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Celebrate New Year's Eve With These 10 Events

2020 is just around the corner. If you don’t have anything lined up, yet, let us help you out with some of our favorite NYE finds. Let the countdown begin!

1) Step back in time—about a hundred years—for the Roaring 2020s Extravaganza New Year’s Eve Party at Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg at 8 p.m. Complete with cabaret performers and a magician, get into the swing of things with the Charleston and Lindy Hop. Dress in your flapper gowns or pinstripe suits for the costume contest and count down to 2020. There will be food trucks, desserts, a no-host bar, and fun galore.
Roaring 2020s Extravaganza New Year’s Eve Party

2) Ring in the new year on the Sacramento River with the New Year's Eve Fireworks River Cruise by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Marvel at the fireworks displayed by the City of Sacramento as you cruise under the Tower Bridge, champagne glass in hand. Music will be playing and alcohol will be available for purchase. The cruise is from 8-9:30 p.m. and takes off from the L Street dock.

3) Do not miss Sactown Swings' New Year's Eve Party at the VFW Hall in West Sacramento. Expect a ballroom dance floor, live band, DJ, and lots of company. Bust a move to Northern California’s favorite band, Stompy Jones. DJ Rigatony will also keep you on your toes during band breaks. Don’t forget to dress to impress. Doors open at 8 p.m. and you’re welcome to bring a snack or dessert to share.

4) Is staying up late not your thing? Lucky for you, the Crocker Art Museum is hosting Noon Year’s Eve so that you don’t miss out on the celebrations. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., everyone can enjoy live music from around the world, dance performances, art activities, and surprises throughout the museum for free. Count down to the new year at noon—it’s definitely a celebration you can stay awake for.
Noon Year’s Eve

5) Tee off at Top Golf (Roseville) with their biggest party of the year. Enjoy live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and an unforgettable midnight celebration. Upgrade to the VIP experience for a premium holiday dinner buffet and a bottle of bubbly to share. All New Year's Eve packages include unlimited play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for up to six guests, front row seats to the fireworks show, and party favors to go with the glow-in-the-dark theme.

6) Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre is hosting the Jackie Greene Band. Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene started his musical career in Sacramento and knows how to croon over soulful piano ballads as well as shred a bluesy guitar solo. Enjoy this multi-instrumental, dynamic show beginning at 9 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m.

7) The iconic R&B band Boyz II Men will serenade you with emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies at the Pano Hall at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln. The four-time Grammy Award winners will perform all your favorites from the last 25 years. There will be two shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Boyz II Men

8) Make sure to catch Old Sacramento Waterfront’s New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular. A city favorite, the skies will be covered with bright colors and flashes at this free celebration. There are also activities for the whole family to enjoy, like live music, food and drink vendors, and a variety of street entertainment. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. Note: SacRT encourages celebrants from around the region to take the light rail for free to Downtown Sacramento on December 31.


9) The Sacramento Dance Center in Rancho Cordova is throwing a NYE Dance Party from 9 p.m. until midnight. With all the NYE party staples—holiday refreshments,  a Champagne toast at midnight, and music—you’re bound to have a whale of a time jiving, foxtrotting, or ballroom dancing the night away.

10) Roar into 2020 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn at a New Year’s Eve Affair while supporting the Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. and include appetizers, a full bar, Champagne toast, dancing, and door prizes every half hour! 530-823-4533 

By Tara Mendanha