It seems like just yesterday that we were sending along a list of our favorite places to float your boat ~ and here it is ~ the holiday season in Truckee/Tahoe.
With so much to do and see throughout the High Sierra, we thought we would continue our quest to offer you some local insight to help you prepare for the perfect holiday in the High Sierra.
No matter what your plans may be for this Thanksgiving, and throughout the month of December, we encourage you to unplug and unwind and get out to enjoy the wide variety of arts, culture, and good-old-fashioned pre-Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations in and around our magical hometown.
For more ideas, we always welcome locals and visitors alike to stop in our real estate office in Truckee, CA for some holiday cheer!
TRUCKEE COMMUNITY THEATER
November 31, December 1 & 2
Here’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Save the dates today and head to the Truckee Community Theater to enjoy two classic plays that feature the best of the best of local talent. For tickets and more information, visit TruckeeCommunityTheater.com.
Step back in time and enjoy an unforgettable evening at the Cottonwood Restaurant dining room as Richard Blair presents the history of Truckee in the late 1800s through a musical and theatrical performance. $45 includes dinner and the show which sells out fast. Call Cottonwood today to reserve your table. 530-587-5711
ARTS FOR THE SCHOOLS
Throughout the year, Arts for the Schools presents some of the world’s finest dance, music, and cultural events in the West through their non-profit organization. On December 7th, at Truckee High School, your family can be treated to an evening that depicts the arts and culture that comes with living in the Truckee/Tahoe region.
As noted on the Arts for the Schools website:
… the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company offers exquisite performances of contemporary repertory by diverse choreographers that allows an experience the audience can interpret as their own.
SANTA’S ANNUAL FLY-IN TO TRUCKEE!
With the Truckee Tahoe Airport a short drive from some of the west’s finest destination ski and golf resorts in Truckee, it just makes good sense that Santa would choose to fly-in on a special airplane with his sack full of toys for good girls and boys!
It’s an annual event that welcomes locals and visitors alike. Be sure to be there by 10:00 a.m. as that’s when Santa arrives with cocoa and holiday treats and gifts!
DECK THE HALLS AND SAVE $$ TOO!
Before you deck your halls inside and out, head to the Truckee Donner Public Utility District to pick up some coupons ($5 for shorter LED strands; $10 off longer strands) , then dash over to Mountain Hardware in Truckee to save up to $50 on LED lights.
MERRY DAYS AND HOLLY NIGHTS
December 14-31, 2018
The Village at Squaw Valley is just magical this time of the year as they present events for two weeks in December. Highlights include:
The Twisted Nutcracker and The Tale of the Rat King
Toccata – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra
“A World of Joy” with the Reno Jazz Orchestra
Appearances by Santa / Ice Garden & Train Rides
Farm to Table Dinners / Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Ski & Ride with Jonny Moseley / New Year’s Eve Celebration
(Photo courtesy of Northstar Califonia)
Thursdays in December – Silent Nights
Grab some skates and a headset and tune into the movie being shown on the Village stage, or switch channels to holiday tunes as you ice skate under the stars. Head over to Mine Children’s Store to write letters to Santa and create your own ornament at the Village Candler Shop.
Fridays in December – Noel Nights
Walk into this winter wonderland every Friday as the Village transforms into a winter paradise featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, pictures with Santa and s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire pits.
North Lake Tahoe
November 29 – December 31
Over 30 Events!
Locals and visitors alike look forward to Northern Lights on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Highlights include a Community Christmas Mixer, Tahoe Film Fest, Paint for Snow Party, Santa Crawl, Tail and Ale Festival, Handel’s MESSIAH presented by TOCATTA Tahoe Symphony, Brunch with Santa, ANNIE presented by the North Tahoe Boys and Girls Club, a Christmas Tree Lighting, and variety of other family-friendly festivities. For a complete list of events, visit NorthernLightsTahoe.com
Welcome home to this well designed and spacious retreat offering beautiful views and a prestigious setting on lower Bennett Flat. Wonderfully appointed with four bedrooms (two master suites), this chalet offers fantastic mountain living perfect for family and friends! Enjoy the welcoming and large great room and integrated living design with a kitchen that offers great design, center island and bar area. Accented by soaring ceilings and a cozy gas fireplace, this gracious area provides easy indoor-outdoor living and access to the large and sunny front deck with peek meadow views and gorgeous sunsets.
Enjoy the luxurious and spacious master suite located on the main level overlooking a private forest setting. Offering a walk-in closet, gorgeous en-suite bathroom with dual vanity, large jacuzzi tub and walk in shower, comfort abounds. Two additional bedrooms with a shared bath are also accessed from the main living area and perfect for families with children. The private, rear facing deck offers a conveniently located outdoor spa and lovely setting.
The quintessential and coveted family room is located downstairs and offers plenty of space to relax, watch movies and access the outdoors all year ‘round. Offering a second gas fireplace and small rear deck, this enclave is perfect for snowy afternoons with movies and games. Perfect for guests, a second large master suite is located adjacent to the family room and offers a lovely en-suite bath with dual sinks and walk in shower. A full laundry room is located off the family room plus easy access to the spacious garage creates easy living.
Bringing not only a fantastic, lower elevation location, this home is located on a premium and rare parcel. The long, flat driveway offers easy year ‘round living and plenty of room for family and guests. Here’s a property that creates the mountain living lifestyle you’ve been awaiting and brings all of Tahoe Donner’s amazing amenities!
4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
From our family to yours, have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving… and holiday to come
(Andrew, Angela, Alison & Desmond Elder)