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Lake Tahoe New Year's Eve Holiday Activities Guide

Celebrations & Parties Bring in 2014 Around Lake Tahoe

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New Year's fireworks at Mt. Rose.

Photo © Stan White

Bring in 2014 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

New Year's Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Mt. Rose - There will be no New Year's celebration at Mt. Rose this year. I was just informed about this and apologize for not being able to get the word out sooner.

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.

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 2014 with a bang. This is a 21+ celebration (ID required).

A Heavenly New Year Celebration - Ring in the New Year with Heavenly during Heavenly's New Year's Eve celebration. Come for an evening packed with world-class entertainment, interactive games, fireworks show, and the world's only "Gondola Ball Drop." Activities get started at 6 p.m. Entertainment includes an outdoor concert, an ice sculpting performance by Fear No Ice, Fire Groove fire dancers and KRLT's Steve Harness as MC. Throughout the Village there will be ice sculptures, a photo booth, snowboard simulator and face painting. Call (800) 587-4430 for more information.

New Year's Eve at Northstar California - Come ring in the New Year at Northstar with our annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration - fun for all ages! There will be a DJ, live music by the Killer Queens, an all-female Queen tribute band, a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m., s'mores, drink specials, face painting, shopping, dining, ice skating and more. Activities start at 12 noon. 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. For details, call (209) 258-6000

More New Year's Eve Party Fun Around Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe SnowGlobe Music Festival - December 29 - 31, 2013. This will be the third annual SnowGlobe Music Festival. For three days, the festival will rock Lake Tahoe's South Shore, offering shows by world-class musicians, including Kaskade, Cut Copy, Snoop Dogg, Zeds Dead, Beats Antique, Gramatik, Dillon Francis, Claude Vonstroke, Holly Ghost!, and Killparis, to name a few. More than forty-five acts will perform throughout the weekend, helping ring in an unbeatable New Year's Eve celebration. Ticket information is available online. 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 2014. The after party will feature The Fox Street Allstars. 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 for one price - Blu Nightclub, Opal Ultra Lounge, and the Convention Center featuring live music by San Francisco's number one party band Glam Cobra. 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) 829-7630.

New Year's Eve at Harrah's Lake Tahoe - PEEK Nightclub will be throwing a New Year's Golden Dreams Party, featuring the electro-house duo of DJs From Mars, one of the biggest names in the mash-up scene. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call (775) 586-6705 for booth and bottle service reservations.

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 family dining and an adults-only party 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.

Keep going for more New Year's Eve activities in Reno and New Year's activities for kids, teens, and families.

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