South Lake Tahoe Event Guide - December 2019
A Look Forward at December Events!
December is fast approaching, can you smell the Holidays in the air? If you're planning on spending the holidays in South Lake Tahoe, there will be a lot of options for entertainment around this time of the year. This is also the time when most of our Ski Resorts start opening. So pack up your gear and head to Tahoe, it's fun for the whole family! We've hand-picked some of our favorite events happening here on the South Shore this month just for you. Take a look below!
Heavenly Village Community Tree Lighting With Santa
When: Daily at 5pm
Where: Heavenly Village, Base of Gondola
Heavenly Holidays Community Christmas Tree Lighting in the Heavenly Village. Gather 'round as Santa lights our monstrous 70 feet, highly lighted, cut fir tree! The kick off ceremony will include: caroling, music and fun for all!
Tree lightings are daily at 5pm after November 29th.
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.
Azul Tacos for TAP Night to Benefit Tahoe Arts Project
When: 12/02 at 5pm to 9pm
Where: Azul Latin Kitchen in the Heavenly Village
The Tahoe Arts Project will be the beneficiary of Azul Latin Kitchen's Tacos for TAP on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
There will be an "All You Can Eat Taco Bar," live music, a silent auction and a performance by the Marcia Sarosik Dancers. All of this for just $15 for each adult and $5 for kids under 12.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Tahoe Arts Project (“TAP”) was established in 1987 to bring performing arts and cultural enrichment to schools in the South Lake Tahoe region in both Calif. & Nev.
Thunder From Down Under
When: 12/03 - 12/05 at 8:30pm
Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
Special three night event, Thunder From Down Under at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Tickets $25 plus taxes and fees. Doors open at 8:00 pm.
Direct from Las Vegas - the PERFECT Girl’s Night Outback! Australia’s HOTTEST Export -Thunder From Down Under – hits the stage showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist!
Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn’t the type of show you just sit and watch – Thunder is a fully interactive experience. The blokes make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage.
Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation Breakfast for Dinner Fundraiser
When: 12/05 from 4:30pm to 7pm
Where: Ernie’s Cafe
A new holiday tradition is being offered by the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation at their 2nd annual Breakfast for Dinner at Ernie's Coffee Shop on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are available from any foundation board member (Nicole Bergner, Virginia Berry, Jerry Bindel, Chris Campion, Melinda Choy, Bob Comlossy, Beth Delacour, Tyler Fair, Micelle Feeney, Karen Goldberg, Brian Hogan, Ivone Larson, Matt Lucksinger, Joe Marzocco, Greg Ochoa, Cinnamon Pakes, Jeanette Riva, Kelly Shanahan, Harold Singer, Kathy Strain, and Belen Urratia).
You'll want to get your tickets early as they can sell out. Tickets are $10 (or $5 for a 1/2 order) and includes French toast, bacon or sausage, and a beverage. Be sure to bring cash for mimosas or specialty hot chocolate bar. Best part? WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS!
Meyers Annual Tree Lightning
When: 12/06 at 5pm to 7pm
Where: Divided Sky
On Friday, December 6, 2019, the Meyers Community Foundation (MCF) will hold the seventh annual Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. in the Divided Sky/Downtown Café parking lot. The MCF will serve popcorn, hot chocolate. This year, help reduce waste by bringing your own mug for hot cocoa!
The Christmas fire truck and Santa will return via the CALSTAR helicopter (weather and circumstance permitting). The event is free and open to the public.
The Meyers Community Foundation (MCF) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving life in Meyers, California through its support and promotion of creative and sustainable local projects and community-enhancing events.
Annual Barton Foundation Festival of Trees and Lights
When: 12/06 - 12/08
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
A holiday tradition on the South Shore for the past ten years returns to help children and adults of all ages ring in the holiday season.
The seasonal celebration features events and entertainment including the Senior Stroll, Family Night, the Gala, and Teddy Bear Brunch.
Produced by the Barton Foundation to benefit community health, proceeds from this year's Festival support Barton’s Community Health Endowment and the Family Birthing Center at Barton Memorial Hospital.
Heavenly Holidays Breakfast with Santa
When: December 7th, 14th and 21st
Where: Fire and Ice Restaurant
Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, and 21st – 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!
