Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com

Fireworks go off over Old Sacramento on Saturday, December 31, 2011. For 14 consecutive years, the fireworks shows have been held in Old Sacramento.

Old Sacramento’s fireworks shows by the numbers

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 - 7:31 am

It takes a lot to pull off the New Year’s Eve fireworks shows on Sacramento’s waterfront.

The shows take place at 9 p.m. and midnight and are free. Here, by the numbers, are details about the shows:

14 – The number of consecutive years that the fireworks shows have been held in Old Sacramento.

8,000 – The number of fireworks that will light up the night sky.

3 – The number of launch sites on the waterfront in West Sacramento. Also this year: a fireworks waterfall off the Tower Bridge.

15 – Minutes that 9 p.m. fireworks will last. Early show is choreographed to this year’s hits.

10 – Minutes that midnight show will last. Late show is choreographed to classic rock.

50 – Hours needed to plan the choreography for the fireworks concerts.

1,500 – Cups of hot cocoa expected to be sold to revelers at Steamers coffee shop in Old Sacramento

100 – Security personnel on duty, including personnel from Sacramento Police Department, West Sacramento Police Department, the California Highway Patrol and private security.

For more information, call (916) 808-7777 or visit www.nyesacramento.com


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

Read more articles by Bill Lindelof



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