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New Year’s Eve Celebrations That Won’t Keep You Up All Night


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Families with young children, as well as those who don’t want to be awake until the wee hours of the morning, have a few options of ringing in 2018 with fireworks a few hours early on Sunday.

Hint: They don’t involve watching New York ring in the New Year.

  • Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe, 22222 Mount Rose Highway, has scheduled a snowcat parade at 4:30 p.m., followed by a 5:15 p.m. torchlight parade and fireworks at 5:45 p.m. A snowcat is a vehicle designed to move on snow.

Activities at Mount Rose take place at its main lodge, where hot chocolate and chili will be served on its deck.

Information: http://skirose.com/event/new-years-spectacular/ or 775-849-0704

  • Squaw Valley USA, 1960 Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley, holds live music from 3 to 6 p.m. and hosts games for children from 4 to 9 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 7 p.m., along with a children’s disco from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Information: http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/new-years-eve-family-celebration or 800-403-0206

  • Heavenly Mountain Resort, 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe, hosts several bands from 7 to 9 p.m. A gondola drop and fireworks are scheduled at 9 p.m., followed by more live music. An interactive snow globe and ice sculptures will also be on display.

Information: https://www.skiheavenly.com/explore-the-resort/experience-heavenly/heavenly-holidays.aspx?tc_1=4 or 775-586-7000

For adults, fireworks will be on display downtown at midnight.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.




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