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Incline Village Holiday Church Services

December 14, 2023 | Member Submitted

This Christmas Eve and Christmas Day you will find many inspiring church services in our Incline Village Community:

Village Church: Our Sunday morning Christmas Eve service will be at 10am. Then we will have two Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 5 pm & 7 pm.

Saint Francis of Assisi: Christmas Eve Children’s Mass 3-4 pm, Spanish Mass 5 pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 10pm | Christmas Day Mass: 9:00 am & 11:30 am

Cornerstone Community Church: Christmas Eve Service: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church: Nativities around the World – Saturday, December 16th, 1-7 pm | Sunday, December 17th, 1-4 pm | Christmas Eve Services: 10 am Bishop Presiding, 4 pm Family Service with Children’s Pageant, 9:30 pm Candlelit Eucharist – No Service on Christmas Day

Four Square:  Christmas Eve morning Service (Bilingual) Sunday, December 24, 10 am – Hot cocoa and cookies after.

New Life Church: Christmas Eve Service: 10am & 5:30pm

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Christmas Tree Village Center Sip and Shop – Saturday, December 16

December 11, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

IVCBA is excited to present a season full of fun and festive events as part of Northern Lights, including Sip & Shop events, featuring local merchants in Incline Village. With a total of five official shopping centers in our beautiful village, our local merchants and business owners are gearing up to make your holiday shopping a joyful experience. They’re here to help you find the perfect gifts while having a great time in the process.

On Saturday, December 16 from 11-3 PM, explore the vibrant offerings of Christmas Tree Village, during the final IVCBA Northern Lights Sip and Shop event of the season.

Thania’s Juice Bar, a beloved haven for fresh and fabulous juices and homemade vegetarian/vegan bites crafted with love, beckons you to savor village favorites. Delight in gluten-free tomato basil soup, grilled cheese, and black bean and corn quinoa while replenishing your energy for sipping, shopping, or snowy adventures with their freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, and smoothie bowls.

Embark on a savvy shopping spree at the newly opened Village Pet Foundation Thrift Store, where store-wide sales, giveaways, FREE mimosas in bedazzled champagne glasses along with goodies to nosh on await you. This volunteer-run organization, established in 2022, passionately supports pet families in need of financial assistance in the Lake Tahoe basin. Their mission is simple yet powerful: to provide veterinary care for domestic pets in our community. Explore more about their cause at https://www.villagepetfoundation.org.

In the heart of Christmas Tree Village, two exciting businesses have recently opened their doors. Start your journey at Tahoe Gifting Co., where mulled wine accompanies a curated selection of locally designed goods for all ages and occasions. Matthew and Darya, the owners, specialize in creatively personalizing gifts for home warmings, celebrations, holidays, and corporate events. Visit their female and veteran-owned retail space and explore the magic at https://tahoegiftingco.com.

Lisa Douglas, who you may know from her good work with the noon Rotary, invites you to step into Lisa Douglas Designs and transform your Tahoe spaces. Immerse yourself in lush accessories, art, furniture, and rugs. During the Sip and Shop event, enjoy a glass of wine and connect with Lisa as she helps you create your perfect haven.

Karma Tahoe, A Consignment Boutique, led by Kim Lewis, offers a treasure trove of gently used trend forward and classic clothing, shoes, and accessories for the entire family. As a consignee, sell items no longer serving you and keep the karma going by shopping in-store with cash or credit. Kim and her team curate selections to match local charitable events, ensuring you’re both stylish and philanthropic. www.karmatahoe.com

Happy Tiers Bakery, the sweet sensation in Christmas Tree Village, is a haven for delectable treats and locally roasted Coffeebar coffee. Join Jason and Andrea Jurss at the Happy Tiers Café for a delightful experience featuring gluten-free options, macarons, scones, Challah bread, and more. During the Sip and Shop, engage in a cookie decorating contest, enjoy a hot chocolate station, participate in raffles, and marvel at a gingerbread house. Explore the sweetness at https://www.happytiersbakery.com.

Crosby’s Pub, owned by Russell Jones, invites you to savor family-style service with options for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for all-day brunch, lunch, or dinner, find your spot at the bar to sip a specialty cocktail and enjoy sports or gaming. With 10 digital gaming machines and ample TVs, Crosby’s Pub is your go-to destination for a memorable time. During the Sip and Shop event, Crosby’s will be offering the following COMPLIMENTARY appetizers and beverages to guests who mention they came for the Sip and Shop. Meatball & Mozzarella flatbread, Chicken Caesar flatbread appetizers, Pomi-Tini Martini, Tahoe Blue Dirty Martini, and Mammoth Double Nut Brown Ale draft. Discover more at https://crosbyspub.com.

