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By Linda Offerdahl | Tuesday, November 23, 2021
IVCBA, NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS SANTA, SONGS, SPARKLE, AND SEASONAL EVENTS

The community and businesses in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada, are hosting the return of the popular Northern Lights Festival now through the end of the year. This month-long celebration includes over 20 family-friendly events for locals and visitors to enjoy including the Deck the Halls Lighting Contest, and newly installed lighting along Tahoe Boulevard. The schedule is on the organization’s website at NorthernLightsTahoe.com, and most events are free.

 

The organizers and key sponsors include the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community and Business Association (IVCBA), Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitor Bureau, and other local nonprofit organizations. 

 

“This year’s festival is bigger and brighter than ever before,” said Linda Offerdahl, IVCBA executive director. “The holiday lighting on Tahoe Boulevard, shopping center décor, and the Deck the Halls lighting contest have brought a festive spirit to Incline Village and Crystal Bay.”  

 

Holiday cheer and Shop Small opportunities are all a part of the Sip and Shop events hosted by the community’s five major shopping centers, and an Artist Reception and Holiday Boutique held at IVCBA @ Mountain Workspace (December 9).

 

Christmas Tree Village has its very own Christmas Store run by High Sierra Gardens and welcomes shoppers to Sip and Shop on Small Business Saturday, November 27. Happy Tiers Bakery and Tahoe Welcome Baskets will host sidewalk sales, while Karma Tahoe and Village Interiors offer seasonal shopping with spirit. Across the street, Chris and Darin Talbot are hosting S’mores at Around Lake Tahoe. 

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Northern Lights Festival Presents Santa, Songs, Sparkles and Seasonal Events

 

The Potlatch in Raley’s Center features the Uno de 50 Jewelry trunk show, giveaways, and raffle prizes on Saturday, December 4. On December 11, Village Center will welcome shoppers with fully stocked thrift shops, and Glasses Wine Bar will feature entertainment and a holiday themed pop-up boutique. Thursday, December 18 will showcase the new residents of the Village Plaza, Susie Scoops/Village Toys, State Farm and Clearly Tahoe. And not to be left out, Country Club Center will host a pop-up tasting event with 72-Mile Lake Tahoe Distillers at Incline Spirits and specials at Fumo’s, Austin’s and Cool Mess on December 18. 

 

Other highlights include the annual presentation of TOCCATA’s Messiah on December 4 at Cornerstone Church, and the Tahoe Film Fest is back this year from December 2-5.

 

The increasingly popular Santa Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, December 11. Participants are encouraged to wear their ugly sweaters or holiday sparkles as the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau offers free shuttles throughout the town’s most popular drinking establishments. Alibi, Rookies, Glasses Wine Bar, the Village Pub, Crosby’s, and the casinos in Crystal Bay are among the featured participants.

 

Cocoa, Cookies, and Carols on Tuesday, December 14 is Sierra Nevada University’s event that is open to the entire community. It features “Cocoa with the Captain,” Corey Solferino, and some of his fully staffed team at the WSO Incline Substation. The Sierra Nevada Concert Choir led by Donna Axton will add to the evening’s entertainment that includes a community Singalong.

 

IVGID’s Santa Stop on December 18 is back for its second year. Mr. and Mrs. Claus greet cars full of kids outside the Chateau, offering a goody bag of holiday fun for each good little boy or girl. Santa Stop is open to IVGID residents and guests only. Organizers thank the Incline Tahoe Foundation for funding this special event for families. 

 

Additional festivities include opportunities to see the Gingerbread Display in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, concerts in the Crystal Bay Club’s Crown Room, and Christmas services at the community’s local churches.

 

Throughout the entire festival, “Inclined to Give” is at the heart of the culture of the community and encourages all to give as they can to support local charities. Links to those websites and all the events can be found by visiting northernlightstahoe.com or calling 775-833-5252.

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About the Festival Organizers: Incline Village Crystal Bay Community Association

 

IVCBA is the community and business association dedicated to building and growing cohesiveness for the sustainability of Incline Village and Crystal Bay. We build community by organizing events and promoting businesses and nonprofits. We invite you to join as a community member or as a business. Subscribe for free to our weekly SnapShot. Contact us at info@ivcba.org or call 775.833-5252. The IVCBA office is located at Mountain Workspace, 885 Tahoe Blvd. Office hours are Monday-Thursdays from 9 am – 2pm.

 

The community and businesses in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada, are hosting the return of the popular Northern Lights Festival now through the end of the year. This month-long celebration includes over 20 family-friendly events for locals and visitors to enjoy, including the Deck the Halls Lighting Contest and newly installed lighting along Tahoe Boulevard. The schedule is on the organization’s website at NorthernLightsTahoe.com, and most events are free.

 

The organizers and key sponsors include the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community and Business Association (IVCBA), Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitor Bureau, and other local nonprofit organizations. 

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Julie Malkin-Manning

775-833-5252

julie@ivcba.org