New Year’s Eve celebrations at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore |

New Year’s Eve celebrations at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Compiled by Adam Jensen
Celebrate 2016 by attending SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe.
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With a bounty of new snow and the holidays in full swing, there’s plenty to celebrate at Lake Tahoe. But the biggest celebrations of the winter are yet come. Fireworks, magic and all kinds of different music are among the varied options for celebrating the start of 2016 at Tahoe’s South Shore. Here are a few options:

The Divided Sky

South Lake Tahoe’s own DJ Berkmon is set to ring in 2016 with a dance party at this Meyers haunt, located near the intersection of Navahoe Drive and U.S. Highway 50 at the bottom of Echo Pass. Details are available by calling 530-577-0775.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

The Radio Rebels, a Southern California ’80s rock and variety party band, will play everything from British new wave to U.S. Top 40 to glam rock. The party starts at 10 p.m. at Hard Rock’s Vinyl venue. Tickets are $20. Hard Rock is located at 50 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline. More information is available at

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

DJ Rick Gee and DJ Jayceeoh are set to perform at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe’s Beyond the Looking Glass New Year’s Eve Party at Peek Nightclub. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 plus fees. Harrah’s is located at 15 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline. More information is available at

Harveys Cabo Wabo Cantina

Las Vegas’ Garage Boys round out a two-night stand with a New Year’s Eve performance at this Harveys Lake Tahoe bar and restaurant. The group plays a little bit of everything, from reggae to glam rock to old-school country. Tickets are available at Cabo Wabo, which is located downstairs at Harveys Lake Tahoe. Call 775-588-2411 for details.

Heavenly Village

This free, family friendly celebration in the Heavenly Village includes live music, a 9 p.m. “gondola ball drop” and a fireworks show. Heavenly Village is located at 1001 Heavenly Village Way in South Lake Tahoe. More information is available at

The Loft

South Lake Tahoe’s newest venue, The Loft, will hold a pair of celebrations New Year’s Eve. The first will be a dinner show featuring magician Tony Clark for $75, with seating starting at 5:30 p.m. The second celebration starts at 8 p.m. and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, beer, music by DJ Abe Lemus, party favors and a champagne toast. Tickets start at $100. The Loft is located 1021 Heavenly Village Way in South Lake Tahoe. More information is available at

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

One ticket will buy revelers entrance into the casino’s three New Year’s Eve celebrations at the casino, including parties at Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub and the casino’s convention center. The festivities include music by party band Pop Fiction, go-go dancers and body painting. Events start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 the week of the event. More information is available at


This Lake Tahoe paddle-wheeler will set sail from Zephyr Cove Resort for a New Year’s Eve Cruise at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The cruise includes a buffet, live music and dancing. Admission is $155 for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger. Zephyr Cove Resort Marina is located at 760 U.S. Highway 50. More information is available at

Rojo’s Tavern

Local reggae group Taking Root will ring in the new year at this neighborhood bar and restaurant. Entrance is $10 and includes a complimentary champagne toast. Rojo’s is located at 3091 Harrison Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. More information is available by calling 530-541-4960.

SnowGlobe Music Festival

The SnowGlobe Music Festival concludes with a third day of celebrations on New Year’s Eve. Performers include Dillon Francis, G-Eazy and Ghostland Observatory, among others. Tickets for Thursday are $119. The festival also includes a host of after-parties around the South Shore for ticket holders. The festival takes place next to Lake Tahoe Community College at One College Dr. in South Lake Tahoe. More information is available at

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