Events | December

Alex Honnold on El Capitan. | Corey Rich

Film Festival celebrates epic adventures
Marking 15 years of adventure sports cinematography and culture, Tahoe Adventure Film Festival returns on Dec. 9 at MontBleu in Stateline, Nev., for its annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure set in a hypnotic theatrical show of go-go dancers and dramatic action imagery. It’s where the industry’s best filmmakers premier their latest adventure sports films one night only hosted by festival creator and adventurer, Todd Offenbacher.
As well, the 15th annual coveted Golden Camalot award will go to South Shore local Olympian Jamie Anderson. Offenbacher created the award to honor action and adventure sports pioneers for his or her astounding contributions, excellence, achievements and leadership that have shaped so many lives and defined Tahoe culture. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the films at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the MontBleu ticket office, by calling (775) 588-3515 or at montbleuresort.com.


EVERY MONDAY
Silver Ski Clinics Mount Rose
The Silver Ski Clinics, for ages 50 and older, are every Monday throughout the season at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Meet in Timbers in the Main Lodge at 9 a.m. for a tech talk and coffee. The group clinic is from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. No clinic Dec. 25. | skirose.com

Free play
Truckee
Truckee Library hosts an unstructured playtime for children and parents from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Toys are provided. | (530) 582-7846

EVERY TUESDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers intermediate skate ski lessons on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. Free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Preschoolers wanted
Kings Beach
Kings Beach Library offers Preschool Story Time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Each week is themed. | (530) 546-2012

Let’s hear it for moms Kings Beach
Mom’s Café is every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at North Tahoe Family Resource Center. Meet other moms, get help with breastfeeding techniques, postpartum concerns, infant nutrition and infant care. Groups in English and Spanish. | northtahoefrc.org

Toddler Time Truckee
Truckee Library hosts summer Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 18 months to 3 years. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

EVERY WEDNESDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers introductory skate skiing lessons on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. Free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Babes in Bookland Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 6 months to 2 years. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Story time Zephyr Cove, Nev.
The Zephyr Cove Library hosts a children’s story time every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and coloring. | (775) 588-6411

Read together Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts Family Story Time on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. | (775) 832-4130

Just heavenly South Lake Tahoe
Wine Wednesdays at The Loft in Heavenly is from 4 to 7. Free wine tasting from different featured winery each week. Enjoy free guest speaker and/or tasting notes from the featured winery. | (530) 523-8024

Family movies for free South Lake Tahoe
Free movie night from 5 to 10 p.m. at Lake Tahoe AleWorkX. All ages welcome. Bring blankets and chairs, it’s outside. Until Feb. 25. | laketahoealeworx.com

EVERY THURSDAY
Discuss what’s happening Incline Village, Nev.
The Conversation Café is a drop-in conversation forum hosted by the Senior Programs staff at Aspen Grove Community Center from 10 to 11:15 a.m. every week except holidays. Participate with people sharing diverse views and a passion for engaging with others over topics and news. $2 donation includes continental breakfast. | (775) 832-1310

Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers introductory cross-country lessons on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Ladies Day Clinics Mount Rose
Ladies Day Clinics run Thursdays to March 15, excluding Dec. 28. Meet for coffee in Timbers for at 10 a.m. These clinics offer a fun and social atmosphere where female skiers and riders of low-intermediate to advanced abilities gain confidence and improve technique. $25, free with pass. | skirose.com

Story Time Tahoe City
Tahoe City Library hosts Pre-Schooler Story Time for ages 5 and younger every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. | (530) 583-3382

Toddler Story Time Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts story time every Thursday from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. with stories, puppets, music and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years. | (775) 832-4130

Preschool story time Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Story Time every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 years and older. A half-hour stay and play after the reading. | (530) 582-7846

Help with computers Kings Beach
Kings Beach Library offers ongoing computer help from 3 to 4 p.m. First Thursdays of the month are “Exploring the Interweb,” second Thursdays are “Computers Questions with Carl LeBlanc,” third Thursdays are “Everything iPhone” and fourth Thursdays are differing themes about technology. | (530) 546-2021

