Nov. 21, 2011 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – Tahoe South (http://www.tahoesouth.com) is New Year’s celebration central with Snow Globe, a three-day outdoor music festival with over 40 world-class musicians on three main stages, firework shows, combined with a myriad of outdoor recreation, entertainment and nightlife, providing action-packed holiday season for kids of all ages.
The inaugural Snow Globe Music Festival line-up includes Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, The Glitch Moto, Childish Gambino and 35 additional bands at the Lake Tahoe Community College, December 29-31. The festival will ring in the New Year with a fireworks display. Party goers can hit the slopes by day and shows by night with the concert locations just three miles from Stateline. Snow Globe will offer a shuttle service to and from Stateline throughout the weekend. www.snowglobemusicfestival.com
Traditional local celebrations include the annual Community Winter Tree Lighting, Friday, Dec. 2, 5 – 7 p.m. at the City of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center. Activities include free Borges Sleigh Rides, holiday carols by the Tahoe Schools Choir, free LED light bulb giveaways from Liberty Energy, Victorian ornaments displays, a Menorah lighting and a food and toy drive benefiting Christmas Cheer, Tahoe’s local food bank. Santa photos are available at the Senior Center and inside the Museum. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will offer complimentary hot chocolate, cider and cookies inside the Senior Citizens Center. Yuletide greetings are courtesy of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Liberty Energy, the City of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens Center, Tahoe Art League, and the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.
Barton Health’s Festival of Trees & Lights is Dec. 2 – 4 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. The 3rd annual festival features designer decorated trees, holiday décor, crafts for kids, live entertainment and of course Santa Claus www.festivaloftreeslaketahoe.org
The 10th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival offers gnarly footage as “all-risk” describes the fast paced, high energy that premieres, Saturday, Dec. 10 at MontBleu. www.laketahoefilmfestival.com.
The Tahoe Queen, an authentic Mississippi paddlewheeler, is offering opportunities to meet and take photos with Santa on the 12 p.m. Saturday cruises. Holiday Party Dinner cruises with live music are available Fridays and Saturdays in December departing at 6 p.m. from Ski Run Marina.
Holidays on the Slopes
New this season is Heavenly Holiday with a month of festivities including live music, ice sculpting, fire dancers, professional ice skaters, face painting, interactive games and photo opportunities inside a giant snow globe or festive backdrops. “A Heavenly New Year Celebration” includes a concert followed by the Gondola Drop with a decorated and illuminated car descending from the top of the mountain in a “midnight” countdown at 9 p.m. and firework display www.skiheavenly.com.
Heavenly’s Tamarack Lodge, located at the top of the Gondola, is offering all season-long Apres Ski Parties on weekends and holidays with live music, food and drink specials and extended hours.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort continues its Christmas tradition with a two-day kids’ festival, Dec. 23-24 with events, music, sack races and a snowman competition. http://www.sierraattahoe.com
The South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe rings in 2012 with: The Fab Four, Nov. 26; The Dan Band, Dec. 3. Mavis Staples, Dec. 10; Night Ranger, Dec. 17; An Evening with Bruce Hornsby, Dec. 30. www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com or 1-800-HARRAHS.
MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa’s winter lineup: Bush, Nov. 26; Pool Party at Onsen Beach & Nightclub, Nov. 26; Sola Rosa, Dec. 3; Daniel Tosh, Dec. 16-17; The Cataracts, Dec. 30; New Year’s Eve Pool Party at Onsen, Dec. 31; New Year’s Eve Nightclub Party at Opal, Dec. 31; NOFX, Jan. 03, 2012, Lucinda Williams, Jan. 21 and Whitney Cummings, Feb. 4. www.montbleuresort.com
For kids 21 and older, new this year is the exclusive indoor New Year’s Eve Pool Party at Onsen Beach & Nightclub with contests, DJ and poolside aerialists. MontBleu also has its annual Nightclub Party – three-parties-in-one: Opal Ultra Lounge, blu nightclub and the 14,000 sq. ft. convention center for high-spirited revelry to ring in the New Year. There are free party favors, champagne, Go-Go dancers, live music and body painting all night/morning long. Details: www.montbleuresort.com.
With a huge nightclub dance floor, high-tech lighting and sound system, VEX nightclub at Harrah’s turns up the heat with their New Year’s Eve celebration, including a champagne toast, midnight balloon drop and male and female Go-Go Dancers performing overhead on bridges that crisscross the dance floor. Details and tickets: 1-800-786-8208 www.SouthShoreRoom.com.
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA and now the Tahoe South mobile app in the App Store and Android Market. For information about Tahoe South, call 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or visit www.tahoesouth.com.