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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!

M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
I sat on the backside on the top level, it was amazingly beautiful. But breathing in the diesel motor smoke on take off and on drivin slow is a very bad part of my journey. A sign should be put there alerting people especially if you have a kid.
Nader Hammoud - Elk Grove, CA
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
The dinner cruise and the beautiful scenery made our 50th wedding anniversary very special. Our daughter and her husband helped make it even better. Keep up the fantastic job.
Nancy Filip - Brookfield, Il
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises
Captain Ron and Ozzie were awesome! We were dropped off for this cruise although we planned 2 months ahead to go on the Tahoe Queen. Ozzie went above and beyond to make our 5 year anniversary special. We took pictures with Captain Ron and this cruise was 2nd to none. I even got Ozzie on the dance floor with my wife. Food was good and the staff Pedro and bartender silver fox I think his name is Mark were great as well. Awesome time everyone, see you next year! :)
Michael & Patty - Colorado springs
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