From dining specials to community meals, to Small Business Saturday and holiday shopping, there are a ton of events happening around Thanksgiving in North Lake Tahoe. For all events and to visit our event calendar, click here.
We encourage everyone to Shop Local in North Lake Tahoe this Thanksgiving weekend and through the holidays. Support community and put your money where your house is. For a list of NTBA members, visit our Business Directory.
Resorts are Open
Whether you ski or snowboard, North Lake Tahoe resorts are opening for the season! Mt Rose Ski Tahoe has the earliest opening day ever on Friday, October 19 and will be open to the top on Tuesday, November 20. Northstar California Resort opens Friday, November 16 and will host a Welcome Winter Weekend November 16-18. Join them for a weekend-long celebration that will get the whole family ready for an epic season by kicking off traditions and checking out the newest offerings at the resort including s’mores, family photos, sleigh rides, live music, après, and pass holder pub crawl.
Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
Join Tahoe Adventure Company for one of their very special Full Moon Treks on Thursday, November 22 from 5:30-8:30pm through the brisk mountain air of Lake Tahoe’s pristine forests. You will trek on easy to use snowshoes by moonlight. Knowledgeable guides will discuss local natural history and fascinating facts about our moon. You will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. Cost is $70 per person and no experience is necessary. Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company or book the tour online.
Historical Family Hike
In honor of REI’s #OptOutside campaign, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering a 3 mile family-friendly guided hike or snowshoe trek on November 23 from 10am to 1pm through the nation’s first Bi-State Park located in South Lake Tahoe, Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Along the way, you’ll encounter Norwegian native, Jon Rue AKA Snowshoe Thompson, considered to be the father of California skiing. TRTA guides will lead you on this trek, passing through a regenerating, wildfire burn zone on our way up to enjoy panoramic vistas of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra and Carson mountain ranges. All the while, you’ll meet and learn about what Mr. Thompson was up to while pioneer skiing in the Sierra during the 1860’s and 70’s while delivering mail over Echo Summit. This guided hike may turn into a snowshoe trek, depending on the weather. All participants will be updated and offered snowshoes and poles to use during the outing. Register here.
Fall Fundraising Feast to benefit Tahoe Truckee School of Music
Fireside Pizza Company at Squaw Valley hosts the Fall Fundraising Feast on Wednesday, November 14th from 5-8pm. The event is $10 and includes all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, and salad for a great cause. Enjoy a chance to win raffle prizes and live music. For more information, visit the website.
Thanksgiving Family Dinner Night with Boys & Girls Club
Start your holiday feasting a week early with the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. This FREE Thanksgiving Family Dinner Night is an annual favorite that takes place on Thursday, November 15th from 5-7pm at the Kings Beach Clubhouse. The dinner is open to all Club families from all sites as well as the entire community! Enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from the Chop Shop Kitchen and the Ritz Carlton complete with all the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.
8th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The first Toys For Tots Kick-off party will be at the 8th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Dinner. This event will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 from 2 – 6:30pm (or when food runs out) at the North Tahoe Event Center. Admission to the event is by donation of a new unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots; $2 per person or $5 per family; Non-perishable food for Project MANA; or volunteer.
Gar Woods Grill & Pier
Join Gar Woods Grill & Pier for a Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 22nd in Carnelian Bay. Enjoy beautiful lake views while being wined and dined this Thanksgiving! Bar Opens at noon for drinks and football. Open for dinner 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm. $44 for adults $26 for kids (10 & under). Reservations recommended, click here to visit their website.
You will need to pick up a Tahoe Weekly, Moonshine Ink, or Sierra Sun publication to take advantage of the deals below.
Jason’s Beachside Grille
Pick up a Tahoe Weekly publication to find a 20% off coupon for the entire food bill at Jason’s Beachside Grille. Featuring slow roasted prime rib, baby back ribs, steaks, full bar, seafood pasta, gourmet hamburgers, and 12ft long salad bar. Use coupon for 20% off Sunday through Thursday excluding Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. Expires December 5, 2018. Visit their website for more information.
The Soule Domain
The Soule Domain is offering a Fall special of 2-for-1 entrees through December 13. Extravagant gourmet dining at reasonable prices, the upscale, intimate restaurant deliciously combines style & romance in an elegant log cabin setting. Open nightly at 6pm. 2 course minimum per person and must present coupon. Not valid with other offers or on Saturdays. Reservations can be made by calling (530) 546-7529. Visit their website for location and full menu.
Spindleshanks Restaurant is offering a Fall special for 2-for-1 entrees 7 nights a week through December 8 with a 2 course minimum per person. Please present coupon when ordering. Home of Lake Tahoe’s best food and wine pairing this American bistro and wine bar has been open since 2000 and offers Happy Hour from 4:30-6pm daily as well as all night Tuesdays. Located next to Old Brockway Golf Course, they offer expansive outdoor seating during the spring and summer and cozy fireplace seating in the fall and winter months.
Full Send Fridays
After much debate, Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village now has a TV. On select Fridays in October and November, head to the Brewery and Taproom to enjoy hosted ski and snowboard movie nights while simultaneously enjoying a beer. This is set to be a get together to hangout and get stoked on the upcoming season while checking out a ton of rad videos from companies large and small. Learn more on Facebook.
17 Days of Turkey
Starting November 1st, play your favorite machines at Tahoe Biltmore to earn a frozen turkey to take home and enjoy with your family this holiday season. Each day your earn 500 points on your Club Biltmore Players Club Card you can redeem them to take a turkey home. If you are feeling generous and wishing to donate your turkey Tahoe Biltmore can help by donating to Project MANA in your name.
Free Live Music at Crystal Bay Club
After the Thanksgiving feast, head to Crystal Bay Casino for 2 days of free shows. Friday, November 23 will feature Jerad Hioki & Nasty Nate beginning at 10pm in the Crystal Bay Club Casino Red Room. Saturday, November 24 features 80’s hits from New Wave Crave beginning at 10pm.
Let’s Talk Turkey
In the weeks before Thanksgiving, Project MANA helps hundreds of local families have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving through its annual Let’s Talk Turkey Food Distribution. With the help of dozens of social service agencies, schools and churches throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Project MANA works to identify as many community members as possible who need assistance by providing a hearty Thanksgiving meal for their families. For just $50.00 you can sponsor a local family’s Thanksgiving meal! Donate here.
Giving & Thanks
It’s November which means it’s almost time for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday! Many organizations opt out of Black Friday and choose to participate in Giving Tuesday instead. Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge is proud to participate as they prepare for their annual Giving & Thanks campaign. They are extending it to A Week of Giving & Thanks starting November 20, 2018 through November 27, 2018. When guests book a minimum two-night stay they will save $50 off reservation, which will be donated to High Fives Foundation. Book your vacation through June 30, 2019.
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Holiday Stress – Take a Deep Breath
Lake Tahoe Wellness Center reminds us that stress increases around the holidays. Buying presents, cleaning, cooking, and worrisome memories of what happened during past holidays all serve to ramp up one’s levels of anxiety and stress. The biggest missing ingredient in our holiday rush is a sense of self. We lose sight of ourselves in the maelstrom of events and become a reactive automaton, of sorts.
Treat Yourself & Others
We band together with friends and family to celebrate, and feast and delight in each others company. The emphasis is on spreading joy and cheer and good will to all. However, for many of us, the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. How could a tradition that is designed to improve your mood actually cause you to feel worse about life? Well Being Massage & Skin Care offers simple solutions as well as high quality, professional services in a peaceful setting.