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Spend the Holidays in South Lake Tahoe – Festivals, Fun and More!

TAHOE SOUTH GIFT WRAPS THE HOLIDAYS WITH

FESTIVALS, LIGHTS, MUSIC AND SNOW

December ushers in tidings of good cheer, sights and sounds into 2014

Dec. 2013 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif. / Nev.) – Hearty helpings of holiday magic, laughter, eclectic concerts, films and snow piled high in the frosty air points to all things Tahoe South (www.TahoeSouth.com) as the right place and time to hear jingle bells ring.

Santa delivers December with fresh snow-capped mountains filled for skiers and boarders, one-horse open sleigh rides through the trees, lake cruises, Christmas decorations, scenic vistas and 24-hour entertainment, dining and gaming. It all adds up to a holiday that rocks around the Christmas trees found only at “America’s Favorite Lake” (USA Today, Aug. 2012).

MAJOR FESTIVALS

High-flying adventure flicks and non-stop entertainment arrives with the 12th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival (www.laketahoefilmfestival.com) Saturday, Dec. 14 at MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa (www.montbleuresort.com). Rooted as the nerve center for skiers, boarders, climbers and year-round adventurers, the film festival provides mountaintops, cliffhangers and enough high-energy entertainment between showings to ignite fervor for the New Year. The night includes guest speakers, action photo displays, break-dancers, DJs and a handful of surprises.

The spirit of the season kicks into high gear with Heavenly Holidays, a two-week festival, Dec. 21-31 at Heavenly Village. The event features featuring caroling, live music, ice sculpting, magicians, jugglers, professional ice skaters, live ice sculpting, and a Ripperoo Parade. The celebration reaches its crescendo Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. with “A Heavenly New Year Celebration” including a concert, fire dancers, ice sculptors, and concluding with a 9 p.m. Gondola Drop. A decorated and illuminated car will descend from the mountaintop accompanied by a community countdown, then a fireworks celebration to welcome 2014. The party continues into the night at one of the many casino nightclubs.

Sierra-at-Tahoe’s (www.sierraattahoe.com/) countdown to Christmas at the Plaza Deck includes a reading of “The Santa Genie,” by Children’s Author Anita E. Shepherd, live skits and Santa visits Dec. 21-22. DecemberFest beer and brats tasting at the 360 Smokehouse BBQ is Dec. 23 and Dec. 29-30 beginning at 11 a.m.

PRE-CHRISTMAS CHEER

Winter Ignite (www.skiheavenly.com) fuels the senses daily at Heavenly Mountain Resort through Dec. 9. The wild week of Après ski parties at Unbuckle, rated No. 1 in North America by Forbes Magazine, features live music, drink and food specials and giveaways at Heavenly’s Tamarack Lodge.

For the fifth year, MontBleu hosts the Festival of Trees and Lights, a five-day, family-oriented celebration where Christmas trees, lights and decorations are creatively set against a brilliantly lit backdrop, transforming the MontBleu Showroom into a virtual winter wonderland Dec. 4-8. (www.festivaloftreeslaketahoe.com.)

The second annual Light Up South Lake Tahoe is a procession led by decorated fire trucks and snowplows along Highway 50 concluding with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the “Y” (intersection of Highway 50 and 89) Saturday, Dec. 7. The evening also includes a visit by Santa Claus, hot chocolate and cookies all hosted by the City of South Lake Tahoe.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR

The drumbeat to New Year’s will deck the halls and stretch the outer limits of music and imagination with the return of SnowGlobe Music Festival, (www.snowglobemusicfestival.com) a three-day dance party at Lake Tahoe Community College Dec. 29-31. This year’s lineup on electronic dance style themed music includes Tiesto, Kaskade, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Zeds Dead, Beats Antique, Cut Copy and Gramatik. SnowGlobe will also feature dynamic fireworks displays and “big air” snowboarding and skiing demos between main stage sets.

PEEK Nightclub at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe features Celebrity DJs Rev Run, the frontman of seminal hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., and Rukas Dec. 28. It’s New Year’s Golden Dreams Party at Peek Dec. 31, featuring the electro-house duo of DJs From Mars, one of the biggest names in the mash-up scene.

