New Year’s Eve events in Reno run the gamut from lavish to laid back. The biggest event will be the downtown fireworks show at midnight right underneath the famous Reno Arch. However, because it will probably be freezing cold, there are plenty of indoor events going on around downtown Reno and Sparks.
The Silver Legacy Resort Casino will be hosting the Rockin’ the Dome Dance Party with DJ Koz, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $30 with one drink included. VIP bottle service, party favors and more champagne will be available at the Aura Ultra Lounge as well. The Legacy’s Rum Bullions Island Bar will be charging $20 for cover, party favors and champagne.
At the Eldorado, the hotel/casino will be bringing back the BuBinga nightclub for a huge dance party with DJ D.Rek, DJ JDUB and DJ Matthew Ray. Tickets are $45. If you want to get some special service, VIP All Access passes will be available for $65 which includes a 3 hour hosted premium bar at the BuBinga.
More downtown Reno action will take place at the Wild River Grille with live music and a four-course meal for $60 and five bands will be featured at the Knitting Factory’s My Friends’ New Year’s Even Party. Pinback, The Grouch, Brieves, Boggan, and the Black Rock City All Stars will be playing at 9 p.m. and tickets start at $47 with a hosted bar for $82.
In Sparks, the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget will feature AC/DShe, an all-female AC/DC tribute band. All restaurants will be offering specially prepared New Year’s meals, and the casino will host a champagne toast and countdown to midnight, complete with party favors. The Great Basin Brewing Company will have a concert at 9:30 p.m. with the Whitney Myer Band and Nothing Like a Dame along with free champagne and party favors.
The Peppermill in South Reno will be hosting a dinner in the Naples Ballroom for $75. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 8 p.m. In the Capri Ballroom there will be a party with music by Rhythm Nation. The party is $50 and doors will open at 9:30 p.m. Do both for $115. The Edge Nightspot inside the Peppermill will be hosting its Glitz & Glamour New Year’s Eve 2011 party.
The Grand Sierra Resort will also be in on the action with free partying on the casino floor plus live music and dancing and dinner at all the GSR’s restaurants.
If you’ve done a little too much partying, the Reno Transportation Commission will be offering free rides on the RTC RIDE, RTC RAPID, and RTC RAPIDCONNECT around the Reno/Sparks area. Between 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 4 a.m. New Year’s Day, no fares or tickets will be required. Reno’s downtown bus system, the Sierra Spirit, is always free and will be running its regular schedule on New Year’s Eve.
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