Laurie Johnson

Holiday Dining Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2023

Christmas table setting

The week leading up to Christmas at Lake Tahoe is forecast to have a few snow storms roll through. This year, you can ski and ride during the holidays before enjoying time with the family.

With so much white, wintery fun, who wants to spend time cooking? You'll be happy to know many of the local restaurants around North Lake Tahoe will be open for both Christmas and New Years.

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Holiday Dining

On the North shore, both Garwoods and Caliente will have holiday specials and Happy Hour pricing is now in full swing. At Caliente in Kings Beach, their Happy Hour is everyday from 4 to 5pm. Enjoy 30% off Tacos, Tequila & more! They have extended Happy Hour Sat, and Sun from 3-5pm. Thursdays are Chupacabra Thursdays, Chupacabras are discounted all night long. Call (530) 546-1000, or visit for more info.

Garwoods offers dining right on beautiful Lake Tahoe. This Christmas 2023, they will be serving a choice of Chilean Sea Bass, Smoked Koji Aged Strip Steak or Slow Roasted Prime Rib. They will also have a New Years dinner with live music and champagne at midnight. More information.

Alpine Meadows

Snowshoe Tour & Dinner at Alpine Meadows

On December 22nd  and 27th, Alpine Meadows will feature a guided snowshoe tour to the mid-mountain Chalet at with a four course Bavarian inspired meal. All guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, and hand selected wine pairings with each course. Of course, Bavarian beer and wine will be available for purchase. Snowshoes are provided free of charge. (21+ only)


December 2023: 22nd, 27th

January 2024: 20th

February 2024: 10th, 14th

March 2024: 8th, 16th

Bar of America Christmas & New Year's Eve Dinner

The iconic Bar of America is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Truckee. This year, they will feature a Christmas Eve weekend brunch, two Christmas seatings and New Year's Eve dinner specials. Seating for Christmas lunch is at 11am and dinner at 4pm. Enjoy a choice of diver scallops, rack of lamb, and butternut squash risotto. More Information.

Christmas Eve at Palisades Tahoe

Enjoy a delicious grand buffet, complete with carving stations, holiday side dishes and desserts at Palisades Tahoe this Christmas! Guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, and afterwards a full bar will be available for purchase. Make reservations by 5pm Thursday, 12/21. Get ready for a festive evening while you await Santa's sled! More Information.

Holiday Dining at Granlibakken

Monday, December 25, 2023

Experience a Christmas Day meal like no other, with a special festive menu served buffet style in their Mountain Ballroom. Dinner choices include:

  • Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus, Horseradish Cream (carving station)
  • Ribbe - Norwegian Crisp Juicy Bone in Pork Belly, Huckleberry Pan Gravy (carving station)
  • Cedar Plank Roast Salmon- Green Goddess Aioli
  • Seitan-Tofu "Turkey" Roast, Millet Stuffing, Fresh Herbs

Looking for a festive activity on Christmas Eve? Be sure to check out their annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, which is always free and open to the public every December 24. More Information.

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season. Contact me today for information about the real estate market in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.




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