Through December 18 COMMUNITY | Truckee Community Christmas Drop donated canned items in collection barrels throughout Truckee grocery stores to help feed 215 families. New, unwrapped toys can be placed in barrels at local banks and schools. Warm, gently used jackets can be dropped off at Church of the Mountains or Sierra Bible Church. Info: (530) 587-2757,

Through December 30 COMMUNITY | Holly Arts Eleven local artists share their winter and holiday-themed art and gift items. Great place to shop for holiday presents. Info: North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City, (530) 581-2787,


Through January 10 COMMUNITY | 7th Annual Shop Local Contest Keep your hard-earned money local and you’ll have a chance to win $4,000 in prizes. Pick up a Shop Local card and go shopping throughout Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Squaw Valley, and Northstar. Info:

Tuesdays through March 25 SPORTS | Turtleneck Skate Nights Ice-skate while you groove to ’70s and ’80s music, and don’t forget to wear a warm turtleneck. Info: free to skate, $10 skate rentals, Northstar California, (866) 466-6784,

December 14 to December 31 COMMUNITY | Holiday Festivities at Squaw Valley Take the kids snow tubing and ski with Santa while keeping your eye out for Jonny Moseley on the slopes. After, enjoy hot chocolate while staying warm by the fire pits. Info: Squaw Valley, (530) 581-7112,

Saturday, December 14 FAMILY | Santa’s Party Join the Tahoe City Public Utility District and the Rotary Club of Tahoe City for a day of sledding, pancakes, and of course, Santa. Info: free, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tahoe City Winter Sports Park,

SPORTS | Santa Ski Crawl Lift ticket discounts for those who dress up like Santa or Mrs. Claus. Info: Mt. Rose Ski Area, Reno, (775) 849-0704,

Wednesday, December 18 FAMILY | Christmas Story Time Santa visits the library and shares stories, songs, and holiday crafts. Info: free, 4 to 4:45 p.m., Incline Village Library, (775) 832-4130

Thursday, December 19 FAMILY | Noel Nights Ice-skate and enjoy the Christmas spirit in the village. Sit by a fire pit and drink hot chocolate or hot toddies while visiting with Santa. Info: 5 to 9 p.m., Northstar California, (866) 466-6784,

Saturday, December 21 FAMILY | Santa on the Slopes Get your picture taken with Santa, with Lake Tahoe as your backdrop. Then post your picture on social media with #skihomewood and be entered to win a free season pass. Info: Homewood Mountain Resort, (530) 525-2992,

Sunday, December 22 ARTS & CULTURE | Tintabulations — A Hipsters Carol A non-traditional hand bell choir from Reno dazzles with narration from an original poem about one man’s journey to find his own meaning in the holidays. Info: $10/suggested donation, 3 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee, Tahoe City, (530) 581-5117

December 24 & 25 FAMILY | Santa at Diamond Peak Ski with Santa and his friend, Penguin Pete, as they both give out candy canes to good girls and boys. Info: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Diamond Peak, Incline Village, (775) 832-1177,

Wednesday, December 25 FAMILY | Pancake Breakfast with Santa Breakfast at 10 a.m. followed by skiing with Santa for a half-day on the mountain. Info: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, (530) 587-9444,

Saturday, December 28 ARTS & CULTURE | Gallery Keoki Holiday Celebration Celebrate the holiday season while Keoki shows over 100,000 frames showcasing the past year, demonstrating how his artistic eye has grown with the evolution of digital technology. Info: 6 to 8 p.m., Squaw Valley, (530) 583-1409,


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