EVERY FRIDAY
Silver Ski Clinics Mount Rose
The Silver Ski Clinics, for ages 50 and older, are every Friday throughout the season at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Meet in Timbers in the Main Lodge at 9 a.m. for a tech talk and coffee. The group clinic is from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. No clinic Dec. 29. | skirose.com

Fridays are fun
Truckee
Family Fun Fridays at KidZone Museum starts at 11 a.m. Play-based class designed to inspire exploration and discovery through art. For ages 5 and younger. Free with admission. | kidzonemuseum.org

Watching as a family Tahoe Donner
Enjoy a free family movie every Friday at Northwoods Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. with G and PG movies. | (530) 582-9669

EVERY SATURDAY
Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers free introductory skate skiing lessons on Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

EVERY SUNDAY

Season-long lessons Tahoe City
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area offers free introductory skate skiing lessons on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. free with a trail pass or season pass. | tahoexc.org

Build together
Truckee
Truckee Library hosts Lego Club from 12 to 1 p.m. | (530) 582-7842

DEC. 7 | THURSDAY

Dine for dogs, cats Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek hosts Dine Out for Truckee Tahoe Humane Society from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

Entrepreneurs welcome
South Lake Tahoe
“Are you growing your dream business?” The mentor-based Entrepreneurs Program meets the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. Free to all. | Register tahoechamber.com

Free film series Olympic Valley
The 12th annual Alpenglow Winter Film Series will be showcasing the outdoor industry’s most respected athletes at Olympic Valley Lodge. Elite high-altitude mountaineer Adrian Ballinger will speak. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free. Read more about the series at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | alpenglowsports.com

DEC. 8 | FRIDAY
Huskies like hops Truckee
On the first Friday of every month, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom hosts a Hops for Huskies event from 3 to 8 p.m. Tahoe Husky Rescue gets $1 for every beer purchased. | tahoehuskyrescue.org

Wrapping for the holidays Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library will host a Wrap Party from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Participants bring their gifts and get all the supplies they need to get them ready for under the tree. Hot chocolate and cookies included. | (775) 832-4130

Performance for Cross-Country skiing Tahoe Donner
Learn about sport performance for cross-country skiing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Gregg Rhode, who specializes in kinesiology. Free. | tahoedonner.com

Holiday movie South Lake Tahoe
Holiday Family Movie Night is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Duke Theater of Lake Tahoe Community College with “The Polar Express.” $10 adults, $5 students and kids includes popcorn and hot cocoa. | ltcc.edu

Family viewing in 3-D Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts 3-D Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. “Frozen” will be shown. Bring pillows and blankets. Popcorn and 3-D glasses will be provided. | (775) 832-4130

Enlightening Insights Truckee
Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers Insights, a free monthly program. Todd Gordon Mather will share a rich presentation about Northern California architecture, on how architecture has morphed since the dawn of man and the failures and successes of homes in the Sierra Nevada. Complimentary refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. The session starts at 7 p.m. | RSVP sierracollege.com

DEC. 9 | SATURDAY
Flies with those eggs? Truckee
Truckee EAA Chapter 1073 holds its pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at the Truckee Tahoe Airport and offers free Young Eagles airplane rides for ages 8 through 17 on those mornings. Breakfast and flights start at 8 a.m. weather permitting. | yecoord1073@outlook.com

Try on some XC Soda Springs
Auburn Skiing Club hosts Captain Nordic Day in honor of Mark Nadell at the Training Center Cross Country area. Guests can ski for free all day and try some Salomon/Fischer demos. | auburnskiclub.com

Munch with the Claus Incline Village, Nev.
Have brunch with Santa at The Chateau from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes magic show, photos with Santa, arts and crafts and activities. Reservations required. | (775) 413-5145

Extra syrup for Santa Stateline, Nev.
Have breakfast with Santa at Kahle Community Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Pancake breakfast includes orange juice, hot chocolate and coffee. Photos with Santa at additional cost. $3 per person. | (775) 586-7271

