Feel Good Things To Do and See In
Truckee-Tahoe This Holiday Season!
Right now is a perfect time to share all that is good in the world while we continue to keep our family, friends, and visitors safely celebrating the reasons for the holiday seasons. With miles of snowy slopes, strings of sparkling lights, and sentimental things to do and see, there is a warm and wonderful feeling that the holiday season is very much alive and well in Truckee-Tahoe.
Throughout the region, we hear all about the creativity that is overflowing in and out of our charming mountain towns. From good-old-fashioned Christmas Tree sales and virtual stores to benefit non-profits, to safe small-town shopping celebrations, and meticulously groomed slopes, there’s “lots of good in the woods’ that await you and yours.
As you make your plans to enjoy the holiday in the High Sierra or create new traditions at home, we always have a local list of all there is to do and see in Truckee-Tahoe, so feel free to contact our Elder Group office in Truckee, CA at any time.
Here’s Good Things To Do & See This Season
The Truckee Optimist Club continues the tradition of selling Christmas Trees this year to support local youth programs. The lot is open daily at 1 p.m. through December 23 or until the last tree is sold. In a recent article in the Sierra Sun, Optimist Club Christmas Tree Chair Dan O’Gorman had a few good words to share
“We are hoping to make this Christmas as traditional as possible. At the same time, we will be raising money for the many youth organizations and activities that the club supports.” The article continued to note that the Optimist Club has been selling Christmas trees for well over 40 years, and this year they will be celebrating its 50th year of service to our community. They are offering 800 trees that include the popular Silvertips that have been harvested locally and Noble Firs that are shipped to Truckee from their preferred source in Oregon.
The club will also take orders over the telephone and will do home deliveries (at an additional charge) right to your driveway. This order and delivery service will be provided every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Over 150 restaurants through Lake Tahoe’s north and west shores and throughout Olympic Valley have recently launched “Take-Out Tahoe.” The promotion includes a downloadable guide that has full descriptions of their menu selections and contact details. All are offering ‘take-out’ options to keep their operations healthy and our locals and visitors safe as well.
As an incentive, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (who was key in this collaboration) is hosting a contest (through December) to win $150 in restaurant gift cards. All you need to do is take your receipts to the North Tahoe Visitors Center in Tahoe City, CA, or Incline Village, NV.
The overall goal is to highlight the range of culinary options throughout the region and support local businesses as they continue to modify operations due to state guidelines. For all the information as to how you enjoy a feast by your own fireplace, visit the Take-Out Tahoe page on GoTahoeNorth.com
Just in time for Christmas … there is a new place to shop and support your four-legged friends as well. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe opened up a brand new store that is filled with fun ways to stuff your stockings this year.
This is yet another ‘feel-good’ story. Within their website you can learn about how this all came together. Here are some highlights:
“One doesn’t readily associate law and insurance with pets and the outdoors, but the ownership of Tahoe-Truckee-based MOBO Law and Aegis Insurance are changing all that. From pro bono professional support to event sponsorships, these two local companies have made helping homeless pets part of their company ethos.
To see what is in store for you, from hats to shirts to shopping bags, visit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Winter is here, and you should be too. Before you head to your favorite resort, you can check the ski conditions every day through OnTheSnow.com. There is top to bottom skiing through the Sierra resorts right now. If you choose to go off-piste, connect with your favorite local ski shop in Truckee or Lake Tahoe for the most up-to-date conditions report.
Finally, to be sure we all stay safe and healthy throughout the winter months, please also check each resort’s safety measures before you hit the slopes.
Over at Mt. Rose in Nevada, they tell it best:
Please … Be the Reason. Keep the Season!
Andrew, Alison, Angela and Desmond Elder at Donner Lake