New Year's Eve Events in Tahoe + Truckee


We love this time of year in Lake Tahoe! Even though Christmas has passed, we are still feeling super festive and ready to party. If you are in need of some last minute North Lake Tahoe and Truckee New Year’s Eve ideas, we have you covered!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the breathtaking West Shore of Lake Tahoe at the West Shore Cafe. A first-class celebration that includes: bubbly, noise makers and of course, a five course chef’s tasting menu. Doors will open with cocktail hour at 7 p.m. and dinner will begin at 8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Ike & Martin as you celebrate lakeside with friends and family. When the hour hits, all guests will toast with a glass of Champagne and celebrate with party favors galore. This event is for adults 21+ only and is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call to make a reservation 530.525.5200.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is offering a la carte dining at Manzanita and The Living Room. Manzanita Restaurant Reservations are recommended, call (530) 562-3051 to make yours. Then head to the Village to ring in the New Year. There will be music, ice skating, and fireworks.

Northstar California features its Fire & Ice Celebration on New Year’s Eve. This experience includes ice skating, live music, and roasting s’mores fireside. Fireworks will light up the sky at 9pm.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows have a number of events on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, from live music and fireworks to the annual Squaw Valley Prom.

The Crystal Bay Club Casino features North Mississippi Allstars with John Medeski & Marc Broussard + After Party with Jelly Bread & Monophonics . Enjoy music at the Casino’s Crown room from 9 p.m. Tickets are approximately $58 (with online fees)

The Light Parade at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area takes place on New Year’s Eve with sign ups starting at 4:30. This free family event takes place in the dark; chair loading starts at 6:15 p.m. There will be DJ present, plus goodies in the bar are prior to the actual parade. Please note: only “intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark” will be allowed to take part in the parade.