New Year’s Eve North Lake Tahoe – Truckee December 31 2018
It’s almost here, New Year’s Eve in the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area, December 31, 2018.
If you are looking for ways to celebrate and bring in the New Year, here are some of our local events that will happen on New Year’s Eve North Lake Tahoe – Truckee December 31, 2018!
We love living here in the greater North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area, but our local holiday events are always a lot of fun, and because it is so cold outdoors, you really get the winter holiday New Year experience!
If your plans are to stay in and celebrate in your Tahoe home that’s always a great choice, but if you want to take in a couple of the FREE local events, you still have time to make those plans.
If you are also having second thoughts about not dining out, there are a few places that are still taking last-minute reservations for a New Year’s Eve dinner, so start dialing to find that place!
If you’re thinking about something more casual, don’t forget you’ll find free events and firework shows at both The Village at Squaw Valley and at the Northstar Village on Monday evening, December 31, 2018.
We been to both the Northstar annual Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration and the fire works show at Squaw Valley. Both will help you feel festive and are a great way to bring in the New Year.
A couple of tips if you’re headed to one of the outdoor events:
- Dress Warmly – You’ll want to dress warmly and in layers as you’ll be outside and the weather for New Year’s Eve is expected to be in the mid 20’s!
- Be Early – Parking is always a challenge during our peak visit seasons, and during the Christmas – New Year’s holiday period, we’re at capacity, so allow enough time for parking and finding a good spot to watch the show! Events tend to start on time so give yourself extra travel time so you can be early.
- Flashlight – Not every place has outdoor lighting at night in our area. Always bring along a small flashlight (Don’t count on your cell phone flashlight. You know you’ll take photos of the event, and that always drains the batter, so carry a real flashlight.) making it easy to find your way back to the place you are staying, or back to your car.
As Craig and I get older, we find dealing with the larger crowds is harder for us, so we started taking short-cuts to still see the firework shows, and avoid the crowds.
We’ve been watching the firework shows from our car. We’ve found a good spot in the parking lot (typically at the very back), or anywhere you can see the ski resorts and then we get out our concert folding chairs and blankets.
If you want to make a party out of it, call ahead to Fireside Pizza for pizza, pasta, or a salad to go. If you order early enough (they will be crazy busy that day), you’ll have time to run in, pick up your party, and still find a great place to park and set-up for the show.
In the end, you’ll still have a good view and your own private show with out the crowds!
Here is the schedule of the Free Northstar New Year’s Eve events:
New Year’s Eve – Northstar, California Fire and Ice Event
- 12 noon – 6:30 p.m. | DJ on the Village Stage by the ice rink in the Northstar Village
- 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Face Painting by Giggle & Grin
- 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | BoomBox Party Band on the Village Stage
- 9 p.m. Fireworks Show at the Northstar Village | If you have a view of the Northstar Village area you’ll be able to see the Fireworks display from a distance.
For more information on the Northstar free events check out their website at www.northstarcalifornia.com
We have gone the past few years and enjoyed the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Northstar. Take a look at the fun in past New Year’s Eve events at Northstar!
Here is the schedule of Free Squaw Valley New Year’s Eve events:
Squaw Valley, New Year’s Eve
5:45 p.m. Torchlight Parade Starts | An attempt at the world’s largest torchlight parade (LEDtorches) as they travel the 3.2 mile Mountain Run to break the 3,000+ participant record
7 p.m. Fireworks at the Village at Squaw Valley | Best viewing at the KT Bar area, but if you have a view of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort mountain, you’ll have a great view of the firework show.
Won’t be here for New Year’s Even celebrations, don’t forget, every Saturday through March 30, 2019, there will be a Winter fireworks show starting at 5:30 p.m., so you can enjoy a bit of holiday magic this winter!
There are many restaurants and bars in the area that will also be having special New Year’s Eve events, but if you’re looking for free entertainment you have plenty of local event options to bring in the new year.
Remember if you drink, don’t drive. Check out the Tahoe area bus system for their expanded night service for a safe ride home.
See you at one of the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee area New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31, 2018!
Be safe! Have fun! Happy New Year Everyone!
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New Year’s Eve North Lake Tahoe – Truckee December 31 2018