Local guided hike Truckee
Local Carmen Carr will lead a hike to Dry Lake at 9 a.m. From Highway 267 turn on Soaring Way or left on Joerger Drive and continue for 2.2 miles to Butterfield Drive on the left; park by the gate. Meet there to hike to the dam. | (530) 550-5192

Santa’s at the airport Truckee
Santa’s annual Fly-In is at the Truckee Tahoe Airport from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hangar A-09. Watch Santa fly in on a plane, give Santa and Mrs. Claus a wish list, drink hot chocolate and enjoy treats and gifts. | truckeetahoeairport.com

Ho, ho, ho pancakes Tahoe City
Tahoe City Golf Course is the place to have a pancake breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Tahoe City. Holiday gift vendors, arts and crafts and games. Free. | tcpud.org

Santa Ski Day Mount Rose
Come ski and snowboard dressed in your best Santa outfit or anything related to the holidays such as elves, candy canes, Mrs. Claus, etc. Discounted tickets for those in full holiday attire only. Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the bottom of Northwest Chairlift for a fun run on Kit Carson Bowl. | skirose.com

Holiday Bazaar Tahoe City
Tahoe Flow Arts presents the 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tahoe Art Haus to benefit No Plastic Tahoe featuring local artisans, donation hula hoop, dance and yoga workshops, raffle, and “Earth” performance at 1:30 p.m. | tahoeflowartsstudio.com

Crawl to the mall South Lake Tahoe
The first inaugural Holiday Mall Crawl at the The Crossing at the Y is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fun for the whole family with scavenger hunts, prizes, gifts for purchase, ice sculpting and more. Santa, carolers and holiday cheer. | crossingattahoevalley.com

Family Christmas fun South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Historical Society is planning a festive day of family fun from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum transforms into a Victorian Christmas scene. Tour the museum and 1930’s log cabin. Santa arrives by sleigh at 5 p.m. for sleigh rides. Ukulele Christmas music, South Lake Tahoe Children’s Choral Society, children’s activities, gift making, cookies, hot cider and more. Free. | laketahoemuseum.org

Santa Paws South Lake Tahoe
Wild Blue Dogs, a nonprofit that raises money to help dogs with cancer, is offering owners the opportunity to have their dog’s picture taken with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tahoe Beach Retreat. $10 suggested donation. Mrs. Clause will be there for cookies and crafts. | wildbluedogs.org

Decorate with icing Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek offers a dessert decorating class for children from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby. Create edible holiday cookies. | squawcreek.com

Wax on, wax off Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center offers a free classic grip wax clinic with Roger Chaney from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Chaney is a Swix/Toko expert. | tahodonner.com

Crafting for the holidays Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 person includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

The year’s best Stateline, Nev.
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival at MontBleu Resort offers the year’s best adventure sports films and will showcase the best outdoor sports talent in the world. The night includes special guest speakers, action photo displays, breakdancers, DJs and surprises. | laketahoefilmfestival.com

“Song of the Nomad” showing Tahoe City
DPS Skis presents “Song of the Nomad” at Alpenglow Sports at 6:30 p.m. Members of the DPS crew ventured to Kyrgyzstan, Japan and Alaska to film four shorts that comprise the fourth volume of The Shadow Campaign. Benefits Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. $10. Watch the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | Tickets alpenglowsports.com

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

“Life of Glide” Tahoe City
After raising the bar for back-country snowboarding with “Further, Deeper and Higher,” Jeremy Jones’ latest film, “Life of Glide” is a celebration of pure snowboarding and the simple pleasures. Showing is at 7 p.m. at Tahoe Art Haus with a Q&A with cinematographers Tim Manning and Mike Hatchett. Jones will also discuss climate change and there will be a showing of TGR’s latest Sierra foot-powered segment and a talk about back-country exploration in the Sierra. All ages. $10. Watch the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | tahoearthauscinema.com

