The kids are on winter break and bouncing off the walls — sound about right? Why not mix things up this holiday season, get the whole family out of the house, and head up to the wonder that is Lake Tahoe. There are a variety of family-friendly activities that will surely tucker the little rugrats out, including sleigh rides, visits from Santa, live music, and much more. So read on and find out all that Lake Tahoe has to offer during the holidays…

Though the weather outside is frightful – it’s not snowing and the prospects for any significant snowfall in the immediate future are grim – the Lake Tahoe area is still a delightful place to visit during the year-end holiday season.

From visits by Santa to children’s activities, from ice-skating to caroling, from wine tasting to concerts, the resorts and towns surrounding Big Blue have a little something for everyone. There’s even human-manufactured snow at most winter mountain resorts to satisfy your ski or snowboard jones.

The Resort at Squaw Creek, which for the seventh consecutive December is producing its popular Magical Memories holiday program, will be the one-night home of the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, which will perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and other holiday favorites on Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for students and free for kids under 12.

Our partners in crime at 7×7 have dug up tons of not-to-miss holiday events in Lake Tahoe so be sure to read the full article by clicking here.

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