Space is limited so don't wait to purchase a ticket. Admission is $10 per child and $15 per adult.
Mat Kearney at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
When: 12/07 at 7:30pm
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 pm, Mat Kearney - City of Black and White Revisited Acoustic Tour in the South Shore Room inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe.
Years before he toured the world as a platinum selling, boundary-breaking artist, Mat Kearney grew up in Eugene, Oregon. It was during those teenage years that he developed his love for classic songwriting — the kind that transcends generations and genres.
Much has changed since those days in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Kearney hasn’t forgotten his musical roots. On his fifth album, CRAZYTALK, he mixes his most timeless songwriting to date with a wide, genre-bending set of interests. There are organic instruments, electronic samples, chill house grooves, tropical sounds, and collaborations with DJs like AFSHeeN, filous, and RAC all glued together by an emphasis on ageless hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. The result is one of the most adventurous, nuanced albums of his acclaimed career, filled with EDM drops one minute and acoustic guitars the next.
Heavenly Holidays – Meet Your Favorite Characters
When: December 7th, 14th 21st, and 26th though 31st - 4pm to 7pm.
Where: Heavenly Village - Ice Rink Area
Every Saturday in December, and daily, December 26 - 31, 2019, 4:00 - 7: 00 pm, Your favorite Characters Return to Heavenly Holidays in the Heavenly Village.
Location: Ice Rink Area
- 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
Take photos with your favorite characters from Snow White, Frozen, Paw Patrol, and more! They will be at the rink possibly ice skating and roaming the village to meet you.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
When: 12/20 - 12/22, 12/25 - 12/29
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
Head to the South Shore Room from Wednesday - Sunday, December 20th to January 11th for Golden Dragon Acrobats! 7:30 pm show. Ticketmaster.com
This unique experience combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Don't miss your chance to see the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company in the United States!
Cruise with Santa aboard the M.S. Dixie II
When: 12/21 from 12pm to 2pm
Where: M.S. Dixie II
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Bring the whole family for a special meet & greet with Santa Claus aboard the M.S. Dixie II on Saturday, December 21 from 12-2 p.m.!
Zephyr Cove Resort Santa Cruise features spectacular views of the beautiful Lake Tahoe, professional photography, holiday music, and delicious treats with hot cocoa. The cost of the cruise is $68 for adults & $15 for children.
Comedian T.J. Miller at MontBleu Resort Casino
When: 12/28 at 8pm
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
T.J. Miller is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, and writer. In 2008, he made his acting debut in Cloverfield and from 2010 to 2014, he voiced Tuffnut Thorston in the first two How to Train Your Dragon films. From 2014 to 2017, he starred as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley and also played Marvel Comics character Weasel in 2016's Deadpool and its 2018 sequel, Deadpool 2. Miller also has had roles in films such as Yogi Bear, She's Out of My League, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Big Hero 6, Office Christmas Party, The Emoji Movie and Ready Player One.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
When: 12/30 at 8pm
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Monday, December 30, 2019, 8:00 pm, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy!
Heavenly Holidays New Year’s Eve Celebration
When: 12/31 from 2pm to 9:30pm
Where: Heavenly Village
Heavenly Holidays reach their zenith on New Year’s Eve when fire, lights, and music fill the air. 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Live music on the Main Stage, and at 9:00 p.m., in time for the midnight Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square, Heavenly’s Gondola Ball Drop will cross above the crowd, and a fabulous fireworks show will light up the night. The party continues into the night at one of the many casino nightclubs.
A ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE LINE UP:
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 #1 Hit Writer, 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 - 9:00 pm
Live Aerial Drone Show & Gondola Ball Drop Countdown - 8:50 pm
Unforgettable Fireworks, Streamer Blast and Drone Show!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the M.S. Dixie II
When: 12/31 from 6pm to 9pm
Where: M.S. Dixie II
Ring in the New Year aboard the M.S. Dixie ll! Our New Year's Eve cruise celebration includes an excellent three-course dinner, live music with dancing and special celebrations. Space is limited so make your reservation today!
MS Dixie II will begin celebrating the New Year at 6:00 pm and returning at 9:00 pm from Zephyr Cove Resort, Lake Tahoe. The cost of the cruise is $165 for adults and $85 for children.
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