Bring in 2013 up at Lake Tahoe with these New Year's Eve holiday activities, events, shows, and fireworks. Many of these are kid-friendly, so bring the whole family to Lake Tahoe for New Year's fun.
New Year's Eve Events, Parties, and Fireworks at Lake Tahoe Ski Areas
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.
New Year's Eve in Olympic House at Squaw Valley - After enjoying the fireworks show at 9 p.m. (best viewed from the KT Base Bar), get over to the Olympic House for a New Year's Eve party and bring in 2013 with a bang. Music will include NVO at the Olympic Plaza Bar and DJ Mancub at Bar One. This is a 21+ celebration (ID required) with a $10 cover.
New Year's Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Mt. Rose - Start the New Year off right with an extended day at Mt. Rose. Enjoy a torchlight parade, food, drinks, fire pits, and an early fireworks show before continuing your festivities down the hill. The party will be at Winters Creek Lodge on the Slide Bowl side of the resort. Music on the deck starts at 3 p.m. The torchlight parade will be at 5:15 p.m. and the fireworks will launch at 5:25 p.m. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is at 22222 Mt. Rose Hwy.
A Heavenly New Year Celebration - Ring in the New Year at Heavenly (South Lake Tahoe) during the celebration at the Heavenly Village. This will be one of the best family-friendly celebrations at Lake Tahoe. Activities get started at 6 p.m. and will include an ice sculpting performance, New Year's concert, gondola ball drop to bring in 2013, and a fireworks spectacular starting at 9 p.m. Call (800) 587-4430 for more information.
New Year's Eve at Northstar California - Ring in the New Year at The Village at Northstar during the annual Fire & Ice New Year's Eve Celebration, a party with guaranteed fun for all ages. Events start at 12 noon and will include a DJ, live music by Livin' on a Prayer - A Bon Jovi Tribute, a spectacular fireworks show lighting off at 9 p.m., smores, drink specials, shopping, dining, ice skating and more. For details, visit the website or call (530) 562-1330.
New Year's Eve Fireworks and Torchlight Parade at Kirkwood - Come to Kirkwood as the resort ushers in the New Year with fireworks, a torchlight parade, fire dancers, aerial artists, and an adult party at Red Cliffs. This celebration will be extra big as it also celebrates Kirkwood's 40th birthday. For details, call (209) 258-6000
More New Year's Eve Party Fun Around Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe SnowGlobe Music Festival - December 29 - 31. This will be the second annual SnowGlobe Music Festival. For three days, the festival will rock Lake Tahoe's South Shore, offering shows by world-class musicians, including Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo, Beats Antique, Big Gigantic, Laidback Luke, MiMosa, Madeon, Gramatik, and Polica, to name a few. More than forty-five acts will perform throughout the weekend, helping ring in an unbeatable New Year's Eve celebration. For ticket information, call (888) 512-SHOW. For everything else, check the SnowGlobe website.
New Year's Eve at The Crystal Bay Club - The Jackie Greene Band will be rocking the Crystal Bay Club Crown Room to bring in 2013. The after party will feature Gino Matteo. Regular tickets are $45, booth seats are $65. The Crystal Bay Club is at 14 Nevada State Highway 28 in Crystal Bay. That's west of Incline Village, near the California state line. For information, call (775) 831-0512.
New Year's Eve at Montbleu - The Montbleu Resort Casino in South Lake Tahoe is having a New Year's Eve bash that includes three party zones - Blu Nightclub, Opal Ultra Lounge, and the Convention Center featuring live music by Pop Fiction. This an adults-only evening, featuring go-go dancers, body painting, party favors, and DJs playing lots of music. The celebration begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance, $75 at the door. Tickets are available online or by calling (888) 828-7630.
New Year's Eve at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe - The Ritz-Carlton is located on the mountain at Northstar. On New Year's Eve, there will be numerous choices for dining and a party in the Manzanita restaurant and bar to bring in the New Year. As you might suspect, none of this is for the budget minded. For reservations or more information, call (530) 562-3000.
New Year's Fireworks in Downtown Reno
If you are in Reno for New Year's Eve, come to the 2012 Reno New Year's fireworks show. There is great viewing from Virginia Street by the Reno Arch. The show is sponsored by the downtown hotel casinos and the City of Reno. Be downtown at midnight for this spectacular fireworks display and fun street party.