Julie Barber – NTCA
Support Local This Valentine's Day

Mon | Feb 12, 2024

Support Local This Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Week! Whether you’re looking to show your love with flowers and chocolate, want to try a new experience with your Valentine or your friends, or are looking for an upbeat, fun evening, here are five ways to support local businesses this Valentine’s week.


Wyld Peony recently opened a storefront in an elegant new retail space. Stop by their store in Incline Village for a beautiful arrangement!


Tahoe City Chocolates, located in Boatworks Mall, offers handmade chocolates, candies from all over the world, delicious ice cream, classic confections and more.


Chickadee Art Collective offers handmade gifts from local artists. They also offer Adult Art Classes on Tuesdays at the North Tahoe Event Center through March 12.


Lost Sauna Co. Wellness Series at the North Tahoe Event Center offers sessions each Sunday in February from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learn the benefits of breathwork, cold plunges, and saunas. Each session focuses on a guided breathing technique in the Lakeview Room, followed by a group cold plunge in Lake Tahoe, and then a lakeside sauna session.

Food and Drink

Stop by Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village for dinner, beer and trivia. This week’s Wednesday trivia falls on Valentine’s Day! Trivia begins at 6:00 p.m. You can also stock up on your favorite beers to take home.

For more local business options, check out the North Lake Tahoe Business Directory. Plus, learn more about what the North Tahoe Chamber does to support our local businesses!

NTCA Board of Directors Endorses Cindy Gustafson for Placer County District 5 Supervisor

Thu | Feb 8, 2024

NTCA Board of Directors Endorses Cindy Gustafson for Placer County District 5 Supervisor

Op-ed submitted on behalf of the NTCA and its Board of Directors

At their January board meeting, the North Tahoe Community Alliance Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Cindy Gustafson for Placer County District 5 Supervisor, a role for which her unparalleled dedication and deep-rooted understanding of Eastern Placer County uniquely qualify her.

A resident of North Lake Tahoe in Placer County for over 40 years, Cindy has a profound connection to our community. Her commitment to Eastern Placer County is not just a matter of record; it is a testament to her dedication to the residents, businesses, visitors, and place she calls home.

Having held a variety of leadership positions in our community, Cindy’s leadership style is marked by an unwavering commitment to inclusivity and open-mindedness. She actively pursues and engages with all viewpoints, showing a remarkable capacity for understanding diverse perspectives and concerns. This approach has been crucial in fostering a community where different ideas are invited, heard, and valued.

A staunch advocate for local control, Cindy has consistently supported the reinvestment of locally generated resources in Eastern Placer County, ensuring that our community thrives on its own terms. Her voting record aligns with the pillars of the NTCA, demonstrating her alignment with the priorities and efforts of our stakeholders.

Perhaps most importantly, Cindy has shown an exceptional dedication to the sustainability and stewardship of our natural environment, particularly in Tahoe. Her prioritization of sustainable practices and environmental care is not just a policy stance but a reflection of her deep respect and love for this special place, and wish to preserve it for generations to come.

In sum, Cindy Gustafson represents the epitome of dedicated, insightful, and responsive leadership. Her tenure in Eastern Placer County has been marked by significant achievements and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of our community. We believe that Cindy Gustafson is not only the best choice for Placer County District 5 Supervisor, but also the right choice to lead us into a future where our community’s unique needs are met with understanding, care, and strategic foresight.

No public funds have been or will be used in any candidate endorsement activities carried out by the NTCA. 

Noticias de Comercios & Comunidad de North Lake Tahoe

Tue | Feb 6, 2024

Noticias de Comercios & Comunidad de North Lake Tahoe

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North Lake Tahoe's Local Businesses in the News

Fri | Jan 19, 2024

North Lake Tahoe’s Local Businesses in the News

Updated weekly, this blog series highlights a selection of North Lake Tahoe’s local businesses featured in the news. Send us your upcoming events or information and we’ll include you in forthcoming pitches to the media.

