The Village at Northstar offers a classic alpine village experience unlike any other in the state of California. Sitting at the base of the ski hill at Northstar, the Village offers a warm welcome to all residents and guests. There are seven townhome buildings located within the Village, each containing a fine grouping of residences. On the ground floor of each building can be found a hand-picked selection of retail shops and restaurants while two of the buildings have ground-level recreational facilities. During the holiday season, once the tree-lighting ceremony has concluded, the Village is turned into a virtual winter wonderland with roaring fire pits, hot cocoa and s'mores roasting, an ice-skating rink, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and even the occasional Santa sighting. There is fun and festivity to be had throughout the year, however, as families and friends gather here to experience their quintessential mountain escape.