22 New Year’s Eve Events in the Sacramento Area
Happy New Year! The start of a new year is always filled with hope, celebration, and excitement for things to come — in addition to an abundance of glitter, fireworks, champagne toasts, and live music.
Experience all of the above at these events in and around Sacramento. Plus, there are several kid-friendly events celebrating earlier in the day for those who wish to avoid the late-night crowd. Whatever you end up doing, cheers to a new year and all the possibilities it brings!
Noon Year’s Eve at the Crocker Art Museum
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Photo Courtesy of Crocker Art Museum
Noon Year’s Eve at the Crocker is one of the city’s beloved annual traditions. It is the perfect family-friendly solution for little ones who can’t stay up until midnight! Countdown to the new year at noon at this fun and free celebration, featuring live music, dance performances, and festive art activities throughout the museum.
New York New Year’s Eve Party
5–9 p.m. | Cante Ao Vinho, Rocklin
Celebrate the new year New York style at Cante Ao Vinho in Rocklin. In other words, celebrate when New Yorkers do, which means 9 p.m. our time! This fun event features heavy appetizers, wine available for purchase, and a performance from Vino Banditos at 7 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes to celebrate the new year with friends, amazing wine, and live music at this historic tasting room.
Stoney’s 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash
7 p.m. | Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo, Sacramento
Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo is throwing their 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring a midnight balloon drop, free champagne toast, and free late-night biscuits and gravy. There are a variety of ticket options ranging from $10 general admission tickets to a $250 VIP package for six, including bar entry for six guests, a private table in a prime location, six VIP Prime Rib and jumbo prawn dinners, and a bottle of champagne.
New Year’s Eve at de Vere’s Irish Pub
4 pm. + 12 a.m. | de Vere’s Irish Pub, Sacramento
No one celebrates quite like the Irish, and that is certainly true for New Year’s Eve! In fact, you can celebrate the holiday twice at de Vere’s Irish Pub, as they countdown at both 4 p.m. (12 a.m. in Dublin) and again at 12 a.m. our time. That way, everyone has a chance to raise a glass to celebrate the new year! For both toasts, de Vere’s is handing out champagne and whiskey to anyone who would like to partake. Plus, there will be a special Prime Rib dinner available.
Sacramento Jazz Cooperative New Year’s Eve Gala
7 p.m.–1 a.m. | Sacramento Masonic Temple, Sacramento
For the first year ever, the Sacramento Jazz Cooperative is throwing a New Year’s Eve Gala at the Masonic Temple Ballroom. Enjoy a buffet dinner catered by Pheasant Wood Catering and live music from Carolyne Swayze with the Dave Bass Trio and the Cunha Big Band with Vivian Lee. Plus, there will be a champagne toast at midnight! Evening dress attire is suggested. Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple. SJC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and ticket purchases to its New Year’s Eve Gala are tax-deductible as they strive to preserve classic jazz as an American art form.
New Year’s Eve at Roller King in Roseville
7 p.m.–1 a.m. | Roller King, Roseville
This is the perfect activity for kids who want to stay up late to celebrate the new year. Visit Roller King in Roseville for an evening packed with activity on New Year’s Eve. $20 admission includes skate or inline rental and a balloon drop at midnight. The party starts at 7 p.m. and goes all the way until 1 a.m.!
Old Sacramento 2nd Street Bars NYE Celebration
7 p.m. | Old Sacramento
The fireworks show in Old Sacramento is an annual tradition each year, as is the non-stop party at the bars along 2nd Street. Purchase tickets to gain access to Fanny Ann’s, O’Mally’s, Sports Corner, the Other Office, and the River City Saloon. Simply show your special wristband and ID to enter any of these bars throughout the night. Remember to have fun, and more importantly, stay safe!
Last Laughs at Punch Line
7:30 + 10 p.m. | Punch Line, Sacramento
Get the last laugh of 2017 at this annual show, either at 7:30 or 10 p.m. Each show features favorite local comics including Ngaio Bealum, Kelly Pryce, John Ross, DJ Sandhu, Mary Van Note, Raj Dutta, Kiry Shabazz, and more. The 10 p.m. show has a special toast at midnight and dancing until 2 a.m.! Both shows are for those 18 and over, and there is a two drink minimum for those over 21.
Midnight Players NYE Party
8 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Sacramento
This lively event at DoubleTree is back for another year of non-stop fun with one of Sacramento’s best party bands, The Midnight Players. Plus, hear music from other fun and talented groups throughout the evening. Purchase tickets for this party that starts at 8 p.m. or as early as 6 p.m. if you purchase a VIP ticket! An all-inclusive VIP ticket or regular VIP ticket includes a full buffet dinner!
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
8 p.m.–2 a.m. | Revival at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Sacramento
Dust off your finest black tie attire for this classy masquerade ball at Revival, the rooftop bar in the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. The event will feature a hosted bar of select premium spirits and handcrafted cocktails created by their expert bartender in addition to passed appetizers carefully prepared by the chef. Dance to music all night long until the party ends at 2 a.m.! Tickets cost $150 per person. Purchase a special VIP package, which includes tickets for six guests, a reserved VIP booth, a cheese and charcuterie platter, and a bottle of high-end champagne.
Black & White New Year’s Eve Party
8:30 p.m.–2 a.m. | McClellan Conference Center, McClellan Park
Party with 97.5 KDEE and the CBCC Foundation at the Black & White New Year’s Eve Party, featuring non-stop DJ music all night plus a balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. Pre-sale tickets cost $45 and VIP table tickets are $450, including tickets for 10 people, a private table, party favors, and a free champagne toast at midnight.