Mofo’s Pizza and Pasta has been nestled in the Incline Village area ever since 1986, three generations strong! This cozy establishment highlights their passion for market-fresh ingredients, honest cooking, and an enjoyable atmosphere. Our menu features a selection of dishes, all made in-house by our team of talented chefs. Don’t blink on the fresh salad bar and great lunch specials. Learn more at https://www.mofospizza.com/

While not within Christmas Tree Village, two IVCBA member businesses on Tahoe Blvd. are ready to assist with your local shopping needs. Dive into the 23-24 ski season with Elko and the expert team at Village Ski Loft, offering everything from outdoor shells to skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, goggles, gloves, and more. Experience their tuning expertise to ensure your equipment is in peak condition. Transitioning to biking and hiking during the “other” season, they’ve got you covered at www.villageskiloft.com.

Talbot Fine Art Gallery, another gem on Tahoe Blvd., showcases the breathtaking work of local photographer Chris Talbot. Explore his captivating imagery and discover other local artists, including Rabia Adil. Rabiaz Art is an abstract artist who orchestrates emotions and ideas through strokes of her brush creating captivating visual journeys and memories. As you browse, find Tahoe-related stocking stuffers like buttons, stickers, and Chris’ acclaimed 5-star representing the 5-counties around Tahoe flag in various designs. Inquire about Chris’ Around Tahoe Tours, known for garnering excellent reviews and teaching even locals something new. Visit www.Talbotfineartgallery.com to immerse yourself in the artistic wonders.

Christmas Tree Village and its surrounding areas are abuzz with excitement and the spirit of the season. Venture out and explore these delightful establishments, each offering a unique touch to make your holidays truly special!

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The Best Residential Christmas Light Show in Tahoe

December 11, 2023 | Member Submitted

This year the Jennifer Street Parade of Lights is up and better than ever! Such a great event to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a free neighborhood show.

The light show is up and running with some new surprises this year. Shows will run Friday, December 15 through Christmas at 5:45 and 7:15. The show is about 1/2 hour long. Dress warm and bring chairs as it is intended to watch from outside your car.

The address is 972 Jennifer Street, Incline Village, NV. All Donations go to the Tahoe Family Solutions and there is a food bin for Sierra Community House. There will be a QR code to make donations to Tahoe Family Solutions.

Here is a video from Christmas Season 2022:

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Village Plaza Sip and Shop | Thursday, Dec. 14 4-6PM

December 5, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

IVCBA is excited to present a season full of fun and festive events as part of Northern Lights, including Sip & Shop events, featuring local merchants in Incline Village. With a total of five official shopping centers in our beautiful village, our local merchants and business owners are gearing up to make your holiday shopping a joyful experience. They’re here to help you find the perfect gifts while having a great time in the process.

On Thursday, December 14 from 4 – 6 PM PM, visit the following merchants in the Village Plaza (located at the corner of Village and Tahoe Blvd.) for a festive and fun Sip and Shop event.

Clearly Tahoe – the company that rents those very cool clear kayaks, invites kids of all ages to get creative with ornament making at their Incline Village Adventure Gift Shop. Don’t forget to explore their unique and one-of-a-kind gift selection, perfect for the adventure junkie in your life. Locals enjoy a year-round 10% discount! www.clearlytahoe.com

Village Toys, Incline’s exclusive toy store, and the adjacent Susie Scoops Ice Cream and Boba Shop create an atmosphere dedicated to play and joy. Owner Blake Goldenberg is a proud supporter of Toys for Tots in North Lake Tahoe, offering a generous 20% discount on all charitable gift purchases until December 15 – the last day to donate. https://www.villagetoys.com

Susie Scoops, conveninelty located right next to Village Toys, is offering free kids scoops of ice cream at and 20% off all purchases during the event only! They are also holding a raffle to win a Monopoly Lake Tahoe edition – the perfect way to spend a family night during the holidays. www.susiescoops.com

Visit Britney Bladel and her team of amazing State Farm Insurance agents for a special treat. Santa will be by the fireplace, and they’re hosting sips and snacks for families. While they love entertaining, they are also committed to ensuring you have the coverage you need for peaceful nights. https://www.yourtahoeagent.com.