DEC. 9-10 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Snowball Festival Soda Springs
Soda Springs’ Plant Kids will transform in to the North Pole from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a holiday bounce house, a giant oversized snow globe and Santa himself. Holiday music will fill the air as guests make their way through the candy cane forest or take in the thrill of holiday-themed tubing. Holiday cheer continues with joyful snow play, merry face-painters, cheerful balloon artists, delicious festive foods and a craft hot cocoa bar. $39. | skisodasprings.com

DEC. 10 | SUNDAY
Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Art of the Mixology Northstar
This entertaining, educational experience will feature freshly cut herbs, classic ingredients such as bitters and infused liquors to create three unique cocktails paired with appetizers at Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe from 4 to 5 p.m. $60 per person. | RSVP ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

BYO Toy
Tahoe City
Toys For Tots Kick-Off Party is at Zano’s from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Buffet and music. Admission is one, unwrapped toy per person or cash donation. | (775) 230-1066

Be a teacher
Tahoe Donner
Learn to teach cross-country skiing at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center. For anyone interested in being on the cross-country ski school team. Reservations required. | info@tahoedonner.com

DEC. 11 | MONDAY
Meeting of the minds Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Silicon Mountain presents Mountain Minds Mondays, a speaker series that starts at 6 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill every month. Julie Young and Sian Crespo present “How Science Can Help You Meet Your Fitness Performance Goals.” $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Networking before and after the presentation. Live streamed bit.ly/youtubetsm. | tahoesiliconmountain.com

Bike movie showing Tahoe City
Come watch the mountain biking film “Motive” at Tahoe Art Haus to benefit the Truckee Bike Park Project. Watch the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | Tickets tahoearthauscinema.com

DEC. 12 | TUESDAY
Rise and shine Truckee
Good Morning Truckee is held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on the second Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone. $12, $10 chamber members; includes breakfast. | (530) 587-8808

College level lab Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers ME2 Lab at 4 p.m. University of Nevada, Reno engineering students present topics to school-age kids in fun, hands-on demonstrations. This month will be environmental engineering. | (775) 832-4130

Benefit dinner South Lake Tahoe
Azul Latin Kitchen in the Heavenly Village is hosting an enchilada fundraiser for Tahoe Youth & Family Services from 5 to 9 p.m. $10. | azullatinkitchen.com

DEC. 12-20 | TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Happy Hanukkah
Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek will celebrate the lighting of the Menorah at sunset in the lobby. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 13 | WEDNESDAY
Holiday library party Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library hosts a Candy Land Christmas Party from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Santa will be there with crafts and refreshments. | (775) 832-4130

Avalanche awareness series Truckee
Tahoe Mountain Sports Avalanche Education Series – Master the Mountain will meet at Alibi Ale Works from 6 to 8 p.m. Part 2: “Beacons and Beers! “ Beer, nachos and raffle. Free. | Facebook Tahoe Mountain Sports

Practice with beacons Tahoe City
Alpenglow Sports presents a Community Avalanche Beacon Seminar and Practice Session at the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Sports at 6 p.m. Avalanche safety training in partnership with Mammut will cover basics and hands-on practice. Free. Join experts at Café Zenon afterward for Q & A and egg roll and craft beer for $8. | alpenglowsports.com

One night to fund South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Brewing Company is hosting a Bijou Bike Park Fundraiser party from 6 to 11:59 p.m. The goal is to fund the 2018 bike park maintenance and improvements in one night. Raffle and businesses matching donations or donating 100 percent of sales. | bijoubikepark.org

DEC. 14 | THURSDAY
Dogs love books Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers Paws 2 Read from 4 to 5 p.m. Children can practice reading to friendly therapy dogs and receive a free book. All ages. | (775) 832-4130

Dine for high fives Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek hosts Dine Out for High Fives Foundation from 5 to 10 p.m. at Sandy’s Pub. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

In league with Tahoe South Lake Tahoe
The League to Save Lake Tahoe hosts Winter Wonderland and Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cozy up by the fire and enjoy an evening of light appetizers, drinks and music while shopping discounted prices on Keep Tahoe Blue gifts for the holidays. Walk, ride your bike or carpool with three or more for a raffle ticket. | keeptahoeblue.org

