New Year’s Eve in Reno

New Year’s Eve Activities in Reno, Sparks, & Beyond (Updated 2023)

Looking for a way to ring in the New Year as a family or as a night out with your friends/partner?  We are sharing kid-friendly and adult activities on New Year’s Eve in Reno, Sparks, and beyond!

Roller Kingdom Noon Years Eve Party

Date: Dec. 31, 12pm-4pm

Location: Roller Kingdom; 515 E. 7th Street, Reno, NV 

Cost: $20/person

During the day skate from 12pm-4pm for a Noon Year’s Party, open to all ages. The fee includes skate rentals, includes party hats, balloon drops, and favors. Food and beverages are available to purchase.

Bachata Brunch

Date: Dec. 31, 12pm-3pm

Location: Reno Public Market, 299 E Plumb Ln

Last Bachata Brunch of the Year

Join us this Sunday from 12pm to 3pm for the grand finale of 2023. Let’s dance into the new year with rhythm, laughter, and the irresistible vibes of Bachata during the day! Don’t miss out on the final beats of the year – come celebrate with us.

New Year’s Eve Party Package at FunQuest at GSR

Date: Dec. 31 from 8:30pm – 12:30am

Location: GSR

Cost: $120/person

  • $150 Game Card
  • One Unlimited Tumble Town Wristband 
  • One Unlimited Laser Tag Wristband 
  • One Powerade 
  • One Bag of Chips

Additional Game Play $30 for $20

Ice Rink @ GSR

Join us at The Ice Rink for DJ Hosted Music at The Ice Rink New Year’s Eve weekend! What better way to start the 2024 than under the stars Ice Skating with your loved ones.

Doors open at 4pm
1st skate session at 5pm
DJ entertainment from 8pm-12am

Christmas in Space! A Stellar Holiday Cirque!

Date: Now – Dec. 31 from 7pm-9pm 

Location: GSR

Cost: Tickets start at $19.95 per person

A Christmas Rock Story features singing holiday and rock favorites paired with amazing cirque acrobatics and acts. This is a family-friendly show that we think you would enjoy!

Downtown Reno Fireworks

Date: Dec 31, 2023, @ midnight

Location: Downtown Reno, Arch. 

Cost: Free

Enjoy the fireworks at midnight in downtown Reno!

New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Date: Dec 31, 2023 from 9pm – 1am

Location: South 40, 1445 South Meadows Parkway Reno, NV  89521

Cost: $50

The time has come to secure your spot at the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration in Reno! Join us for an unforgettable night of music and dance featuring the incredible DJ Jeremy McGuigan and the Daisy Duke Dancers. From 9PM to 1AM, it’s an all-ages, all-genre dance party that promises to be the highlight of your New Year’s festivities!

Your ticket not only grants you access to the best party in town but also includes two fantastic toasts – one to kick off the evening and another to welcome the stroke of midnight!


New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Wild Island

Date: Dec. 31 from 10am – 1am (Jan 1)

Location: Wild Island

Cost: Varies on package

Don’t drop the ball with your New Year’s Eve plans – come ring in 2024 at Coconut Bowl where we have all-inclusive bowling packages to fit any celebration! All of Wild Islands Coconut Bowl attractions will be open on December 31st from 10am-1:00am.

Ring in the New Year with High Ballocity, Glow Kart, Laser Tag, Arcade games, and Bowling! 

It is highly suggested that you book an all-inclusive package that they offer.

Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Holidays Family Festival

Date: Dec. 31 from 11am – 9pm

Location: The Shops at Heavenly Village

Cost: Free Admission

Enjoy daily tree lighting, ice sculptures, Disney Characters, face painting, holiday ferris wheel, live music, and more for the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration. 

Music starts at 2pm, Enjoy fireworks show with music starting at 9pm and ending with a special performance.

Ferris Wheel Rides are $5

11am-9pm.  Enjoy the most spectacular views of the lake by day, and the village, twinkling with tons of lights, by night. The photo opportunities are unrivaled, except by the memories made upon our gigantic Ferris wheel. It will be hard to miss and will be located just west of the Christmas tree. Admission: $5, Location; Base of the Gondola Highway 50.

NYE Parade & Fireworks at Palisade’s Tahoe

Date: Dec. 31 from 5-7:30pm

Location: Palisade’s Tahoe

Cost: Free Admission, Registration recommended

Join us for our New Year’s Eve Family Celebration! We will kick off the evening with an LED Torchlight Parade along with fireworks and a free concert from The Nomads. The parade will start at 5pm on Exhibition. The Nomads will play from 5-7pm on the KT Deck ending with fireworks at 7pm!

Also available are sessions for disco tubing and more!

