people in front of a lit Christmas tree

 Festival to light up Christmas Tree in Downtown Truckee!!!

The evening of the Downtown Holiday Festival  will be a big night in downtown Truckee, with temperatures dropping and snow falling North Lake Tahoe is ready to welcome the joyous season of winter holidays and a big night of Family-Friendly Fun!

On one glorious night in November (please check the Historic Truckee website for exact dates) from  4:15 to 6 pm Enjoy Tahoe Christmas tree lighting ceremony, letters to Santa, children’s tree decorating and of course Santa himself will visit! Children’s tree decorating begins at 4 pm, with Santa to arrive at 4:30 pm. The Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony is to follow, slated for 5:15 pm in front of train depot. Produced by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association and Rotary Club of Truckee.

Throughout the winter, the Truckee Donner Merchants Association will be hosting First Fridays events on the first Friday of every month. Downtown merchants will offer special promotions, activities, live music, food and beverages on these evenings. Throughout the month of December, downtown merchants will host holiday events every Friday evening. Guests are invited to peruse the downtown shops from 5-8 PM on December 7 for family night, December 14 for girls’ night out, and December 21 for couples shopping.

On First Friday, patrons will be able to collect stamps on their passports from participating merchants in each of the five downtown districts for a chance to win great raffle prizes. Downtown proprietors will offer complimentary art, food, drink, music and more.

For more information on the Downtown Holiday Festival visit