Adventure and activism Tahoe City
Alpenglow Sports presents “A Night for the Refuge” with Brennan Lagasse will share his first-hand experience in the threatened Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Includes a showing of Patagonia’s film, a slideshow about Brennan’s adventure and activism and short films about the Gwich’in people, the land and the wildlife. The region is under threat of gas drilling. Free. | alpenglowsports.com

Leadership presentation Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley Institute presents “Leadership Across the Mountains” with Ret. Rear Admiral Navy Seal Scott P. Moore and the Karakoram Group. Moore has overseen more than 2,000 Navy Seal combat missions worldwide and served as director of the Counterterrorism Division within the White House National Security Council. He is co-founder and senior partner of the Karakoram Group, which focuses on coaching leaders, changing cultures and solving global security problems. Olympic Valley Lodge at 7 p.m. $10. | squawvalleyinstitute.org

DEC. 15 | FRIDAY
TGIF ski Soda Springs
Boreal Mountain Resort hosts Feel Good Friday. Lift tickets are $25 and $5 goes to charity. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | rideboreal.com

Opening day celebration Tahoe City
Granlibakken is celebrating its 95th anniversary on opening day. There will be raffle prizes, free/discounted sledding on the hill, food specials and more. The first 20 guests receive swag. | granlibakken.com

Crafty cocktails Olympic Valley
Six Peaks Grille master mixologist Tamaneaka French will teach participants how to make three craft cocktails using fresh ingredients from 3 to 5 p.m. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

Wax on, wax off Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center offers a free classic grip wax clinic with Roger Chaney at 5 p.m. Chaney is a Swix/Toko expert. | tahodonner.com

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 15-31 | FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Merry ole time Olympic Valley
Squaw Valley presents Merry Days & Holly Nights hosts holiday events in the Village and Olympic Village Lodge which is renamed Merry Wonderland for the holiday season. There will be horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice-carving demos, storytelling with Santa, carolers, musical performances, après ski parties and special dinners. | Schedule squawalpine.com

DEC. 16 | SATURDAY
BYO Toy Incline Village, Nev.
Toys For Tots Kick-Off Party is at Rookies from noon to 2 p.m. Crab feed and raffle. Admission is one, unwrapped toy per person or cash donation. | (775) 230-1066

Welcome, all
Truckee
Sierra State Parks Foundation presents Holiday Open House at Donner Memorial State Park Visitors Center from noon to 5 p.m. There will be music, storytelling, Jr. Ranger programs, free gift wrapping and store specials. | (530) 583-9911

O Come, All Ye Sailors
Tahoe City
Tahoe Maritime Center invites all to its Holiday Party from 1 to 6 p.m. There will be cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, a scavenger hunt, movie and cocktail hour. Suggested donation $10. | tahoemaritimemuseum.org

Santa Paws
South Lake Tahoe
Wild Blue Dogs, the nonprofit that raises money to help dogs with cancer, is offering owners the opportunity to have their dog’s picture taken with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tahoe Beach Retreat. A $10 donation is suggested. Mrs. Clause will be making cookies and crafts with kids. | wildbluedogs.org

Decorate with icing
Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek offers a dessert decorating class for children from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby. Create edible holiday cookies. | squawcreek.com

Writers unite
South Lake Tahoe
Young Adult Writers’ Meetup, on the first and third Saturday of each month, is from 3 to 4 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Meet with fellow writers for an afternoon of socializing, discussion and writing. Laptops available for use in the library. Snacks provided. | (530) 573-3185

Wax on, wax off Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center offers a women’s hands-on wax clinic with Andrea Miller from 3 to 5 p.m. Miller is a Level 3 PSIA clinician. | tahodonner.com

Crafting for the holidays Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

Whose night out? Tahoe Donner
From 5 to 9 p.m., children ages 4 to 9 are treated to a night out of games, dinner, arts and crafts, movie and bedtime story at Northwoods Clubhouse. Parents may enjoy a night out while the trained staff is on hand. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required at least one day in advance. | RSVP (530) 587-9437

