Sparkling lights and glittering ornaments ignite “oohs” and “ahhs” as Tenaya decks the halls at the grand tree lighting ceremony on November 25. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting is set for 6:45 p.m.

While munching cookies, sipping cocoa and rubbing elbows with Santa; guests can marvel as the lodge’s towering, 35-foot tree is set aglow and the lobby is transformed into a cheery holiday haven.

Staying true to green sensibilities, Tenaya’s tree is not only the biggest in Central California, it’s sustainably harvested, too. The lodge just “tops off” a Douglas Fir each year so the rest of the tree can continue to grow healthily for years to come.