Join us in celebrating the season of giving and joy at our community’s vibrant businesses!

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Raley’s Plaza Sip and Shop – Dec. 9 | 11AM – 3PM

December 1, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

IVCBA is excited to present a season full of fun and festive events as part of Northern Lights, including Sip & Shop events, featuring local merchants in Incline Village. With five official shopping centers in our beautiful village, our local merchants and business owners are gearing up to make your holiday shopping a joyful experience. They’re here to help you find the perfect gifts while having a great time.

On Saturday, December 9 from 11 AM – 3 PM, visit the following merchants in the Raley’s Center for a festive and fun Sip and Shop event.

The Potlach: Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at The Potlach’s customer appreciation party from 2 PM to 5 PM. Enjoy festive giveaways, delectable drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a generous 10% off all store-wide purchases. Indulge in the Lake Tahoe clothing & headwear buy one, get one half-off offer, and don’t miss the Uno De 50 Trunk Show. Did you know? The Potlach is a 3rd generation business with a rich 54-year history! Visit Potlach’s website for more.

Raley’s: Explore a world of sips and snacks at Raley’s, featuring local delights from our own Raley’s. Discover new merchandise and be sure to drop by the brand-new Starbucks, showcasing the captivating photography of local artist Chris Talbot. Visit Raley’s website for more.

Mountain Hardware & Sports: Recharge and refuel with complimentary light snacks and steaming hot cider while enjoying the following activities and promotions:

  • Prize Wheel: Take a spin at our Prize Wheel for a chance to win fabulous prizes! From exclusive gifts and stylish store swag to coveted gift cards, each spin brings the excitement of a surprise.
  • Candy Jar Guessing Game: Channel your intuition by entering our Candy Jar Guessing Game. Receive a coupon to make your best guess at the number of items in the jar. The closest estimate wins a grand prize of a $150 gift card, with a $50 gift card awarded to the runner-up.
  • Exclusive 20% Discount: As a token of our appreciation, enjoy an exclusive 20% discount on most items during the event hours from 11 AM to 3 PM. It’s our way of spreading a little extra holiday cheer and making your shopping experience even more delightful. Explore their offerings at Mountain Hardware & Sports.

Alpine Realty International: Spread the holiday cheer at the longstanding Alpine Realty International office, hosted by John and Gail Krolick. Enjoy non-alcoholic Christmas cheer and cookies and take advantage of a complimentary Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) for your home or get assistance in finding your dream home in Incline Village, Crystal Bay, or the valleys.

Jiffy’s Pizza Incline: Indulge in the best of both worlds at Jiffy’s Pizza Incline, proudly named Tahoe’s Best Pizza and Ice Cream. Visit them for a courtesty slice and a beer during the event and prepare to be amazed by their amazing ice cream flavors, including a special batch of Peppermint for the holidays at Jiffy’s Pizza Incline.

Dickson Realty: Visit Dickson Realty’s office, hosted by Mary Jurkonis. Meet the agents, savor festive hot cider and cookies, and explore the exciting real estate opportunities in Incline Village. Visit Dickson Realty for more information.

Join us for a day of joy, festivities, unique shopping experiences, and holiday spirit in our charming village!

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Country Club Mall Sip & Snack – December 2nd

November 29, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

IVCBA is excited to present a season full of fun and festive events as part of Northern Lights, including Sip & Shop and Sip & Snack events, featuring local merchants in Incline Village. With a total of five official shopping centers in our beautiful village, our local merchants and business owners are gearing up to make your holiday shopping a joyful experience. They’re here to help you find the perfect gifts while having a great time in the process.

On Saturday, December 2 from 12 – 3 PM, join the merchants at the Country Club Mall for a Sip and Snack Event. Immediately after the Sip and Snack you’re invited to Candy Cane Lane and Village

Participating members are going all out with the Sip and Snack theme!

