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New Year's Eve 2014 Festivities Guide

Chris Chapman / Flickr

Chris Chapman / Flickr


15th Annual New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular - It's a pretty obvious choice, the fireworks in Old Sacramento light up the sky every year, with a show at 9 p.m. and then again at midnight.

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink While you're in the neighborhood, why not lace up some skates and take a spin around the downtown ice rink. The rink is on 7th Street, between L and J streets, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Macy's Theatre of Lights - Free outdoor performances in Old Sacramento with shows at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Global Winter Wonderland - A giant light show of world wonders at Cal Expo. The show is open from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Noon Year’s Eve: A Free Family Festival A free family friendly festival at the Crocker Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


NIGHT OWL PARTIES (for the 21+ crowd)

TBD NYE BlockParty - This event is sold out at every level, so be forwarned when trying to get around 20th and J streets. Things might be a little jammed up. If you were forward thinking enough to get tickets this party will not disappoint. 

Lipstick New Year's Eve - DJ Shaun Slaughter and indie band the SunMonks will be ringing in the new year at Old Ironsides, only $8 cover.

New Year's Eve with Mumbo Gumbo - If you're looking for a funky scene check out the Davis Odd Fellows Hall for gumbo, cornbread and of course a traditional champaign toast with live music from Mumbo Gumbo. Admission is $40 and doors open at 8 p.m.

New Years Eve: A Taste of The Blues Bid 2014 farewell with at the Lions Gate Hotel with performances by Val Starr and The Blues Rocket and Jeramy Norris and The Dangerous Mood.

New Year's Eve 2014: Partying Like It's 1999 - The MIX goes old school with a 90s dance party. Presale tickets are $40, or $50 at the door.

2014's Last Laughs - Some of Sacramento's funniest people will send 2014 off with a laugh at the Punch Line Comedy Club. Admission is $25.40, with a two drink minimum, ages 18 and up. Show starts at 8 p.m.


Here's a list of events around Reno and Tahoe South Shore and Nevada City.


Find more Holiday Events at our Community Calendar.



Regional Transit representative, Devra Selenis said RT is adding two more trips on both the Gold Line and Blue Line leaving downtown on New Years. 

"RT is extending light rail service on New Year's Eve past regular operating hours to help celebrants ring in the new year," she said. "Two additional trips will be offered on both the Blue Line and Gold Line. Light rail trains will depart downtown Sacramento at 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 am."

Selenis said RT has been offering extended hours on New Year's Eve for years, and they get positive feedback and increased ridership. 

"It's a great alternative to driving. You can just park at any of our 19 park and ride lots and buy your ticket, board the train and let RT do the driving. You can make a family evening of it. Everyone can get on board and go downtown to enjoy the fireworks and you can to avoid driving or parking hassles."


Melody Stone

Former Interactive Producer

After working in newspapers and doing print journalism for years, Melody transitioned into digital marketing and design. With a healthy blend of journalistic and digital media skills she builds out interactive web stories for Capradio.org.  Read Full Bio 

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