Holiday Cheer

Decorations Galore

On a stroll through Heavenly Village you’ll not only find loads of shopping and dining options, but the holiday decorations produce a magical aura that transcends the current situation.

NYE Concert at Heavenly Holidays in South Lake Tahoe Kids taking photo with Santa in Snowglobe at Heavenly Holidays in South Lake Tahoe Fireworks for NYE at Heavenly Holidays


Heavenly Holidays

Holiday fun for children and adults alike. Daily tree lighting, ice sculptures, breakfast with Santa, meet your favorite Disney Characters, a holiday Ferris Wheel, live music, Dance and A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring a fireworks show with live music starting at 9:00 pm and ending with a special performance!

Adult highlights include holiday-themed après ski parties throughout the Village and Santa’s Pub Crawl.

Schedule of Heavenly Holiday Events

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Your Favorite Characters Return to Heavenly Holidays!

Daily, December 26-31st, 3:00-6:00 pm. Location, Ice Rink Area. Take photos with your favorite characters from Snow White, Frozen, Paw Patrol, and more! They will be at the rink possibly ice skating and roaming the village to meet you.

Lake Tahoe stuff a Bear

Stuff a Bear Heavenly Village Heavenly Holidays Lake Tahoe

Stuff-A-Bear, during Heavenly Holidays Family Festival in the Heavenly Village, December 27 – 31, 2021, 1:00 pm, located in the breezeway by the fountain. Kids get ready! Build your own teddy bear in the Heavenly Village. Take a little piece of Heavenly Holidays home with you.

Village Ice Sculpture Contest

Ice Sculpture Contest Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe

Due to excessive snow and road closures, the Ice Sculpture contest will take place Thursday, December 30, 2021, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Village Ice Sculpture Contest. Local ice sculptors put their carving tools to the test. This multi-block competition will create beauty out of standard blocks of ice. You are the judge!!! The winner receives $500 to be donated to a charity of their choice. Location: Interior of the Heavenly Village.

Lake Tahoe Ferris Wheel

Lake Tahoe Ferris Wheel Heavenly Village Heavenly Holidays

December 29 – 31, 2021, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Lake Tahoe Ferris Wheel. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the lake by day, and the village, twinkling with tons of lights, by night. The photo opportunities are unrivaled, except by the memories made upon our gigantic Ferris wheel. It will be hard to miss and will be located just west of the Christmas tree. Admission: $5, Location; Base of the Gondola Highway 50.

Heavenly Holidays New Year’s Eve Celebration

A band on stage performing in front of a crowd with "Lake Tahoe" behind them
Photo by John Cocores / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Heavenly Holidays reach their zenith on New Year’s Eve when fire, lights, and music fill the air. 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Live music on the Main Stage with Tyler Rich on Thursday, December 30th. 

Ring in 2022 at Heavenly Holidays in the Village with a massive rock concert showcasing award-winning touring artists, guitarists, and songwriters from all ends of the music industry. Unfortunately, Gin Blossoms came down with COVID and had to cancel. Instead, a band of special guests who have played stadiums all over the world with staples like Lynard Skynard, Tim McGraw, REO Speedwagon, The Alan Parsons Project, and more will take the stage.

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Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more –

Jackson Brown, Jr.

‘Tis the Season

Enjoy South Lake Tahoe as your home away from home for the holidays. While snow-capped mountains, sparkling Christmas lights, and world-class skiing are staples of the regular South Lake Tahoe scene, believe it or not, things get even more wild and festive during the holidays. Discover your new holiday tradition this season at Heavenly Holidays. Experience the best winter has to offer with music, food, and holiday activities! Give the gift of something they’ll never forget.

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