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New Year’s Eve Activities in Lake Tahoe

Last updated: January 2024

As 2023 draws to a close, we’re all trying to plan for the best way to ring in the new year. After all, starting on the right note sets the tone for the year ahead. So why not spend your New Year’s Eve in Lake Tahoe, surrounded by natural wonders? To make planning your holiday getaway easy, we’ve compiled a guide to all festivities in Lake Tahoe for New Year’s Eve.

New Year's Eve Lake Tahoe

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sustainably in Lake Tahoe

This past year, we have encouraged travelers to practice sustainable and regenerative travel when they come to Lake Tahoe. Let’s not stop now — ahead of your New Year’s Eve getaway, make sure you have reviewed our tips for sustainable transit this winter, so we can continue to preserve Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty into the new year and beyond.

Shine Bright for the New Year

Welcome in the new year with a bang and catch some dazzling light displays, both on and off the slopes.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Northstar Resort

Northstar Resort’s New Year’s Eve celebration is going a different route than fireworks this year — instead, they are putting on a drone show. This is a great alternative for kids who might be sensitive to traditional fireworks. The drone show will have all the wow factors of a traditional fireworks show, without the noise and without the environmental impact. The drone show starts at 9:00 pm, and prior to that, you can enjoy face painting, live music and much more.

Outdoor Activities with a New Year’s Eve Twist

If you’re taking a trip to Lake Tahoe, it’s almost a necessity to take advantage of the many exciting activities you can do in the snow. Aside from a wide range of places to ski and snowboard — in fact, Lake Tahoe boasts the largest concentration of downhill ski resorts in North America — there are plenty of places offering experiences for the whole family, such as ice skating, sledding, snow tubing and more.

New Year’s Eve Sledding Party Granlibakken Tahoe

Head to Granlibakken Tahoe for a New Year’s Eve sledding party. Both kids and adults will have a blast zipping down Granlibakken’s groomed sled hill under a starry sky to a soundtrack of festive holiday music. After you’ve sledded your heart out, you can warm up in their cozy ski hut with toasty beverages and food. Tickets are $35 per person and include a sled rental.

Disco Tubing at Palisades Tahoe

In addition to the Torchlight Parade, Palisades Tahoe also offers disco tubing on New Year’s Eve, a fun, high-energy twist on traditional snow tubing. Flashing lights, a laser show and a live DJ: what more could you need for New Year’s Eve?

Wherever you take the party, throw on our NYE in Lake Tahoe Spotify playlist below.

Ring in the New Year in Style in

If you’d rather stay warm and celebrate your New Year’s Eve indoors, we’ve got you covered.

New Year’s Eve at Tahoe Wine Collective

Join Tahoe Wine Collective as they partner with Wild Soul Events to throw their last  dance party of the year at the Inn at Boatworks. It’s an excuse to dress up, enjoy some fabulous wine and of course, dance the night away with both a DJ and live music. Tickets are limited and going fast. The ticket includes a commemorative glass to take home, access to the photo booth and a complimentary champagne toast.

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Party at Granlibakken Tahoe

Granlibakken Tahoe invites guests of all ages to enjoy an evening of dancing, food and good spirits in their Mountain Ballroom. Granlibakken offers a full buffet at this event, with mouthwatering options for every palate, including vegetarian options and a kids buffet for pickier eaters.

Dance in the New Year at Za’s Lakefront

The Blue Monsters with the Horns band will help ring in the new year at Za’s Lakefront. Come dressed to impress and enjoy tasty bites and cocktails starting at 7pm. Music will start at 9pm and last well into the evening. Did we mention the dessert buffet? You can purchase tickets here.

Cozy Up for the New Year

Aside from all these exciting events, Lake Tahoe offers the opportunity to unwind and cozy up like nowhere else. Whether you choose to check into a luxurious full-service hotel or escape to a lakeside vacation rental, you have a wide variety of options, ensuring you will find exactly the kind of home away from home you are looking for. Any of Lake Tahoe’s lodging options are an excellent place to order in and enjoy some bubbly with your loved ones as you count down to midnight together.

Cheers to New Beginnings

2023 has been an exciting year. In Lake Tahoe, we are so excited to welcome in 2024 while looking back at everything we have accomplished over the course of this year. It’s not too late to add a trip to Lake Tahoe to your 2023 list of accomplishments! Book your stay today and join us in celebrating the end of a great year — and ushering in the start of an even greater one. We’ll be waiting, ready to toast to the new year.