Your Tahoe Weekend: New Year’s Eve weekend packed with events
Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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1. SnowGlobe Music Festival
South Lake Tahoe welcomes the annual multi-stage, SnowGlobe music festival, which features multiple performers in an outdoor venue from Friday through Sunday.
Where: Lake Tahoe Community College | 1 College Way, South Lake Tahoe
When: Friday, Dec. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 31
Cost: Single and multi-day ticket packages available.
2. Merry Days & Holly Nights
Enjoy skiing events, children’s craft and game activities, live music and more events all weekend long. Holiday fireworks will be displayed nightly from the KT Base Bar.
Where: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows | 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
When: Friday, Dec. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 31
Cost: Free event
Don’t miss the high-energy live performance from Ozomatli on Friday night. Brass instruments, guitars, horns, percussion, rap and vocals bring their shows to life and get audience members on their feet.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room | 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay
When: Friday, Dec. 29 | 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door + ticket fees
4. Truckee Free Holiday Shuttle
Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle through Truckee neighborhoods through Dec. 31. This is the second year the Town of Truckee in partnership with local businesses will offer the safe transport.
Where: Neighborhoods too and from downtown Truckee and Northstar
When: Friday, Dec. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 31 | 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
5. Winter Wonderland Camp: Art & Silly Science
KidZone Museum is hosting their camp session 1, “Art & Silly Science,” which includes hands-on exploration in science, arts and crafts and museum play.
Where: KidZone Museum | 11711 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Friday, Dec. 29 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Members: $128, Non-members: $160
6. Pine Needle Baskets
Head to Atelier in historic downtown Truckee to learn how to make beautiful baskets with long leaf pine needles. Students don’t need any experience as they will learn all of the steps and take home their completed basket.
Where: Atelier Truckee | 10128 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: Saturday, Dec. 30 | Noon-4p.m.
7. Electrify Rock ’N’ Roll Burlesque Preview Event
Guests 21 and older can see three days of preview shows for the weekend event, featuring burlesque performance, live music and a journey through rock ’n’ roll culture.
Where: Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino | 50 US Highway 50, Stateline, Nev.
When: Thursday, Dec. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 30 | Doors: 8:30 p.m., Show: 9 p.m.
8. Tahoe City Winter Sports Park Ice Rink
Family and friends can enjoy the beautiful winter weather in North Lake Tahoe from Tahoe City’s ice skating rink and winter sports park on the weekend.
Where: Tahoe City Golf Course | 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
When: Friday, Dec. 29 – Monday, Jan. 1 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Lessons are available for additional price.
9. Champagne Brunch
Manzanita in The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, offers a weekly Sunday brunch featuring seasonally focused dishes, a carving station, salads, cheese, charcuterie, breakfast entrees, and beverages.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee
When: Sunday, Dec. 31 | Noon-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $79; Children age 3-12: $25
10. Holiday Pop-Up Dinner at Stella
Enjoy a masterfully crafted, multi-course dinner in celebration of the New Year showcasing a savory menu.
Where: Stella in the Cedar House Sport Hotel | 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee
When: Sunday, Dec. 31 | 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $97 per person plus tax & gratuity.
Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at email@example.com, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass