As the end of the year draws nearer, many of us find ourselves deep in contemplation. Did we accomplish what we had hoped we might when we made our resolutions on New Year’s Eve? Were we kind enough? Did our children feel loved enough? And did we make time for travel enough during this first year of the new decade? We are guessing that the last question had a negative answer, and if this is the case, we at Tahoe Signature Properties are here to tell you that it is not too late to get some travel in before the year ends! A visit to North Lake Tahoe and a stay in one of our luxurious and comfortable holiday hideaways is all you need to happily finish out what has been a less than favorable year, and for those who live in warmer climes, this adventure could be your opportunity to enjoy a white Christmas in North Lake Tahoe! This guide will ensure that every minute of your North Lake Tahoe experience will be festive, merry, and bright.
Santa on the Slopes
Every child’s favorite Christmas memory generally involves meeting Santa, and when you visit Tahoe for Christmas, you can double up on the fun when skiing. Santa and Penguin Pete like to hand out candy canes on the slopes of ski resorts in Lake Tahoe! Appearing in person at Squaw Valley Ski Resort on December 19th and 20th, the jolly old elf helps keep the Christmas spirit alive in Lake Tahoe and this is one adventure parents will definitely want to move to the top of their Christmas vacation bucket list. For those hanging out at the Northstar Resort, Noel Nights brings merrymaking to the village as it is magically transformed into a Christmas town; ice skating on a cold winter’s night can be both a fun family activity and a romantic experience for the parents!
It Is the Little Moments This Christmas in North Lake Tahoe
Not all Christmas adventures have to be grand escapades that take up all your energy and tend to drain the bank account. Sometimes the most memorable experiences are the ones spent with family. Downtown Truckee is truly a winter wonderland at Christmas, and happy families can bundle up in their warmest clothing and enjoy the traditional beauty of a small town that features a white Christmas nearly every year. Stand in front of the magnificent town tree decorated in colorful lights, walk along snow covered sidewalks peeking at the merrily decorated storefronts, and stop in Sweet’s Handmade Candies (10118 Donner Pass Road Suite 1) to pick up a can of their special hot chocolate mix to be enjoyed later in the comfort of your Christmas rental home!
We love finding the perfect gift for those who mean so much to us, and if you enjoy playing Santa, or even if you don’t but just need some last-minute gifts, there are plenty of stores in the area that make gift shopping fun and easy! Geared for Games in the Boatworks Shopping Mall in Tahoe City offers shelves filled with every type of board game imaginable; pick up some as gifts or buy a new favorite to enjoy in your holiday home away from home! The Tipsy Gypsy, located at 475 N Lake Boulevard (also in Tahoe City), features a unique selection of women’s clothing and accessories guaranteed to please the offbeat female in your life, and Willard’s Sport Shop, 170 N Lake Boulevard, has the stuff that will make your favorite athlete’s heart skip a beat!
The Christmas Spirit
The best moments of your Christmas getaway, however, may just be the ones spent in our cheerful holiday homes! Pick up a few decorations guaranteed to perk up your Christmas spirit from any of the stores you visited during your earlier shopping expeditions and set up a holiday display in front of the oversized windows looking out over the winter landscape. Bake Christmas cookies in our fully equipped kitchens (to be enjoyed with the hot cocoa you bought from Sweet’s Handmade Candies) and let the holiday music reverberate through the halls of your happy home away from home. Feel as if you have stepped onto the set of your favorite Christmas movie as you watch on state of the art televisions, spread out colorful paper and gifts that have yet to be wrapped on the large tables in our dining rooms, or turn off all the lights except the ones on your treetop tree, pour you and your spouse a glass of your favorite holiday beverage, and sit in silence feeling the Christmas spirit fill you with joy.
These magic moments are the ones that will make you forget the unrest and uncertainty the world has experienced over the last several months! Reserve your Tahoe Signature Properties holiday hideaway today!