Incline Spirits & Cigars owned by Miles and Myra, who also took over Mountain High Sandwich Co., invite you to stop into Incline Spirits to warm up with some hot cider. While you are there, you might as well stock up on your holiday bottle gifts! https://inclinespirits.com  http://www.mountainhighsandwichco.com

Nellie and Jonas Saia’s Austin’s and FUMO restaurants are offering 20% off all apps and drinks at Fumo, along with complimentary hot chocolate. And you know they have delicious craft cocktails at FUMO!  https://fumotahoe.com  https://austinstahoe.com

Inside Incline Real Estate & Community and Sabrina Belleci are hosting a Grand Opening of the new office in the Country Club Mall. They’re offering shopping options along with sips – stop by and check out Inside Incline’s new candle line, Tamacino Jewelry, Tahoe Paw’s crochet and knitted good, and permanent jewelry by Stellar Lynx. And, the festivities don’t end there.!Contribute to the warmth of the season by participating in our holiday sock drive, supporting Northern Nevada HOPES. Bring a pair of new socks, and let’s share the joy of giving this holiday season. www.insideincline.com

Trish McKowen, long-time local and owner of Lakeside Personal Training invites you in to take a tour of her facility and enjoy a snack and a chat. www.lakesidepersonaltraining.com

exp Realty’s agents will host a festive gathering with hot chocolate and sweet treats. Stop in and say hi! https://exprealty.com/us/nv/incline-village/

And there’s more to come! You can check out Sip and Shop events at various locations throughout the holiday season. Upcoming dates:

– Dec. 9: Raleys’ Center

– Dec. 14: Village Plaza

– Dec. 16: Christmas Tree Village

For more details about Sip and Shop events, including participants and additional information, be sure to visit ivcba.org. Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit, have a blast, and check off your shopping list while supporting local businesses and the community. 

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Ninth Annual Tahoe Film Fest

November 27, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published at www.tahoefilmfest.com

Tahoe Film Fest is a welcome addition to the cultural atmosphere in one of the most spectacular places to visit.

Those who live in and around Lake Tahoe respect their environment and there are countless organizations that exist to protect beautiful Lake Tahoe.

The premiere section of our programming are environmental films. We try to locate new and important environmental films to showcase as a way of not only educating our young people, but to celebrate the efforts of everyone who helps to maintain the beauty of such a pristine lake and its surroundings.

Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of important American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and award winning music documentaries.

All proceeds from Tahoe Film Fest benefit UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC).

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Tahoe Environmental Research Center

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education to advance the knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions within natural and developed Earth systems, and to communicate science-informed solutions worldwide. Research findings are brought to policymakers and the public through our science centers, monthly lectures, educational programs, and the annual State of the Lake Report.

TERC comprises a global team of scientists and educators that utilize a state-of-the-art LEED Platinum laboratory, two public science centers and a network of innovative instruments to improve the environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin today and for the future.

TERC leverages the exceptional resources of UC Davis, a top 10 public research university, to educate the world’s next generation of scientific leaders and inspire thousands of students, community members, and visitors to be stewards of Lake Tahoe.

Learn more about the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center and the public Tahoe Science Center:

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Experience the Magic of Candy Cane Lane and Village with Special Guests Santa and Mrs. Lollie Claus!

November 27, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Get ready for a festive family extravaganza as Candy Cane Village takes center stage at the Patterson Hall and Patio at UNR in the heart of Lake Tahoe on Saturday, December 2nd, from 2 – 5 PM. Presented by IVGID Parks & Recreation and UNR Lake Tahoe, this annual community event, held as part of the Northern Lights Festival, promises a day of joy, laughter, and holiday cheer for the entire community.

Watch in awe as Nevada Santa and Mrs. Lollie Claus make a grand entrance, arriving in style aboard the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District’s fire engine. The excitement kicks off with the “Santa Stroll,” guiding families from the whimsical Candy Cane Lane at the IVGID Recreation Center to the magical Candy Cane Village on the UNR campus. Be sure to capture the moment with photos as Santa and Mrs. Lollie Claus spread holiday cheer throughout the village.

Live Performances and Singalongs

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with live performances by the Incline Elementary School Choir at Candy Cane Village. Join the community singalong and let the joyful tunes fill the air. Plus, don’t miss the sponsored “Cocoa with the Captain” by WCSO Incline Substation, and enjoy complimentary refreshments provided by UNR. The village will buzz with activities sponsored by local service clubs, agencies, and nonprofits, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Candy Cane Lane Extravaganza! 

Embark on a holiday adventure starting at the IVGID Rec Center, where Candy Cane Lane, sponsored by IVGID Parks and Recreation, begins. Families can visit the Rec Center first, where a craft station awaits to help little ones create and send their letters to Santa. Then, follow the festive path adorned with holiday decorations, guided by Santa and Mrs. Lollie Claus themselves.

