Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Sacramento, CA

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Sacramento. This proud hub of Northern California quietly boasts ample outdoor activities, charming and independent neighborhoods and a creative melting pot with so much to do year round. Whether you’re a visiting tourist, returning to see friends and family or a curious local, if you’re in Sacramento for the holidays- read on for some of our favorite things to see and do things to do on New Year’s Eve in the area, and get ready to explore!

New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

One of Sacramento’s proudest community traditions is the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular, an event with something for everyone! Groups, couples, families and solo travelers alike will delight in the number of different sights, sounds and activities that fill the streets of the Sacramento waterfront. These include a number of family friendly games and activities, live bands and musical performances, hot food and drink vendors from around the region, and a number of gifts vendors and colorful street entertainers. The local New Year’s Special that is televised around the Sacramento region also takes place here each year, and the fireworks occur earlier – around 9 p.m. This is a great option for those travelers to need to adhere to an earlier curfew, and for those with younger travelers. Bring the whole party to Sacramento’s Waterfront for a memorable New Year’s Eve in this historic part of town.

Sacramento River Cruise

Another New Year’s Eve option for those visiting the Sacramento area this New Year’s Eve are the river cruises, a great way to see so much of the Sacramento area in good company. Parties of all ages and sizes will enjoy fine dining, music and gorgeous views of the Sacramento metro, sailing into the New Year. Depending on the time of day, this also makes for a great star-gazing or sunset opportunity, perfect for a number of travel plans- date night, postcard pictures, or just sightseeing in general. Take a river cruise for your New Year’s Eve, and see Sacramento in a truly unique way.

Downtown Party

A number of hip venues populate the scene that is Sacramento’s nightlife, offering themes ranging from Black Tie to 80s to Gatsby-esque roaring 20s to party into the New Year. For those travelers (or groups) looking for one, or a number of party options this New Year’s, look no further than the wealth of events here around downtown. 

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