Award-winning discussion Truckee
Sierra State Parks Foundation presents an evening with California Book Award-winner Jordan Fisher Smith at Donner State Memorial Park. Fisher-Smith will discuss his book, “Engineering Eden.” Complimentary appetizers with beverages for purchase. $5 donation is suggested. Parking is free. Doors open at 5, program at 5:30 pm. | sierrastateparks.org

Tour of ground and sky
Tahoe Adventure Company offers Extraterrestrials, an astronomy guided snowshoe tour followed by a tour of the sky with Tony Berendsen. From 5 to 9 p.m., 1 to 3 miles. Easy to moderate. Ages 8+. Tour includes equipment, guides, permit fees, hot drinks and snacks. $85. | tahoeadventurecompany.com

On hands and knees Incline Village, Nev.
Join the Santa Crawl through Incline Village from 8 to 11 p.m. | northernlightstahoe.com

DEC. 16-17 | SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Snowball Festival Soda Springs
Soda Springs’ Plant Kids will transform in to the North Pole from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a holiday bounce house, a giant oversized snow globe and Santa himself. Holiday music will fill the air as guests make their way through the candy cane forest or take in the thrill of holiday-themed tubing. Holiday cheer continues with joyful snow play, merry face-painters, cheerful balloon artists, delicious festive foods and a craft hot cocoa bar. On Dec. 16, come to see the resort set the world record for the largest cup of hot cocoa with an 8-foot tall cup that holds 1,000 gallons of hot cocoa. $39. | skisodasprings.com

DEC. 17 | SUNDAY
Bird count tradition South Lake Tahoe
The South Lake Tahoe Christmas Bird Count is on at Cove East, barring a significant winter storm. Meet Tahoe Institute for Science at Alpina Coffee Cafe at 8 a.m. A pizza party will conclude the day. | Register sarah@tinsweb.org

Art of the Mixology
Northstar
This entertaining, educational experience will feature freshly cut herbs, classic ingredients such as bitters and infused liquors to create three unique cocktails paired with appetizers at Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe from 4 to 5 p.m. $60 per person. | RSVP ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 18 | MONDAY
Danish Christmas lunch
Incline Village, Nev.
Brewforia Beer Market will be serving a Danish Christmas smorgasbord, called Julefrokost, complete with Schnaaps, beer and wine from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All the sales benefit Project MANA. | brewforia.com

Canines & Cocktails South Lake Tahoe
Wild Blue Dogs, a nonprofit that raises money to help dogs with cancer, offers a Christmas canine costume parade from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sidelines Restaurant. Includes s’mores, hot cocoa and drinks. | wildbluedogs.org

DEC. 18-31
‘Tis the season
South Lake Tahoe
Celebrate the season at Heavenly Holidays, a two-week festival in the Heavenly Village featuring ice sculptors, holiday music and a 16-foot interactive snow globe where kids can get their photos taken with Santa. It culminates on Dec. 31 with a New Year’s celebration. Ring in 2018 with an outdoor concert, a Gondola ball drop and fireworks show. | skiheavenly.com

DEC. 19 | TUESDAY
Tech Tuesdays
Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers kids a fun way to explore different ways to learn about technology. From 4 to 5 p.m. with a new activity each week. On the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month. | (775) 832-3140.

DEC. 20 | WEDNESDAY
Interpretive ski tours Incline Village, Nev.
Diamond Peak offers a series of guided interpretive ski/snowboard tours of the mountain this winter. Program participants will meet at the Base Lodge with a guide before touring the mountain to discuss the plant and animal life, history and the Lake Tahoe region from 1 to 2 p.m. | diamondpeak.com

In English and Spanish Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers Bilingual Story Time from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Features stories, finger plays and wiggle action as part of the experience to encourage a love of books. | (775) 832-4130

