Programs & Events

2016 Shop Local Holiday Contest

Holiday shoppers who infiltrate North Tahoe and Truckee businesses between Black Friday and Christmas Eve will be entered to win a seven-night vacation accommodation package or a cash prize in a contest. Show your love, shop local!

Shoppers can enter the Shop Local Holiday Contest by picking up a contest card at participating retailers in Tahoe City, West Shore, Kings Beach, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Incline Village and Truckee. Make a purchase at a participating retailer and get a sticker for every $25 spent. Shoppers with 12 stickers will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a North Lake Tahoe Staycation including lodging, dining and activity/activities valued at $1500. Shoppers with four stickers will be entered into a drawing for a $500 cash prize.

The contest was designed to support local businesses, reduce the carbon footprint of locals traveling outside of their community to shop, and protect the region’s local character. Money spent at local businesses recirculates through wages and taxes, benefiting the economic health of the entire community and supporting unique local businesses.

The contest begins on Nov 25th and runs through Dec 24th. Contestants have until Jan 5th to submit their cards for entry into the drawing. The winners will be chosen on Jan 10th. Learn more about the Shop Local Holiday Contest or register your business!

North Lake Tahoe’s 2015 Shop Local Holiday Contest Generates over $400,000 for Local Economy

Revenue generated doubles previous campaign efforts

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. (January 21, 2015) — Holiday shoppers in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee that participated in the Shop Local Holiday Contest generated $407,476 in revenue for local businesses. This revenue increased by more than 100 percent from the 2012 campaign that generated $192,225 in revenue.

In total, 256 businesses and 1,420 people participated in North Lake Tahoe’s “Show Your Love — Shop Local” contest that asked shoppers to retrieve a contest card and use it at participating retailers in Tahoe City, West Shore, Kings Beach, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Incline Village and for the first time, Truckee. Shoppers received a stamp for each purchase of at least $25. Retailers reported an average of $24,000 in sales from the program.

Jean Anicetti received the $300 cash prize and the grand prize was awarded to Jessica Koltz. The winners were chosen January 15.


2015 Hospitality Holidays

December 2nd, 2015 from 5pm-8:30pm
North Tahoe Event Center

Holiday shoppers who attend the second annual Hospitality Holidays event on Dec. 2nd from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. can complete their holiday shopping in one night and give the gift of locally made products from more than 40 artisans and vendors. The event is sponsored by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.

Fun for the entire family can be had with free photos with Santa, face painting and sleigh rides.Local DJ, Mr. D DJ Services, Dennis Alexander-will surely keep everyone entertained. Complimentary food tastings and $5 drinks are available at the bar. Raffle tickets can be purchased for many great prizes including items from each vendor, overnight hotel stays, restaurant gift cards and more.

Shoppers will be entered to win the Shop Local Holiday Contest contest by collecting 8 stickers from vendors. To get a sticker, pick up a contest card at the door upon arrival. Each vendor will add a sticker the card after completing a purchase of at least $25. The winner will receive two lift tickets at ten local ski areas. Two drawings will be held and winners do not need to be present. This event is another opportunity for locals to participate in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Shop Local Holiday Contest.

Completed contest cards will also be entered into the Shop Local Holiday Contest for a seven-night accommodation package in Acapulco, St. Maarten, Spain or Orlando in addition to a $300 cash prize, which will be held on January 15, 2016.

Made In Tahoe Festival

May 23rd-24th, 2015
Squaw Valley

The 3rd Annual Made In Tahoe Festival returns to Squaw Valley May 23-24 (Memorial Day Weekend), bringing two days of festivities that showcase local businesses, artisans, product designers, non-profit organizations and performers all hailing from the Lake Tahoe Basin & Truckee region.

Festivalgoers can explore vendor booths displayed throughout The Village. Participating local businesses include Riverside Art Studios, Tahoe Basics, California 89, Rise Designs and Eko Kreations, just to name a few.  Shop North Tahoe Truckee organizers will be onsite promoting a new community awareness campaign which encourages shopping locally, a perfect fit for the overall theme of Made in Tahoe.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24.  In addition to great shopping, Made in Tahoe features live music from local bands and singer/songwriters throughout the day. The Festival will have three performance stages.  The Community Stage will showcase an array of performance art to include Aerial Fabrics, Aerial Lyra, Acro-Yoga, Skits and Workshops by the Tahoe Flow Artists. Visitors can also indulge in delicious offerings by The Mill, Truckee Sourdough, Moe’s Original BBQ, Mtn. Roots, Truckee River Winery, Tahoe Teas, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Fifty Fifty Brewing Company and more.

The Made In Tahoe Festival officially kicks off the beginning of summer operations at Squaw Valley. Squaw’s Aerial Tram will be open beginning May 22, and will remain open for the remainder of the summer season. During Made In Tahoe, the Tram will provide access to hiking trails and scenic viewpoints, offering panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.