Week of February 19-23

What’s new in Tahoe for the upcoming 2024 Ski Week
Suzie Dundas
February 17, 2024

Featuring: Oishii Ramen, Wild Pine and Vous

10 Hidden High Sierra Ski Resorts That Are Under The Radar
High Sierra Visitors Council
Alex Siglias
February 19, 2024

Featuring: Homewood Mountain Resort and Granlibakken Tahoe Resort

The Best Destinations for a Snowy Spring Vacation Out West
Allie Lebos
February 22, 2024

Featuring: Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

Week of 2/5-2/16

Off The Beaten Path California’s Sierra Nevada Towns
Bipasha Bhatia
February 5, 2024

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe and Gatekeeper’s Museum

Best Weekend Getaways From San Francisco For Families
Families Love Travel
February 7, 2024

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe, Northstar California Resort and Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Parks

Reno-Tahoe Itinerary
Group Tour Magazine
February 13, 2024

Featuring: Tahoe Sailing Charters, UC Davis TERC

25 Best Things to Do in Lake Tahoe
February 15, 2024

Featuring: Gatekeeper’s Museum, Homewood Mountain Resort, Tahoe Adventure Company, Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks and Palisades Tahoe

Week of January 29-February 2

The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. for the Ultimate Snowy Getaway
Morgan Halberg
January 29, 2024

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe and The Ritz-Carlton

Week of January 15-18

Spring Break Packages That Families Will Love
Kate Loweth
January 12, 2024

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe and Granlibakken Tahoe Resort

The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada, According to Experts
Good Housekeeping
Laurie Jennings
January 12, 2024

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe

Ice Skating In The High Sierra
High Sierra Visitors Council 
Alex Siglias
January 15, 2024

Featuring: Northstar California Resort

9 Most Quaint Small Towns In California’s Sierra Nevada
Carly Dodd
January 17, 2024

Featuring: Tahoe Art Haus, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Museum of Sierra Ski History, River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant, Cedar House Pub, Tahoe Wine Collective, Tahoe City Farmer’s Market and Rosie’s Cafe.

Week of December 12-222

12 Best Towns in California for a Winter Getaway
Aunindita Bhatia
December 15, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe, Granlibakken Ski & Sled Hill

Best Trails in California
Visit California
December 20, 2023

Featuring: Gar Woods, Jake’s on the Lake, Sunnyside and Chambers Landing

Week of December 10-16

9 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe This Winter
Wealth of Geeks
Catherine Parker
December 10, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe, Northstar California Resort, Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park

20+ Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023 in California
Visit California
Katrina Hunt
December 12, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe and Northstar California

California Skiing Destinations for Winter Travels
Lala Scoop
Chanin Victor
December 14, 2023

Featuring: Granlibakken Tahoe, Homewood, Palisades Tahoe, Northstar California

Week of December 1-9

The 8 Best Hotels In Lake Tahoe
Tamara Gane
December 2, 2023

Featuring: The Ritz-Carlton and Everline Resort and Spa

The 15 Best Lake Tahoe Wedding Venues for an Epic Event
The Knot
Suzie Dundas
December 7, 2023

Featuring: High Camp at Palisades Tahoe, Sunnyside Restaurant

Week of November 19-25

Ski California
Visit California
November 22, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe and the 2024 Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup

12 Dreamy Travel Destinations That Are Idyllic for Celebrating The Holidays
Inspirations and Celebrations 
December 4, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe, Tahoe City events and The Ritz-Carlton

The 12 Coziest Frozen Lake Towns in North America
Fodor’s Travel
Molly O’Brien
December 5, 2023

Featuring: Northstar and Palisades

Week of November 12-18

10 Must-Visit Small Towns In California’s Sierra Nevada
Jeff Oganga
November 13, 2023

Featuring: Christy Hill, Cobblestone Center

California Holiday Getaways
Visit California
November 14, 2023

Featuring: Granlibakken and Northstar California

The 8 Best Ski Resorts for Spring Break
Ciao Bambino
Amy Andrews
November 15, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe and Northstar California

Snow time 2023: Get ready for another epic season at Tahoe and beyond
Daily Bulletin
Janet Fullwood
November 15, 2023

Featuring: Granlibakken, Homewood, Palisades Tahoe, Tahoe Adventure Company, Mountaineer and TART

Week of November 5-11

The best ski resorts near Los Angeles for a snowcapped getaway
Time Out
Kate Wertheimer
November 8, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe

These Laid-Back Ski Towns Have All the Powder and Half the Crowds
Thrillist and MSN Syndication via Thrillist
Shauna Farnell and Andy Kryza
November 9, 2023

Featuring: Homewood, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, Rosie’s Cafe, Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge

