Heavenly Holidays Family Festival

December 7

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

September 30 @ 1:34 pm

Heavenly Holidays Family Festival, running daily through December 31st, 2023: Holiday fun for children and adults alike. Daily tree lighting, Ice sculptures, Breakfast with Santa, meeting your favorite Disney Characters, A Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring a fireworks show with live music starting at 9:00 pm, and much more! #HeavenlyHolidays

Check back as more activities are added to the lineup.

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Village Community Tree Lighting

Nightly through December 25, 2023, 5:30 pm. Gather ‘round as Santa lights our monstrous 65-foot, highly lighted, cut fir tree! A coffee cart will be provided. 

This year we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Heavenly Village.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa Heavenly Holidays Lake Tahoe Heavenly Village Fire + Ice

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, and 23rd, Limited Seatings from 8:00 – 10:00 am. Admission Kids $20. Adults $30. Photos and access to Mrs. Claus and Santa are included with the purchase of an interactive breakfast at Fire and Ice Restaurant, located in the Heavenly Village.  Seeing is believing! Bring the whole family to mingle with Santa, take photos, and enjoy one of the village’s heartiest breakfasts! This will sell out. Get your tickets today!

Events from here down are from 2022. Please check back as we update for this year.

XXmas Burlesque

xxmas burlesque hard rock tahoe

Fridays and Saturdays, through December 30, at 8:00 pm at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Admission is $40. $50 VIP. 21 +. Calling all adults! Dreu Murin Productions is bringing the jingle to your bells this holiday season at the Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe with the dancers from Rock Hard Burlesque. X-Mas Burlesque is a mixture of classic and modern Christmas songs with a little bit of Rock & Roll in between. Dancers, aerialists and a hilarious host will get you in the holiday spirit with their suggestive comedic fun and games. The X-Mas Burlesque ladies will have you at the edge of your seat wanting more.

Holiday Face Painting

December 27th-31st, 4:00-7:00 pm.  Cost: Varies. Are you on vacation and missing your family dog? Have you always dreamed of owning a pet dragon? What about a Viking hat? Not to worry! Our face paint artist has you covered! She will be set up in the Heavenly Village, bring your artistic imagination to life! Location:

Meet Your Favorite Characters 

Every Saturday in December, and daily December 26th-30th, 2:00-5:00 pm. Take photos with your favorite characters from Snow White, Frozen, Paw Patrol, and more! They will be at the ice rink, possibly ice skating and roaming the village to meet you. Location: Ice Rink Area.

  • Thursday, December 26th: – Anna, Elsa and Olaf 
  • Friday, December 27th: – Snow White, Cinderella, Moana       
  • Saturday, December 28th: – Beauty and the Beast 
  • Sunday, December 29th: – Marshall and Chase 
  • Monday, December 30th: – Woody, Jessie and buzz

Santa Claus is Skiing to Town

December 17th: All Day. Get your Santa suit or holiday costumes out!!!  Ski or ride Heavenly all day and show your Christmas spirit.  All Santas are asked to meet at Tamarack Lodge for an Apres Party and group photo.  Merry Christmas!!

Visit Lake Tahoe Build-A-Bear

Saturdays in December. 4:00 pm. $10. Kids get ready!!! Build a bear is back!!!  Build your own teddy bear Saturdays in the Heavenly Village. Take a little piece of Heavenly Holidays home with you. 

Holiday Santa Paws and Yappy Hour

Saturday, December 3rd & 10th, 3:00-5:00 pm. Santa photos and treats with your favorite pet. Then warm up with a hot toddy or hot cocoa at Fire and Ice restaurant in the Heavenly Village.

Festive Village Decor

The Village will twinkle and glow like never before.

Village Ice Sculpture Contest

Monday, December 26th, 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Admission: FREE. 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.

Heavenly Winter Filmstream Festival: Get Your Snow Stoke On Our Outdoor Big Screen

December 29th-30th, 6:30 pm Admission: FREE. It’s time to get hyped for the coming ski & ride season. Find your stoke at our outdoor pop up big screen on DEC 29 / 30th that will screen ski and snowboard movies for 2 days in the village. Films by Teton Gravity Research, SteepMotion Films, Brad Holmes, Wondercamp and local filmmakers. Location: Big Tree

The Visit Lake Tahoe Ferris Wheel

Visit Lake Tahoe Ferris Wheel

December 26th-31st, 11:00 am-9:00 pm. Admission: $5. 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 for the memories made upon our gigantic Ferris wheel. It will be hard to miss and will be located just west of the Christmas tree. Location; Base of the Heavenly Gondola.

The Heavenly Village Holiday Sip & Shop

Saturday, December 17th, 1:00 pm. Admission: $30 charity donation. Sample some great wines as well as finish your last-minute Christmas shopping. Each participating shop in the village will be pouring wines from various vineyards around the world. For $30 you receive a commemorative glass and wristband. Location: Village Breezeway by Basecamp Pizza

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Throughout December, 5:00-9:00 pm Admission: Donation. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Tahoe winterscape! They will be available to meet and greet, as well as take photos with children of all ages. Location: Breezeway by Basecamp Pizza.

Holiday Paint & Sip

December 10th-17th, 5:00 pm. Admission: $50. At Heavenly Holidays, you can! Fun for the entire family. Paint like a master with a professional instructor that provides all you need to paint a unique Heavenly Holidays painting for the wall.. (Must be 21 in order to SIP)  NOTE: Weather Dependent. Location: Bottom of Heavenly Gondola.

New Year’s Eve Live Entertainment

Heavenly Holidays New Years Eve VIsit Lake Tahoe


  • Live Music 12/31 starting at 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm – DJ CashMaster
  • 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Miranda Rae Love
  • 8:30 – 9:30 pm – HEADLINER The GIN BLOSSOMS. The largest free show we have ever offered on the south shore. An American alternative rock band who rose to prominence following the 1992 release of their first major label album, New Miserable Experience, and the first single released from that album, “Hey Jealousy.” “Hey Jealousy” became a Top 25 hit and went gold, and New Miserable Experience eventually went quadruple platinum; four other charting singles were released from the album. The band’s follow-up album, Congratulations I’m Sorry, went platinum, and the single “As Long as It Matters” was nominated for a Grammy Award. 

Happy New Year, 2023! Unforgettable Fireworks, Streamer Blast, and Gondola Drop!

Ring in the new year with friends and family with a spectacular firework show and gondola drop coordinated with the midnight ball drop in New York City’s Time Square at 9 p.m. PT. on December 31, 2022. Admission is Free! Don’t miss the most spectacular fireworks display ever hitting Heavenly Village. We are stepping it up again! Rung in by a special guest, the top of the parking garage will be lit up like never before. Not to be missed.

‘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 wilder and more festive during the holidays. Discover your new holiday tradition this season at Heavenly Holidays. Experience the best winter with music, food, and holiday activities! Give the gift of something they’ll never forget.

Looking for a place to stay? Lake Tahoe offers hotels, motels, and casino resorts. Learn more about this year’s events on the Lake Tahoe events page.

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