With the ski season well underway, and holiday celebrations for all ages on tap, there’s no reason this season not to head to Truckee/Tahoe to ring in the new year.
With so much to do and see, we thought we’d make it easier on you and yours to list some of our favorite New Year’s Eve festivities in Tahoe Donner, Truckee, Tahoe City, and North Lake Tahoe this year.
Whether you’re toasting to a great 2018 or ringing in 2019, we wish you a safe and celebrative holiday throughout our hometown and the surrounding communities throughout the High Sierra.
Alibi Ale Works “Dead Winter Carpenters” New Year’s Eve
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
5-day Northern California Tour in our historic downtown. Their Facebook Event post provides all the specifics that show details on their concert line-up that also includes the locals’ favorite band “Sneaky Creatures.”
For tickets, visit the details below.
Monday, Dec 31, 2018
It’s a full day of festivities as Squaw Valley pulls out all stops to start the festivities of ringing in a new year. Make plans now to enjoy one or all the celebrations that they have planned for your family and friends on Monday, December 31st the Olympic House for an unforgettable NYE family party and complete with an “East Coast New Year’s Eve Ball Drop” featuring DJs and a Balloon Drop.
Here’s the schedule and for more details, visit their event listing right here:
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Glow Stick Carnival (games for kids of all ages) / Funitel Plaza
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Live Music from cover band “Apple Z” \ KT Deck
Torchlight Parade \ Mountain Run – View from the base area
Fireworks Spectacular / Mountain Run – View from the base area
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Family Friendly New York New Year’s Eve Party at Olympic House / Bar One and Plaza Bar
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. / Olympic Village Lodge
For the region’s finest “feel good farewell” to 2018, the High Five the Year takes the top award. Join in the party this New Year’s Eve at the Olympic Village Lodge as the High Fives non-profit foundation hosts its annual fundraiser wrapped with entertainment, champagne toasts and a classic Ball Drop while you help raise money to provide resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
If your kids are intermediate skiers, or better, don’t let them miss this one. Every year Tahoe Donner organizes a New Year’s Eve Light Parade for skiers and riders ages 10 or older to join in this free event. They will be escorted (yet unassisted) down the Snowbird Run in the dark!
Upon arrival at the bottom, all spectators will be entertained by Tahoe Donner’s annual Fireworks show. If you want to stay cozy, our friends at Tahoe Donner welcome you to watch the festivities from the bar at the base of the slopes.
Sign-ups are required so click here to see the details and we’ll see you at the parade and fireworks festivities at Tahoe Donner!
Get the best of both worlds on your New Year’s Eve schedule this year with a guided snowshoe tour at Tahoe Donner Cross County, then cozy up in the Trailside Bar and watch the fireworks high in the sky from Tahoe Donner Ski Resort.
This event does require reservations as it sells out every year. For all the specifics, visit Tahoe Donner Cross Country’s website.
“East Coast Midnight!”
Celebrate with family and friends around the outdoor ice-skating rink with an ice bar, music, fireworks, and warm fire pits all night long during Northstar’s annual “New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Celebration.
Be sure to bundle up for a full night of festivities that includes enjoying music from one of the Bay Area’s top party bands, “Boomboxrox” at the base of the slopes.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm.
One of the finest spots to spoil yourself any time of the year is at “Stella”- located at the Cedar House Sport Hotel. As their website notes: “We believe that no great meal should be eaten alone, but instead, shared amongst family and friends as you unwind and exchange stories from the day. This is dinner as it should be. A repast with soul, heart, and nourishment.”
This special evening of celebration is offered for $160 per person and is worth every cent! See their preview of the delicacies that are planned for what has to be the most elegant and delicious dining experience to enjoy as you ring in the New Year …
Ring in the NEW YEAR with Za’s Lakefront restaurant and enjoy live music from the forever-local favorites “Ike & Martin.
As their website notes “come dress to impress.”
Reservations are again a must as this is a premier event of the night on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. You can purchase your tickets online for dining (see the menu below) and dancing into 2019!
New Year’s Eve at Za’s ~ Menu Preview:
Your First Specialty Cocktail
New Year’s Eve Champagne Toast
PLUS! Elegant Appetizers:
Oysters Half Shell
Poke & More!
Starting at 9:00 p.m.
The Crystal Bay Club always knows how to throw a great party and this New Year’s Eve is no exception. Get your calendar blocked to head to Crystal Bay on the California and Nevada Stateline to take in the best collection of rock and roll, bluegrass, psychedelic rock and blues all in one night!
Wherever you land to ring in the new year, we wish you a very safe New Year’s Eve celebration and healthy and happy 2019 to come!
The Elder Family
Welcome home to this spectacular, spacious and extensively remodeled retreat offering stunning, panoramic views of the Carson Range, Northstar, sunrises, and sunsets.
Unique in features and design, rarely does a property of this caliber become available. Spanning three comfortable and thoughtful living levels, this five-bedroom chalet is finished with beautiful, quality materials throughout including three gas fireplaces, designer attributes such as a Victoria + Albert Amiata soaking tub, custom barn doors, leading appliances, custom lighting, extensive use of Taj Mahal quartzite, Calacatta and Grey Orobico marble slabs and so much more.
Bringing easy living to the mountains, family and friends will enjoy entering on the main living level offering magnificent views from every vantage and enjoy the lovely great room with soaring ceilings and gas fireplace, adjacent sitting room (or executive office), comfortable dining and delightful chef’s kitchen with pantry and all the conveniences for entertaining. Accouterments such as the custom mudroom off the spacious garage, large wine room, powder bath, and extensive storage complement this property’s design.
Year-round, the spacious, sunny deck overlooks the amazing vista views, nature, and greenbelt from this large, .48-acre home site.
The luxurious, upstairs master suite brings a relaxing and elegant environment with a beautiful en-suite bathroom with radiant heated floors, custom barn door, fireplace, walk-in closet and forever views! Just down the hall are two spacious bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and laundry room.
Downstairs, the delightful family room offers space for everyone with easy indoor-outdoor access to the lower patio and grounds – ski in and out, snow shoe or Nordic ski – it’s here! Enjoy cozy afternoons and evenings together, this area is perfect for playing foosball, board games and watching movies! Two additional bedrooms, full bathroom, and wine room are adjacent to this gathering area.
Perfect for families who are “view” and outdoor-oriented, this property combines style, warmth, elegance, and quality together, integrating a special mountain environment with the Tahoe Donner lifestyle.
5 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms