Let the holiday spirit light up in you with the lighting of the Holiday Tree in Kings Beach. This Lake Tahoe annual event is usually held on a Friday in early December and brings together adults and children alike for an evening of music, festive snacks and holiday cheer. Held on Kings Beach in the North Tahoe Event Center, the tree-lighting ceremony welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus, who offer photo opportunities. Snag scrumptious-looking gingerbread men at the cookie swap. Cradle in your hands warm mugs of hot cocoa or freshly made soup. Bring home a holiday creation you make at the craft station. Enjoy musical performances by the North Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club, the North Tahoe Jazz Band and Tahoe Expedition Academy, who will spread Christmas cheer with their seasonal tunes. It’s a fun way to get into the spirit of the season while enjoying the company of the North Shore community.