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New Year's Eve Holiday Activities Guide for Children and Families

New Year's Celebrations, Parties, and Activities


Happy New Year from Reno, Nevada

Happy New Year from Reno, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

If you aren't into the adults only scene, there are Reno New Year's Eve and holiday activities just for children, teens, and families. In addition to those included here, kids and teens are welcome at some of the other New Year's celebrations around Reno and at the New Year's celebrations at ski resorts up by Lake Tahoe.

New Year's Eve at Wild Island in Sparks

Wild Island Family Adventure Park will be having a New Year's Eve party for families that includes bowling, food, and passes to High Ballocity or Pirate Cove. For $80 per lane, you get unlimited bowling for two hours, free shoe rental, a large pizza and pitcher of soda, and two passes to either Pirates Cove or High Ballocity. Wild Island is at 250 Wild Island Court in Sparks. For more information, call (775) 359-2927.

New Year's Fireworks in Downtown Reno

Reno's New Year's fireworks show is sponsored by the downtown hotel casinos and the City of Reno. Be downtown by the Reno Arch at midnight for a spectacular fireworks display and fun street party.

Family New Year's Eve Party at Squaw Valley

Celebrate East Coast Toast at High Camp with a fabulous night on the mountain at Squaw Valley. This all-ages party includes a lavish buffet and begins at 6 p.m. A children's buffet will also be available. The Toast does not include a cable car ride to High Camp, but season passes and day tickets will work. You'll bring in the new year with a 9 p.m. East Coast New Year's champagne toast (sparkling apple cider for the children). Visit the website for prices. Reservations required. Email abarker@squaw.com to reserve your place. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.

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