Bring in 2013 with these New Year's Eve holiday activities, events, and shows in Reno and Sparks. Activities include parties at casinos and nightclubs across the Truckee Meadows, plus dining specials and fireworks at midnight in downtown Reno. If you are going to be up at Lake Tahoe, check out these Lake Tahoe New Year's activities for your partying pleasure.
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 at midnight for a spectacular fireworks display and fun street party to bring in 2013 with lots of big bangs. The fireworks street party centers around the Reno Arch and runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
New Year's Eve Events and Parties at Casinos and Restaurants
Rockin' the Dome Dance Party at the Silver Legacy - Count down to 2013 at the best party in Downtown Reno. We are Rockin' the Dome on New Year's Eve with live entertainment, dance parties, and a spectacular midnight countdown and fireworks show at midnight. The 21+ party starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $40. Admission gets you one drink, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. The Silver Legacy is at 407 N. Virginia Street in Reno.
Outside on Virginia Street, celebrate New Year's with the downtown Reno fireworks spectacular at midnight. Silver Legacy and other Reno casinos will be rocketing hundreds of pyrotechnics from the rooftops to ring in 2013.
New Year's Eve at the Eldorado - BuBinga Lounge will host a special New Year's Eve Midnight Masquerade featuring Roni Romance and DJ Dragon spinning well into the New Year. General admission is $35. The Brew Brothers New Year's Eve features The Crashers playing today's hits and DJ D.Rek rockin' the beats well into 2013. One $15 cover includes entry to The Brew Brothers and Roxy's Bar and Lounge and includes party favors plus a countdown and midnight shot. Roxy's Bar and Lounge mixes it up this New Year's Eve. Gil, Stam and Bobby play at the piano bar starting at 4:30 p.m., with DJ Freeze stepping in to turn it up into the wee hours of the morning. A $15 cover gets you party favors and midnight toast plus entry into The Brew Brothers. For a quieter evening, try Cin Cin Bar and Lounge, with no cover charge. The Eldorado is at 345 N. Virginia Street in Reno.
New Year's Eve at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks - The FIXX plays on New Year's Eve at the Nugget, starting at 10 p.m. There will be free entertainment, cash and free play, and restaurant specials throughout the casino. Enjoy two free champagne toasts, at 9 p.m. and midnight. Call (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 for details. The Nugget is at 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks.
New Year's Eve at the Peppermill Hotel Casino - The Peppermill will have two options to ring in the New Year. The Capri Ballroom Bash, from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., will feature an evening of dancing, mingling, cocktails and party favors. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online. Admission includes three drink tickets, party favors, and a champagne toast. On the casino floor, enjoy free champagne and music by Chocolate Martini in the Terrace Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. At midnight, there will be a big balloon drop and champagne toast infromt of the Cabaret Lounge. The Peppermill is at 2707 S. Virginia Street in Reno.
New Year's Eve at the Grand Sierra Resort - Hit the hottest New Years Eve party in Reno and join Grand Sierra for Frozen in Time: the celebration of all time in WET Ultra Lounge and Bar. Dress in costume from your favorite era – 50s sock hop, 30s flapper girl, 90s parachute pants, or whatever time you are frozen in. There will be prizes for the best dressed. Toast to the New Year with a casino - wide countdown, special New Years dining menus, and great cocktails. The Grand Sierra is at 2500 E. 2nd Street in Reno.
New Year's Eve at Harrah's Reno - Harrah's Reno, downtown next to the Reno Arch, is offering two New Year's Eve parties. At The State @ The Zone, there's no cover before 10 p.m., $10 after. The party will feature live music with AudioBoxx, party favors, dancers, and on-air personalities from Rock 104.5 FM. The Sapphire Lounge party starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover. This party will include a DJ playing the hits, go-go dancers, and drink specials. At midnight, step outside for the fireworks show.
New Year's Eve at Boomtown in Reno - Boomtown Casino Hotel will host a noon Year's Eve party starting at 11 a.m. You are invited to come enjoy champagne and dessert. On New Year's night, Rebekah Chase will be performing the most rocking hits around. The party features drinks, dancing, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a live band. Boomtown is next to I80, just west of Reno at exit 4. For more information, call (800) 648-3790.
New Year's Eve at The Knit - On New Year's Eve, the Knitting Factory will present NYE 2013 : Pandemonium with Chuck La Vida, H- Mazz, Ultraviolet Riot, DJ Kronyak, and DJ 530. The show is for 18+ and starts at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $200 and can be purchased online. Call (775) 323-5648 for information. The Knitting Factory is at 211 N. Virginia Street, just south of the Reno Arch.
New Year's Eve Party at Great Basin Brewing Company - Great Basin's annual New Year's Eve party / concert will be on two nights. On Sunday, December 30, Dead Winter Carpenters play with Moondog Matinee. Cover is $20. On New Year's Eve, Dead Winter Carpenters get down with Buster Blue for $30. Both shows are $40. The shows will be at Great Basin's original location at 846 Victorian Avenue in Sparks. For tickets and more information, call (775) 355-7711.
New Year's Eve at Campo Reno - Enjoy New Year's at Campo with a four course menu, champagne toast, party favors, live band and dancing. Dinner service starts at 8 p.m. and the cost is $125 per person excluding tax and tip. Campo is at 50 N. Sierra Street, on the ground floor of the Palladio condo building, facing the Truckee River. For reservations and more information, call (775) 737-9555.
New Year's Eve at The Wild River Grille in Reno - New Year's Eve at the Wild River Grille will feature a four course gourmet dinner and complimentary glass of champagne. There will be live music with Erika Paul Carlson in the River Room. Dinner is $65 per person (tax and gratuity not included), with seatings from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended - call (775) 284-7455. Wild River Grille is at 17 S. Virginia Street, on the Riverwalk next to the Truckee River.
Free New Year's Eve Safe Ride Home Program
Between 7 p.m. New Year's Eve and 2 a.m. New Year's Day, RTC will be offering free rides on RTC RIDE, RTC RAPID, and RTC RAPIDCONNECT around the Reno / Sparks area. Just hop on board - no ticket required. The 4th Street Station in Reno is at the corner of Lake and 4th Streets. RTC Centennial Plaza in Sparks is at the west end of Victorian Square in Sparks. Reno's downtown bus system, RTC SIERRA SPIRIT, is always free and will be running its regular schedule on New Year's Eve. Call (775) 348-RIDE (348-7433) for assistance and more information.
"Tipsy Tow" from AAA
AAA will be offering "Tipsy Tow" from 6 p.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Call (800) 222-4357 and tell the operator "I need a Tipsy Tow," and your vehicle will be towed up to 10 miles free of charge. You do not need to be a AAA member to use this service.