In precisely two weeks and one day, 2010 will officially come to an end marking the end of our first decade in the new millennium. We’ve compiled a list of places you can party for the New Year throughout Reno Tahoe. The kick off to 2011 is bound to be unforgettable!
Downtown Reno: This New Year’s Eve will feature the most explosive tradition in downtown Reno – fireworks! Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Reno, Club Cal Neva, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and the City of Reno are teaming up to light up the sky with a special celebration.
Four different rooftop levels will be used during the show, meaning revelers will get a great show from any angle! Hundreds of sparkling pyrotechnics will be shot off and synchronized to music from various artists who appeared in downtown Reno over the course of 2010. The show will help ring in the first 15 minutes of the New Year.
After the fireworks show, step inside any of the downtown casinos to keep the party going. The Silver Legacy is promising to keep the good times going with champagne, live entertainment, dance parties and VIP lounges. Join Silver Legacy for the annual Rockin’ the Dome Dance Party featuring DJ Koz; it’s the hottest dance party in town with complimentary New Year’s Eve party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are just $30 with one drink included. Looking for a more intimate experience? Enjoy VIP bottle service, party favors and a midnight champagne toast at Aura Ultra Lounge, where you can dance the night away for just $20.
For a more casual New Years kick back with the outrageous dueling pianos at Rum Bullions Island Bar, where $20 takes care of cover, 2011 party favors and a special midnight champagne toast on New Year’s Eve. The laughs continue all night at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, where two special New Year’s Eve shows are scheduled for 7:30 and 10 p.m. Call 775-325-7401 for details and reservations.
Silver Legacy also features headline entertainment in the Grande Exposition Hall to get you warmed up for the big New Year’s Eve events. Don’t miss Dwight Yoakam on Wednesday, December 29 and Cedric “The Entertainer” on Thursday, December 30. Tickets are available now at www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401.
The Eldorado Hotel Casino is proudly bringing back one of Reno’s most popular nightclubs – BuBinga Lounge. It all starts at 8 p.m. with DJ D.Rek, DJ JDUB and DJ Matthew Ray. Tickets are available now for $45 which includes special party favors, a BuBinga countdown to 2011 and midnight champagne toast. For table reservations call Denielle at 775.378.4569.
BuBinga not your scene? Swing by the Brew Brothers, Roxy’s Bar and Lounge and Cin Cin! The Brew Brothers New Year’s Eve features Left of Center playing top 40 hits, Audioboxx playing new rock favorites and DJ JBird rockin’ the beat into 2011. Admission is $15 and includes a complimentary drink, party favors and balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.
Roxy’s Bar and Lounge mixes it up this New Year’s Eve! With Reno’s “Best Martinis” and “Best Vodka Selection” Roxy’s party starts cool and gets hotter as the night goes on! Megan plays at the piano bar from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. with DJ DTR stepping in to turn it up into the “oui” hours of the morning! $15 cover gets everyone party favors, a complimentary drink and midnight champagne toast.
Looking for a more laid back place to party? Kick it at Cin Cin where music by Guitar Stevie starts at 9 with a countdown and champagne toast to welcome in 2011 at midnight, no cover charge.
The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is really going out with a bang. The Atlantis’ Party Patrol will be roaming the casino floor, handing out hats, tiaras and noise makers! Also, every Club Paradise Member who swipes their card between 8pm and 11pm will win a prize to start the new year, and one lucky guest will receive $500 in FREE Slot Play! Live entertainment from 4pm – 3:30am, FREE Champagne, FREE party favors, a casino-wide balloon drop plus everyone is a winner!
If you’re looking for a New Year’s Celebration unlike any other, head to the Grand Sierra Resort for Chi of Shaolin New Year’s Eve and Day special performances. Chi of Shaolin, the Tale of the Dragon is a dazzling epic, live at the Grand Theatre twice nightly.
Celebrate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood this New Year’s Eve at EDGE nightspot inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Doors open at 8pm for hosted champagne and a chance to win a share of $10,000 in diamonds from Precision Diamonds. Dance the night away to DJ Freez and Chris English. Later, ring in 2011 with a champagne toast and balloon drop and be the first in Reno to receive our all new VintEDGE 2011 pin-up calendar. To purchase tickets call 877.525.7469.
Before the big bash, be sure to enjoy a lavish three-course meal in the Naples Ballroom. Party in the Capri Ballroom where live music, dancing and libations abound to the sounds of Rhythm Nation.
Sparks, Nevada: At John Ascuaga’s Nugget, they’re turning their showroom into a giant dance party! Conceived with your budget in mind, whether you want to rock-out, shake your booty ‘til the sun comes up or mellow-out with the silky sounds of smooth jazz, you’ll find it, along with a complimentary countdown champagne toast in two time zones, on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.
In the Celebrity Showroom, it’s a New Year’s Eve Rock Party with Bon Scott-era all-female AC/DC tribute band, AC/Dshe. Just $20, the show starts at 10 p.m. What a great deal for New Year’s Eve live entertainment! Then on Saturday, January 1, dance-in the New Year with the always-popular Tainted Love, starting at 9 p.m. and just $20.
The Casino Cabaret, home of the casino-wide countdowns, will be the epicenter of New Year’s revelry, with the Buddy Emmer Band (4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) followed by The Voltones (8 p.m. to Midnight) and a DJ (Midnight to 4 a.m.). The Nugget will do an East Coast (9 p.m.) countdown for early partiers, and a traditional Midnight West Coast countdown at the Casino Cabaret with complimentary champagne toasts and party favors – all for no cover charge.
A very special KJZS Jazz Night New Year’s Celebration in Restaurante Orozko Lounge, featuring Jack Prybylski, goes from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., with a complimentary champagne toast and no cover charge. Finally, Trader Dick’s Lounge features a DJ, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., again with no cover charge.
Happy New Year!