New Year's Eve in Lake Tahoe is full of fun and excitement and probably some tired legs after a long day of skiing and snowboarding! Whether you are heading to Squaw Valley for their annual torchlight parade or to Northstar California Resort for the fireworks show in the village, there is no better place to ring in the New Year. If you are still looking for some New Year's Eve inspiration, we talked with our local Tahoe Unveiled vendors about their favorite way to ring in a Tahoe New Year.
PARTY ALL NIGHT
Issac Freed - Music In Tahoe
As a party professional here's how I like to get down on NYE. It all starts with an intimate dinner with my sweetheart, Allie, and our closest friends. Then we like to go out. Dancing, drinking, and laughing like we've only got a few precious moments left in 2019. A passionate kiss to ring in the New Year and then we'll take the party home and host an intimate after-hours party. Spinning our favorite records and dancing until we can't anymore. Then we'll cozy up next to the fire with our dog Moe and remind each other how much we love one another and how grateful we are to live such an amazing life here in Tahoe. It's all about good vibes, good people, great music, and telling loved ones how much you appreciate them. Here's to an excellent 2020!
FAMILY FUN (and fireworks!)
Meghon Shrewsbury - Love and Lupines
My family and I enjoy going to Tahoe Donner for New Years Eve. The Lodge at Tahoe Donner is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Then we head to their ski hill for a festive torch light parade followed by fireworks. It's the perfect early evening if you have young kids and it is a ton of fun.
DJ'ING IN THE NEW YEAR
New Year's Eve is so special in Tahoe. Whether you are watching fireworks or the snow fall, it is a magical time. I usually find myself working at a wedding and supplying the soundtrack to the evening's festivities. One of my favorite New Year's Eve was DJ'ing for a wedding at the Ritz Carlton. There was such a buzz in the air from the guests and the couple, everyone celebrating and ringing in the New Year together. I felt very honored to be apart of the celebration.
A few years ago my family rented a cabin at the lake to celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve. It is one of my favorite holiday memories. There was snow everywhere and we sat around the fireplace watching movies and spending quality time together. I've found that sometimes it's not so much about doing a specific activity, but more about being in a good environment with the people you love.
LOW KEY AND LOCAL
Christian & Sarah - Epics Photo Booth
We live Downtown Reno and usually spend it at home watching movies. At midnight we have a front-row seat to the fireworks from "The Row" just outside our front door. I swear it's a longer and better show then the Fourth of July! Plus, we can watch everyone spill out of the bars next door and onto the streets. All without leaving our doorstep! This year though, we will be working a super fun event in Tahoe and bringing in the New Year with new friends and our photo booth!
COUNTING DOWN IN SQUAW VALLEY
Stewart Campbell - Stirred N' Shaken
As a bartender, I am often asked how I ring in the New Year. My favorite way to start the night is bartending at PlumpJack in Squaw Valley. You can find me pouring Collect Brut Champagne and shaking up some Aviation cocktails. Squaw Valley has always been my home for New Year's because it has it all: a torchlight parade, fireworks, bars, and music until 1 a.m. I partake in all the activities a little later than most, but you can find me at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn to start the night and either the Olympic Valley Lodge or the Slot Bar to welcome in the New Year!