When it comes to picking a holiday winter wonderland, you can’t get better than Christmas in Lake Tahoe. With ice crystals glittering in the air and twinkling lights glowing off the snow that’s blanketing the ground and the towering evergreen pines, this place seems to have been made for Christmas magic.

Go for a Winter Sleigh Ride

sleigh ride in the snow during Christmas in Lake Tahoe

Photo courtesy of Camp Richardson Corral

Take a sleigh ride in the snow at Camp Richardson Corral. The historic facility, which has been owned by the same family since 1934, is located right next door to Camp Richardson Resort at #4 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe. Reservations are recommended, so be sure to visit the website and call in advance.

Go Ice Skating Under the Stars

tow little girls ice skating for Christmas in lake tahoe

Photo courtesy of South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

What could be more Christmasy than ice skating with the kids under the stars, then enjoying a cup of cocoa while you go over the hilarious recap? South Lake Tahoe has two great facilities just for that: South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena and Heavenly Village Ice Rink. Both are conveniently located in town and offer additional info on their websites.

Go Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing at Camp Richardson

Photo courtesy of Camp Richardson Resort

Throw on the Santa hats and head over to Mountain Sports Center at Camp Richardson. No gear necessary. Just show up and we’ll suit your whole family up with snowshoes or cross country skis. Then, head out for a holiday fun day on our six miles of gorgeous groomed trails. Afterward, stop by The Beacon Bar & Grill for dinner and some R&R.

Take an Around Tahoe Tour

map of tours around tahoe

Photo courtesy of Around Tahoe Tours

This tour is full of fun, games and factoids. As you take one of the most scenic drives in the world, learn all the stories, legends, folklore, statistics, geology, and music that’s been made about the world’s most beautiful lake from “Mr. Tahoe’s” award winning, best selling Tour CD, Around Tahoe. Tours leave from 4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Learn more by visiting Around Tahoe Tours.

Have a Classic White Christmas Experience (without the work!)

camp richardson historic hotel lobby

Photo courtesy of Camp Richardson Resort

Right now at Camp Rich, we’ve got incredible lodging deals that’ll allow you and your family to experience all the magic of Christmas in Lake Tahoe. All of our Christmas at Camp Rich lodging deals include dining. And all the above fun is either right here or close by. Check out the rates and our feast menu on the Christmas at Camp Rich page, then book your stay before it’s too late!