We say it again and again, but spending a Christmas a mountain resort is the best way to kick back, relax and enjoy the festive period. Heavenly offers a range of options in ways to spend your holiday – being both part of California and Nevada brings perks from both sides, and appeals to a variety of clientele.
The snow in this resort is a crucial deciding factor for anyone looking to ski Christmas around Lake Tahoe. With prior seasons either having a huge covering or a light sprinkling, the natural conditions can be a bit temperamental. However, with over 73% of its runs covered by artificial snow making equipment, those looking to cruise some groomers should have ample snow to enjoy themselves.
Down in the town, there are usually a number of events going on. If you’re a family, in prior seasons the Heavenly Holidays event has seen a Santa’s Workshop Snow Globe, in which little ones can meet Santa and get a picture with him. Carollers often patrol the streets, and DJs have been dotted around playing Christmas music to bring that extra festive cheer. The casinos in South Lake Tahoe also offer a number of family friendly shows, such as magic performances, a great option to keep everyone entertained in the evenings. Alternatively, the casinos also offer more adult centric performances and events, such as comedians and DJs in their various nightclubs, such as Opal Ultra Lounge and PEEK.
Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a large meal to leave you feeling fat and happy late into the evening. In past years, the child-friendly Kalani’s has offered a luxurious Christmas menu including meat, fish and sushi dishes, many being well-known recipes with interesting twists. Riva Grill is also a great bet if you’re looking for a posh, chic, sit down meal, usually providing a special set menu for the big day, as well as most of its a la carte menu. The casinos also often deliver a more affordable choice, such as Harvey’s, perfect for those with big group.
And if you feel pretty blue after the big day, and you don’t want the festivities to end, Heavenly Holidays continues after Christmas Day right up until New Years. Ice skating performances from professionals as well as ice sculpting is put on in Heavenly Village between the two celebrations, perfect for relieving the feeling that the aftermath of Christmas can bring.
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