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SnowGlobe Music Festival

California’s largest New Year’s shindig combines the beauty of winter with a multi-stage event filled with world-renowned music acts.

Fireworks at Snowglobe Music Festival Performers on the Main Stage at Snowglobe Music Festival The main stage at Snowglobe Music Festival


Please note: SnowGlobe will not be held at South Lake Tahoe.

No matter how much you enjoyed the past year, starting a new one is refreshing and exciting. It’s an opportunity to start things off with a clean slate. If you’re a music lover, there’s no better way to kick off the New Year than by hitting up the SnowGlobe Music Festival! How many massive music festivals can rival Lollapalooza in a mountain town AND in the winter? Almost never!

What is SnowGlobe

For those that don’t visit South Lake Tahoe over New Year’s, SnowGlobe is considered California’s biggest New Year’s Eve event. It really is! This annual throwdown is a three-day event hosted in South Lake Tahoe on the seasonally-dormant Community Playfields near the Lake Tahoe Community College campus. The show leans toward electronic music artists, but they always make sure there’s a few acts from other genres to spice things up. In past years, chart topping acts like Skrillex, Zedd, and Snoop Dogg have graced the multi-stage event.

What To Expect

Combining the world’s best musicians with the world’s best snow conditions, MTV’s SnowGlobe Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers the ultimate fusion: music and mountains. With multiple stages of world-class musicians, the live music at SnowGlobe is sure to satisfy thousands of music fans. Skiers, snowboarders, and music lovers will find the ultimate escape for New Year’s Eve in Lake Tahoe, CA like no other. Combine all this fun with world-class resorts within striking distance, and the opportunity to escape in the fresh powder is right at your fingertips. Now that’s how you start a new year off right!

 Insider’s Tips

It’s Tahoe. It’s winter. And it’s at night. Even if it is warm during the day, once the sun sets, it will get VERY cold. Skip the boho-chic festival wear and put on your parka and a pair of warm boots. And if the dancing doesn’t warm you up, the heated enclosures will. We recommend leaving the car wherever you’re staying. Convenient shuttles link the event to Stateline accommodations.

The world’s best musicians with the world’s best snow conditions, MTV’s SnowGlobe Festival is a one-of-a-kind experience offering the ultimate fusion: music & mountains.

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Dance The Night Away

Times Square may have the famous ball drop, but Lake Tahoe is home to the largest outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival in the nation. The tall skyscrapers are replaced with the even taller Sierra Nevada as a backdrop, and an eclectic selection of world renowned artists drop beats across three days to make sure you have a rockin’ good time.

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