ELFunteers and Festive Fun Along the Way! 

Look out for our spirited “ELFunteers” donned in red and white vests and holiday headbands, assisting Santa in guiding walkers to Candy Cane Village. The journey along Candy Cane Lane is illuminated by a dazzling holiday tree, decorated by the creative hands of elementary school students.

Convenient Shuttles for a Seamless, Safe, and Sustainable Experience!

To make your experience even more enjoyable, shuttles will run in both directions, starting at 2:30 pm and operating approximately every 15 minutes between the IVGID Rec Center and UNR Primm Library Parking Lot. So, hop on board and let the holiday festivities begin!

A full schedule of Candy Cane Lane and Village activities and participants will be published the week of the event at ivcba.org, which you can visit for the entire Northern Lights event calendar.

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Inside Incline Grand Opening “Live Locally” Open House

November 26, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

Inside Incline Real Estate & Community is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest Incline Village office set to take place on December 2nd from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This momentous occasion will be marked with a holiday open house event, “Live Locally” featuring an array of local artisan offerings and is part of the IVCBA Northern Lights community holiday festival.

Open house guests are invited to indulge in a delightful shopping experience featuring the launch of Inside Incline’s exclusive candle collection, Tamacino Jewelry, easy style with a timeless twist created by Casey Wold, Patricia Melara’s Tahoe Paw’s featuring handmade fiber arts, crochet & knitted items, and something special just for you, permanent jewelry by Stellar Lynx. This carefully curated selection promises to add a touch of luxury and uniqueness to your holiday gifting.

“We are excited to open our new office at the Country Club Mall and celebrate this special occasion with the community. Our ‘Live Locally’ event not only introduces our new office space and exclusive Inside Incline candle collection, but also contributes to the festive atmosphere of the Northern Lights community holiday festival. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this joyous occasion,” said Sabrina Belleci, Inside Incline Owner/Broker. 

But the festivities don’t end there. Contribute to the warmth of the season by participating in our holiday sock drive, and supporting Northern Nevada HOPES. Bring a pair of new socks, and let’s share the joy of giving this holiday season. www.nnhopes.com

Inside Incline’s new office is at 120 Country Club Dr., Suite #3, Incline Village in the Country Club Mall, located just steps away from Lake Tahoe, across the street from the Hyatt Lake Tahoe. 

Inside Incline’s grand opening aligns with IVCBA’s Northern Lights community holiday festival, creating a festive atmosphere for all attendees. Restaurants and merchants in the Country Club Mall will also participate in the celebration, enhancing the overall holiday spirit.

Inside Incline Real Estate & Community – Lake Tahoe is a leading luxury real estate firm dedicated to redefining luxury with your lifestyle in mind. We provide REAL advice, LOCAL insights, and tailored service based on YOUR real estate needs. We are neighbors, friends, and most importantly, your PARTNERS.  www.insideincline.com

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Embrace the Spirit of GivingTuesday: Give Locally

November 7, 2023 | Julie Malkin-Manning

GivingTuesday is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a global movement that encourages radical generosity. Created in 2012 with a simple idea in mind, it has since evolved into a year-round initiative inspiring millions worldwide to give, collaborate, and celebrate the power of generosity.

We invite you to join this impactful movement, not just on Tuesdays, but every day of the year. Whether you offer your time, make a donation, or use your voice to support your local community, your acts of kindness matter. Every gesture, no matter how big or small, contributes to the better world we all want to live in.

For many nonprofits, the holiday season is a time for receiving donations, and Giving Tuesday in November stands out as a pivotal day for raising funds.

As we enter the season of joy and sharing, IVCBA encourages you to think locally and embrace the spirit of giving. Caring for our neighbors and practicing generosity are core values of the community we are building together.

One organization that exemplifies this philosophy is the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, often described as the “umbrella” organization for nonprofits. Claudia Andersen, the CEO, expresses their mission eloquently: “For over 25 years, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has been dedicated to nurturing community philanthropy by connecting donors with causes that truly matter. We urge our community to be generous in supporting our hardworking non-profit organizations, not just during the giving season, but throughout the entire year. Together, we can enhance and preserve the quality of life in this beautiful place we call home.”

To discover and support the nonprofits in the Tahoe Basin, visit TahoeGives.org. Embrace the spirit of GivingTuesday, give locally, and make a positive impact on your community during this season of giving and beyond.

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