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 want to wish you all, our North Lake Tahoe businesses, employers, employees, community members, friends and families a very Happy Thanksgiving. NTBA wants you to know that we are here for every single one of you, and we will continue to support our community and work to better the economic and community vitality that makes our district so special. We are beyond proud to represent our North Lake Tahoe business community and we will continue to work hard to achieve our mission 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 email@example.com for more information.
- Truckee Drive-Through: Tuesday, November 21, 4-5 pm, Sierra Community House Warehouse, 12116 Chandelle Way
- Kings Beach Walk-Up | Wednesday, November 22, 3-4:30 pm • Sierra Community House, 265 Bear Street
Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23 from 1:30-5:30pm (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Food is free, but of course donations and volunteering 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.
Shopping Local In North Tahoe
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. Explore North Lake Tahoe Shopping
Small Business Saturday Sip & Shop at Chickadee Art Collective
Enjoy free hot chocolate, wine and cider while you shop locally. Explore one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages made by more than 60 local artists. Sale prices throughout the store with extended shopping hour, 11am-7pm. LEARN MORE
Kings Beach Holiday Walkabout
Support your local shops on Small Business Saturday! Enjoy music, festive treats and sips, along the way. Special sales discounted items, gift certificates and holiday cheer await you! Santa may even make an appearance from the North Pole! 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 $3 million to help the people and environment we all know and love. Go to givebacktahoe.org between November 28 – December 31 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
Trivia Night with Alibi Ale Works
Exercise those brains Wednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving Eve, from 6-8pm with some good ol’ trivia, Alibi style!
INCLINE PUBLIC HOUSE | Hosted by the one and only Richie Ronne.
Jam Sessions, Open Mic, and Dance Lessons, oh my!
Finish off the Thanksgiving weekend holiday with a pint and some creative outlets at Alibi Ale Works!
November 26, 6pm | Bluegrass Jam Session at TRUCKEE PUBLIC HOUSE
November 27, 7pm | Open Stage at TRUCKEE PUBLIC HOUSE
November 27, 7pm | Line Dancing at INCLINE PUBLIC HOUSE
• When: 10am-1pm
• More info: LorenaA@sftahoe.org
Kings Beach Holiday Tree Lighting | December 1
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 1 from 5-7pm. LEARN MORE
Holiday Maker’s Market | December 2
Enjoy local shopping with all the festive flair of Kings Beach at the Tahoe Backyard, with more than a dozen vendors to shop from, fresh food from Mountain Lotus Provisions, free hot cocoa at Chickadee Art Collective, holiday caroling, beer specials at Bear Belly Brewing Co., and more! 12-4pm
Fox Cultural Hall: Hiroya Tsukamoto | December 8
North Tahoe Arts: Artsy Holidays | December 9
Toccata Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah | December 9, 10, 15, 17 & 23
Joyous refrains and exultant arias, including the iconic “Hallelujah” Chorus, will fill the concert hall this holiday season. With performances in the Tahoe Basin and surrounding communities. The TOCCATA Orchestra features David Brock and Nick Haines as continuo; with William Cates and Joe Savage on Baroque (piccolo) Trumpet. All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie. Join in this wonderful holiday tradition! LEARN MORE
Explore a variety of DIY ornament stations to create ornaments to keep or gift to others, 4-6pm. 4+ years old, with a guardian present for children 10 and under. LEARN MORE
Halie Loren award-winning, jazz singer and songwriter | December 14
Come witness Halie Loren singing jazz standards for the holidays. This is the perfect festive performance for the holiday season.
Coming to the Hall Thursday, December 14th at 6:30pm. LEARN MORE
Adult Ornament Workshop at Chickadee Art Collective | December 15
Come get crafty with us at the brewery and enjoy an evening of DIY ornaments & cold beer, 6-8pm. Entry fee includes 1 beer and all the supplies you’ll need to make a bunch of rad ornaments, $35 per person. LEARN MORE