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New Year’s Eve Festivities in South Lake Tahoe

From a fireworks display to a gondola drop, Heavenly Holidays’ New Year’s Eve Celebration is a one-of-a-kind event that both kids and adults will enjoy.

Fireworks at NYE at Heavenly Holidays in South Lake Tahoe Champagne Toast at NYE Fireworks for NYE at Heavenly Holidays


Heavenly Holidays

Every year, around the end of November through New Year’s, Heavenly Village offers up fun for children and adults alike with what’s called Heavenly Holidays. Christmas lights adorn the shops and decorations are festooned all around the town. Throughout the month of December, expect to see a tree lighting, fireworks, live music, rail jams, a holiday Ferris wheel, special performances, and more! There’s so much to do during Heavenly Holidays, you might have to extend your trip to fit it all in. The culmination of these festivities is the New Year’s Eve celebration. 

New Year’s Eve – Heavenly Holidays reach their zenith on New Year’s Eve when fire, lights, and music fill the air. 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Live music on the Main Stage.

Ring in 2024 at Heavenly Holidays in the Village with Live Music by The Kristen Brown Band and Decades Band on the Main Stage.

A band playing music on stage in front of a crowd

And at 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, 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.

Light Up the Night! Celebration at Golden Nugget Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino

Light up the Night Hard Rock NYE

Heavenly Village isn’t the only show in town on New Year’s Eve. Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is cranking the party up to 10 with a midnight fireworks show, DJs, and a sprawling NYE celebration you don’t want to miss. Seating begins at 9:00 pm. Click here for more information.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Bally’s Lake Tahoe

New Year’s Weekend at Bally’s Lake Tahoe! Friday – Sunday, December 29-31, 2023.

Masked in mystery and draped in decadence, Bally’s Lake Tahoe invites you to indulge in an evening of grandeur and debauchery as they ring in 2024! This is a celebration you won’t want to miss. Opal Nightclub. Includes admission to Opal Nightclub, New Year’s Eve Party Favors, and Champagne Toast at Midnight. Doors open at 10:00 pm. Must be 21+.

For tickets, visit the Box Office and Ticketmaster or call (775) 450-6373 for VIP Bottle Reservations.

Ring in 2024 at The Loft Theatre

NYE at the Loft Tahoe

The Loft Lounge will be transformed into the New Year’s Eve dance party headquarters in the Heavenly Village. The soiree will feature an open bar from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, music from DJ/Producer Groove Cartel and a midnight champagne toast. The party starts at 9:30 pm, and goes until 2:00 am. General Admission tickets are $100.00 (+tax/fees). General Admission tickets are standing room only. Very limited seating. For those guests that would like reserved seating, VIP tables and full bottle service options are available. To reserve at table, please email frank@thelofttahoe.com

Join us before the party! Our award-winning restaurant, Taste At The Loft, will feature a high-end buffet for $99/person plus tax and gratuity which includes a glass of champagne. There will be two seatings in the dining room on New Years Eve, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Reservations for dinner on New Years Eve can only be made by emailing frank@thelofttahoe.com

And there’s also our award-winning show in The Loft Theatre with two performances prior to the Ultra Lounge Dance Party. Tahoe’s #1 rated show, Magic Fusion starring Chase Hasty & Kaileigh, performs at 4:30PM, 7:00 PM, and a special adults-only, Magic After Dark show at 9:00PM on December 31.

Peek Lounge inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe New Year’s Weekend Party

New Year's Eve Weekend at Peek Nightclub inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Peek Nightclub’s New Year’s Weekend Party, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 29, 30 & 31, 2023. General Admission 21+ years. Doors open at 9:00 PM. No cover charge!

Edgewood Restaurant NYE VIP Experience

Edgewood Tahoe New Year's Eve Winter Wonderland Ball

Sunday, December 31, 2023, Greet 2024 in style at the Winter Wonderland Culinary Experience inside Edgewood Restaurant. Enjoy a delectable 7-course dinner with enchanting wine pairings, expertly curated by our world-class chefs, to ring in the new year.

Following your VIP Restaurant experience, join us for a festive celebration in the Lodge Great Room with evening specialty cocktail stations, music, and dessert delicacies until midnight.

*The Edgewood Restaurant VIP Experience is a 21+ years old adult-only event. Black tie attire is required. No exceptions. Event will occur snow, rain, or shine. Valet parking inside the gates of Edgewood is included and transportation in between the Lodge and Clubhouse. Outside food, beverage, and fireworks (including sparklers) are not allowed. Event specifics and menus are subject to change. Table price is inclusive of tax and service charge. All table sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. 

New Year’s Eve Cruise on the M.S. Dixie II

M.S. Dixie II on Lake Tahoe at night

Ring in 2024 under the stars with the scenic views of Lake Tahoe on the M.S. Dixie II, one of Zephyr Cove’s top destinations. On Sunday, December 31, embark on the New Year’s Eve cruise starting at 6:30 p.m. to soak in the surrounding Emerald Bay, enjoy a fine meal, participate in the traditional (eastern-time) countdown, and commemorate the evening with a champagne toast.

Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe New Year’s Celebration

Liscense to Chill Bar Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe
License to Chill Bar Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe

Balloon drop and festivities in the new Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe (formerly Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel) lobby. The License to Chill Bar will be open.

‘Tis The Season

Enjoy South Lake Tahoe as your home away from home for the holidays. While snow-capped mountains, sparkling Christmas lights, and world-class skiing are staples of the regular South Lake Tahoe scene, believe it or not, things get even more festive during the holidays. Discover your new holiday tradition this season at Heavenly Holidays. Experience the best winter with music, food, and holiday activities! Give the gift of something they’ll never forget.

Discover All The Holiday Happenings In December

Looking for a place to stay? South Lake Tahoe is home to hotels, motels, and casino resorts that each deliver a unique experience. Be sure to plan your ride ahead of time, especially if you plan on drinking.

Discover your new holiday tradition this season at Heavenly Holidays.

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Ring in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year in South Lake Tahoe is always a memorable experience. One of the best places to celebrate the new year is at Heavenly Ski Resort for Heavenly Holidays, with Christmas lights glowing and people gathering around the fire pits.

Experience South Lake Tahoe’s home away from home holiday celebrations at Heavenly Village with Heavenly Holidays. Returning once again for the full month of December will be tree lighting, fireworks, live music, special performances, and more!

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