New Year’s Eve in Reno

New Year’s Eve Activities in Reno, Sparks, & Beyond (Updated 2022)

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 

Whether you want to celebrate the New Year at 9pm or pull an all-nighter we’ve got you covered. As we learn of events happening on NYE we will update this post, so check back!

Please note that we are currently updating this post for 2022, so times and dates may change. When this alert is removed, it is fully updated.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is so much fun and the kids are sure to enjoy it!  Most locations require you to prebook your session! We recommend booking as soon as possible! Check out ice skating rinks here

Carson City

9th Annual Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

Date: Dec. 31, 6-9pm

Location: Heritage Park

Cost: Free

Come to Heritage Park Gardens on New Year’s Eve the 9th Annual Candlelight Labyrinth Walk. The way will be illuminated for a glowing stroll along the path. There’ll be fire pits to stay warm, as well as hot cocoa and cider for the whole family. You can bring your own chairs, cups, and marshmallows, too, if desired!

Start a new tradition with your family and focus on creating hopeful tomorrows! Labyrinths are used throughout the world as a way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life, meditate, gain insight, reduce stress, create, and celebrate. “Walk out the Old Year and Welcome the New Year” during this family-friendly event.


SaturYay!: New Year’s Craft

Date: Dec. 31, 11am-12pm

Location:  Meeting Room, Northwest Reno Library

Cost: Free but need to register.  

It’s all fun on SaturYay with story times, crafts, STEAM activities, and more!

Countdown to Noon Year

Date: Dec. 31, 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Courtside Room , Diamond Room, South Valleys Library

Cost: Free but need to register. 

For our little ones who may not make it to see the New Year’s Eve ball drop, come make noisemakers, play games, and count down to noon to bring in the “Noon Year!”

Noon Year’s Eve Party at Roller Kingdom

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.

New Year’s Eve Party Package at FunQuest at GSR -(NOT CONFIRMED FOR 2022)

Date: Dec. 31 from 8pm – 1am (Jan. 1)

Location: GSR

Cost: $75/person

Must have reservation. Get the party started right on New Year’s Eve. Pick up the All-You-Can-Play pass for $75. Gameplay will be available from 8:00pm on Friday, December 31 to 1:00am on Saturday, January 1.

  • One Unlimited Arcade Game Card*
  • One Unlimited Tumble Town Wristband
  • One Unlimited Laser Tag Wristband
  • One Water Bottle
  • One Bag of Chips
  • Party Favors

*Excludes instant prize games, no tickets are awarded during play. Parent supervision is required for children 8 years and younger. Limited availability. Management reserves all rights.

“A Christmas Rock Story” Cirque Spectacular

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!


Date: Dec. 31 from 9pm-12am

Location: Fly High; 10 Greg Street Sparks, NV 89431

Cost: Regular Pricing

In previous years Fly High threw an NYE party with a flight night that went from 9pm-12am. We are still waiting on confirmation if they will do the same this year.

Downtown Reno Fireworks

Date: Dec 31, 2022, @ midnight

Location: Downtown Reno, Arch. 

Cost: Free

Enjoy the fireworks at midnight in downtown Reno! 


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 2023 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, Holiday Ferris Wheel, Live Music, and more for the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Celebration. 

Music staarts 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!

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

Let us all ring in the New Year the right way! Enjoy a family-friendly evening in The Village at Northstar with live music from Hip Service, a funky and electrifying dance band! End the night with a fireworks show at 9pm to ring in the New Year and get ready for another great year of skiing and snowboarding!

The music starts at 7pm so get here early to enjoy the jams!

*Cancellations and/or changes to the event schedule are possible due to inclement weather*

Mt. Rose New Years Eve Spectacular at 8260’ 

Head to Mt. Rose for NYE and stay for the fireworks! Firworks will be at dusk (approx 5:45pm).

4:45 Snow Cat Parade
5:15 Torch Light Parade
5:45 Fireworks – Main Lodge

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort

Date: Dec 31, 2022, @ 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. 

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!


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.

21+ Events 

New Year’s Eve Pajama Party

Date: Dec. 31 from 9pm-1am

Location:  Final Draught Bottles and Taps

Cost: $20-$25

Throw on those PJs and ring in the new year with us this New Year’s Eve!  Mo & Jo’s New Year’s Eve Pajama Party is happing on December 31st from 9 pm until 1 am.  Buy your tickets in advance for $20 or pay $25 at the door. Your ticket includes an appetizer bar, drinking games, keepsake photos, drink specials, hourly games with prizes, a champagne toast at midnight & more! 

The Row

Date: Dec. 31 from 9pm-1am

Location:  The Row

Cost: $140 for all access pass or $30-$50 for entree into just 1 location

ALL ACCESS PASS. Visit the venues below for more information and to purchase admission tickets, bottle service and the Epic All Access Pass.

Entry and line pass* to participating nightlife venues:

  • NoVi Lounge at Eldorado
  • Brew Brothers at Eldorado
  • Rum Bullions at Silver Legacy
  • El Jefe’s at Circus Circus

Hosted Premium Bar | 10pm-12midnight

Bowtie & Bombshells at LEX Nightclub

Date: Dec. 31 from 10pm (doors open at 9pm)

Location:  LEX Nightclub inside Grand Sierra Resort

Cost: $30 + Fees 

Ring in the new year with Bowtie & Bombshells themed New Years Eve event!  With a red carpet entrance, Reno’s leading nightlife destination will be an over-the-top elegant atmosphere. 

Dinner and More

Back to 80’s Prom

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 hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and 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, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!