North Tahoe Business Association is beyond excited about the upcoming holiday season. We invite our members, community, and visitors to participate in giving North Lake Tahoe an EXTRA HOLIDAY GLOW! Bring your festive spirit to our already magical community and get involved in our Lighting Contest.

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.


  • BUSINESSES: To be eligible for entry as a business for our Holiday Lighting contest you MUST be an active NTBA Member. Any non-member submissions will not qualify for the contest, voting or prizes.  If your business would like to participate in the lighting contest and you are not currently a NTBA Member,  please contact us at or (530) 546-9000 to become an NTBA member.
  • RESIDENTIAL: Residential entries must live within the NTBA District (Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, and Carnelian Bay). Residential submissions outside of the NTBA District will not qualify for the contest, voting or prizes. For questions on eligibility of your residence location please contact us at or (530) 546-9000.


  • Most Merry Business Award (best holiday decor) | FREE Sponsorship of KB Snowfest Parade – Spirit Level ($300 value)
    • One business winner, selected by Holiday Cheer Committee
  • The Clark Griswold Award (drumroll please…most lights/brightest) |  $100 Cash Prize
    • One residential + business winner, selected by the Holiday Cheer Committee
  • Martha May Whovier Award (best neighbor holiday decor) | $100 in Local Gift Cards 
    • ​One residential winner, selected by our Holiday Cheer Committee
  • “Community’s Choice” Award (voted via social media ) | $100 gift card to any NTBA member restaurant of your choice 
    • One residential + business winner, selected by community popular vote

All Residential and Business submissions, including photos, must be received on or before December 15, 2023.  Homes and businesses submitted for the competition will be collectively judged by our Holiday Cheer Committee on December 21, 2023.  Social media voting for Community’s Choice Awards will take place from December 18-21.  All entries will be shared on Facebook and Instagram, and the community will vote by “liking.”   Entries with the most social media “likes” will receive the Community’s Choice Awards.  All winners will be announced on December 22, 2023 via social media and on the NTBA website.


We are accepting donations for our year round & holiday lighting program. In order to bring these programs to life we need the support of people like YOU! Any and all donations are welcome.


  • Hennessey Heating & Air
  • Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
  • North Tahoe Public Utility District
  • Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
  • Tahoe Moon Properties
  • Tapco Construction Inc.
  • Kings Beach Car Wash
  • Well Being Massage & Skin Care
  • Meghan Brennan
  • Erin Aura
  • Paula Bossler
  • Maggie Steakley
  • Barb Webb
  • Anne Silvern
  • Gonsalves & Co
  • LoveLiveTahoe & Dudum Sierra Properties
  • Kings Beach Love, feel free…to be free
  • Rockwood Tree Services
  • Sweet Tahoe Time
  • Sierra Shirts & Shades
  • Cathy Strand
  • Keri Sternberg
  • Lorelei van Peborgh
  • Barbara Mertz
  • Katie Mize
  • Kim Vail
  • John Radebold


  • Hennessey Heating & Air
  • Rick Marshall
  • Bernard Ash
  • Melissa Cox
  • Cecily Merriman
  • Barb Webb
  • Lindsay Thayer
  • Christine Karnofsky
  • Chuck Coulson
  • Bob Alessandrelli
  • Alyssa Reilly
  • Keri Sternberg
  • Dana Ash
  • Judith Ramirez
  • Brooke Durastant