From community meals to takeout, to Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, there are a plenty of things to do and ways to give around Thanksgiving in North Lake Tahoe. For all events, visit our event calendar.
North Tahoe Business Association Staff & Board wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
We would like to use this holiday as an opportunity to give thanks to our members and our community – we are grateful for every single one of you. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to better our business and local communities.
We know our North Lake Tahoe businesses, employers, employees, community members, friends and families have had to overcome so many struggles with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. NTBA wants you to know that we see and hear every single one of you, and we are here to continue to support our community as we continue to rebuild and find our new normal. If there was ever a year to acknowledge the continued strength and resilience of our community, neighbors and friends, it is now. We are beyond proud to represent our North Lake Tahoe business community and we will continue to work hard to better the quality of life and economic vitality of our district.
Together, we give thanks to this beautiful place we call home, the beauty that is Lake Tahoe, and the special local community that it has created. …And again, most importantly, we are grateful for YOU!
Wishing you and yours a very special Thanksgiving Holiday.
NTBA Staff and Board of Directors
Let’s Talk Turkey Thanksgiving Distribution
Sierra Community House offers special food distributions for the Thanksgiving holiday that will include a turkey and fixings. Services are free and everyone is welcome. You can register onsite. No qualifying documentation is required. Click here for more information.
Kings Beach Walk-Up | Wednesday, November 24, 3-4:30 pm • Sierra Community House, 265 Bear Street
12th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration – Covid Style
Drive-through holiday food pick-up Thursday, November 25 from 2-6pm (or when food runs out) at the North Tahoe Event Center. Contact Meera at 775-230-1066 or email@example.com or click here for donation, volunteer, or general event information. Food is free, but of course donations are always welcome!
Now more than ever, we encourage you to please keep your holiday shopping local on Thanksgiving weekend and through the holidays by supporting small, independent retailers – their livelihoods depend on it! Support community and put your money where your house is. View a handful of our member highlights below, and for a full list of NTBA members, please visit our Business Directory.
Annual Holly Arts Fair
Join North Tahoe Arts now through January 4, 2022 in celebrating the holiday season and support local artists by shopping at the annual Holly Arts Fair. Artisans have been working away to create beautiful one-of-a-kind crafts and works of art for thoughtful and unique holiday giving. Stop by the shop early this season and get your holiday shopping wrapped up. Open Wednesday through Monday, 11am to 5pm.
Bear Belly Brewing
Join us at Bear Belly Brewing in King Beach for some fun and great beer. Now offering Outdoor Movie Night on Wednesdays and Trivia Night on Thursdays. Also, come try their newest imperial stout, ‘Coya the Destroya’,, named after the brewery dog. Brewery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 3-9pm, Sunday from 12-6pm, and closed on Monday & Tuesday.
D’Lish Catering + Burrito Window
Looking to cater your holiday event or family gathering with a locally sourced catering company? Check out one of our favorites, D’Lish Catering. They also offer a delicious dining option in Kings Beach, the Burrito Window, which is Open Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm and Closed on Sundays (open on December 19 & 26).
Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
Get your lil’ skiers and riders ready for the SNOW with Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards Kids’ Seasonal Rentals! Watching your kids improve every year is awesome — not having to purchase new equipment every year is even better! Come to any one of their five Tahoe Dave’s locations and get your kids set up for the entire season for one low price. LEARN MORE
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Join the movement and give – each Tuesday and every day – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.
It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. LEARN MORE
You love this place- the mountains, charming communities, and fresh air keep your heart here always. Show your love this Giving Season by donating to a local nonprofit that benefits this region and makes it such a special place to live and visit. At www.givebacktahoe.org, learn about 60 nonprofits serving North Tahoe-Truckee, we’re sure you’ll find a cause that aligns with your values and charitable goals. Whether you give $10 or $10,000, your gift makes a huge difference in all our lives!
Give Back Tahoe is an annual, end-of-year fundraising campaign to raise awareness for the Tahoe Truckee nonprofits. Since 2014, we have raised more than $2.5 million to help the people and environment we all know and love. Go to givebacktahoe.org between November 30 – December 14 and join the community in giving back. LEARN MORE
Resorts are Opening or Reopening Soon!
Whether you ski or snowboard, North Lake Tahoe resorts are opening and in some cases reopening soon for the season!
- Northstar California Resort snowmaking efforts are up and running, but as of Nov. 20th they need a little more time and colder temps. Check back here for updated information.
- Mt Rose Ski Tahoe’s opening day is close. Season passes are still available for the 2021-22 season. Get yours here!
More information: Read North Tahoe’s most recent press release, What’s New in North Lake Tahoe Fall/Winter 2021-22.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s #OptOutside Day is November 26
In honor of REI’s #OptOutside campaign, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is encouraging locals and visitors to give yourself some space and #OptOutside on Black Friday to your favorite trail, park, or neighborhood and simply for for a walk. Because we need to. And because that’s where we feel good, and awesome, and human. Join TRT and friends at REI and do so responsibly. Wherever you are, keep in mind it is more important than ever to #RecreateResponsibly: (1) Know Before You Go; (2) Practice Physical Distancing; (3) Plan Ahead; (4) Place It Safe; (5) Explore Locally; (6) Leave No Trace; (7) Build An Inclusive Outdoors. For a handful of North Shore suggestions visit tahoerimtrail.org.
After the Thanksgiving feast, head to Crystal Bay Casino for 2 days of free shows. Friday, November 26 will feature Dusty Green Bones Band beginning at 10pm in the Crystal Bay Club Casino Red Room. Saturday, November 27 in the Red Room, the CBC features Reno/Lake Tahoe’s very own Jelly Bread beginning at 10pm.
Exercise those brains Wednesday, November 24, Thanksgiving Eve, from 6-8pm with some good ol’ trivia, Alibi style! Hosted by the one and only Richie Ronne. Yes, there are prizes, awesome prizes!
Starting at 5pm on Tuesday, November 23, enjoy live music by Robbie Gade. Finish off the Thanksgiving weekend holiday on Sunday evening jamming with Blue Grass Jam starting at 6pm.
Holiday Maker’s Market
Join Tahoe Backyard and Chickadee Art Collective for a Holiday Maker’s Market on Saturday December 4 from 12-5pm. Support local this holiday season and shop over 10 artists from around Tahoe. LEARN MORE