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- Festival of Winter Lights
Festival of Winter Lights
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO ONE NIGHT ONLY
In partnership with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society, The City of South Lake Tahoe is excited to invite the community to attend the 2nd annual Festival of Winter Lights
This FREE outdoor holiday market-style event will be hosted in the Lake Tahoe Historical Museum parking lot located at 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Toys for Tots Toy Drive
In the spirit of holiday giving, please bring a new unwrapped toy to drop off at the Toys for Tots booth. While you're there, pick up a free magic kit for the kiddos and participate in their nightly raffle giveaways.
Attendees can look forward to a full array of FREE holiday festivities including:
Borges Winter Carriage Rides
Holiday in History at the Museum
Kids Activities with the Tahoe Art League
Photos with the Christmas Fire Engine
- Friday Night Schedule: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Trail of Lights
Visits to Santa's House
Don't miss what's happening on our outdoor stage!
4:30 - 5:00 PM Lake Tahoe Unified School District Choir
5:15- 5:45 PM Tahoe Shining Star Dancers
6:00- 8:00 PM Live Music by Wesley Orsolic
Purchase a warm glass of mulled wine or a tasty beverage from Cold Water Brewery
Grab a FREE cup of hot chocolate from the Lake Tahoe Historical Society
In celebration of the Festival of Lights, latkes will be provided by Temple Bat Yam
Tapas and other treats including vegan options can be purchased at Betty's Balls Tapas & Catering
Sombreros Food Truck will be selling classic Mexican fare to warm your belly
Don't forget to buy those holiday gifts for your friends, family, or yourself!
Support our local vendors at the event:
Julie Mittino Crafts
Bryn Merrell Art
Lake Tahoe Cakes
Bsweet Custom Creations
Lokahi Jewelry Co.
Lovin' Lake Tahoe
Mountain Love Pottery
Spoon and Sprig Studio
elizabeth & marin
Event Parking & Transportation
Parking is limited. Please carpool, and consider taking public transportation, or a free Lake Link shuttle to and from the event. To book a ride with Lake Link, visit their website: www.tahoelakelink.com
Parking is available at the City of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex (1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.) and at the Boys & Girls Club (1100 Lyons Ave.). A parking shuttle will be available to those who may need it. It will make regular trips to and from the event and will pick up and drop off at the front door of the Recreation Complex and the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club. ADA parking is available at the Recreation Complex.
Interested in becoming a vendor?
To apply to be a vendor at the Outdoor Holiday Market, please follow this link.
Vendor applications must be submitted by November 14 to be considered. For any questions, please email our special events coordinator, Emily Abernathy. or call 530.542.6091