Families looking to catch up with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the holiday season can do so at several Lake Tahoe Resorts. The jolly man in red visits most resorts to spend time with the children. We aren't sure how he can be at several resorts at once, but recommend not telling the kids. Here's a few places in Tahoe where you can chase down Santa:
Santa roams around the Village at Squaw Valley USA to talk with kids Dec. 18-24. They can catch him to whisper holiday wishes in his ear daily from noon to 4 p.m. Carolers also fill the air with holiday music throughout the Village every afternoon, starting at 2 or 3 p.m. Families can also enjoy a torchlight parade that lights up the sky Dec. 24. Santa and his elf will ski Dec. 22-25, and kids can participate in a stockiing scavenger hunt on Dec. 26.
Northstar-at-Tahoe welcomes Santa Claus daily between noon and 2:30 p.m., Dec.18-24. He visits the shops in the Village at Northstar handing out candy for the kids. Children can write a letter to Santa in participating stores, with the letters delivered in time for Christmas. The Village also features live music from 2-5 p.m. on the Village Stage, and ice skating is available daily.
Santa also stops at Diamond Peak. He will visit the resort's new base lodge 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, Dec. 23-25.
Multiple Santas hit the slopes of Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe last Saturday in preparation for Reno's Santa Pub Crawl. Santa will reappear Dec. 22-24 at the resort, but you'll have to chase him down on skis.
The jolly man of Christmas tethers his sleigh at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort while he naps in preparation for the big night, but doesn't make a personal appearance. Kids can hop in the sleigh for a picture at Blizzard Mountain, a special festive kid zone. It has a Christmas tree, and kids can chat with a polar bear. Activities include sack races and building a snowman. Blizzard Mountain opens at 2 p.m., Dec. 23-24. Kids can also decorate their own holiday ornament in the Aspen Café starting at 3 p.m.