The third annual Hospitality Holidays event is at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. It will feature more than 40 local artisans and vendors for holiday shopping.

Shoppers can enter to win two ski lift tickets to 10 local ski areas the night of the event via two drawings in the “Show Your Love — Shop Local” contest by picking up a contest card at the door of the event and getting the card stickered by those vendors after completing a purchase of at least $25. Shoppers with eight stickers the night of the event will be entered to win the lift tickets.

There will be fun for the entire family, including free photos with Santa, children’s face painting, sleigh rides and music. There will also be complimentary food tastings and $5 drinks from the bar.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for prizes including items from each vendor, overnight hotel stays, restaurant gift cards and more. Contest cards may also be entered into the Shop Local Holiday Contest drawing for the seven-night accommodation package in Acapulco, St. Maarten, Spain or Orlando and a $300 cash prize. The drawing will be held Jan. 15, 2016.

The contest was designed to support local businesses, reduce the carbon footprint of locals traveling outside of their community to shop and protect the region’s local character. For a full list of vendors, visit the “Shop North Tahoe & Truckee” Facebook page.

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