Heavenly Holidays Family Festival

December 25

12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

April 20 @ 9:54 am

Heavenly Holidays Family Festival, running daily through December 31, 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 5:00 pm, and much more! #HeavenlyHolidays

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Champagne & Chocolate Sleigh Ride Tasting Experience

Fridays through Mondays in December (21+)
Location: Heavenly Village 

Indulge in a divine pairing as you embark on a journey through the picturesque streets of South Lake Tahoe. Whether by the quaint charm of a horse-drawn sleigh, elevate your tour experience with a delightful Champagne and Chocolate tasting at the Heavenly Village.

Pricing: $75 per person. Includes a 45-minute horse-drawn or carriage tour and complimentary champagne from Champagne & Chocolate Co. Weather Advisory: All tours are contingent on favorable weather. Advance reservations are essential for this unique experience.

Frosty Shoreline Snowshoe Experience

Fridays and Saturdays in December at 5:00 pm
Location: Beach Retreat and Lodge. See the Front Desk Agent.
Price: $20; includes snowshoes and a complimentary cocktail.

Venture into a unique winter spectacle as you tread upon the snow-blanketed beaches of Lake Tahoe. Perfect for novices and seasoned snowshoers alike, our excursions promise an exhilarating stroll along the icy shores, crafting that perfect Instagram-worthy snapshot. As a finishing touch, warm up beside our inviting fire pits with a specialty beverage. Let the soft crunch of snow beneath your feet and the warmth of a drink in your hand create an unforgettable evening. Note: Subject to weather conditions.

Holiday Paint & Sip

Saturdays in December, Noon.
Admission: $40.
Location: Ski Run Marina, Lake Tahoe, Paint & Sip
Fun for the entire family. Paint like a master with a professional instructor who provides all you need to paint a unique Heavenly Holidays painting. (Must be 21 to SIP.) 

Meet Your Favorite Characters 

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.

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


December 27th – 31st. 4:00 pm. Admission: $15.
Location: Breezeway by Basecamp Pizza.
Kids get ready! Build a Bear is back!  Build your own teddy bear in the Heavenly Village. Take a little piece of Heavenly Holidays home with you. 

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.
Location: Interior of the Heavenly Village, Tamarack Lodge, Ski Run Marina, and The Crossing at the Y.

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. ** Renowned ice carvers showcase their skills, carving intricate sculptures and designs. Interactive sessions where attendees can ask questions and learn basic techniques.

Holiday Face Painting

December 27th-31st, 4:00-7:00 pm. 
Cost: Varies.
Location: Breezeway by Basecamp Pizza
Are you on vacation and missing your family dog? Have you always dreamed of being 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!

Ugly Sweater Ride Day – Heavenly Mountain Resort

Ugly Sweater Ride Day Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly Holidays Ferris Wheel

Lake Tahoe Ferris Wheel Heavenly Village Heavenly Holidays

December 27th – 31st, 11:00 am-9:00 pm. Admission: $5.
Location: Base of the Heavenly Gondola.
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 located just west of the Christmas tree. 

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

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

Closing Ceremony

New Year’s Eve Live Entertainment

Heavenly Holidays Lake Tahoe


  • Live Music 12/31 starting at 5:00 pm
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Live DJ
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Decades Band
  • 8:30 – 9:30 pm – The Kristen Brown Band (from NBC’s The Voice).

Happy New Year, 2024! 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, 2023. Admission is Free! Don’t miss the most spectacular fireworks display ever to hit 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.

Check out Heavenly Holidays on Instagram


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