High-spirited New Year’s Eve revelry is amplified throughout MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa with three parties-in-one across venues at Opal Ultra Lounge, BLU nightclub and the 16,000 sq. ft. convention center. MontBleu will spice up the evening with live music, free party favors, champagne, go-go dancers and body painting and live music from San Francisco’s number one party band Glam Cobra.

ENTERTAINMENT

The South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (www.harrahslaketahoe.com/) celebrates the holidays with Chubby Checker, Dec. 21; Tainted Love, Dec. 28; Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Jan. 11, 2014; Booker T. Jones, Jan. 18, 2014; Pablo Cruise, Jan. 25, 2014; Toad the Wet Sprocket, Feb. 1, 2014.

MontBleu’s concert and comedy series features NFL football-flavored comedy with Terry Bradshaw, Dec. 13; Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Dec. 14; Daniel Tosh, Dec. 21; Gramatik, The Polish Ambassador, Kastle, Justin Martin, and Galen, Dec. 29; Zed’s Dead, Zion Eye, Claude Von Stroke, and Justin J, Dec. 30; Cut Copy and Giga Mesh, Dec. 31; New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, Dec. 31; Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jan. 18, 2014; STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Jan. 26, 2014; Iration, Feb. 1, 2014; The Devil makes Three, Feb. 8, 2014.

Lake Tahoe Schedule of Events – November and December 2013

Enjoy many special events while staying in your own Lake Tahoe Cabin!  All events are within 10 minutes or less of our entire inventory of Lake Tahoe cabins, homes and condos!

South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe

November 9 – 10, 2013 | Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe
Indulge every moment! Ignite your senses with exotic foods, sophisticated wines, celebrity chefs and plenty of fun throughout beautiful Lake Tahoe. Featuring Robert Irvine! More Information
November 15 – 16, 2013 | South Shore Room inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | 7:30 PM
South Shore Room More Information
November 19, 2013 | Blu Nightclub inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Grammy Award Winning Reggae Superstar SHAGGY + special guests: THRIVE More Information
November 29, 2013 | Blu Nightclub inside MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa | Doors 10:00 PM
Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam Part 2 featuring Black Uhuru at Blu Nightclub inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa More Information
November 29 – December 9, 2013 | Tamarack Lodge Heavenly Mountain Resort
Dust off your skis and give your party legs a stretch, it’s time to celebrate new snow, new experiences and new friends. More Information
November 30, 2013 | South Shore Room inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | 7:30 PM
Legendary Bay Area “Soul” Band More Information
December 5 – 8, 2013 | MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s Convention Center | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The 5th annual festival features designer decorated trees, holiday décor, crafts for kids, live entertainment and of course Santa Claus. More Information
December 13, 2013 | MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa | Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
A 90 minute show of comedy, storytelling and singing, starring one of the country’s best loved footballannouncers, sports legends and performers, the Steelers legendary #12. More Information
December 14, 2013 | MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa | Doors open at 6:30 PM
Get ready to attend a showcase of adventure in one of the most scenic places in the world. More Information
December 21, 2013 | South Shore Room inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | 7:30 PM
Chubby Checker Live in the South Shore Room! More Information
December 21, 2013 | MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa | 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
The stand-up comedian and television host of the wildly-popular Comedy Central video clip show, Tosh.0. Reserved seating show. Adult material, 18+ show. 2 shows, 1 night. More Information
December 21 – 31, 2013 | Heavenly Village
Experience a holiday winter wonderland in Heavenly Village with lights, decorations, carolers, magicians, jugglers, live ice sculpture making, a Ripperoo Parade, and more family-friendly events! More Information
December 28, 2013 | Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room | 7:30 PM
High-energy dance band Tainted Love at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room More Information
December 29 – 31, 2013 | Lake Tahoe Community College
Three main stages and over forty-five world-class musicians to help ring in what is sure to be an unbeatable New Year’s Eve celebration. More Information
December 31, 2013 | Heavenly Village | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
An evening packed with world – class entertainment, interactive experiences and rides, along with a “Gondola Drop” and Fireworks Show.  More Information