Festival FAQ

Have A Question About This Year's Festival?

Below are general venue rules and our most frequently asked questions. Please note that this page is constantly being updated — so if you have a question that you don’t see answered below, please free to either Tweet it to us or message us directly through our Facebook page.  We’ll do our best to answer it as quickly and accurately as possible!

The SnowGlobe Music Festival is held on the Lake Tahoe Community College campus in South Lake Tahoe, CA from December 29-31. Click Here For Aerial View Through Google Maps.


  • Backpacks (Small/Medium)
  • Warm Jackets (Be prepared — your pockets may or may not be searched upon entry!)
  • Gloves
  • Snowboots
  • Hats, Beanies, Spirit Hoods, etc.
  • Sun Block
  • Lighters
  • ‘Rage Sticks’
  • Two Factory-Sealed Water Bottles
  • Cell Phones
  • Sunglasses
  • Empty Camelbacks
  • Fanny Packs
  • Digital Cameras (Non-Pro // No Detachable Lenses)
  • Film Cameras (Non – Pro // No Detachable Lenses)


  • Instruments
  • Knives/Weapons Etc. (Duh.)
  • Fireworks/Explosives (Again, Duh.)
  • Outside Food & Beverages
  • Tents & Umbrellas
  • Flasks
  • Alcohol
  • Water Guns or Sprayers
  • Laser Pointers
  • Chain Wallets
  • Chairs
  • Video Cameras
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Professional Cameras (Without Pre-Approved Credentials).
  • Pets (Service dogs are allowed)
  • Drugs/Drug Paraphernalia
  • Flyers or Marketing Materials

** Security will be conducting bag checks, pat downs, and pocket searches at their discretion. Violation of these terms can result in confiscation, expulsion, or arrest depending upon severity of the violation. 

  • Festival pass must be worn at all times.
  • Wristbands are void if tampered with or removed.
  • Line-Up / Set Times subject to change — check our Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.
  • The festival is all ages. Children ages 10 & under (accompanied by a parent or guardian) receive free admission to the festival.

Please DO NOT attempt to walk or hitchhike to the event! Cars will be traveling at high speeds in winter conditions on the roads in the area. There will be plenty of transportation options available — please see our ‘Getting Here’ FAQs for more information on arrival and departure.

As you might have already guessed, it’s going to be COLD! We cannot stress enough the importance of dressing appropriately. If you have any uncertainty/questions about what to pack, please do not hesitate to send us a message — we’ll be more than happy to help you out! Temperatures are expected to be in the low 40 degree range during the day and in the teens at night. Remember, we’ll have heated areas around the festival grounds, but the majority of the event is outdoors.

The best way to stay informed is to sign up for our #SNOWGLOBE2013 E-List. Subscribers are always the first to know any important announcements, updates, & exclusive access to special pre-sales. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts are also vital sources of up-to-date information. We’ll be posting continuously leading up to and through the festival.

*Will There Be Flushable Toilets at SnowGlobe?

Most definitely! We’ll be releasing a festival map (with bathroom locations clearly marked) as we get closer to the festival dates. Stay Tuned!

*Will I Be Able To Find Security If Need Be?

Yes — Security guards are located at every entrance and stage/tent.

*Will There Be ATMs Inside The Venue?

Yes. ATMs are typically located in close proximity to food and drink sources. Our festival map will clearly mark ATM locations.

*Will There Be A Lost + Found?

Yes. During the festival, you can either return found items or look for lost items at the Information/Lost & Found booth. After the festival, you can inquire about lost items on our Facebook page. Valuables will be held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity if unclaimed.

*Will There Be First Aid Readily Available On-Site?

Yes. We make every effort to create a safe environment at SnowGlobe — including public and private security and medical staff. If you need medical assistance, PLEASE seek out the medical tent (which will be clearly marked on the festival map), or look for a peace officer or SnowGlobe staff member.


  • Dress In Layers! We recommend you wear a number of layers rather than a few thick layers. Not only will it keep you insulated, but it will allow you to adapt with the temperature as it fluctuates during the day.
  • Keep Your Feet Dry! Snow boots or insulated boots can be a total game changer. Boot linings can be purchased separately — go for wool or synthetic (not cotton)! Try not to wear anything that will get wet while walking through snow.
  •  Wear Nice Socks! Wool socks + nice boots are 90% of the keeping warm equation. If you forget a pair, or want to do a trade-off once you’re at the festival, we’ll be selling wool socks at the Merchandise Booth.
  • Keep Your Head + Hands Warm! Your hands and your head are super vulnerable to the cold. Make sure you’ve got a nice pair of gloves and a warm beanie in your SnowGlobe suitcase. Gloves and Beanies will also be available to purchase at the Merchandise Booth — just in case you forget!

We’ll also be selling scarves, hoodies, t-shirts and long-sleeves at the festival merchandise booth. If you decide you need to up your layer-game, or just want a #SG memento, make sure to stop by!

Yes. We take the safety and well-being of our attendees very seriously and work closely (and openly) with local Law Enforcement to maintain a safe and controlled environment. Not only will private security (hired by SnowGlobe) be present, but agents from the California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and local narcotics task force will be working in an undercover capacity. They will not only be ensuring that our alcohol vendors are following protocol, but will also be patrolling the area for drug sales. We like to be 100% transparent with our fans — please be safe and smart!

Yes. A single day or 3-day wristband must be present in order to attend any of the After Parties. Please note that a 12/29 festival wristband will allow you to attend a 12/31 After Party etc.