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Winter is Off With a Bang in IV/CB… Here are Some Places to Sip and Shop

December 7, 2022 | Kayla Anderson

Photo by Lora Wagner

Wow, we are in the throes of winter with the promise of a white Christmas up ahead. Diamond Peak opened early with a crazy amount of natural snow (check out current weather conditions from its live webcams here), shops are fully stocked with goods, and Santa Claus has been making his rounds. The holiday season is arguably our favorite time of the year as it allows us to celebrate our Incline Village/Crystal Bay businesses. 

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to enjoy Giving Tuesday, Small Business Saturday, and the past Northern Lights sip and shop events at the Village Center and Country Club Center, but if not, that’s okay because there is still more to come. 

There will be another Sip & Shop event at Christmas Tree Village on December 10th with Village Interiors, Karma Tahoe Consignment, Crosby’s Pub, Village Ski Loft, Mofo’s Pizza, Thania’s Juice Bar, Monaco Nails, Koi Sushi, High Sierra Gardens, and the new Happy Tiers Café participating, allowing one to shop local while having fun.  Tahoe Gifting Co will also be participating. They just opened a new retail location at 800 Southwood (at Mays Blvd). for all things locally made (and they ship and deliver!)

Other businesses that offer unique and special items in IV/CB shopping centers include: 

Tahoe Time Plaza – Rainbow Printing, a good place to print out family pictures and purchase art supplies for those blustery winter days) and save 20 percent on gift cards for Clearly Tahoe kayak tours through December 31st

Across from the Raley’s Shopping Center on Tahoe Boulevard in what we call the Bite Building – Bridget Giroux Design (this mother/daughter team makes amazing Tahoe-scented candles and promotes local artists), Drink Coffee Do Stuff, Frederick’s Fusion Bistro, The Local, Bite American Tapas.

Village Toys in the Starbucks Plaza is also offering a 20% discount on the purchase of new, unwrapped toys that are being donated to Toys for Tots and other local charities. For a list of all Incline Village/Crystal Bay businesses and a map of where they are located, visit our Northern Lights Shopping page

Personally, the week I moved to Incline Village the first event I ever attended was the IVCBA’s Sip & Shop at the Christmas Tree Village in December of 2006. Santa Claus was taking photos with kids, the shops were warm and inviting, and people were gathered around barrel bonfires in the parking lot. Everyone was so friendly, so merry, and it was a great way to meet my neighbors and future employers… a few who have since become my lifelong friends. And with all the snow we were getting at the time, I felt assured that Incline Village/Crystal Bay was the perfect place to be for the holidays.

Therefore, let it snow!

Other events coming up this month:

December 9- Nativities from Around the World at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and a ski season kickoff party at Alibi Incline Public House

December 10- Tahoe Family Solutions’ Brunch With Santa at The Chateau

December 11- TOCATTA Messiah Concert at the Cornerstone Church

December 15- Starbucks Plaza Santa Party

December 17- Wreaths Across America

December 17- Raley’s Incline Center Sip & Shop Event

December 18- Hannukah begins- North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation Party

December 20-22- Deck the Halls Lighting Judging

December 21- Hannukah Celebration at the UNR at Lake Tahoe Prim Library

December 25-26- Diamond Pete and Santa ski at Diamond Peak

December 31- New Year’s Eve Parties at Glasses Wine Bar, Alibi, Crystal Bay Casino, and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

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