Top 7 Places to Be for NYE
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Lake Tahoe is a “must-do” experience for any skier or snowboarder hoping to reach elite party-goer status. Imagine Vegas-style entertainment in a beautiful alpine setting with no need for such pesky things as last call. And there’s no better way to shrug off a New Year’s Day hangover than skiing or snowboarding on powdery slopes while soaking in stunning lake views and crisp mountain air.
For the ultimate NYE experience, make your way to either the Stateline casino corridor or downtown Reno before the stroke of midnight as both locations host massive block parties with firework shows and boundary-pushing nightclubs at the nearby casinos. Thousands of revelers spill out into the streets to usher in the new year with boisterous singing, spontaneous champagne toasts and impulsive embracing of fellow carousers.
Be sure to dress in layers and have your Uber limousine reserved, here is a rundown of the top seven places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lake Tahoe:
SnowGlobe Music Festival
The sixth annual SnowGlobe Music Festival will be doubling the size of its venue this season with more than 50 big-name acts set to perform on multiple stages along with big air exhibitions by pro freestyle skiers and snowboarders. The three-day electronic dance music festival will feature headliners The Chainsmokers, Flume, Major Lazer and Odesza with an over-the-top firework show on New Year’s Eve to close out 2016 in style.[
MontBleu’s New Year’s 2017 Celebration
Three parties for the price of one! Admission includes all-access to the main celebration taking place in the hotel’s 16,000 square foot convention center along with entry to the DJ-fueled action in both Opal and Blu nightclubs complete with fire dancers, body painting, VIP booth service and much, much more.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino NYE 2017
Get fueled up for NYE with a multi-course prix fixe dinner at the resort’s Park Prime Steakhouse including tableside entertainment from magicians and impersonators. The Hard Rock will be dialing back the calendar for a 80’s Flashback Party featuring Glam Cobra inside their Vinyl nightclub along with a DJ Extravaganza leading up to the midnight countdown on their outdoor Guitar Plaza.
Peppermill Reno – Edge New Year’s Eve
The resort casino recently unveiled more than $400 million in Tuscan-themed renovations including an all-suites tower, 9 award-winning restaurants and 16 themed bars and restaurants. Peppermill’s Edge Nightclub will be ringing in 2017 with DJ Four Color Zack, complimentary champagne tastings and a midnight balloon drop.
Lone Eagle Grille at the Hyatt-Lake Tahoe
Those looking for an intimate yet fun night out on the town need look no further than the Lone Eagle Grille’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. The fine dining restaurant will be serving a special menu for NYE followed by a DJ-fueled party and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. And of course there’s no better way to ring in the new year than a big win on the blackjack or roulette tables!
Reno’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve
Spanning three separate casino properties and nearly a dozen nightclubs, Reno’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve is annual gathering between the Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort and Circus Circus Reno. An all-access pass includes admission to all of the rocking venues including Aura, Brews Brothers, El Jefe, Novi and Rum Bullions nightclubs. Don’t forget to step outside before midnight for the epic firework show.
Squaw Valley Prom
The 16th annual Squaw Valley Prom will take place in the resort’s Olympic Village Lodge and is certain be the biggest bash of the year at the resort. The home of Hot Dog the Movie and the Pain McShlonkey Classic, Squaw is known for its legendary apres ski party scene and this New Year’s Eve celebration is certain to live in infamy.