Davis Odd Fellows New Year’s Eve With Mumbo Gumbo
8:30 p.m.–1 a.m. | Odd Fellows Hall, Davis
Ring out 2017 and ring in 2018 with bubbly champagne, noisemakers, and wonderful music at the Odd Fellows New Year’s Eve Party with Mumbo Gumbo in downtown Davis. The price of admission includes dancing all night long to the soul, zydeco, Cajun and Caribbean stew that is Mumbo Gumbo, plus party favors and a traditional champagne toast at midnight. There will also be appetizers served throughout the evening and desserts, coffee and tea available in the Lower Hall. Tickets cost $50 per person, and if all 225 tickets sell out, there will be no more available at the door! So make sure you get your tickets in advance.
New Year’s Eve at the Hyatt Regency
9 p.m.–2 a.m. | Hyatt Regency, Sacramento
Photo Courtesy of the Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency is throwing the ultimate New Year’s Eve party with NOW 100.5 FM and MIX 96. Admission includes a complimentary photo booth, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Plus, sip on some bubbly and enjoy the smooth sounds of Love & Honey in the lobby before you party into the new year with DJ music and dancing in the Regency Ballroom. General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $125, but each increase to $95 and $145 after December 30. So purchase your tickets early!
Who Year New Year’s Eve Party
9 p.m.–12:15 a.m. | Sacramento Children’s Museum, Sacramento
The Sacramento Children’s Museum is hosting their second annual Who Year New Year’s Eve Party, featuring dancing, noisemaker-making, bubble stomps, games, light refreshments, and museum play. The festivities culminate with a special New Year’s countdown at midnight. Registration for this family-friendly event is just $5 for members and $7.50 for non-members!
2018 New Year’s Eve Celebration Featuring Surface
9 p.m.–2 a.m. | Local Burger, Elk Grove
Head to Local Burger in Elk Grove for a fun night ringing in the new year with the hit R&B group Surface. This lively burger joint provides the perfect atmosphere to celebrate. Plus, enjoy a free champagne toast at midnight! General admission tickets are available for $20, and there are special VIP options available.
New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular
9 p.m. | Old Sacramento Waterfront
Considered one of Sacramento’s most beloved traditions, the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular will light up the skies above Old Sacramento with breathtaking fireworks. This celebration is completely free and open to everyone! Enjoy activities for all ages, including children’s programming, live music, dinner specials, hot food and drink vendors, and a variety of colorful street entertainment.
New Year’s Eve at Fox & Goose Public House
9 p.m.–2 a.m. | Fox & Goose Public House, Sacramento
Fox & Goose Public House throws an exceptional party every New Year’s Eve and this year is no exception! Dance the night away with the funk and soul sounds of DJ Larry Rodriguez with MC Ham and DJ Wokstar. Plus, there will be a balloon drop and a free champagne toast at midnight! The party starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $15 cover at the door.
Cheers to the New Year NYE Fundraiser
9 p.m.–1 a.m. | Uptown Studios, Sacramento
Celebrate with purpose this year at the Cheers to the New Year NYE Fundraiser, benefitting the California Coalition for Youth. All proceeds from this event will go toward CCY and their mission to improve and empower the lives of California’s homeless youth. The celebration features an exciting raffle and silent auction, music from DJ QuickFade, dancing, party favors, food catered by Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, open bars, and a sparkling toast with a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets for Cheers to the New Year cost $50 per person or $75 per couple.
Vanguard Presents New Year’s Eve 2018
9 p.m.–2 a.m. | Vanguard, Sacramento
Vanguard is throwing one of Sacramento’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties, featuring sounds by DJ Joseph One, a midnight champagne toast, party favors, and premium VIP table service. Purchase early-bird tickets for $30 through December 18 or $40 after the 18th. Or secure your VIP package including a private booth with premium alcohol and champagne by calling Cameron at 916-281-9465.
New Year’s Eve 2018 at Topgolf Roseville
9 p.m.–1 a.m. | Topgolf, Roseville
Photo Courtesy of Topgolf Roseville
Topgolf in Roseville will be decked out in gold on New Year’s Eve! Enjoy live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and a midnight celebration to remember at this exciting venue. Make your reservation in advance for either a General Bay or VIP Bay. The General Bay costs $225 and includes admission for eight guests, unlimited Topgolf game play, and party favors. The VIP Bay costs $450 and includes admission for six guests, unlimited Topgolf game play, exclusive access to the Signature Event Room for a premium dinner buffet, one bottle of Chandon Brut, unlimited fountain soda, coffee and tea, and party favors.
War at Crest Theatre
9:30 p.m. | Crest Theatre, Sacramento
End the year with an exciting performance from War, one of the greatest bands of all time dating all the way back to 1969. Enjoy this show at Crest Theatre combining funk, jazz, R&B and rock & roll, then ring in the new year at one of the nearby restaurants and bars throwing a party at midnight. The K Street corridor will be packe d with excitement on New Year’s Eve!
New Year’s Eve With Mustache Harbor
10 p.m. | Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, Sacramento
Mustache Harbor is a fun, energetic and unique band with one mission — “to create a soft rock explosion the likes of which has not been seen since the days when Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band created A.M. Gold.” See them perform classic soft rock songs you’ll love to sing along to at Harlow’s this New Year’s Eve!
Happy New Year
Dust off your sparkly dress and celebrate at one of these fun events in and around the city!
Category Davis, Elk Grove, Local Events, Roseville, Sacramento
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