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With SO much going on this holiday season, we thought we would make it easier for you to decide where and how to celebrate with this handy guide of festivities happening around the area!

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

santa at squaw

Dance performancessymphony, and jazz performances, along with moonlit snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, train rides, carolers, santa, and pretty much everything that goes along with the holidays will be happening at Squaw Valley! This year, the Olympic Valley Lodge will be converted into a Merry Wonderland of Festivities! In fact, there are so many events scheduled December 18-31, there is a website dedicated to the week of festivities.

Resort at Squaw Creek

holidays at resort

Magical Memories is back for its 12th season! The festival kicked off November 25 with the Gingerbread Village unveiling and tree lighting ceremony, and the magic continues all through December with daily family-friendly events, kid-focused activities, food and drink specials, delicious holiday meals, Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, and more.A New Year's Eve grand dinner & celebration and a kid's night out New Year's Eve bash top off the festival and ring in the New Year with style. See the full calendar of events here.

Northstar California

Noel Nights every Thursday in Decemberinclude sleigh rides, craft making, carolers, ginger bread making, pictures with santa, ice skating, and more! The 3rd annual Northern Lights Festival takes place on December 10. And, have breakfast with Santa on December 23. Festivities cap off with a New Year's Eve fire & ice celebration. See the December here

Tahoe Donner

Start your Christmas day feasting with santa at a pancake breakfast, followed by skiing with Santa. On New Year's Eve, join in on the New Year's Eve sunset snowshoe tour. The, bring the family out for the light parade.


Ski with Santa on December 21. Celebrate New Year's Eve with an afternoon of festivities starting with a champagne toast at 3pm and into the evening with music, a torchlight parade, and a "ball" drop. 


Mount Rose

santa at mt rose

Get wild with the Santa Ski Crawl on December 10! Dress up and receive discounted lift tickets! Celebrate New Year's with a snowcat parade, a kids' torchlight parade, and fireworks.

Diamond Peak