Lake Tahoe New Year's Eve Holiday Activities Guide

Celebrations & Parties Bring in 2015 Around Lake Tahoe

New Year's fireworks at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.
••• New Year's fireworks at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Stan White

Bring in 2015 in the Lake Tahoe area 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 - The New Year's party at Mt. Rose this year is also a 50th anniversary celebration for the ski area.

Events will take place at the resort's Main Lodge. Live music will start at 3 p.m. At 4:45 p.m., the Falcon Kids Torch Light Parade will wind down the mountain. A big fireworks show will fill the sky at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact Mt. Rose at (775) 849-0704.

Family Dinner & East Coast Toast at Squaw Valley High Camp - Families can ring in the New Year at Squaw Valley with a family-friendly dinner and East Coast midnight toast at High Camp. This all-ages party includes dinner and begins at 6 p.m. 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) and fireworks. Visit the website for prices. Reservations required. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.

New Year's Eve in Olympic House at Squaw Valley - After enjoying the fireworks show (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). Cover is $10, which includes live music, DJs, and five bars.

Heavenly Holidays New Year Celebration - Ring in the New Year at Heavenly Village, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will include world-class music, games, fireworks, and the world's only Gondola Ball Drop.

Entertainment includes an outdoor concert, ice sculpting performances, fire dancers, a photo booth, and face painting. The party continues into the night at one of the many casino nightclubs. Call (800) 587-4430 for more information.

The Snowglobe Music Fest will also be happening during New Year's at Heavenly. Enjoy music and mountains from December 29 through 31, 2014. Ticket information is available online. For everything else, check the SnowGlobe website.

New Year's Eve Fire & Ice Celebration at Northstar California - Come ring in the New Year at Northstar California with our annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration - its fun for all ages! There will be a DJ, live music by Petty Theft -San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a spectacular Fireworks show, s’mores, drink specials, face painting, shopping, dining, ice skating and more. Activities start at 12 noon and go until the fireworks show at 9 p.m. For details, visit the website or call (530) 562-1330.

New Year's Eve Fireworks and Torchlight Parade at Kirkwood - Ring in the New Year with an evening of fun at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. They will be hosting their famous Kirkwood Torchligt Parade, down a to-be-determined run on the frontside, followed by a spectacular fireworks display viewable from the Village Plaza area.

For details, visit the website or call (209) 258-6000

More New Year's Eve Party Fun Around Lake Tahoe

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 DJ Miles Medina. This an adults-only evening, featuring go-go dancers, body painting, party favors, and more. The celebration begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance, $75 week of the event. 

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 2015. The after party will feature Mark Sexton Band. 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 Fireworks in Downtown Reno

If you are in Reno for New Year's Eve, come to the 2014 - 2015 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.

Whitney Peak Hotel, located next to the Reno Arch, will have a package deal for New Year's Eve partiers. The package ($250) for two features a deluxe room with scenic views, a full-course dinner with a glass of champagne in Heritage Restaurant, complimentary bottle of champagne, and two tickets to the Apple Z show in Cargo. For reservations and more information, call (775) 398-5400.

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