The 5 Best Tahoe Ski Resorts for Beginners
Jeremy Thom
November 9, 2023

Featuring: Homewood and Northstar California

11 Family Ski Resorts in the U.S. That Are Perfect for Kids and Families
Terry Ward
November 10, 2023

Featuring: Palisades and North Lake Tahoe Regional Park

12 of the Best Family-Friendly Ski Destinations For Hitting the Slopes This Year
The Everymom
Kathryn Romeyn
November 11, 2023

Featuring: Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe

Week of October 29-November 4

This Mountain Hiking Trail In Northern California Is The Perfect Day Trip Destination
Only In Your State
Kate Freeman
November 1, 2023

Featuring: Snowshoe Tahoe, Tahoe City

Go Play in the Snow! Great Places for Family Snow Play in Northern California
Marin Mommies
November 2, 2023

Featuring: Granlibakken Tahoe

Week of October 22-28

The Best Mountain Resorts for Your Ski or Snowboard Trip This Winter
Thrifty Traveler
Gunnar Olson
October 25, 2023

Featuring: Northstar California and Palisades Tahoe

Week of October 15-21

12 Most Beautiful Small Towns In California’s Sierra Nevada You Should Visit
World Atlas
Aunindita Bhatia
October 14, 2023

Featuring: Gatekeeper’s Museum, Museum of Sierra Ski History and 1960 Winter Olympics.

These Are The Most Unique Small Towns To Visit In California
The Travel and MSN Syndication via The Travel
Kelsi Klembara
October 16, 2023

Featuring: Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe City Kayak, Truckee River Rafting

Week of October 1-7

10 Most Beautiful Resorts You Can Book At Lake Tahoe For Stunning Views
The Travel
Quinter Auma
October 1, 2023

Featuring: Everline Resort & Spa, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, Tahoe Sands Resorts and Crown Motel-Kings Beach

Week of September 17-23

41 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations (for 2023)
Travel Lemming
Elizabeth Demolat
September 20, 2023

Featuring: Tahoe City and Commons Beach

Week of September 10-16

12 Over-the-Top Luxury Hotel Suites in California
Visit California
September 14, 2023

Featuring: The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

Week of September 3-9

These are the best places to catch fall colors in California
Travis Schlepp
September 4, 2023

Featuring: Sugar Pine Point State Park

12 Best Small Towns to Visit in Northern California
Ethan Reyes
September 5, 2023

Featuring: Tahoe City, Fire Sign Cafe, River Grill, Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park, North Tahoe Arts Studio, and Granlibakken Ski Area.

Week of August 20-26

The 5 Oldest Ski Areas in the U.S.
Tyler Hatch
August 25, 2023

Featuring: Ganlibakken Ski Area

Week of August 13-19

Looking for Labor Day Weekend Fishing Destinations? Try North Tahoe, Siskiyou County
California Sportsman Magazine
Chris Cocoles
August 15, 2023

Featuring: Johnson Tackle & Fly Fishing Service, Sawmill Lake, Captain Chris’ Fishing Charters, Chuck’s Charter Fishing.


Week of July 30-August 5

The Best Things To Do in North Lake Tahoe
Savoteur & MSN Syndication
Scott McConkey
August 3, 2023

Featuring: Palisades Tahoe, The Tahoe Gal, Olympic Bike Shop, Truckee River Bikes, Tahoe City Marina, Old Brockway Golf Course, Tahoe City Golf Course, Kings Beach Miniature Golf, Magic Carpet Golf and Arcade, The Cobblestone Center, including The Hot Spot, Uncorked and Tahoe Tap Haus, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, Tahoe Adventure Company, Fire Sign Cafe and Gar Woods Grill & Pier.

Week of July 23-29

Tahoe City: Best Places to Eat, Sleep and Play
MSN Syndication via Miles with McConkey
Scott McConkey
July 24, 2023

Featuring: Fire Sign Cafe, Sugar Pine Cakery & Cafe, Bridgetender Tavern & Grill, Jake’s on the Lake, Za’s Lakefront, Christy Hill, Granlibakken Tahoe, Basecamp Tahoe City, The Inn at Boatworks, Pepper Tree Inn, Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, The Village at Palisades Tahoe, Tahoe Gal Cruise, Tahoe City Farmers Market, Olympic Bike Shop, Truckee River Bikes, Tahoe City Marina, Granlibakken, Palisades Tahoe, Tahoe City Golf Course, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, Lake Tahoe Dam & Gatekeeper’s Museum, Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Parks, Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, Mountain Lotud Yoga, Cobblestone Center Shopping Mall, and Tahoe Adventure Company.

