Best New Years Eve Events in Lake Tahoe

19th December, 2019

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. But you don't have to wait until December 31st to get in on the great events going down for the holidays. 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.

Heavenly/Kirkwood Holiday Rail Jam

The holiday rail jam will go down under the Gondola and will feature both professional and amateur riders, as well as kids. Experience all the fun for the whole family every Saturday beginning December 21st & 28th, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Tahoe Santa Ski & Crawl

Get your Santa suit or holiday costumes out and enjoy happy hour specials throughout the entire village if dressed up as Santa! Also, Heavenly will offer skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa après pricing all day long on the mountain! A small $10 charity donation will get you a wristband and a cup to stroll through the Heavenly Village and receive great drink specials. Saturday, December 21st, 2019, at 6:00 pm.


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.

December 26th - 31st, 2019.

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 26th - 31st, 2019, 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.

Blizzard of Aahhh’s Movie

See the movie that inspired a generation of skiers and popularized the concept of “extreme” skiing, starring Glen Plake, Mike Harrup, and Scot Schmidt. Released in 1988, it introduced mohawked bad-boy Glen Plake and showcased the cliff-jumping prowess of Scot Schmidt.

Friday, December 27th, 2019, at 6:00 pm

Steel Breeze Pre-New Year’s Eve Party

The top Holiday Party band Steel Breeze will take the stage to pre-party for NYE. Dance the night away and prepare for NYE with hits from all genres and of course your holiday favorites.

Monday, December 30, 2019, at 6:00 pm

All-Star New Year’s Eve Entertainment Line Up

What could be better than dancing the night away with your friends, family, and favorite rock stars?

2:00-3:00 pm – DJ CashMaster
3:00-4:30 pm – The Austin Mo Experience
5:00-7:15 pm – The Garage Boys (Las Vegas’s Top Party Band)
7:30-8:40 pm- CJ Solar -hit writer for Florida Georgia Line, Mark McKay, and others.
8:40-9:30 pm – Country Super Star Jerrod Niemann, Known for clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, the engaging singer-songwriter topped Country charts with his PLATINUM-certified anthem “Drink to That All Night,” a multi-week #1 from the 2014 album HIGH NOON and multiple Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and CMT Award nominations will perform and New Year’s Eve countdown!

SnowGlobe Music Festival

Snowglobe Festival

The SnowGlobe Music Festival is three days of 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 from Zephyr Cove Resort, Lake Tahoe. 

The Loft Tahoe

The Loft Tahoe rings in the New Year complete with food, drink, music, decorations, party favors, live DJ's, midnight countdown, and more! Groove Cartel (Cary White) will be spinning dance music all night long. The event is from 8:30p until 2:00a 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