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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 mPhotoakes 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 blanketsPhoto, 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 Christmas time 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. Withmultiple 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!

Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Lunch Cruises Aboard the Bleu Wave
This is the second time we took the lunch cruise, absolutely amazing!! The captain and crew were very nice and accommodating. The shuttle from our hotel was great, dan gave us tahoe facts as we drove. The food, we had pasta, salad, bread, warm chocolate chip cookies, so good. And the view is stunning! We definitely will be back on the blue wave!!!!
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-- Bryan English - North Richland Hills, TX
Lake Tahoe Sightseeing & Lunch Cruises Aboard the Bleu Wave
My family loved this cruise around the lake aboard this beautiful boat... It was comfortable, restrooms were clean and always available, the seating was luxurious and abundant and you had the freedom to explore -my 6yo boys loved finding all the nooks and crannies. The food was wonderful and available the whole cruise, the captain and crew were highly informed and gave an interesting talk of the statistics and history of the lake, the boat and emerald bay, the island and the inhabitants of the region. Safety was paramount for these friendly informative professionals.
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-- Jason Severson - Tehachapi, CA
M.S. Dixie II Sightseeing & Sunset Dinner Cruises
This is our third time on this boat , 4 years ago we had our wedding reception on this boat and it was amazing! I recommend this cruise for couples and family dinner the staff is extremely friendly. Our waiter kevin was excellent this trip... I order tickets online and had no problems at will call great service. I will be back next year for our 5 year anniversary.
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-- Tiffany Lynch - Knights Landing , California
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