Week of July 16-22, 2023

These Lake Tahoe parks offer cool perks, amenities for families
Tamara Gane
July 18, 2023

Featuring: Commons Beach and North Tahoe Regional Park

Adventures in Adrenaline
Visit California
July 19, 2023

Featuring: The Via Ferrata

Week of July 9-15

27 Top Places to See Fall Foliage in 2023
July 11, 2023

Featuring: Everline Resort and Spa

Week of July 2-8, 2023

How To Spend the Perfect Summer Weekend in Lake Tahoe
Wealth of Geeks and Financial Pupil Syndication
Nicole Findlay
July 2, 2023

Featuring: Jason’s Beachside Grill, Kings Beach State Recreation Area (and Music on the Beach), Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park, Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema, and the Palisades Aerial Tram.

Time to Celebrate: The Best Places To See Fourth of July Fireworks in Every State in 2023
The Georgia Sun
Michelle Parkerton
July 3, 2023

Featuring: North Lake Tahoe as one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July, calling out the drone shows in Kings Beach and Incline Village. 

Leave the World a Better Place with These Responsible Travel Pledge

Marriott Bonvoy Traveler
Jonny Bierman
July 5, 2023

Featuring: North Lake Tahoe and the Traveler Responsibility Pledge

The 19 Best Restaurants Near Lake Tahoe 2023
The Infatuation
Suzie Dundas
July 7, 2023

Featuring: Char Pit, Tahoe House Bakery, West Shore Market and more. 

17 Kid-Themed Hotel Rooms That Will Delight the Whole Family

Amanda Norcross
July 8, 2023

Featuring: Tahoe City’s Basecamp

Explore the New Vision for the North Tahoe Business Community at one of the 2024 Collaborative Membership Roadshow and Chamber Launch Parties!

Thu | Jan 11, 2024

Explore the New Vision for the North Tahoe Business Community at one of the 2024 Collaborative Membership Roadshow and Chamber Launch Parties!

The Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA), North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA), and the North Tahoe Chamber (NTC) are excited to unveil an exciting new vision to support the North Tahoe Business Community.

Join these organizations at an upcoming roadshow to discuss the launch of the NT Chamber and membership efficiencies with the business associations in areas such as marketing, programs, economic development, community vitality, and advocacy.

This partnership has paved the way for innovative initiatives that the TCDA, NTBA and NTC are thrilled to share with the community, as well as hear feedback on how we can better serve our businesses and community. 

We extend our sincere appreciation for your participation and eagerly anticipate working hand-in-hand to shape a bright and prosperous future for our business community.

Annual Grant Cycle and Event Funding Applications Currently Open

Mon | Jan 8, 2024

Annual Grant Cycle and Event Funding Applications Currently Open



The TOT-TBID Dollars at Work program has launched its second round of funding, with $5.8 million in grants available. These funds, derived from the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), represent a collective effort to reinvest in the community. TOT is generated from overnight visitors in hotels and short-term rental properties, while TBID funds come from both day and overnight visitors, as well as residents and visitors frequenting shops, restaurants, resorts, and more.

The TOT-TBID Dollars at Work program channels these financial resources back into the community, one way being through the Annual Grant Cycle, with priority areas pre-determined by community input. This initiative is steered by business leaders who serve as volunteers on NTCA committees, investing their time and effort into reviewing applications, asking pertinent questions, and assessing viability. Ultimately, these committee members make recommendations to the NTCA Board of Directors, ensuring that the funds are allocated strategically to benefit the community at large.



The NTCA is accepting applications to fund events that are scheduled to take place in North Lake Tahoe between May 1 – July 30, 2024. The funds, generated by the North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District (NLT-TBID), will support events that promote community vitality, environmental stewardship, and economic health in the region. Scoring and funding prioritization are based on how the events contribute to and benefit economic health, community vitality and environmental stewardship. Each event’s traffic management and sustainability plans are also evaluated, with organizers responsible for identifying and outlining how they will mitigate the impacts of tourism on the community and environment.

Earlier this year, at the recommendation of the volunteer Chamber Advisory Committee, the North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) Board of Directors awarded $192,000 in sponsorship funding, generated by the North Lake Tahoe Tourism Business Improvement District (NLT-TBID), to six events scheduled to take place in North Lake Tahoe in 2024.

