Spend the holidays in a winter wonderland! North Lake Tahoe is one of the best places to celebrate with friends, families, and other loved ones. From the gorgeous icy lake to the snow-covered mountains in the distance, you’ll feel like you just stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting when you arrive. To make your holiday preparations go a little smoother, we’ve put together a handy guide of what you need to know to celebrate Christmas in Tahoe. From where you need to shop to how to get your tree, read on to get the inside scoop!
How to Celebrate Christmas in Tahoe
Finish Your Christmas Shopping
The Cobblestone Center is the perfect place to hunt for a last-minute gift. This outdoor pavilion, which was modeled after a classic Bavarian village, houses local shops that are definitely worth a visit. Check out three of our favorites below:
- Tahoe Trunk Show carries stunning art pieces. They are well-known for their wood maps. Large portions of wood have been carved and stained to show gorgeous Lake Tahoe as well as some of the surrounding hiking trails and state parks. You can also purchase similarly produced maps of the Bay Area and the Hawaiian Islands. Each piece is locally made and hand-stained. It’s the perfect gift to commemorate a fantastic vacation in North Lake Tahoe.
- If you’re ever unsure what to get someone, a bottle of wine is the answer! Head to Uncorked Wine Bar for an outstanding selection. They carry wines from all over the globe that fit just about every price point. If you have something in particular in mind, consider contacting the store ahead of your trip and seeing if it can be special ordered.
- Whether you’re shopping for your four-legged friend or a dog-lover in your life, you need to stop by Scraps Dog Bakery. They carry more than just treats. Here, you’ll find all sorts of goodies, including leashes, collars, clothes, and toys. (By the way, did you know that Tahoe Moon Properties has the best selection of dog-friendly rental homes in North Lake Tahoe?)
Get Your Own Christmas Tree
Celebrate Christmas the Lake Tahoe way! It’s a tradition for many families around here to get their very own pine tree. Before you venture into the woods and start chopping, however, there are some things you need to do. First, you’ll need to get a permit from the Forest Service. They cost $10 each, and there is a limit of two per family. For guests of Tahoe Moon Properties, the closest office will be the Incline Village Forest Service. Be sure to call ahead to make sure there are still permits available. Once you’ve gotten your permit, the office will give you a list of designated cutting areas. From there, you’re free to cut down your tree! Just remember to bring water, a handsaw, a flashlight, a first aid kit (just in case), and plenty of help!
Stay in a Home From Tahoe Moon Properties
Are you ready for the ultimate Christmas in Tahoe? The first step toward holiday bliss is booking your vacation rental with Tahoe Moon Properties. You won’t be able to find such an incredible selection of gorgeous homes anywhere else. No matter the size of your party or the reason for your visit, you’ll find just what you need within our inventory. Plus, when you book direct with Tahoe Moon, you’ll speak with one of our amazing Vacation Specialists. They are here to help you plan your entire trip, from start to finish.
Check out the full selection of our rentals and book today! We look forward to having you.