The 9th Tahoe Film Fest brings an enriching cultural experience to this breathtaking locale, focusing on environmental films and honoring conservation efforts. ‘Christmas on the Comstock’ is a month-long Victorian-style celebration, offering a joyous December filled with tree lighting, a lively saloon crawl, and the ‘Believe Again Christmas Giveaway.’

Northern Lights Festival in Incline Village and Crystal Bay invites you to experience an enchanting winter wonderland. At Northstar Village, ‘Winter Wonders’ captivates families with free and unforgettable experiences. Meanwhile, Alpine Meadows offers a guided snowshoe tour culminating in a delectable four-course Bavarian feast at the mid-mountain Chalet.

Join the holiday cheer at Diamond Peak as Santa and Penguin Pete spread joy, treats, and stickers, creating magical moments for kids and the young at heart. These festive events offer a diverse array of experiences for visitors and locals during the winter season, celebrate the season with joyous and memorable gatherings in the Tahoe region.

9th Tahoe Film Fest

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Tahoe Film Fest enriches the cultural landscape of a breathtaking locale. The festival’s spotlight is on environmental films, educating and honoring conservation efforts. Alongside American Independent and Latin American films, it pays tribute to filmmakers. Notably, all proceeds support the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, championing the preservation of the pristine lake and its environs. Join the cinematic celebration and environmental stewardship at Tahoe Film Fest!

Christmas on the Comstock

  • When: Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • Where: Virginia City, 85 S. C St., Virginia City

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Embrace the festive spirit with ‘Christmas on the Comstock’ throughout December, a Victorian-style celebration featuring a tree lighting, a lively saloon crawl, the ‘Believe Again Christmas Giveaway,’ and enchanting events like the V&T Candy Cane Express and Train O’Lights. Join the St. Mary’s Art Center Holiday Faire and Senior Center Craft Fair for unique gifts by local artisans. Don’t miss the Parade of Lights, magical fireworks, and the 601 Christmas Concert at Piper’s Opera House for an unforgettable holiday experience!

Northern Lights Festival

  • When: Friday, December 1 – Monday, December 25, 2023
  • Where: Various locations around Incline Village/Crystal Bay

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Experience the enchanting winter wonderland in Incline Village and Crystal Bay! The Northern Lights Festival is back, illuminating the community with holiday cheer until year-end. Sponsored by generous partners, festive lights adorn Tahoe Boulevard and homes, marking a season of heartwarming events for all ages. From the Diamond Peak Ski Team Pray for Snow party to TOCCATA’s captivating Messiah performance, join this magical celebration!

Winter Wonders

  • When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • Where: Northstar California, 5001 Northstar Dr., Truckee

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Indulge in the enchanting ‘Winter Wonders’ at Northstar Village – the village offers free and unforgettable experiences for the whole family. Enjoy s’mores at the Village Overlook, warm cocktails by cozy fireplaces, and sunset views over the mountains. Don’t miss Northstar’s unique tradition: a ski-up, mountain-view bubbly experience with a sparkling toast at 2:00 p.m. (first-come, first-served). Join the 2-2.5-hour snowshoe tour from the Cross Country Center, exploring pine-lined forests, concluding at the village with s’mores and hot chocolate around a fire pit and leashed dogs are welcome to join in the snowy fun!

Guided Snowshoe Tour & Chalet Dinner at Alpine

  • When: Friday, December 22, 2023 and Wednesday, December 27, 2023
  • Where: Village of Palisades Tahoe, 1960 Olympic Valley Rd, Olympic Valley

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Embark on a guided snowshoe adventure to Alpine Meadows’ mid-mountain Chalet for a delectable four-course Bavarian feast. Complementing the culinary journey, savor a complimentary drink at the Last Chair Bar before ascending and enjoy a welcoming glass of champagne upon Chalet arrival. Snowshoes are provided and be sure to bring warm attire and a hearty appetite. Exclusive to 21+, book a week ahead for this exceptional dining experience!

Santa & Penguin Pete Visit Diamond Peak

  • When: Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2023
  • Where: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, 1210 Ski Wy., Incline Village

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Join the holiday spirit at Diamond Peak as Santa and Penguin Pete spread cheer, sharing stickers, treats, and joy with kids and the young at heart. Don’t miss the chance for a selfie with these festive icons while celebrating the season at the slopes and Base Area. Embrace the holiday magic with Santa and Penguin Pete at Diamond Peak!

At Dickson Realty, our team of local experts knows about the best activities and places to live, including the best things to do in December in Incline Village. To learn more about how to enjoy the Northern Nevada region, contact one of our realtors today.