All about birds South Lake Tahoe
Sarah Hockensmith of Tahoe Institute For Science will present Birds of Tahoe’s Big Year from 6 to 7 p.m. at South Lake Tahoe Library. Learn about unique birds of the region, birding destinations and how to get involved in the big birding year of 2018. | sarah@tinsweb.org

Classic films
Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 21 | THURSDAY
Ta, ta, ta tasting Truckee
Third Thursday Tasting at The Pour House is from 5 to 7 p.m. Includes light snacks. $5 cover for TEMPO, Truckee High Band Boosters. | thepourhousetruckee.com

Snowshoe Stargazing Northstar
This easy-to-moderate snowshoe tour features a talk about the cosmos, poetry reading and telescopic view of the night sky. 2-2.5 hours long. Meet at 5 p.m. at Northstar Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center. $66 ages 13+; $47 ages 10 to 12. Snowshoe rentals available for fee. | RSVP northstarcalifornia.com

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 22 | FRIDAY
Meet the Winemaker Truckee
Uncorked Truckee is kicking off the winter winemaker series featuring Roja Wines with master sommelier Anthony Anselmi. | (530) 550-5200

S’mores stars, please Northstar
Tahoe Star Tours offers Stars & S’mores at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Meet at Fireside Terrace for an astronomy talk, poetry reading and telescopic view with Celestrons, followed by s’mores around outdoor fire pit. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $45 per person. | RSVP tahoestartours.com

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 23 | SATURDAY
Decorate with icing Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek offers a dessert decorating class for children from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby. Create edible holiday cookies. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe Stargazing Northstar
This easy-to-moderate snowshoe tour features a talk about the cosmos, poetry reading and telescopic view of the night sky. 2.5 hours long. Meet at 5 p.m. at Northstar Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center. $66 ages 13+; $47 ages 10 to 12. Snowshoe rentals available for fee. | RSVP northstarcalifornia.com

Smile with Santa Northstar
Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe offers holiday photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus in The Lower Lobby or Café Blue from 5 to 7 p.m. Storytime with Mrs. Claus is 7 to 8 p.m. | (530) 562-3000

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 24 | SUNDAY
Dynamic Duo Incline Village, Nev.
Santa Claus and Diamond Pete will be at Diamond Peak Ski Resort today. | diamondpeak.com

Torch the hill Tahoe City
Granlibakken’s annual Torchlight Parade starts at 5 p.m. Ski down the holding a torch, then enjoy hot chocolate, cider, s’mores and gifts. Santa will be there for photos. | granlibakken.com

DEC. 25 | MONDAY
Dynamic Duo Incline Village, Nev.
Santa Claus and Diamond Pete will be at Diamond Peak Ski Resort today. | diamondpeak.com

DEC. 26 | TUESDAY
Share and write Incline Village, Nev.
Lifescapes, a memoir-writing program for seniors, is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Incline Village Library. First and third Fridays of each month. All welcome. | (775) 832-4130

Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Tech Tuesdays Incline Village, Nev.
Incline Village Library offers kids a fun way to explore different ways to learn about technology. From 4 to 5 p.m. A new activity each week. On the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month. | (775) 832-3140.

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $4 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

Dinner and a snowshoe Alpine Meadows
Take a moonlit snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows for an intimate dinner of an Alps-inspired menu. $79 adult, $39 child, snowshoe rental included. Limited to 50 guests. | RSVP (800) 403-0206

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 27 | WEDNESDAY
Membership 101 Truckee
Truckee Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the California Welcome Center the last Wednesday of the month. For new, current or potential members to learn about the benefits of belonging. Coffee and pastries. | info@truckee.com

Demo day Soda Springs
Vendor Demo at Village Station at Sugar Bowl from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol and Paco’s. | royalgorge.com

Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe Stargazing Northstar
This easy-to-moderate snowshoe tour features a talk about the cosmos, poetry reading and telescopic view of the night sky. 2.5 hours long. Meet at 5 p.m. at Northstar Cross Country, Telemark & Snowshoe Center. $66 ages 13+; $47 ages 10 to 12. Snowshoe rentals available for fee. | RSVP northstarcalifornia.com

