All the holiday presence have been unwrapped and put away, the last of the cookies are probably in the trash and the tree (if it was real) is probably dead and losing needles. Yes – the holiday excitement is over – but it doesn’t mean the fun is over!
New Years Eve is always a party, no matter the age! Sacramento has several options on how to celebrate and ring in the New Year with your family. If you are like me, we celebrate the East Coast New Year with bells and whistles and then we are all sound asleep by the time midnight strikes.
If you are looking for some alternative ways to spend the celebration and not stay up until midnight, check out this list of fun things going on around the Sacramento area:
Crocker Art Museum celebrates a “Noon Year’s Eve” at 11, 12, 1 and 2pm. Enjoy a celebration of live music, dance performances and festive art activities for the entire family. This is a fun celebration that anyone can stay awake for!
Roller King in Roseville hosts a New Year’s party with a canned food drive to help local needy families. From 7pm-1am, you can ring in 2017 on skates! Admission is $10 with a can food. If you can’t make it until 1am, then it’s only $5 from 7pm-10pm.
Sacramento Children’s Museum is hosting its annual “Who Year” daytime celebration. The museum is open from 9am- 4pm with hourly New Year’s celebrations starting at 10am. Enjoy games, arts and crafts, noise makers and a bubble stomp to ring in different countries New Years.
Old Sacramento hosts its annual New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza. Beginning at 5pm, you can enjoy live music and family friendly activities until the fireworks begin at 9pm (early enough to get those kids home and in bed!).
So grab your family and get out ringing in the New Year around Sacramento. My only resolution this year is spend more time making memories with my family- I hope you do the same!
By Heather Crivellone