New Years at Lake Tahoe 2013 Official Events Guide

New Years at Lake Tahoe

This is your New Years at Lake Tahoe official events guide with all the happenings around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Bring in the 2013 New Year with fantastic events, superstar shows, brilliant fireworks displays, and other family friendly or 21+ holiday activities. The whole family will enjoy this one-of-a-kind Lake Tahoe celebration!

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North Lake Tahoe New Years Events Schedule

Family New Year’s Eve Party at Squaw Valley
Where: Squaw Valley High Camp
When: Dec. 31 at 6:00 PM
Cost: $59 adults, $39 kids 12 and under (cable car tickets sold separately)
Contact: or (800) 403-0206
The party kicks off with a starry-night cable car ride that leads to a delicious buffet dinner on the mountain. Enjoy music and dancing, and an East Coast New Year’s Eve champagne and sparkling cider toast. Then, you are invited to ride back down to the Village for a spectacular 9:00 PM fireworks display.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Squaw Valley’s Olympic House
Where: Squaw Valley’s Olympic House
When: Dec. 31 at 5:00 PM
Cost: $10 at the door (cash and valid ID only)
Contact: (800) 403-0206
Anyone over 21 years old will want to bring in the New Year at what could be the biggest party on the North Shore! Squaw Valley’s Olympic House will be rockin’ with 2 DJs and a live band. The party will span all five watering holes in the lodge, and there will be a fireworks display in the Village at 9:30 PM.

Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration at Northstar California
Where: The Village at Northstar
When: Dec. 31 at 12:00 PM
Contact: (530) 562-1330
Fun for all ages, the annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration starts off with DJ Fidital on the Village Stage by the Ice Skating Park. The whole family will love the Ripperroo Parade at 4:45 PM. At 7:00 is the spectacular music performance “Livin’ on a Prayer – A Bon Jovi Tribute,” which was voted Best Tribute Show by Las Vegas Entertainment. The Fireworks Spectacular starts at 9:00, followed by an encore performance by the band of hits from the 1980s.

Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party in the Village at Northstar Resort
Where: Villager Candle Shop, Pottery Painting & More
When: Dec. 31 at 6:00 PM
Cost: $30
Contact: (530) 562-8884
This is a New Year’s Eve party that is geared especially for kids. Make a festive New Year’s Eve mask, munch on some snacks and drinks, and most of all have fun (all included in the ticket price). Additionally, you get to choose between making a candle, painting pottery, making a mosaic, or stuffing a bear.

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Mt. Rose
Where: Winters Creek Lodge, 22222 Mt. Rose Hwy, Reno NV
When: Dec. 31 at 5:15 PM
Cost: standard ticket rates apply
Contact: (800) SKI-ROSE or (775) 849-0704
Spend the whole day skiing or snowboarding and then enjoy a torchlight parade down Slide Bowl, which ends with and magnificent fireworks display. There will be yummy food and drinks, plus fire pits to warm your hands. Winters Creek Lodge offers an ideal party setting on the Slide Bowl side of the resort.

New Year’s Eve at the Crystal Bay Club
Where: Crown Room at the Crystal Bay Club
When: Dec. 31 at 10:00 PM
Cost: $45
Contact: (775) 833-6333
Considered by some as the “Epicenter of Lake Tahoe Entertainment,” Crystal Bay Club offers you the chance to spend your New Year’s Eve rockin’ out with the Jackie Green Band in the world famous Crown Room. If that isn’t enough, head to the After Party with Gino Matteo.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Manzanita Restaurant and Bar
Where: 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee CA
When: Dec. 31 from 8:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Cost: $200 per person
Contact: (530) 562-3000
The New Year’s Eve Celebration in Manzanita is an exclusive affair featuring a four-course prix fixe tasting menu and a bubbly toast. There will be music, dancing and party favors for guests.

Family Buffet at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Where: 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee CA
When: Dec. 31 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $95 adults, $35 kids ages 4–10 yrs.
Contact: (530) 562-3000
The whole family can take part in this delicious buffet. This exclusive event features seasonal foods to delight the palette and invigorate the senses.

Lone Eagle Grille New Year’s Eve BASH!
Where: 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village NV
When: Dec. 31, 5:30 PM
Cost: open to public, or $100 per person for 3-course dinner service
Contact: (775) 886-6899
The Lone Eagle Grille offers a classy celebration of the New Year with your choice of an à la carte dinner service or an exclusive three-course dinner service. The lounge will be open to the public all night with a limited menu, plus music by specialty DJ Jeff Jones, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

South Lake Tahoe New Years Events Schedule

Lake Tahoe SnowGlobe 3-Day Music Festival
Where: Lake Tahoe Community College Campus in South Lake Tahoe
When: December 29 – 31
Contact: (888) 512-SHOW
Let the SnowGlobe Music Festival rock your world for three-days straight! There will be three main stages vibrating with the beats of world-class musicians, including Deadmau5, Wiz Khalifa, Chromeo, Beats Antique, Big Gigantic, and more than 35 other great artists. The festival ends with the SnowGlobe Official After Party Circuit providing another unforgettable New Year’s Eve line-up!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, and Kirkwood’s 40th Birthday Celebration
Where: Kirkwood Mountain Resort
When: Dec. 31
Contact: (855) 853-4441
Enjoy the annual torchlight parade, stunning fireworks, fire dancers and aerial performers, and music with DJ Berkman. Head to the After Party at Red Cliffs to experience DJ SMüRKO, go-go dancers and a light show.

Three New Year’s Eve Parties at MontBleu
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
When: Dec. 31 at 8:00 PM
Cost: $55 (advance tickets)
Contact: (775) 588-3515
Ring in the New Year MontBleu style with three parties for the price of one! Choose the Blu Nightclub, Opal Ultra Lounge, or the Convention Center. There will be go-go dancers, body painting, party favors, and live music by Pop Fiction.

A Heavenly New Year Celebration
Where: Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe
When: Dec. 31 at 3:00 PM
Contact: (800) 587-4430
Bring the whole family to Heavenly Village for fun and games for all ages. Check out the ice sculpting performance, rock out at the New Year’s Concert, participate in the unique gondola ball drop, and top the night off with a fantastic fireworks display.

Reno Nevada New Years Celebration

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Downtown Reno
Where: Downtown Reno, NV
When: Dec. 31 at Midnight
Contact: (800) 648-5966 (Eldorado Hotel Casino)
You won’t want to miss cheering in the New Year in downtown Reno as the magnificent fireworks display sets the city aglow! This 15-minute, non-stop fireworks show is attended by thousands of revelers every year. Hundreds of fireworks are strategically shot off from four different roof levels, giving everyone in the crowd the best view possible! The event is sponsored by a number of downtown Reno hotel/casinos, including the Eldorado Hotel Casino.


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