Christmas in California: Top Places to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Lake Tahoe

For all you cold-weather, log cabin-loving traditionalists out there, Tahoe is the perfect place to spend a California Christmas.

Christmas Activities in Tahoe

Aside from skiing, Lake Tahoe has plenty of fun wintry activities to enjoy. The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, offers gingerbread-making classes, daily live music, and visits from Santa.

Nevada City

An hour north of Sacramento, this Northern California town goes full festive spirit for the month of December.

Christmas Activities in Nevada City

Nevada City is the perfect setting for a romantic California Christmas break with its Victorian architecture, hilly street, and authentic gas lamps.


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