Northern Lights Festival Returns to North Lake Tahoe - Over 30 Events!

The Northern Lights festival is returning in full force in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, NV November 29 – December 31, 2018.  Over thirty events are on tap with highlights that include

Santa Crawl

A comprehensive list of events can be viewed at

“The original Northern Lights festival was held for several years back in the early ’90s to boost tourism in early December,” said Mike Young, president of the Incline Community Business Association (ICBA). “We brought the festival back to light last year.  It was such a great success that we’re making it an annual event for all to enjoy.”

A group of local business owners is volunteering their time to collaboratively promote annual events that occur during this timeframe to boost local event attendance as well as attract tourists during this traditionally slow time of the year.  Many of the local lodging agencies in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, NV are offering pre-holiday rates.

“We have already received incredible support from our local businesses,” said Young. “The Incline Community Business Association, Travel Nevada, NV Energy, and the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau (IVCBVCB) are our key partners to date. Their financial contributions will be invested in out of market promotion to help build business in town.”

According to Young, the festival committee is encouraging local businesses to get involved by hosting holiday-themed events and decorating their establishments with white lights and holiday décor. The committee plans to add additional lighted wreathes along NV Highway 28 from the east side of Incline Village, NV to the west end of Crystal Bay, NV.

Selected events and locations will provide the opportunity for participants to donate an unwrapped gift or non-perishable food that will be donated to local non-profit organizations.

The Northern Lights volunteer steering committee includes Mike Young of the ICBA, Andy Chapman and Greg Long from the IVCBVCB, Blane Johnson of Sun Bear Realty and Property Management, IVGID representative Misty Moga, Tim Sicocan from the Tahoe Biltmore, Lee Weber Koch with Weber & Associates, and local resident Linda Offerdahl.

For more information about the events and how to get involved, contact the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau at (800) GO TAHOE (468-2463) or stop by the Visitors Center at 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village, NV.