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Shop Local & Win! Support North Lake Tahoe’s Shopping Scene this Holiday Season.

Last updated: September 2022

The holidays are just around the corner and we know many of you are craving getting outside, bundling up in a cozy sweater, and enjoying the crisp mountain air while shopping this holiday season – just like us! North Tahoe is the perfect place to indulge these holiday daydreams. And this year there is even more incentive to support local with the 2020 North Tahoe Shop & Win Scavenger Hunt!

The shores and mountains of the north shore don’t only offer outdoor adventures, they house the vibrant local businesses we love. North Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful year-round destinations in the world, with unique communities and friendly businesses offering you ways to bring holiday cheer to those near and dear to your heart.  So whether you are in search of stocking stuffers or gifts for your whole family, North Lake Tahoe shopping has it all. 

This year shopping in North Lake Tahoe will not only bring you delight with artisan crafts and expert advice to help you find the perfect gifts, but you’ll also be supporting and protecting the region’s local character which we hold so dear.

North Tahoe 2020 Shop & Win Holiday Shopping Contest

Want to make your holiday shopping more rewarding and a lot more fun this year? North Lake Tahoe and regional businesses have teamed up to bring you the free-to-play, North Tahoe Shop & Win Holiday Contest. Starting on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020, and continuing through the holiday break to January 3, 2021, you can shop local, support small businesses, get creative, and post to win!

North Lake Tahoe Holiday Shoppers are invited to download the free Goosechase App at any point during the contest to join in on the experience. Once you’ve got the app, join the North Tahoe Shop & Win contest, assemble your team (or head out solo), grab your masks and get your holiday gift lists ready – all while discovering exciting new corners of the region. With 100+ challenges, there will be lots of chances to win prizes. Each week, teams will be selected to win the weekly prizes and at the end of the contest, the team who racks up the most points will win the grand prize.

Remember, while you are out checking gifts off your holiday shopping list, be sure to research local guidelines before you head out, wear your mask and follow in-store capacity restrictions and physical distancing guidelines. Some stores encourage shopping reservations, so consider calling ahead if you’re looking for something in particular or purchase it over the phone and pick it up curbside. And remember to mask up and stay safe!

Gift Cards & Online Shopping

Is your dream shopping experience to shop in your robe and slippers? Not going to visit our area until next year, but you’d still like to support your favorite locally owned business while doing your holiday shopping this season?  No problem! North Lake Tahoe has you covered with all of your online shopping and gift card needs.  

Whether you want to spoil your family and friends with a relaxing spa visit, a day on the slopes at your favorite Tahoe resort, an escape to one of our lodging locations or a picturesque lakeside meal, our local businesses can help you out. By buying gift cards this year, you’ll allow your loved ones to shop local from the comfort of home or save their gifts for a future Tahoe trip, all while supporting business owners in your favorite corner of the world.

Or maybe you already have a specific gift in mind but can’t visit your favorite Tahoe shop in person? Many of our local businesses are offering online shopping.

Now that you’ve finished your holiday shopping you can go back to daydreaming about relaxing in our blue waters, hiking in our awe inspiring mountains and planning your next North Lake Tahoe vacation.

Why Shop North Lake Tahoe this Holiday Season?

Let’s spread some Tahoe Love this year by keeping our dollars in the local community. You’ll be reducing your (carbon) footprint by getting shopping done in one of our walkable shopping districts while saving both time and money on shipping costs and driving time. At the same time you’ll get to benefit and protect this special place and the people who call it home.

If you’re looking for a little more shopping inspiration, check out our Shop ‘til You Drop blog with more detailed info on shopping throughout the region or watch a few videos we’ve put together highlighting what the region has to offer. 

And we all know shopping can work up an appetite!  So if you’re hungry from a long afternoon, don’t forget to indulge your inner foodie and grab some takeout on your way home. Maybe even take it to your favorite al fresco spot to unwind with a view only Tahoe can provide. Our Takeout Tahoe Guide can help you choose between 150+ area restaurants offering to-go options.

Thank you for shopping with us and keeping this amazing North Tahoe community at the top of your mind and in your heart this holiday season!