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 two part New Year's Eve party for families. The first bash will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., corresponding to midnight on the east coast (9 p.m. local time). The second will run from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. For $80 per lane, you get unlimited bowling, 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, but discounted tickets are available at $22 for adults and $11 for kids 12 and under. 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). Tickets are $59 adults, $39 kids 12 and under. Reservations required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.
Kids Night Out... Parents Night In
Saturday, December 15 - Kids Night Out...Parents Night In gives parents the opportunity to enjoy an evening of shopping or whatever, knowing their children are having fun in a safe, supervised environment at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd. in Sparks. Activities will include a fun assortment of swimming, games, and pizza. The event is for kids ages 7 to 12 and goes from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The fee is $12 per child ($10 for Sparks residents). For more information, call (775) 353-2385.