Dinner and a snowshoe Alpine Meadows
Take a moonlit snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows for an intimate dinner of an Alps-inspired menu. $79 adult, $39 child, snowshoe rental included. Limited to 50 guests. | RSVP (800) 403-0206

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 28 | THURSDAY
Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 29 | FRIDAY
Demo day Soda Springs
Vendor Demo at Royal Gorge Summit Station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol and Paco’s. A free waxing clinic is at 10 a.m. with Roger Chaney. | royalgorge.com

Wax on, wax off
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center offers a hands-on wax clinic from 3:30 to 5 p.m. $20 | tahodonner.com

Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

Relax family-style Olympic Valley
Farm to Table Dinner and a Movie at Olympic Village Lodge is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Chefs make a family-style dinner with help from Tahoe Food Hub and local farmers. Movie for kids starts at 7 p.m. Adults have dessert and enjoy cash bar. $59 adult, $35 ages 5 to 12, free 4 and younger. | squawalpine.com

By the light of the moon Kirkwood
Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers a full moon snowshoe trek from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cross Country Snowshoe Center. All levels welcome. $35, $5 snowshoe rental. | RSVP (209) 258-7248

S’mores stars, please Northstar
Tahoe Star Tours offers Stars & S’mores at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Meet at Fireside Terrace for an astronomy talk, poetry reading and telescopic view with Celestrons, followed by s’mores around outdoor fire pit. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $45 per person. | RSVP tahoestartours.com

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 30 | SATURDAY
What’s new to try Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is hosting a demo day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try the latest from Fisher, Swix and Salomon. | tahoedonner.com

Crafting for the holidays
Olympic Valley
Participants can make holiday crafts in the lobby of Resort at Squaw Creek from 4 to 6 p.m. $5. | squawcreek.com

Snowshoe at sunset Olympic Valley
Meet at the ice rink at Resort at Squaw Creek at 4:30 p.m. for a guided snowshoe tour with Tahoe’s alpenglow as a backdrop. $45 includes snowshoe rentals and s’mores. | squawcreek.com

By the light of the moon Kirkwood
Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers a full moon snowshoe trek from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cross Country Snowshoe Center. All levels. $35, $5 snowshoe rental. | RSVP (209) 258-7248

Classic films Olympic Valley
Family Movie Night is at Resort at Squaw Creek from 7 to 9 p.m. | squawcreek.com

DEC. 31 | SUNDAY
Snowshoe in the year
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center offers a New Year’s Eve guided snowshoe tour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stay for a drink at Trailside Bar to watch the fireworks from Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. | tahoedonner.com

Families welcome the new year Markleeville
New Year’s Eve Family Dinner and Games starts at 6 p.m. at Turtle Rock Park. The fun continues until midnight. | alpinecounty.com

New Year’s celebrations for all Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek’s is party central to ring in the New Year with a Kids’ Night Out New Year’s Eve Bash from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., a teen party for ages 13 to 17 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and the All That Glitters New Year’s Eve Party Kaleidoscope for adults in the Grand Sierra Ballroom from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. feature live entertainment, Go-Go dancers, music, aerial shows, champagne, bottle service, dance floor and VIP beds. 21+. | RSVP (530) 581-6610

Toast the New Year Tahoe City
Granlibakken’s New Year’s Eve Party and Dinner offers a buffet dinner followed by dessert, dancing and champagne toast. Fun activities for the entire family. Guests and non-guests are welcome. $75 adult; $35 10 and younger. | RSVP (530) 533-4242

Notoriously high energy
Olympic Valley
The 14th annual Squaw Valley Prom starts at 8 p.m. in Olympic Village Lodge. Guests should dress in classy throwback attire for “The Great Gatsby” theme. DJ Dojah and DJ Spinbad will fuel this notoriously high-energy event, includes photo booth, GoPro image and video entertainment and special drinks. 21+. Benefits High Fives Foundation. $200 person or $100 couple. | squawvalleyprom.com


 

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