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22 Dec 2022
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You've gathered with loved ones at Lake Tahoe this holiday season, and after all the skiing/riding you're looking for more festive activities to keep the family entertained ... well, we've got you covered! The December holiday season is full of celebrations the whole family is sure to enjoy. Santa Claus has a packed schedule, but we've tracked him down for you in the area.

A Granlibakken Christmas: Christmas Torchlight Parade with Santa

Gather family and friends for an authentic alpine Christmas as Santa and his elves arrive on the historic Tucker Sno-Cat with its trailer on sleds -- ho, ho, ho, it's a sight to behold! Holiday gifts are handed out to children in attendance, followed by skiers with torches that come down the hill with music playing. You won't want to miss this spectacular show at Tahoe's iconic Granlibakken Tahoe.

Be sure to dress warmly to enjoy treats at the Ski Hut fireplace. Attendance is FREE!

Santa at Palisades Tahoe

Santa will be spreading Christmas cheer at the Village at Palisades Tahoe December 23 and December 24 before his big day on December 25! Kiddos can enjoy holiday story time and singalongs, and also take family photos with Santa. 

  • 11AM-12PM, Photos with Santa, The Village of Palisades Tahoe Christmas Tree
  • 12PM-1PM, Santa visits the Arc, The Arc at Gold Coast
  • 2PM-3:30PM, Santa strolling around The Village at Palisades Tahoe
  • 4:05PM Santa joins The Great Basin Carolers, The Village of Palisades Tahoe
  • 4:30PM Santa leaves for the North Pole, The Village of Palisades Tahoe

Noel Nights at Northstar 

One of the beloved holiday events returns to Northstar at Tahoe: Noel Nights! Visit Santa in The Village at Northstar at 5PM and take a photo with Santa, or drop off your last minute wishlist letter to Jolly Old Saint Nick himself at the station Northstar has set up. Your last chance to visit with Santa before Christmas is Friday, December 23