The six events that received funding for 2024 so far include:

What to Know About New Parking Requirements and the Easiest Ways to Get Around This Winter

Sat | Jan 6, 2024

What to Know About New Parking Requirements and the Easiest Ways to Get Around This Winter

Recently, the Mountaineer Celebrated its Fifth Anniversary and Impact and Influence on Lake Tahoe’s Transportation Solutions. The cumulative effort of all Tahoe/Truckee microtransit services lakewide has provided rides to over 1,269,235 passengers (from December 1, 2018 through Nov. 28, 2023).

Learn more about transportation options this winter below.

Whether headed to work, running errands, or going to a favorite place to recreate, sitting in traffic will undoubtedly put a damper on the experience. That’s why public and private entities in North Lake Tahoe are all focused on finding and implementing ways to reduce traffic congestion throughout the region. This winter, new and untested programs, as well as long-standing initiatives will be used to try to help solve our traffic, parking and transportation problems.

For them to work, it will require active use and participation by residents, visitors, local businesses and their employees. Our cumulative efforts to make use of parking reservations, park and ride, carpooling, and free public transportation options has the potential to make a difference for us all.

Here’s what to know about new parking management and reservation requirements and the easiest ways to get around this winter:

Resorts Implement New Parking Reservation Requirements

To help ease traffic congestion on area roadways and elongate the arrival times of resort guests during peak periods, both Northstar California and Palisades Tahoe will require parking reservations on weekends and holidays before 1 p.m. While some are paid, many are free.

Learn more about resort-specific parking plans and be sure to book parking reservations in advance; there are penalties for parking without a reservation when they are required:

Additionally, be aware that Placer County has been contracted to conduct parking enforcement within the Olympic Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar communities to discourage unauthorized parking on residential streets and where parking reservations are required. Vehicles without valid resort parking reservations will be cited, and fine amounts will escalate for each additional violation. Find the fee schedule here.

Free On-Demand Microtransit Services Are Offered Daily

On the North and West Shores from Incline Village to Tahoma, TART Connect offers free, on-demand door-to-door shuttle service daily from 8 a.m. to midnight starting December 14. No transfer is needed in Carnelian Bay to connect to other zones, and shuttles are dog-friendly and have ski racks. Book rides using the TART Connect app or by calling (530) 553-0653.

To get from lakeside communities to Northstar or Palisades Tahoe, TART Connect riders can transfer to mainline TART buses which run routes to the resorts hourly. View route schedules online and download the Transit app for real-time arrival estimates. This is a great way to get to the resorts if you don’t have a parking reservation!

In Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Mountaineer’s free on-demand service will operate with 9-passenger, dog-friendly vans equipped with ski/snowboard racks between December 8, 2023 and April 7, 2024 as follows:

  • Daily in Olympic Valley from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with service until 2 a.m. during WinterWonderGrass (April 5-7, 2024). Early morning service will also be offered beginning at 5 a.m. for the World Cup, Feb. 22-25, 2024.
  • Thursday through Monday in Alpine Meadows from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with additional service offered on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 19-20, Dec. 26-27, 2023 and Feb. 20–21, 2024.
  • Daily between Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Passengers can request rides through the Mountaineer app, which is free to download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Inter-valley transportation will continue to be provided between the two Palisades Tahoe base areas by the Base to Base Gondola, which operates daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carpool and Use Free Winter Park & Ride Service

This season, Palisades Tahoe and Northstar California have teamed up with the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association to offer free Park & Ride shuttles from locations in Truckee and Tahoe City on weekends:

To get to Palisades Tahoe, park at either:

To get to Northstar California, park at:

Choose Park & Ride to avoid parking reservations, cut down on fuel emissions and save some money at the gas pump!

Other Ways to Get Around

Heading to Palisades Tahoe from the West Shore on the weekend? The resort will resume its seasonal Sherwood Shuttle for those traveling to the resort from the West Shore this winter. Set to begin operations on weekends when the Sherwood lift starts spinning on the Alpine side of the resort, guests will be able to park in the Sunnyside lot and catch a free shuttle to the back side of Alpine. Weather and conditions permitting, the first shuttle leaves at 8:30 a.m. and the last shuttle returns at 4 p.m. Ticket, pass, or confirmation of a pre-purchased lift ticket is required to ride. Check here for schedule updates.

