NYE in Downtown Sac

Katie Almazan

Call your crew and get ready to pop the champagne! New Year’s Eve is fast-approaching and we’ve got just the way for you and your squad to have a ball. From seasoned traditions like fireworks over the river in Old Sac, to new gatherings at DOCO, downtown is going to be filled with the best events Sacramento has to offer. Read some of the happenings you must attend.


New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular:
Old Sacramento | Free | 6 -10 PM | More Info

Ring in 2018 with Sacramento’s largest and longest-running NYE tradition. Fireworks will be lighting up the sky in Old Sacramento at 9 PM and the district will host vendors, balloon artists, a magic show by Mister Illusion, and band Thunder Cover who will be performing hit after hit to warm up the crowd before the big firework show. The fun begins at 6 PM and is a great way to have friends and family enjoy New Year’s Eve for free!


Venetian Masquerade at Revival at the Sawyer:
500 J Street | $225 | 8 PM – 2 AM | More Info

 If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new and luxurious bar and lounge Revival at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, there may not be a better time to marvel at its elegance and beauty than on New Year’s Eve. They will be hosting an intimate Venetian Masquerade with tasty cocktails and delectable appetizers from executive chef Patrick Prager. Enjoy the view of the fireworks from the rooftop deck and countdown to the New Year with a projected clock displayed on the pool.


New Year’s Eve at the Hyatt Regency:
1209 L Street | $75 -$145 | 9 PM-2AM | More Info

The Hyatt Regency has been a NYE hotspot for years and this year is no different! Join the hotel’s annual black, white, and gold celebration at 9 PM with local band Hip Service and DJ Rated R. Dance the night away, indulge in unlimited selfies at the photo booth, and cheers to 2018 with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. What more could you ask for?


Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Ball:
1023 Front Street | $30 | 9PM- 2AM | More Info

We couldn’t think of a better way to close out 2017 than in 1920’s attire reliving the roaring decade in illustrious decadence. This Gatsby themed party is all the hype and is expected to welcome a Jay Gatsby impersonator, 1920’s French-electric swing music, a burlesque show, and a toast at midnight. Events producer Shannon McCabe knows a thing or two about throwing a party, so this night promises to be one to remember.


Punch Bowl Social
500 J Street | Free | More Info

Shine bright like a diamond at DOCO’s newest restaurant/ bar, Punch Bowl Social, for its Neon New Year’s party. Sip on specialty punch with a DJ spinning all the hits. The balloon drop will be displayed over the restaurant’s numerous TVs and you can welcome 2018 by bringing adulting to a whole other level with bowling, VR, shuffleboard and more!


Old Sacramento Bars New Year’s Eve Celebration
916 2nd Street | $25 | 7-12 AM | More Info

Revel in the 2018 New Year at the best bars in Old Sacramento. The party will include party favors, music and VIP admission to all five of the 2nd Street bars. No need to be confined to one bar when your ticket buys you entry to all five. This NYE bar crawl knows how to set up a good time.


New Year’s Eve at the Park Ultra Lounge:
1116 15th Street | $50-$60 | 9 PM – 2 AM | More Info

Celebrate the new year at The Park Ultra Lounge for their annual NYE extravaganza. Party favors will include LED wands, noise makers, tiaras, felt hats, and a high definition screen displaying the Times Square ball drop broadcast. Confetti will be shot out of cannons at midnight and music will be playing all night long.


May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions – we’ll see you in 2018!