New Year’s Eve Night Sledding

Date: December 31 from 6 – 9pm

Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Cost: $35 per person

Join us for a New Year’s party you won’t soon forget. Enjoy sledding under the stars to festive music, and warm up in the ski hut at our woodburning fireplace. Beer, wine and other winter drinks available for purchase.
NYE Sledding Party tickets include sledding saucer rental.

Northstar’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Date: Dec. 31 from 7pm – 9:30pm
Location: The Village at Northstar Ice Skating Rink
Cost: Free Admission

• DJ on village stage | afternoon 
• 360 video photo booth by the tree and True North | 6:00-9:00  
• Face painting on the overlook | 6:00- 9:00 
• NYE Band on stage | 7:00- 10:00 pm
• Drone Show | 9:00 PM

Mt. Rose New Years Eve Spectacular at 8260’ 

Get an early start on celebrating the new year with a day of skiing at Mt. Rose followed by our New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration, snowcat, and torchlight parade.

4:45 Snowcat Parade
5:00 Torchlight Ski
5:45 Fireworks

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort

Date: Dec 31, 2023, @ 6:15pm

Location: 11603 Snowpeak Way in Truckee.

Cost: Free

Enjoy a family-friendly celebration to ring in the New Year at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort. Enjoy the popular Light Parade followed by the annual Fireworks Show. Outdoor fire pits, hot toddies, hot cocoa and more. 

10th Annual Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

Date: Dec 31, 2023, from 6 – 9pm

Location: Heritage Park Garden

Cost: Free

Illuminate your New Year’s Eve at Heritage Park Gardens with Gardnerville’s 10th Annual Candlelight Labyrinth Walk, December 31. Wander along the glowing path from 6 – 9 pm, embrace the warmth of fire pits, and enjoy hot cocoa and cider. Bring your own chairs, cups, and marshmallows!

New Year’s Eve Home Ideas 

How will you be ringing in the New Year this year? Maybe you’ve decided to stay in on this holiday to avoid the crowds and traffic. If so, here are a few ideas you might love!

Kid-Friendly Activities on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas


This is what we do every year, especially now that there are kids in the family. We love this bingo set and also purchased extra bingo counting chips because it’s easy to run out when more than 5 people are playing. Trust me, we used Chex Mix cereal one year, haha.

We get very into it and play for money and it’s a blast. The kids can participate if they are old enough and for those that aren’t, we have a kid table with color pages, playdough, and more.


Co-founder, Kacey, hosts a fun New Year’s Eve party for the kids and has her own balloon drop she creates. This is so fun for the kids and also is a great photo op! 


This is so easy and FREE! You can search for free printable coloring pages or pick up a coloring book from the dollar tree.


Make your own confetti poppers for the kiddos! Instead of buying confetti, cut up your own using old newspapers, magazines, brown bags, old papers that are lying around. You can use scissors or fun-shaped hole punch cutters.

Want to make your own confetti poppers? We love this idea from Autumn B to create your own DIY confetti poppers at home.


Sit down together as a family and create family goals for 2023! Write them out and get them printed for your fridge. Check them off as you do them throughout the year!


Host a game night and play a variety of games from your favorite board games to minute to win it style games!

21+ Events 

New Year’s Eve Pajama Party – Not Confirmed for 2023

Date: Dec. 31 from 9pm-1am

Location:  Final Draught Bottles and Taps

Cost: $20-$25

The Row

Several different options available for celebrating NYE at the ROW! From VIP access to individual places. You can also see the fireworks when you step outside at midnight!

Enchanted Dreams New Year’s Eve Party at LEX Nightclub

Date: Dec. 31 – Starting at 10pm

Location:  LEX Nightclub inside Grand Sierra Resort

Cost: $30 + Fees 

Ring in the New Year in a mesmerizing crystal Winter Wonderland at LEX Nightclub. Get ready for shimmer elegance, icy glamour, a Crystal oasis, and breathtaking décor. Dress to impress and be ready to party!

Dinner and More

90’s NYE Party

Date: Dec. 31 from 7pm-1am

Location:  The Depot

Cost:$120 December 10-23rd. $140 December 24-31st. Day of tickets available only on eventbrite until 11:00 am and we will announce how many tickets will be available at the door on the 31st. Purchase tickets here

This event is 21+. The party will take place in our RickRoom warehouse space with two bars. All you can drink and food will be set up around the warehouse. Enjoy a DJ and Photo booth! The night will also include some karaoke and best costume contest!

Dinner at Cafe Whitney 

Date: Dec. 31 

Location:  The Whitney

Cost: $55 per person

Enjoy dinner at the Whitney with a 4-course prix fixe meal! Dinner reservations required. 

Wild River Grille

Date: Dec. 31, Reservations start at 4pm

Location:  Wild River Grill

Cost: $99 per person

Wild River Grille will be featuring a delicious prix fixe dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne. 

Ring in the New Year

What are your plans for NYE? Do you celebrate as a family or do you book a sitter?


Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!