SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

November 05, 2013 15:29 ET

Events at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Make the Holiday Season Merry and Bright

From Gingerbread Houses to a Tree Lighting, the Lake Tahoe Resort Offers Plenty of Ways to Usher in the Holidays

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - Getting into the seasonal spirit happens any number of ways. From crafting ornaments to experimenting with hot chocolate recipes, the options seem as endless as the forest of pine trees stretching up the Sierras. And while individuals may select a handful of ways to mark the season, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe takes a more comprehensive approach. Its upcoming calendar of events suggests that, at this Lake Tahoe family resort, there are never too many ways to celebrate together.

This year, guests and the local community can anticipate the following schedule:

Annual TreeLighting Celebration
December 7, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Resort guests and community members can enjoy a festive start to the season at this fourth-annual treelighting celebration. Attendees arrive at the Living Room to partake in s'mores with the Marshmologist, sip hot chocolate, decorate cookies, craft ornaments and enjoy holiday performances by the children of the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Expedition Academy. The event is complimentary and a great way to introduce guests to the resort.

Gingerbread Workshop
Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21; 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Under the expert tutelage of a Ritz-Carlton pastry chef, families can convene at the Lake Tahoe Resort to experience the magic of creating a personalized gingerbread house that even Santa would be proud to call his own. $125 per family

Chocolate Decadence
Daily from December 20 through 31; 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Guests can sample the world's favorite food in two of its finest forms at Café Blue. They can enhance the North Lake Tahoe resort's signature hot chocolate with whipped cream, house-made marshmallows, peppermint bark and more. Or they can pair rich, creamy melted chocolate with an assortment of specialty fruits and pastries.

Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25; 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Visitors can break bread over the holidays with friends and family in Manzanita, where the prix-fixe menu developed by Chef de Cuisine Jeremy Grossman combines traditional favorites with creative touches. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. $95 adults, $130 with wine pairings

Holiday Buffet
Wednesday, December 25; 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Guests can indulge in a lavish buffet featuring an array of seasonal favorites within The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Advance reservations are required. $95 adults, $35 children (ages 4 to 10)

Family Movie Night
Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28; 7:00 p.m.
Family movies provide one tempting reason for guests to leave their luxurious suites. Families can settle in at The Pines Ballroom during these complimentary events and get swept away by the magic of the silver screen.

Kids' Crafts & Creations
Daily from December 26 through December 30; 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
From designing picture frames to decorating cookies, each day welcomes a new activity to inspire family-friendly creativity at the Kids Crafts & Creations Workshop. These complimentary projects enhance the resort's Ritz Kids program, which provides year-round enrichment specially designed for the pint-sized guest.

New Year's Eve Celebration
Tuesday, December 31; 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Guests ages 21 and over experience the excitement of the New Year amid the elegance of a five-course prix-fixe menu in Manzanita, as well as with music, dancing, party favors and, of course, a glass of bubbly to make the first toast of the year. Advance reservations are required. $200 per person

New Year's Eve Family Buffet
Tuesday, December 31; 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Visitors can ring in the New Year with those they love most during this family-friendly evening. The night begins with a sumptuous buffet in The Ballroom where culinary delights get the New Year started right. After dinner, guests can visit the Village at Northstar for live music, ice skating and a breathtaking fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required. $95 adults, $35 children (ages 4 to 10)

All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333. To make a reservation at Manzanita please contact 530-562-3050.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first Forbes Four-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe area and the newest resort to be built in the region in decades. The 170-room resort, nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California is a contemporary mountain retreat featuring slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services for golfing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Manzanita, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe's signature restaurant, features seasonally-inspired California cuisine with a regional mountain resort influence. The Highlands Spa is a 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods. Guests will also enjoy preferred tee times and access to Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing Golf Courses in the nearby historic town of Truckee. An inter-mountain gondola connects guests between the nearby Village at Northstar and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort, situated a short 10-minute drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The year-round destination resort includes 170 guest rooms and 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 83 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robin Penning
    Communications Manager
    Email: Email Contact

    13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct.
    Truckee, CA 96161
    Phone: 530-562-3018