Celebrate New Year’s Eve in North Lake Tahoe
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The Lake Tahoe region is a popular destination to ring in the new year while also enjoying winter sports. If you’re looking to end the year with a bang, South Lake Tahoe is the best bet. But if you’re after a more tranquil and family-friendly experience, then head to North Lake Tahoe.
We’re focused on the events and activities at the Tahoe Donner, Northstar, and Palisades Tahoe ski resorts for this trip. While you can mix and match, it’s logistically easier to focus on one resort. Tahoe Donner offers a smaller, more intimate, and wallet-friendly option. Northstar and Palisades have beautiful villages with shops, restaurants, and all the amenities you would expect from a world-class destination.
For New Year’s Eve, you can find fireworks at every resort. In addition, the Tahoe Donner and Palisades events include a light parade, where you ski or snowboard down an easy run while holding lights. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience. Northstar and Palisades also offer live music.
Whichever resort you choose, North Lake Tahoe provides a memorable experience to celebrate the new year with your family and friends.
During the day, enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating. Then, celebrate New Year’s Eve by attending an event at the resort.
Things to Do
- Ski or snowboard at Tahoe Donner, Northstar, or Palisades Tahoe.
- Enjoy other winter activities like sledding, ice skating, or marveling at the view from the Palisades Aerial Tram.
- Ring in the new year by riding in a light parade at Tahoe Donner or Palisades and watching the fireworks afterward. Or listen to live music and watch the “Drone Show” at Northstar.
When to Go
This itinerary is for the days leading up to and including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The New Year’s Eve events are free. An adult lift ticket for skiing and snowboarding ranges from $110 at Tahoe Donner to $212 at Northstar and $269 at Palisades. Other winter activities like ice skating also have fees.