There’s a lot more to Thanksgiving at Tahoe than just eating turkey.

With the fresh snowfall, there will be skiing and snow sports, but there’s also a host of events happening around the area. Check out some of these:

·         Holiday Jazz Festival at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe. Two Nights of Music – The Holiday Jazz Fest kicks off at the Hyatt on Friday evening, November 27th, with the musical stylings of Chris Botti. Saturday evening, November 28th, features Boney James. Saxophonist, producer and songwriter. Doors open each evening at 7:00 p.m. and live entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m. For tickets, visit http://www.omegaevents.com/jazzathyatt/ or call the Hyatt at 775 832 1234.

·         Warren Miller’s “Dynasty” Lake Tahoe premier, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, at the Crystal Bay Club. For tickets, www.crystalbaycasino.com.

·         Tahoe Player’s present a performance of Disney’s “101 Dalmations” at 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 29 and 30, at the Cal-Neva Resort. Email for more info, tahoeplayerstix@gmail.com

·         Brickeltown Christmas. Spend your Friday afternoons enjoying holiday music, carolers and other events in downtown Trucke..

Then, if you just love Christmas trees and that magical moment when they are lit and all aglow, here’s a list of community Christmas tree lighting celebrations.

Nov. 25 – 5:30 p.m. at the Cal-Neva Resort, Crystal Bay.

Nov. 27 – 5-8 p.m. Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley.  Olympian Peggy Fleming will be on hand for this one that also unveils the Resort’s famous Gingerbread Village.

Nov. 28 – 5 to 8 p.m. Tahoe Donner.

Dec. 2 – 7 p.m.  Incline Village Community Tree Lighting at the Chateau.

Dec. 3 – 4 p.m. at Patterson Hall at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village.

Dec. 5 – Tahoe City tree lighting at Heritage Plaza, downtown.

After seeing all these trees decorated, perhaps it’s time to put your Christmas tree at home.