2016 Thanksgiving in Truckee
Fall is a wonderful time in Truckee-Tahoe. Great weather, beautiful scenery as always, lots of things to do, and of course Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, November 24. This special day is a wonderful one to spend time with friends and family, have a special meal, and enjoy good cheer in safety. With this and the fall season in mind, we’ve put together a list of things you may want to add to your “to do” list when spending Thanksgiving in Truckee…
If you are a foodie, or simply love to go out and dine, here are some local choices for you:
- The Cedar House Sport Hotel’s Stella has an average rating in TripAdvisor of 4.5/5. Of their current reviews, 90 are Excellent, and 20 Very Good. Please check their Event Calendar for possible specials or classes.
- The Chart House in Lake Tahoe is perched on a hill overlooking the lake. Amazing sunsets, great food, a modern dining room, and consistently high ratings.
- Who has the motto: “Ski, Eat, Drink, Sleep, Repeat”? Well, that would be 22 Bistro in Squaw Valley! Thanksgiving is a perfect time of year to visit, and they post their winter menu so you can check out what you like in advance.
Many of us are outdoor-oriented. The chance to hit the slopes, hills, or trails is ever-present and we look forward to a change of seasons. The following events and venues may interest you as Thanksgiving nears:
- Auburn Ski Club presents its 40th Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot & Mashed Potato Mile on Sunday, November 5. Just in time to allow you to ‘recover’ your figure before you indulge later on in the month. It’s a beautiful 7-mile trek around the lake! Walkers can start out on the trek at 9:30 a.m., the Mile starts at 10, and the Trot itself at 10:30 a.m. The prices are right: for the Trot, $25 in advance, or $40 the day of. For the Mile, $15 in advance for Adults, and $30 the day of. Prices for Juniors (18 or under) are even less.
- Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows opens the day before Thanksgiving; on November 23, weather permitting. You can check their full event listings here, which include a great $69 “Learn to Ski & Ride Special” in December.
- Need to walk off a few calories after Thanksgiving Day? You can, and you can support our small businesses when you do. Truckee’s Small Business Saturday takes place this year on Saturday, November 29. Activities get underway at 6 a.m. To find out more about this annual community event, please click here.
Would you like to give something back to your community; to pay it forward? Thanksgiving can be a lonely time for some, and for others, a simple wish that they have something to celebrate. Truckee has many not-for-profits you could either donate to, or help out in some other way, such as putting in a little of your time. Here are a few:
- Arts for the Schools. This nonprofit believes “access and exposure to the arts is essential for all.” They offer arts education for children, and for communities.
- Family Resource Center of Truckee. The mission of this non-profit is to “promote social and economic success in our community…”. Their motto: “Building community one family at a time.”
- Give Back Tahoe. This umbrella organization provides numerous links and resources to allow you to choose which opportunities work for you best. You’ll find out about most of our regional nonprofits on this website.
- High Fives Foundation. Their great mission is a multifaceted one, helping the many. As they say on their website, “Instead of healthcare, we provide human care”.
- Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Connecting “people and opportunities”, this umbrella group works with donors, various nonprofits, and communities to build philanthropy in North Tahoe.
Fall is a great time of year in Truckee-Tahoe; our community. Enjoy it in safety, health, and thanks.
This list was accurate at the time of publication; please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.