New Year’s Eve Events in the Sacramento Area
We can hardly believe that 2016 is almost over. There is no better way to celebrate the successes, memories and events of 2016 than with family and friends at a local event or special dinner in the city. And of course, this is also an opportunity to make a toast to 2017 and look forward to a fresh start at the beginning of another new year.
Celebrate all of the above at a special New Year’s Eve event or prix fixe dinner served at one of Sacramento’s best restaurants!
NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum
Photos Courtesy of the Crocker Art Museum
Noon Year’s Eve at the Crocker Art Museum has become a beloved Sacramento annual tradition as families gather to count down to the new year at noon. This free event features live music, dance performances, and festive art activities throughout the museum. You can even explore the museum after the party, as it will be open for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve!
6 p.m. | Old Sacramento
The Sky Spectacular in Old Sacramento is one of the region’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations, with two sky concerts, live entertainment, balloon artists, face painters, and lots of treats. This free, family-friendly event is something you don’t want to miss this year! Gather in Old Sacramento from 6–9 p.m. for a myriad of activities, then watch the incredible fireworks light up the sky with musical hits from 2016 at 9 p.m.
9 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Topgolf Roseville
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Spend your New Year’s Eve at Topgolf in Roseville for a night of neon featuring live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and lots of music and dancing! Reserve a bay for up to six people — either the regular bay for $225, or the VIP bay for $450. Check the event page to see what each reservation entails!
8:30 p.m. | Hornblower Cruises and Events
Cruise into the new year on the Sacramento River as you enjoy the Sky Spectacular fireworks show onboard a one-hour river cruise! Watch the 9 p.m. fireworks show on the boat, complete with a complimentary champagne toast and access to their cash bar. Book your reservation for the 8:30 p.m. ride!
7 p.m. – 2 a.m. | MARRS
THIS presents the Midtown Mountain Get Down, a party for all ages featuring live performances, a fashion show, a beer garden with cocktails, amazing food, and much more. Head to Low Brau Lodge and Block Butcher Bar for the party of a lifetime on New Year’s Eve!
7:30 p.m. | Pano Hall at Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Photo Courtesy of Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Casinos sure know how to throw a party — especially on New Year’s Eve! Head to Thunder Valley to hear Kool & the Gang perform their legendary hits to kick off 2017. Tickets cost $94.75 and this event is only open to those 21 and over.
2016’s Last Laughs at Punch Line Comedy Club
Photo Courtesy of Punch Line Comedy Club
Get the last laugh of 2016 with friends and strangers alike at “2016’s Last Laughs” at the Punch Line Comedy Club. This hilarious night will feature a set of talented comedians performing at either 7:30 or 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Make your reservation in advance!
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNERS
Ella Dining Room & Bar is hosting a special four-course prix fixe meal on New Year’s Eve, costing $135 per person, paired with a complimentary bottle of champagne per couple. A vegetarian menu and menu supplements are available upon request, however there will be no a la carte options available in the dining room. This elegant eatery offers refined New American and French cuisine in its contemporary interior.
Celebrate the new year with a chef’s prix fixe three-course meal at Esquire Grill for $75 per person. You may even top off your meal with a fourth course or a special wine pairing! Local and fresh ingredients make up the creative and forward-thinking New American menu at Esquire Grill.
Hock Farm Craft & Provisions is serving a special prix fixe menu featuring three courses for $75. Supplement your meal with a fourth course or a wine pairing if you wish! We adore the industrial farmhouse feel at Hock Farm, complemented by its farm-fresh menu sourced from local farms and producers.
The Kitchen’s unique setting is an unforgettable way to ring in the new year, and their chef’s four-course prix fixe menu will make the night even more special. The Kitchen creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience no matter the occasion, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Keep in mind that there are no a la carte options available in the dining room on New Year’s Eve.
Chef Roderick presents a delightful menu available at La Provence on New Year’s Eve! Celebrate the new year with friends and family in this inviting and fun atmosphere. Enjoy the flavors of France and the Mediterranean regions with a California twist in the elegant garden setting at La Provence.
Rio City Cafe is hosting their first annual VIP New Year’s Eve party! Enjoy a four-course dinner, a fireworks show, live music, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Rio City’s picturesque location on the river makes this the perfect setting to celebrate the start of 2017! Get your tickets for $199 in advance.
Skool Restaurant is ringing in the new year with Chef Moto’s delightful four-course prix fixe menu at Skool. Each meal costs $65 per person and features several pairing options! Enjoy the delightful seafood cooked with Japanese and contemporary ingredients in this casual and creative setting.
Make a Reservation by Calling 209-371-6160
The dedicated diners should head to Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses in Lodi, where you’ll find live music and a five-course dinner in their beautiful setting. Each plate costs $110 per person! Take a look at Towne House’s sophisticated New Year’s Eve menu packed with flavor.
Zinfandel Grille is offering several great specials and drinks to celebrate the new year! This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is the perfect place to spend your last night of 2016 with family and friends.
Happy New Year, Sacramento!
We’re thankful for all that 2016 held in store and are looking forward to a wonderful 2017!