North Lake Tahoe Business & Community News

Wed | Jan 3, 2024

North Lake Tahoe Business & Community News

Read the recent newsletters:

December newsletter

January newsletter

North Lake Tahoe Holiday Happenings 2023

Mon | Dec 18, 2023

North Lake Tahoe Holiday Happenings 2023

Are you looking to celebrate with and support the North Lake Tahoe community or give back through volunteering? Learn more about this year’s holiday events.

2023 Tahoe Truckee Toys for Tots | Through December 13

Make the holiday season bright! Your donation of new toys or dollars stays local from Truckee to Incline Village and around the lake. Drop off new, unwrapped toys in the collection boxes at dozens of local businesses and organizations, including the Tahoe City Visitors Center at 100 N Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City.

Learn more or sign up to receive toys

Holiday Tree Lighting | December 1

On Friday, December 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm, visit the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach for the Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by the North Tahoe PUD. Enjoy photos with Santa, local live music, crafts, soup, cocoa, face painting and more!

Holiday Maker’s Market | December 2

The Tahoe Backyard and Chickadee Art Collective present the Holiday Maker’s Market on December 2 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Stop by the Tahoe Backyard in Kings Beach for great shopping, lively music, local artists, fresh eats from Mountain Lotus Provisions, free coca at Chickadee Tahoe, carolers, beer specials from Bear Belly Brewing Company and more!

Learn More

Light Up the Streets

North Tahoe Business Association invites members, community, and visitors to participate in giving North Lake Tahoe an extra holiday glow! Feeling festive and eager to decorate? Use that holiday spirit and enter NTBA’s Holiday Lighting Contest. Business owners and individuals alike are encouraged to participate in this fun contest. Check out the categories and learn how to enter below. Entries must be received by December 15, 2023.

Light Up The Streets

Tahoe Nutcracker | December 15-17

The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective production of Tahoe Nutcracker premiered in 2019 and is set in the ballroom of the Tahoe Tavern on Christmas Eve one hundred years ago. The performance features two principal dancers from the New York City Ballet and the production will feature some new costumes and setpieces.

Get Tickets

Ornament Workshop at Bear Belly Brewing Company with Chickadee Art Collective | December 15

From 6:00-8:00 p.m., get crafty with Chickadee Art Collective and Bear Belly Brewing and explore a variety of DIY ornament stations for you to make 6+ ornaments to give away or keep for yourself. $35 per person includes one beer and all the supplies you’ll need to make a bunch of rad ornaments.

Tahoe City Holiday Market | December 16 & 23

Stop by the indoor market from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City to support local artists and crafters! Stroll the beautiful lake-side Boatworks Mall with a glass of wine, beer or cocoa from Tahoe Wine Collective and visit the Boatworks Mall shops for a festive afternoon.

Tahoe Wine Collective Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop | December 16

Get in the holiday spirit at the Tahoe Wine Collective with a Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop! Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this workshop is perfect for everyone. Learn new techniques, unleash your creativity, and create edible masterpieces that will impress your family and friends. 

Learn More

Final Fall Harvest Market | December 21

Support our local farmers at the last farmers market of 2023 at Boatworks Mall. Stop by from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for fresh produce, meats, fish, dairy, baked goods, and gifts from local artisans. Support local businesses and enjoy your holiday shopping! 

Cozy Up at the Tahoe XC Lodge | December 18-23

Stop by the Tahoe XC Lodge after a winter walk and warm up with some complimentary hot chocolate or hot cider by the fire. There may even be some cookies ready!

The lodge and retail shop will be open to pick up season passes or peacefully relax by the fire before kicking into full gear this winter. It’s the perfect opportunity to drop off your skis for some fresh wax before the snow starts to fly. 

10th Annual Holiday Bazaar at Tahoe Flow Arts and Fitness | December 23

Tahoe Flow Arts & Fitness presents its Annual Holiday Bazaar on December 23. The market kicks off at 3 p.m., followed by performances at 6 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for our Youth Scholarship Program, performing arts education, and community entertainment programs.

Get Tickets

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade | December 24

Gather family and friends for a Christmas Eve tradition at Granlibakken Tahoe as skiers illuminate the ski hill with torches followed by Santa and his elves arriving on the vintage Tucker Sno Cat from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Holiday gifts are handed out to children and complimentary cookies winter beverages are served at our historic ski hill.

Dress warmly and enjoy treats and a fireplace in the Ski Hut. There is no cost to attend, so spread the word and bring your loved ones!

