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Christmas Vacation Ideas in Lake Tahoe

When looking for the perfect place to spend Christmas, look no further than Lake Tahoe. From the sun shining off of the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains to Christmas light displays, this breathtaking scenery makes for the perfect backdrop to your holiday escape this season.

As you explore the scenic Lake Tahoe, be sure to stop by Squaw Valley Ski Resort and participate in Holidays at Squaw. Look for Santa while on the slopes, snuggle up around fire-pits and listen to carolers while sipping on hot cocoa. There are plenty of activities to do while at Squaw Valley, your family is sure to love every moment!

Take a scenic snowy sleigh or carriage ride with Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides; taking in the beauty of Lake Tahoe in the winter season in handmade sleighs equipped with warm blankets, perfect for cuddling up to your loved ones. Each sleigh is pulled by 2,000 pound Blonde Belgian Draft Horses, fitted with jingle bells to make your snow-clad ride even more festive. Your driver will point out local landmarks and tell you stories throughout your journey.

More great activities available for your family are dinner cruises aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie cruise ships and sightseeing cruises aboard the Bleu Wave. Cruise the glossy waters of Lake Tahoe and take in sights like glacier caved granite, mountaintops, and landmarks like the whole of Emerald Bay, a designated Natural Landmark, and architectural feats like the Vikingsholm mansion and the remains of Mrs. Lora Josephine Knights Tea House on the only island on Lake Tahoe, Fannette Island.

To take some of the hassle out of planning your upcoming holiday vacation or trip, make sure to check out the pre-made vacation packages we have available. With multiple winter and skiing vacation packages to choose from, and the option to create your own dream winter vacation, you are sure to find exactly what you're looking for! From skiing at Sierra at Tahoe or numerous other Ski Resorts to enjoying the sightseeing of a dinner cruise or romantic sleigh ride, this holiday season will be one you and your family won't soon forget!

Reviews
Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises Aboard The Tahoe Queen
Enjoyable trip on the Tahoe Queen with nice narration along the way to Emerald Bay. The video on the way back was ok, but could have done without. While the history presented in the video is interesting, it was hard to hear because everyone around was talking.
Rena Deutsch - Half Moon Bay, Ca
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
Well done! The staff and crew were very accommodating and welcoming, despite a cold evening. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. Other than getting dark too soon to enjoy our surroundings, the evening was a delight. Bravo!
Dr Peter Tan - Ijamsville, MD
Tahoe Queen Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
We had a great time on our day cruise with the Tahoe Queen, Very informative and beautiful sights! Do Not miss this attraction!
Denise Gray - Nashville Tennessee
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