You’ll want a big memory card in your camera when your family visits this Lake Tahoe resort, because starting November 24, a mountain of holiday activities sets the stage for idyllic family pics. 

Every Saturday, Santa hangs out in the village to hear kids’ holiday wishes and pose for photos. Carolers fill the air with song: On select days from 2 to 4 p.m., merry songsters wander through the village and perform renditions of Christmas classics. Kids roast marshmallows and make s’mores at the KT Base Bar firepits on afternoons just before and after the holiday. Santa cruises the slopes on December 22 through 24 (you can even join him for a holiday Dawn Patrol). And on December 26, he hides stockings around the resort: Find one, and you can win candy, discount coupons, even a voucher for a free lift ticket. Be sure to save some energy for ice skating. Squaw’s rink at High Camp, located among the snowy peaks at 8,200 feet, offers stupendous views of the winter-clad Sierra.

Stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek, and you get even more holiday cheer. On November 23, skiers Jonny Moseley and Amie Engerbretson unveil the Resort’s giant gingerbread village and host the grand tree lighting ceremony. Santa also rolls in for the fun, riding on a red fire engine. Subsequent days include breakfast with Santa, holiday concerts, caroling, children's holiday crafts, an ice carving demonstration, Menorah lighting, winter wonderland stories with Mrs. Claus, moonlight snowshoe tours, snowman making contests, elf tuck-ins, movies for the kids and ski film movie nights in Sandy's Pub. The only place likely to provide more holiday spirit is Santa’s own workshop. Click here for more information.