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11 Nov 2023
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As the holiday season kicks off with the quintessential American tradition of consuming over 40 million turkeys, we find ourselves in anticipation, particularly here in Tahoe City. Thanksgiving isn't just a feast for the senses; it marks the commencement of six vibrant weeks filled with family-friendly festivities in our charming town. Amidst the aroma of roasting turkeys, Tahoe City transforms into a winter wonderland, setting the stage for joyous celebrations that extend well beyond the Thanksgiving table. Join us on this delightful journey through the holidays, where each week brings new reasons to revel in the season's magic.

Spend the Day Skiing

Get a head start on Thanksgiving festivities by enjoying some early turns at various resorts (weather permitting) before the big day! Here are the tentative 2023/2024 opening days for resorts welcoming skiers/riders on Thanksgiving, based on snow conditions.

Immerse yourself in the thrill of a Tahoe City Thanksgiving by hitting the slopes early at our premier ski resorts. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer, the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains set the stage for crafting unforgettable holiday memories. Join us in a celebration where the excitement of skiing blends seamlessly with the warmth of festive cheer, promising an unmatched Thanksgiving getaway.

Lake Tahoe Ski Season

Ski Area Opening Dates

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: NOW OPEN!

Northstar California: Delayed

Heavenly: Delayed

Boreal: November 17

Palisades Tahoe: November 22

Tahoe Donner XC: November 24

Sugar Bowl: November 24

Soda Springs: November 24

Diamond Peak: December 7

Tahoe Donner: December 8

Homewood: December 15

Get Fit Before You Feast

Kick off your Thanksgiving Day right! Depending on the weather, go for a scenic bike ride or a walk along the bike path. Enjoy the surroundings and set a refreshing tone for a day filled with gratitude and joy.

Kick-Off Holiday Shopping

Celebrate the joy of Small Business Saturday in Tahoe City on November 25th during our town-wide extravaganza, the "Holiday Hop" at the lively Boatworks hub! From 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., immerse yourself in the festive spirit, culminating in the grand tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

This event is perfect for families, offering engaging crafts for the kids and showcasing small business treasures that embody the spirit of shopping small all season long. Don't miss the chance to capture precious holiday memories with Santa and our fantastic photo booth. Indulge in the warmth of the season with complimentary cider and cocoa, creating a heartwarming celebration you'll cherish.

Holiday Shopping in Lake Tahoe

Thanksgiving Dinner at Lake Tahoe

Let the chefs at Palisades Tahoe handle your Thanksgiving meal this year. Indulge in a delectable buffet featuring a carving station, sides, and sweet treats. Each guest will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, and a full bar will be available for additional purchases. Choose from two Thanksgiving dinner times: 2:30 pm or 5:30 pm.

Welcome Back Winter Party

A great way to kick off the holiday season is Palisade Tahoe’s Welcome Back Winter event! This multi-say schedule of family friendly events includes shopping discounts, and a chance to experience the village all decked out for the holiday season! This kind of sale happens only once a year. 

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Plan Your Holiday Retreat to Tahoe City

Tahoe City can be a fantastic destination to visit during Thanksgiving weekend. The area's stunning natural beauty, with its picturesque lakes and surrounding mountains, provides a serene backdrop for a relaxing holiday getaway. Additionally, if you enjoy winter sports, some ski resorts in the Tahoe region open early, allowing for early-season skiing and snowboarding.

Explore perfect holiday getaways in North Lake Tahoe with our collection of vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe. We offer a variety of cabins, condos, and vacation homes catering to all group sizes. From Alpine Meadows to Tahoe City, find your ideal retreat for ski vacations, couples' weekends, and the holiday season. 

Plan your Tahoe Thanksgiving vacation today!