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If you’re looking for a magical way to spend New Year’s Eve while you’re staying in North Lake Tahoe, we’ve got some great ideas! Make the most of the evening at one of the beautiful restaurants in the area, spend the last day of the year enjoying the landscape or start the New Year on the right foot with an incredible brunch! Whatever you’re looking for we’ve got all the resources for you to plan your ideal New Year’s Eve in North Lake Tahoe! 

Ice Skating

Experience the magic of New Year’s in North Lake Tahoe with a trip to the ice rink! This family-friendly activity is perfect for all ages and in North Lake Tahoe, you have your choice of ice skating rinks that you can choose from! Whether you want to head to Tahoe City’s Winter Sports Park for some fun, pop into Truckee’s local rink or experience the magic of Northstar’s outdoor rink and glide around in the crisp winter air with the glistening mountains in the backdrop, each of these rinks welcome skaters of all skill levels. Whether you’re twirling under the stars, racing against each other, or introducing little ones to the joy of ice skating, doing it here, in this picturesque setting is an unparalleled experience. Grab your loved ones, create lasting memories, and usher in the New Year with some fun! 

Tubing & Sledding 

This family-friendly activity is the perfect activity for all ages, and one of the best ways to celebrate the New Year during your stay! With a range of tubing and sledding parks around North Lake Tahoe, you can choose to try the laid back Tahoe Donner Snowplay Area or the popular Granlibakken Resort and if you want to crack up the fun Disco tubing at Palisades Tahoe is a must! These spots are perfect snowy playgrounds, ensuring hours of laughter and excitement for the entire family. Feel the rush of cold mountain air as you speed down the slopes, surrounded by the stunning winter landscape!

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

What better way to celebrate the New Year in North Lake Tahoe than strapping on your skis or snowboard and shred your way down the slopes? Embark on a snowy adventure, with a variety of slopes to choose from that are suitable for different skill levels. Whether you’re heading to the charming village of Northstar where you can find lots of family-friendly trails, tackling the iconic slopes of Palisades Tahoe or relaxing on the laid-back hills of Tahoe Donner, this family-friendly activity is a must! Slide down powdery descents and carve through snow-laden trees – North Lake Tahoe’s winter wonderland provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable family skiing or snowboarding experience! From gentle beginner slopes to challenging runs, there’s something for everyone, making it an ideal way to kick off the New Year with shared excitement and snowy thrills in the beautiful surroundings of North Lake Tahoe.


Rev up the New Year’s excitement in North Lake Tahoe with a heart-pounding snowmobiling adventure! This incredible adventure promises an adrenaline-fueled experience amidst the pristine winter landscapes of North Lake Tahoe, where you can explore the vast snowy terrain with options like plenty of snowmobiling tours and rentals in the area! Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a first-timer, North Lake Tahoe’s diverse trails cater to all skill levels. Plus, you’ll find friendly, knowledgeable experts to help you every step of the way so you can stay safe and have fun!  


Get ready to step into the New Year with a fun afternoon snowshoeing! Strap on your snowshoes and meander through the quiet, snow-laden forests, taking in the crisp mountain air and the stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a beginner, North Lake Tahoe provides a variety of trails suitable for different skill levels. Explore enchanting spots like Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area or the Tahoe Rim Trail, and discover pristine landscapes and snow-covered trails at your own pace, making it an ideal activity for all ages! Share the tranquility with your loved ones as you traverse the winter landscape, creating cherished memories against the backdrop of glistening snow-covered trees. This serene family-friendly activity is one of the best ways to get out and explore North Lake Tahoe’s winter wonderland and say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new. 

Cross Country Skiing

Get your heart rate up and start your New Year on the right foot! There’s nothing like strapping on some cross-country skis and glide through the snow-covered meadows and peaceful forests, surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains! With scenic trails like those at Tahoe City’s Nordic Center or the Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort, you can find well established trail systems all throughout North Lake Tahoe’s pristine landscape! North Lake Tahoe caters to skiers of all levels, with well-groomed trails designed for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Share the joy of cross-country skiing with your loved ones as you navigate the pristine winter landscape, creating lasting memories against the backdrop of snow-laden trees. For a peaceful and active start to the New Year, embrace the tranquility of North Lake Tahoe through a family cross-country skiing expedition.

New Year’s Day Brunch

Celebrate the first day of the year with a delectable New Year’s Day brunch in one of the charming restaurants of North Lake Tahoe. With plenty of local eateries and resorts that offer special brunch menus to kickstart the year on a delicious note, whether you prefer the cozy ambiance of a cafe or the refined elegance of lakeside restaurants, North Lake Tahoe’s culinary scene has something for every palate! Enjoy incredible dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and toast to new beginnings with mimosas or hot beverages while taking in the stunning lake views. To find the perfect brunch spot, take a look at our listings here

New Year’s Eve at a Restaurant

Elevate your New Year’s Eve in North Lake Tahoe with an exquisite dinner experience. From lakeside restaurants to elegant mountain lodge dining rooms, the region offers a diverse array of options to suit every taste. Indulge in the season and choose from a range of gourmet cuisine and local specialties, all while enjoying the festive ambiance. With twinkling lights and perhaps a touch of falling snow, these dining establishments are the perfect backdrop for bidding farewell to the old year and welcoming the new with some bubbles! Choose your perfect New Year’s locale from our restaurant guide!