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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino Debuts “Festive” 

December 15, 2023 | Member Submitted

A Holiday Program of Seasonal Experiences and Activities – Submitted by Dorthy Hornbeck (PR)

Incline Village, Nevada (December 1, 2023) – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, a spacious resort nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of North Lake Tahoe, debuts “Festive,” a holiday program filled with holiday events and activities to help travelers and local residents celebrate the season.

The menu of experiences will include everything from holiday dining opportunities for Christmas and après pool parties, to a New Year’s Eve celebration and Polar Bear Plunge to ring in 2024. “As we officially enter the holiday season, we are very excited to turn our resort into a winter wonderland filled with sparkling lights, festive decorations, and a warm and welcoming setting that radiates the spirit of the season,” said Kressa Olguin, director of marketing at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. 

“Throughout the last week of the month, leading into 2024, our team will provide a robust menu of unforgettable seasonal activities the entire family will love in our magical winter setting.”


Starting on Friday, December 22, the resort will roll out a special holiday-inspired menu of activities. Families can enjoy “Storytime with Mrs. Claus” events, Christmas ornament-making classes, Snow Parties completed with snowman building contests and snowball fights, and Christmas pajama party movie nights showing The Polar Express, A Christmas Story, Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and other classics. Families can document their holiday memories with family portrait sessions next to the resort’s oversized Christmas tree, as well as a photo booth that will be on-site throughout the season.

Additionally, DJ JOOLZ, a unique wellness experience curated by Julie Orblych, the resort’s director of spa and wellness, will be hosting après ski-style DJ pool parties in the resort’s heated outdoor pool on multiple evenings throughout the season. The DJ set will feature joyful holiday-inspired melodies with positive messages, focused on gratitude. Guests can also enjoy Holiday Disco Cardio Drumming, a festive take on the property’s new wellness experience that focuses on rhythm and coordination.


On New Year’s Eve, the resort will countdown to 2024 with a special celebration at Lone Eagle Grille. It will begin with a welcome reception with champagne and canapes between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. followed by a six-course dinner at 7 p.m. The holiday menu begins with an amuse bouche of a roesti potato, quail egg, and osiettra caviar. The second course will include a selection of either an oxtail and morel essence truffle ravioli, or seared diver scallops with a squid ink risotto and Moroccan saffron foam. The dining experience continues with a salad option of an asparagus salad with a sherry vinaigrette and poached lobster or a braised winter endive with purple haze goat cheese mousse and port wine poached pears, followed by a serving of strawberry and champagne sorbet. Entrée selections include a seared prime beef tenderloin with a Tuscan ratatouille, a sauteed Chilean seabass with roasted beets, braised veal cheeks with sweet potato gnocchi, or a poached kohlrabi vegetarian option. The meal concludes with a choice of Valrhona dark chocolate mousse cake with hazelnut praline or a Tahitian vanilla and passionfruit parfait with cassis and tangerine sauce anglaise.

Following the meal, between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m., diners will have access to the fun-filled event at the resort’s Lakeside Ballroom, which is connected to Lone Eagle Grille. The family-friendly event will feature live music from a DJ and local band, party favors, a LED-illuminated dance floor, and multiple cocktails and hors d’oeuvres selections as guests countdown until midnight.

The New Year’s Eve dinner and celebration event is $240 for adults. A special children’s menu will also be offered for $50 for ages 6-12, and kids 5 and under are free. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting https://loneeaglegrille.com/.

On New Year’s Day, guests can start 2024 with a Polar Bear Plunge where they will gather on the resort’s pier and jump into the naturally-chilled waters of Lake Tahoe. Additionally, the resort will offer a special New Year’s Day football viewing party at its Cutthroat’s Saloon, complete with football-themed food and drink specials.

For more information or to book a holiday getaway to take part in the “Festive” experience at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, please visit HyattRegencyLakeTahoe.com, or call (775) 832-1234.

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