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 over the past couple of years – the resiliency of our community is impressive and something to be celebrated. 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. Call (775) 545-4083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kings Beach Walk-Up | Wednesday, November 23, 3-4:30 pm • Sierra Community House, 265 Bear Street
13th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24 from 2-6:30pm (or when food runs out) at the North Tahoe Event Center.
Donations are welcome:
- 1 new, unwrapped toy
- 1 or more cans of food for Sierra Community House
- Donation of $2 per person or $5 per family
- A potluck dish to share with others
- Volunteer to help
For more information Contact Deborah at 916-764-6488 or email@example.com
Food is free, but of course donations and volunteering are always welcome!
Gar Woods Grill & Pier
Join Gar Woods Lake Tahoe for a traditional Thanksgiving feast on the water! Book your reservation online or call 530-546-3366 to reserve your table today! VIEW MENU
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Local
Shop local this holiday season! Bundle up, get outside, and enjoy the winter wonderland and shopping experience. Small businesses all around the North Lake Tahoe area depend on your support, and best of all, money spent within the community stays in the community! Help small businesses thrive. Check out our guide to shopping local HERE.
The North Tahoe E-Gift Card Works at Over 45 Businesses
The North Lake Tahoe E-Gift Card is the perfect gift this holiday season! They are also great as a reward for your hardworking employees. With over 45 participating North Tahoe businesses, including retailers, restaurants, service providers, health and wellness, and more, it’s the gift that everyone can use. LEARN MORE
This holiday season, consider the uniqueness of small businesses here in Placer County as a way to find something special for your loved ones. Our small business owners have unique insight and can recommend valuable finds within their inventory or share their best deals.
From handcrafted goods to locally grown produce, our Placer County business community is one-of-a-kind, and the holiday season is a great time for residents to share their support by shopping or dining at their favorite stores and restaurants.
Not only will you be helping small business owners, but shopping locally helps preserve jobs and keeps tax dollars invested where we live. Find out more by using the hashtag #ShopPlacer throughout the holidays. LEARN MORE
Let’s #ShopPlacer together.
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 29 – December 13 and join the community in giving back. LEARN MORE
#OptOutside and #RecreateResponsibly | November 27
For five years now, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association has joined REI’s movement to #OptOutside on Black Friday to take care of ourselves and each other in the outdoors. Join us and REI on Black Friday to #OptOutside and give yourself space. If you find yourself in the Tahoe area, take a look at these self-guided hike suggestions. If you are not in the Tahoe area, head out to your favorite trail, park, or neighborhood and simply go for a walk. Keep in mind that whether you’re in Tahoe or Timbuktu it is more important than ever to #RecreateResponsibly. LEARN MORE
Thanksgiving Comedy Weekend at Crystal Bay Club
After the Thanksgiving feast, head to Crystal Bay Casino. Friday, November 25 & 26 will feature “Thanksgiving Comedy Weekend” ft. Harland Williams & Friends (Half Baked, Dumb and Dumber), w/ Mike E. Winfield, & Jade Catta- Preta- In the Crystal Bay Club Casino Crown Room-21+(Seated Show) ON SALE NOW!!
Trivia Night with Alibi Ale Works
Exercise those brains Wednesday, November 23, Thanksgiving Eve, from 6-8pm with some good ol’ trivia, Alibi style!
INCLINE PUBLIC HOUSE | Hosted by the one and only Richie Ronne.
TRUCKEE PUBLIC HOUSE | Hosted by the one and only Joe Lew
Free Live Music at Alibi Ale Works
Finish off the Thanksgiving weekend holiday on Sunday, November 27 starting at 6pm.
INCLINE PUBLIC HOUSE | Jazz Jam Sessions
TRUCKEE PUBLIC HOUSE | Bluegrass Jam
Make this holiday season bright for local children in need! Your donations of new toys or dollars stay local, from Truckee to Incline and all around the Lake. Drop off new, unwrapped toys. Look for Toys for Tots collection boxes at dozens of local businesses and organizations. LEARN MORE
Holiday Tree Lighting | December 2
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and North Tahoe Public Utility District at their annual Holiday Tree Lighting on December 2 from 5-7pm. LEARN MORE
Holiday Maker’s Market | December 3
Join Tahoe Backyard & Chickadee Art Collective December 3 from 12-5pm and get all your holiday shopping handled! This event is fun for the whole family with 15 local artists and vendors, food from Big Blue Q of Tahoe, cold beer from Bear Belly Brewing, hot cocoa and face painting for the little ones! You won’t want to miss this. LEARN MORE
North Tahoe Arts: Artsy Holidays | December 3