 31, 2018, Hit the slopes without ever even leaving the village. We are bringing a ski simulator machine, the latest in cutting-edge technology.
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!
Festive Village Decor
The Village will twinkle and glow like never before.
Everest Virtual Reality
We will bring the most cutting edge technology to the Village so that any demographic can experience the thrill of skiing or hiking Everest, with just the click of a button. Extreme outdoor sports have never before been so accessible.
Live Entertainment Daily on the Mainstage
Witness the Hocus Pocus of Magician Headliners from The Loft, December 26th, and 29th at 7:00 pm.
World class artists from Cirque Du Soleil will bring a 60-minute production to our main stage on December 26th at 8:00 pm.
TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
December 27th at 7:00 pm, enjoy holiday selections from TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The show will feature 20 symphony musicians and 30 singers (including 4 world-class vocal soloists.)
Extreme Movie Night
December 27, 2018, 8:30 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.
Interactive Carolling by the Regifters
Enjoy this family-friendly spoof on traditional Holiday Carolling. On December 28, 2018, at 7:00 pm, the Reno Utility Players present a comical take on the classics.
On December 28, 2018, at 8:00 pm, join Carolyn Dolan and the Big Red Band as they play dance-worthy, jazzy versions of all the holiday classics.
A Christmas Carol
Join Ballet NV on December 29, 2018, at 8:00 pm for their production of, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring dancers, actors, and singers of all ages!
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Presented by Forever Dance
On December 30, 2018, at 7:00 pm, watch a compilation of holiday dance numbers, followed by Forever Dance’s rendition of the holiday classic, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” at 8:00 pm.
Happy New Year 2019!
Ring in the new year with friends and family with a spectacular fireworks show on December 31, 2018, 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?
‘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.