Learn More

Christmas Pageant & Candlelight Service | December 24

All are welcome to the Olympic Valley Chapel at 444 Shirley Canyon Road on December 24, 2023, at 5:30 PM for a Christmas Pageant and Candlelight Service. Costumes and refreshments will be provided.

Learn More

Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday Events

Sierra Community House | November 21-22

Sierra Community House offers special food distributions for the Thanksgiving holiday including a turkey and fixings. Services are free and everyone is welcome. You can register onsite and no qualifying documentation is required.

  • Truckee Drive-Through: November 21, 4-5 pm
    • Sierra Community House, 12116 Chandelle Way
  • Kings Beach Walk-Up | November 22, 3-4:30 pm
    • Sierra Community House, 265 Bear Street

For more info call (775) 545-4083 or email [email protected]

Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration | November 23

Join for a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23 from 1-5:30 pm at the North Tahoe Event Center. Donations are welcome: new unwrapped toys, cans of food for Sierra Community House, donation of $2 per person or $5 per family, a potluck dish to share with others, or volunteer to help.

For more info call (916) 764-6488 or email [email protected]

Small Business Saturday | November 25

Kings Beach Holiday Walkabout

Support your local shops on Small Business Saturday! On Saturday, November 25 from 10 am – 7 pm stop by participating Kings Beach businesses to shop and enjoy special offerings, discounts, Christmas cheer and community. Shops include:

  • The Robin’s Nest
  • Jackpot Thrift
  • Pistol Annie’s Flea Market
  • Brockway Art & Culinary Antiques
  • Hot Diggity Dog & Cat Pet Store
  • Lady Luck Skate Shop
  • KB Print & Frame
  • Wellbeing Gifts & Massage
  • Chickadee Art Collective
  • KB Nails
  • Ace Hardware

#ShopSmall Week and Small Business Saturday in Tahoe City

On November 25, stop by Tahoe City for the “Holiday Hop”, a town-wide Small Business Saturday extravaganza, centered around Boatworks Mall. This festive event will be taking place from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with the grand tree lighting ceremony at around 5:30 p.m. Fun is in store for the whole family, including crafts for kids and small business collateral to promote shopping small throughout the season. And, of course, Santa will be there for photos, along with a photo booth to capture your holiday memories. To make the day eve

#GivingTuesday in North Lake Tahoe

Mon | Nov 27, 2023

#GivingTuesday in North Lake Tahoe

#Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 11 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. (GivingTuesday.org)

Learn more about opportunities to participate in Giving Tuesday in North Lake Tahoe.

Give Back Tahoe Giving Season – Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Give Back Tahoe (GBT) end-of-year campaign is back from November 28-December 31. GBT raises awareness about local nonprofits and all that they do to support the community. In 2022, they raised over $730,500 throughout the campaign. These funds serve the people, animals, and environment that make Tahoe Truckee such a special place to live, play, and visit.

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Keep Tahoe Blue

Every year, Keep Tahoe Blue participates in #GivingTuesday online and is the largest single-day digital fundraising campaign that the League participates in every year. Check out the ways to participate personally or as a business.

  • Share our content on November 28: Highlight your company’s relationship with us and why you love working with Keep Tahoe Blue.
  • Share why you support our work or comment on our posts sharing why you support our work.
  • Like and share our social content to your personal or business networks from:
  • For Businesses: Be a #GivingTuesday Partner and do a matching fundraiser with us. As little as $1,000 will make a huge difference. We will create co-branded content that we will share and highlight your business. 

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Tahoe XC

For the past 15 years, the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association (TCCSEA) has partnered with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) to bring its award-winning curriculum to the Winter Discovery Center Yurt at Tahoe XC.

Every year, the Winter Discovery Center hosts anywhere from 400 to 900 participants. This season, the cost to host the Winter Discovery Program is $9,000. TCCSEA relies on donations, grants, and fundraising events to bring this dynamic youth program to Tahoe XC.

This #GivingTuesday, TCCSEA will be dedicating 100% of every donation we receive to the Winter Discovery Center.

Learn More and Donate

For more opportunities to contribute this giving season, below is a list of just a few of the local organizations doing phenomenal work:  

• Sierra Community House
• Tahoe Fund
• Achieve Tahoe
• Humane Society of Truckee- Tahoe
• Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
• Sierra Senior Services