Light up South Lake Tahoe Event a Success

Tahoe South, CA/NV…The First Annual “Light up South Lake Tahoe” event took place over Thanksgiving weekend with multiple businesses along Highway 50 participating by decorating their store fronts and turning on their lights as the South Lake Tahoe Fire Departments fire truck and Streets Department snow plow led the procession from Stateline to the “Y.”

“We are very pleased with the turnout of tonight’s event with at least 150 people coming out to watch the tree lighting and we look forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better,” said Mayor Pro Tem Tom Davis.

Businesses along Highway 50 turned on their lights in a wave and “Lit up South Lake Tahoe.” The festivities concluded at the “Y” with the annual tree lighting, a special visit from Santa and hot cocoa and cookies.

While an official contest was not planned, South Tahoe Standup Paddle located at 3115 Harrison Avenue did an outstanding job of decorating their storefront and are awarded the title of “Best Participation and Most Enthusiastic” by City staff.

Plans are underway to increase the size of this event for next year. Mark your calendars for next years “Light up South Lake Tahoe” which will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm.

More photos are available on the City’s Facebook page at