(Photo courtesy of Doug Jones, Historic Downtown Truckee)
This time of year is always fun and exciting – the anticipation of Thanksgiving Day’s turkey feast, the smell of winter in our Truckee-Tahoe fresh mountain air and thoughts of the holiday season festivities fast approaching. We love the ambiance of Old Town Truckee with its twinkling lights, gorgeous holiday decorations and lovely shopping options – perfect for finding gifts for your loved ones! In this edition of ENews, find some fun and festive family activities in Truckee-Tahoe to kick off the holiday season.
Thinking about your holiday home and vibe, it’s time to plan your décor. We’re here to bring you mountain design ideas and inspiration to ensure a festive interior! Whether you’re visiting for a short time or settling in for winter, check out these decorating ideas and sweet recipes for cozy nights snuggled up in our mountain community!
As always, stop by the Elder Group Tahoe office to say a holiday “hello”! Visit our website for information about all our mountain neighborhoods and learn more about this outdoor lifestyle that is hard to match. Contact us any time at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate in Truckee-Tahoe.
Don’t Miss Out on These Fun Holiday Kick-Off Events for Your Family!
11/24 – Tahoe Donner’s Light Up the Night – A celebration to kick off the Holiday Season! Admission is $5 and must be reserved in advance on ShopTD. Festivities begin at 6pm.
12/3 – 12/10 – 12/17 – Northstar’s Noel Nights – Enjoy live music, ice skating, photos with Santa and much more family fun in the Village at Northstar.
12/9 – Holiday Block Party @ Truckee Airport’s Non-Profit Row – Celebrate the Holidays with the local farmers and makers, and enjoy music, food, local crafts and organic produce selections.
12/18 – Disco Tubing @ Palisades Tahoe – Offering 3 reservation times, the SnoVentures Activity Zone is brought to life with lasers, colorful LED lights and a live DJ from 5pm to 8pm. Bring the whole family for this fun winter activity!
Create Your Special Thanksgiving Table – Be Unique!
For a festive look at your holiday dinner table, incorporate hints of gold with your dinnerware and décor. Mix it with pine boughs, pine cones and organic accents and you will have a winner! Find a lovely centerpiece option here. Adding fresh greenery and using a warm color palette will also make your dining area cozy and inviting. Combine this with some toasty mulled cider on the stove to compliment your visual appetite!
Go Glow for the Holiday Spirit
There’s nothing quite like using candles to create a warm and welcoming ambiance! Today’s options bring safe, dependable and lovely glows with gorgeous battery operated lighting! Try ordering some of our favorites here. Compliment the sparkle inside and out with gorgeous holiday pillows or fur throws for a luxurious holiday. (These all make great gifts too and are sure to please!) Cozy up and enjoy!
(Photo courtesy of Villager Nursery)
Get In the Spirit With a Fresh Christmas Tree and Wreath
First impressions delivering the holiday spirit are key to a great entrance and anticipation of what’s to come! Our own Villager Nursery in Truckee offers fresh, wonderful wreaths you can use to adorn your door, and fantastic Christmas trees fresh cut and ready for your home! Discover a variety of interesting wreath options here!
If you would like assistance decorating your mountain retreat, reach out to Odin Landscape Design and Property Management, offering Mountain Modern Holiday Decorating Services. They will take care of all aspects of planning, setting up and taking down the decorations for you, all while working within your budget. These decorators offer trees, garland, décor, indoor and outdoor wreaths, bar carts, table centerpieces, Hanukkah decorations and so much more. Follow them on Instagram and get in touch today to book for the upcoming holiday season.
Once the decorating has been completed and your home is cozy as can be, head over to the kitchen to prepare a treat and refreshing beverage for a relaxing night in.
Perfect Recipes for a Cozy Night In
(Photo courtesy of Preppy Kitchen)
If you are a fan of cookies and a fan of apple pie, then look no further than this fabulous recipe for your upcoming parties. This decadent Caramel Apple Pie Cookie will be a new staple at all your Holiday gatherings.
(Photo courtesy of the Toasty Kitchen)
Sweet and refreshing, this Cranberry Prosecco Punch is a great and easy addition for not only upbeat parties with your friends, but also relaxing movie nights in with your partner. Replace the prosecco with a sparkling apple cider to make this beverage enjoyable for those of all ages!