Attractions

Festival of Winter Lights & Holiday in History

South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center

1180 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

December 8

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 14 @ 10:48 pm

Festival of Winter Lights & Holiday in History, Friday & Saturday, December 8 and 9, 2023

The City of South Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Historical Society have teamed together once again for the 3rd annual Festival of Winter Lights on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly. The museum and its bookstore will be holding its Holiday in History during the festival and will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

This outdoor holiday market-style event will be held in the parking lot of the Lake Tahoe Historical Museum at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe.

Attendees can look forward to a full array of free holiday festivities including Borges Winter Carriage Rides, kid’s activities with the Tahoe Art League, photos next to the Christmas Fire Engine, take a tour of the decorated 1930s cabin, Trail of Lights, and visits to Santa’s House. There will also be plenty of entertainment that will include the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Choir, Tahoe Shining Star Dancers, and Live Music by TJ Carter.

Need to start your holiday shopping? Support our local vendors and pick up some unique and creative gifts for friends and family. While you shop you can also enjoy hot beverages or a bite to eat from the various food vendors.
In the spirit of holiday giving, please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots.

Parking is available at the City’s Recreation Complex or the Boys and Girls Club. Due to limited parking, please carpool, or take public transportation to and from the event. Lake Link will also be providing free rides during the event. To book a ride with Lake Link, visit their website: https://ss-tma.org/lake-link/ and download the app on your smartphone.

For event details, entertainment schedule, vendor list, and parking information, go to: https://cityofslt.us/1260/Festival-of-Winter-Lights

This FREE outdoor holiday market-style event will feature:

  • Holiday in History at the Museum
  • Borges Winter Carriage Rides
  • Holiday Performances
  • Santa’s House
  • Christmas Fire Truck
  • Light Displays
  • Live Music
  • Hot Drinks and Food
  • Local vendors to Shop

In the spirit of holiday giving, please bring a new unwrapped toy and drop it off at the Toys for Tots booth.

This FREE outdoor holiday market-style event will be hosted in the Lake Tahoe Museum parking lot at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  

Parking is available at the City of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Parking is limited. Please carpool or take a free Lake Link shuttle to and from the event. To book a ride visit their website: www.tahoelakelink.com

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