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Embrace the enchantment of the winter season in our charming mountain town of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada! The beloved Northern Lights Festival is back, and it’s lighting up our community with holiday spirit from now until the year’s end. Thanks to our generous lighting sponsors, Incline Village shines brightly with festive lights, casting a warm glow on Tahoe Boulevard and at homes and businesses all around town.

Northern Lights is our community’s winter holiday celebration filled with a calendar full of festive and heartwarming events, perfect for people of all ages, whether you believe in Santa or not! Festivities kick off in early November with the annual Diamond Peak Ski Team Pray for Snow party, the IVGID Craft Faire, and the popular Christmas Comes to Incline Village Thrift Store Open House – where the deals include freshly stocked holiday decor and merchandise! As tradition dictates, our festivities bring back perennial favorites such as the Candy Cane Lane & Village, Sip and Shops, Tahoe Film Fest, the delightful TFS Brunch with Santa, and TOCCATA’s enchanting performance of Messiah.

You can help to light up the night - We're calling on businesses, organizations, and generous individuals to become a part of this holiday event!

Northern Lights Event Calendar

IVCBA will continue to add and highlight events throughout the season so be sure to consult the calendar to make your plans and be in the know!


Make sure your event is included!
MEMBERS: be sure to add your event to the IVCBA events calendar via your info hub to have your events included on the Northern Lights pages
NON MEMBERS: Want to have your event included? Reach out to or join IVCBA today.

Signature Events

Festivities kick off in early November and run all the way through New Year’s Eve!


Sip & Shop

Throughout the season, each of Incline Villages’ retail areas will host a Sip n Shop or Sip and Snack events, hosted by local businesses to help you get your holiday errands done locally, while having fun!

Candy Cane Lane & Village

Walk the Candy Cane Lane from the IVGID Recreation Center through the decorated woods to Candy Cane Village on UNR’s Lake Tahoe Campus. Prepare to be entertained and create unforgettable memories with Santa Claus and Mrs. Lollie Claus.


Holiday Lighting Contest

Deck the Halls and Light Up the Night! Join us in spreading holiday cheer and brightening up our neighborhood this festive season!

Tahoe Film Festival


Tahoe Film Fest 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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