While the run up to Christmas is sleigh-packed with excitement and thrills, the holiday spirit continues after Christmas Day and into the New Year around Tahoe South.
Extend the family stay and check into The Ridge Tahoe with a ski vacation to ring in the New Year. And welcome to a memorable start to 2015.
Heavenly Holidays at Heavenly Village continues after Christmas through the Dec. 31 with ice skating and ice sculpting demonstrations and its New Year’s Eve celebration, the pinnacle of Heavenly Holidays as it ushers in 2015.
The event features fire dancers who will spin flames to a live performance by Wes Quave. The energy of anticipation continues with games, face-painting and a photo booth to archive all the amusement of the night.
The “Fear-No-Ice” sculptors will bust out their saws to carve their crowning glory for the New Year. Heavenly’s Gondola Drop will descend over the crowd at 9 p.m., when families celebrate in concurrence with the midnight Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square.
The brightly lit gondola cabin soars over the crowd while the fireworks dazzle in the sky above, capturing the wonder of kids and adults alike. Guests looking to go all in on New Year’s Eve can gear up for a full night in the variety of clubs, bars and casinos that South Lake Tahoe is famous for.
High-spirited New Year’s Eve revelry is amplified at PEEK Nightclub inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe as well as throughout MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa across multiple venues, including Opal Ultra Lounge, BLU Nightclub and the 16,000 sq. ft. convention center.
The drumbeat to New Year’s will deck the halls and stretch the outer limits of music and imagination with the return of SnowGlobe Music Festival, a three-day dance party at Lake Tahoe Community College, Dec. 29-31.
This year’s lineup features electronic dance music heavyweights Skrillex, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Disclosure, Phantogram and Flux Pavilion, as well as Minnesota hip-hop veterans Atmosphere. It will also feature dynamic fireworks displays and “big air” snowboarding and skiing demos between main stage sets. SnowGlobe is expected to sell out in advance.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner and dancing on the lake aboard the M.S. Dixie II or Tahoe Queen. Ring in the New Year on the water with party favors and take a stroll on deck to see the stars at midnight. The M.S. Dixie II departs from Zephyr Cove Marina in Nevada at 9 p.m. and the Tahoe Queen, 9:30 p.m. Ask The Ridge Tahoe concierge about how you can get tickets for this special night on the lake under the stars.
On New Year’s Day, treat your body right inside the clubhouse, with indoor tennis courts, basketball at the gym, swimming, weightlifting, steam room and jacuzzi and then head over to the Elevation Spa for a relaxing massage.
After you’ve worked up a good sweat and relaxing massage, prepare yourself for a New Year’s Day dinner at the Hungry Bear Restaurant or something on the lighter side at Mountain Side Eatery.
Do your New Year’s celebration plans include a stay at The Ridge Tahoe?