From fireworks over downtown Reno to entire days dedicated to celebrating on the slopes of one of the areas many ski resorts, the Lake Tahoe region of Nevada and California offers up plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve and Day as we transition from 2017 to 2018.
No matter where you're traveling in the area this winter season, there's sure to be plenty of exciting ways to spend time with family and friends as you reminisce about the events and life choices made in the previous year.
Bring in 2018 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.
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The New Year's party at Mt. Rose this year features events that take place at the resort's Main Lodge, with live music starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by a closeout fireworks show to fill the sky starting at 5:45 p.m. For more information about acts that will be performing for this fun-filled day of skiing adventures, visit the official website listed above.
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The Squaw Valley High Camp will ring in the New Year with a family-friendly dinner and East Coast midnight toast at High Camp. This all-ages party includes dinner and begins at 6:00 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 9:00 p.m. East Coast New Year's champagne toast (sparkling apple cider for the children) and fireworks followed immediately afterward by the Squaw Valley Prom (detailed below). Visit the website for prices and reservations.
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After enjoying the fireworks show (best viewed from the KT Base Bar), get over to the Olympic Village Lodge for a New Year's Eve party to bring in 2018 with a bang. This "Great Gatsby" themed event features two Tahoe-area DJs spinning from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. so you can dance out the old year and start the new year off on the right foot. Proceeds from this benefit prom go to support the High Fives Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for winter sports athletes who have injured themselves in pursuit of their professional careers.
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Ring in the New Year at Heavenly Village, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on December 31. 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.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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The annual Snowglobe Music Fest will take place on the newly renovated Community Play Field on The Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) campus in South Lake Tahoe. Here, guests can enjoy electronic music amongst mountain vistas from December 29 through 31, 2017. Ticket information is available online at the official SnowGlobe website.
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Come ring in the New Year at Northstar California with the annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration. It is fun for all ages. There will be a DJ, live music by local artists, 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.
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Ring in the New Year with an evening of fun at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, which will be hosting their famous Kirkwood Torchlight Parade, down a to-be-determined run on the front-side, followed by a spectacular fireworks display viewable from the Village Plaza area. For details and reservations, visit the website.
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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). This an adults-only evening, featuring go-go dancers, body painting, party favors, and more. The celebration begins at 8:00 p.m. and requires you to purchase tickets from the official site (linked above) in advance.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Leftover Salmon and special guests Dead Winter Carpenters will rock out the second-to-last day of 2017 before handing over the decks to The Mother Hips and after-party with Dusty Green Bones Band on December 31 through January 1. The Crystal Bay Club is at 14 Nevada State Highway 28 in Crystal Bay, west of Incline Village, near the California state line.
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Fireworks in Downtown Reno
If you are in Reno for New Year's Eve, come to the Reno New Year's fireworks show, sponsored by the downtown hotel-casinos and the City of Reno. The best place to view the fireworks is from Virginia Street by the Reno Arch, and you should be downtown at midnight for this spectacular 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 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.
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