Best New Years Eve Events in Lake Tahoe

25th December, 2018

Nothing beats the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Tahoe South. This year has even more awesome events that offer something for everyone, from family-friendly events to adult night time fun. We have wrangled up the top picks that’ll give you the inside scoop of where to catch all the excitement.

New Years Celebration

Heavenly Holidays

During the holidays the Heavenly Village is transformed into the ultimate stage for events full of Holiday fun.

Rail Jam

The rail jam will feature both professional and amateur riders, as well as kids. There will be a small sledding hill for family fun right next door. Experience all the fun for the whole family, right underneath the gondola in the center of the village.

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Disney Fun

Find all the Disney favorites roaming the village and on skates in the ice rink!

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 4:00 – 7: 00 pm.

The LARGEST Adirondack chair ever!

Gather your family and friends (perhaps all in one seating!) to mingle and take photos in the GIGANTIC Adirondack chair that was custom built for Heavenly Holidays! This artisan-crafted beauty is sure to be a crowd pleaser!


All aboard the Heavenly Express! Admission is $4.00 and will be located at the base of the gondola along Highway 50. They have two trains running all afternoon and evening. Join the holiday-inspired “train depot,” located at the gigantic Christmas tree. Passengers will enjoy stops along the ride for cookies and hot cocoa.

Enjoy the most spectacular views of the lake by day, and the village, twinkling with tons of lights by night on the Tahoe South Ferris Wheel! Admission is $5.00 and will be located at the base of the gondola. The photo opportunities are unrivaled, except by the memories made upon the gigantic Ferris wheel.

Daily from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm through December 31, 2018.

Ski Simulator Machine

Hit the slopes without ever even leaving the village. Experience simulated altitude and terrain with the ski simulator machine, the latest in cutting-edge technology and the only one of its kind on the west coast.

Daily from 1:00 - 7:00 pm through December 31, 2018, Admission: $10, Location: Bottom of Gondola.

Winter Wonderland Photo Booths

Capture the magic of your winter holiday with photos next to life-size snow globes, placed throughout the village. The whimsical winter scenes will include a sugar plum fairy ballerina, toy soldiers, and more.

December 26 - 31, 2018, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Live Entertainment

Don’t miss the awesome live entertainment every day on the Heavenly Holidays main stage located in the Heavenly Village.

Interactive Caroling by the Regifters

Enjoy this family-friendly spoof on traditional holiday caroling. The Reno Utility Players present a comical take on the classics. You will be in stitches from this interactive and hysterical holiday uproar.

Friday, December 28, 2018, at 7:00 pm.

Carolyn Dolan & The Big Red Jazz Band

Dance the night away with Carolyn Dolan and her 6-piece jazz band. They will deliver jazzy renditions of all the holiday classics, as well as a few originals to shake things up.

Friday, December 28, 2018, at 8:00 pm.

Magic Show

Witness the Hocus Pocus of the headliners from Vegas taking over the main stage of the Heavenly Holidays.

Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 7:00 pm.

A Christmas Carol

Join Ballet NV on for their production of, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring dancers, actors, and singers of all ages!

Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 8:00 pm.

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Presented by Forever Dance

Catch a compilation of holiday dance numbers, followed by Forever Dance’s rendition of the holiday classic, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 7:00 pm.

SnowGlobe Music Festival

Snowglobe Festival

The SnowGlobe Music Festival is three day, a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion of music and mountains with multiple stages of world-class musicians. The live music at SnowGlobe is sure to satisfy every type of music fan with a wide range of handpicked artists. Skiers, snowboarders, and music lovers will find the ultimate escape for New Year's Eve in South Lake Tahoe.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Champagne Celebrations

Heavenly Holidays

Heavenly Holidays reach their zenith on New Year’s Eve when fire, lights, and music fill the air. 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Live music on the Main Stage, and at 9:00 p.m., in time for the midnight Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square, Heavenly’s Gondola Ball Drop will cross above the crowd, and a fabulous fireworks show will light up the night. The party continues into the night at one of the many casino nightclubs.

MS Dixie II

Ring in the New Year aboard the M.S. Dixie ll. Their New Year's Eve cruise celebration includes an excellent three-course dinner, live music with dancing, and special celebrations. MS Dixie II will begin celebrating the New Year at 6:00 pm and returning at 9:00 pm.

The Loft Tahoe

The Loft Tahoe rings in the New Year complete with food, drink, fireworks, live DJ's, midnight countdown, and more! The event gets started at 8:00 pm and rolls until 2:00 am New Year's Day.

The air is feeling electric in Tahoe South with all these events going on during the holiday season. There is an event for everyone to have a wonderful time ringing the new year. But, regardless of how you choose to have fun, don’t forget to book your hotel stay in one of Hotel Azure’s comfortable and cozy rooms. Book online or contact our in-house reservation team at 1.800.877.1466.