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Special Events

Special Events

Light Up the Night, Nov. 26

Thanksgiving weekend is a family favorite at Tahoe Donner. Once you’ve had enough turkey fun on Thursday, get ready for Santa and holiday activities at the annual Tahoe Donner Light Up the Night event at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5 -7 p.m. Give back to the community by bringing canned items for the Project MANA food drive. We’ll also have a raffle with Tahoe Donner prizes. Proceeds from the raffle will also go to Project MANA. Activities include reindeer games, Santa’s arts and crafts workshop, hot chocolate and s’mores, letters to Santa, storytelling by Mrs. Claus, caroling, photos with Santa (bring your own camera!), an ugly sweater contest and the lighting of the tree.

Event Itinerary

4:30 – 7 p.m. – Free shuttle service from Trout Creek Recreation Center to The Lodge
5 p.m. – Event begins with hot cocoa, s’mores, raffle tickets, tree lighting raffle and Mrs. Clause story telling
5:15 – 5:45 p.m. –  Tahoe Truckee Community Choir caroling
5:30 p.m. – Tree lighting raffle winner announced
5:45 p.m. – Signature lighting of the tree
6 p.m. – Santa arrives
6:15 p.m. – Ugly Sweater Contest judging – Dress to impress!
6:30 p.m. – Project MANA raffle winners announced
7 p.m. – Light Up the Night concludes


Our staff will set up, operate, and break down. Call the recreation coordinator at 530-582-9646 for more details.

COST: $400 for three hours of use; delivery fees may apply.