You will find Tahoe's best holiday celebration at Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley. A winter holiday event unlike any other in the Lake Tahoe region - truly, Norman Rockwell could not have illustrated a better scene - the annual Magical Memories celebration enters its 9th season, spanning from November 28, 2013 - January 4, 2014. Featuring fun holiday activities, a spectacular giant gingerbread village, holiday music events, sumptuous holiday meals, wine tasting, snow-based competitions and more, Magical Memories provides an extraordinary opportunity to share good times with family and friends. Whether it be caroling, fun with Buddy Bear on the ice rink, winter wonderland stories with Mrs. Claus, elf tuck-ins, snowshoe tours, breakfast with Santa, or Hanukkah menorah lighting, the holiday spirit thrives at Resort at Squaw Creek.
You will not want to miss the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 29 from 5-8 pm with this year's guest of honor, former World Cup Champion and Olympic skier, Tamara McKinney, plus Santa, Mrs. Claus, youth figure skaters and, of course, the merry elves. Spread the joy of the season by bringing an unwrapped toy for Tahoe Safe Alliance to the lobby between now and December 22 and receive one night's complimentary valet parking!
In addition to live music in the lobby on many dates, you will want to be sure to catch these holiday music and dance events:
LOCAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCES - Free holiday school performances in the lobby:
December 4, 5-6 pm - Glenshire Elementary School
December 11, 5-6 pm - North Tahoe High School Jazz Band
December 18, 5-6 pm - Truckee High School
TRUCKEE TAHOE COMMUNITY CHORUS (TTCC) OF SIERRA COLLEGE PRESENTS "CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD" CHORAL EVENT
Saturday, December 7, 7pm and Sunday, December 8, 2pm in the Alpine Ballroom. Usher in the season with classic carols. For tickets and information visit http://www.truckeechorus.org/.
INNERRHYTHMS DANCE PERFORMANCE
December 11, 6-7pm. Catch the holiday spirit through dance at this moving performance. http://www.innerrhythms.org/
Holiday Dining and Banquet Events:
DINE OUT FOR TRUCKEE TAHOE HUMANE SOCIETY
Thursday, December 12. Join us for a delicious evening in support of a local non-profit. Ten percent of all proceeds at Six Peaks Grille this evening will be donated. Reservations suggested.
DINE OUT FOR HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
Thursday, Dec. 19. High Fives Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for winter sports athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries. Join us in Sandy's Pub from 5-10pm to support this great cause. Ten percent of all proceeds generated will be donated to High Fives Foundation.
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet in Cascades Restaurant
Thursday, November 28, seatings at 3pm and 6pm. Enjoy this annual tradition with reserved table seating in Cascades Restaurant. The gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet features traditional classics as well as other culinary delights such as a pan-seared wild salmon, braised lamb shoulder and amazing desserts. $65/$30 (children 4-12). Call 530.581.6610.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Six Peaks Grille
Thursday, November 28, 5-10pm. Enjoy an elevated Thanksgiving dining experience with a sumptuous 5-course prix fixe menu in our signature restaurant, Six Peaks Grille. $95 per person. Wine pairing for an additional $25 per person. Call 530.581.6610.
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Dinner Buffet in Cascades Restaurant
December 24-25, seatings at 3pm and 7pm. Enjoy a delicious holiday buffet with friends and family. $55/$25 (children 4-12). Call 530.581.6610.
Christmas Eve/Day Dinner in Six Peaks Grille
Celebrate the merriment of the season with a spectacular holiday prix fixe menu in Six Peaks Grille. Call 530.581.6610.
New Year's Eve
Kids' Night Out New Year's Eve Bash
Alpine Ballroom, 6pm-1am. Kids 4-14 have their own dinner and party to kickoff 2014! The Kids' Night Out New Year's Eve Bash features a special dinner, kid-friendly games, crafts, New Year's Eve party goodies, DJ playing kids' music, and a dessert station. Celebratory balloon drop at 9pm. For the night owls, a late night movie begins at 11pm. $75 in advance/$100 at the door. Call 530.581.6610.
New Year's Eve Grand Celebration
Combining a decadent gourmet buffet dinner, entertainment, music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast, this Grand Celebration offers the ultimate way to ring in the New Year at Lake Tahoe. Beginning at 6pm. $100 per person. 21-and-older only. Call 530.581.6610.
New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration in Six Peaks Grille
Celebrate with style and sophistication. New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration in Six Peaks Grille offer includes a welcome cocktail, party favors, a 5-course gourmet dinner, and a champagne toast. When you reserve your table, it is yours for the evening. $149 per person. Call 530.581.6610.
*Holiday event banquet and dining prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.