Here are 18 ways to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new, from a late night comedy show and fireworks in Old Sacramento to a gondola drop and torchlight parade in the snow-capped mountains of Tahoe. All events are on Sunday, Dec. 31.
New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular: Watch as the skies above Old Sacramento ignite with fireworks in this annual send-off celebration, which also includes live music and activities for kiddos. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Old Sacramento waterfront. Free. nyesacramento.com
Noon Year’s Eve Family Festival: A high-energy, beloved local tradition for families, with live music, dance performances and festive art activities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. Free. 916-808-7000. crockerart.org
Gatsby Gala: Don your dapper ‘20s attire and ring in the new year with a live performance by Funk Rockers, a photo booth, door prizes, raffle, drinks and appetizers. For those 21-and-up. 9 p.m. Halftime Bar & Grill, 5681 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin. $25-30. firstname.lastname@example.org eventbrite.com
“Who Year” celebration: Sacramento Children’s Museum hosts a daytime and nighttime party. From noon to 4 p.m., kids can enjoy cultural activities, create noise makers and stomp bubbles. Free with admission. The nighttime party will include a DJ, dancing, games, light refreshments and museum play starting at 9 p.m. 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 120, Rancho Cordova. $5 for members, $7.50 for non-members. 916-638-7225. email@example.com. sackids.org
Murder Mystery cruise: Feeling a bit Sherlockian this New Year’s? Solving a murder could be a good way to wrap up 2017 feeling accomplished. The Delta King also features a casino, live music and champagne toast, along with a riverside-view of the Old Sacramento fireworks. 1000 Front St., Sacramento. $60-140 per person. 916-379-5002. deltaking.com
Rollerskating for a cause: Roller King hosts a canned food drive at the year’s end. Donations will go to the Roseville Salvation Army. The event also includes games, prizes and a balloon drop countdown. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ($5 with donation, $10 without). 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. ($10 with donation, $20 without). 889 Riverside Ave., Roseville. 916-783-0918. rollerkingroseville.com
New Year’s with The Menace: Dance the night away to the tunes of The Menace. 9:30 p.m. Dingus McGee’s, 14500 Musso Road, Auburn. $15-25. 530-878-1000. eventbrite.com
Bollywood party: Bollywood and house music will play on two dance floors at this New Year’s party, which also features a chocolate fountain, drinks, laser light effects, party favors, a photo booth with props, balloon drop and a midnight countdown. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Curry Bowl, 6502 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin. $25-35. 516-567-1898. firstname.lastname@example.org. eventbrite.com
La Notte Latina New Year’s Eve: DJ Tamayo will spin the sounds of salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, bachata, banda, rumbero and more in this dance-bration. VIP tickets come with a sparkling wine, buffet and pastry bar. 21-and-up. Ca’ Momi Osteria, 1141 First St., Napa. $20 general, $75 VIP. 707-224-6664. email@example.com.
Afro-mations Paint party: Attendees will create their own Afro-mations painting in a step-by-step class by Pop Pour & Paint, with all art supplies included. Potluck. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 5661 Rightwood Way, Sacramento. $20. eventbrite.com
Sacramento Jazz Cooperative gala: Get jazzed for the New Year with Carolyne Swayze with the Dave Bass Trio, followed by the Cunha Big Band with Vivian Lee on vocals. Dinner will be provided by Pheasant Wood Catering, and the night will end with a champagne toast. Evening dress attire is suggested. 7 p.m to 12:30 a.m. Masonic Temple Ballroom, 1123 J St., Sacramento. $80 per person, $150 per couple. sacramentojazzcoop.org
R&B celebration: Groove into 2018 with R&B group Surface, and enjoy a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Local Burger, 3443 Laguna Boulevard, Suite 150, Elk Grove. $20 general, $200-300 VIP. 916-226-2900. localburgereg.com.
Mumbo Gumbo New Year’s Eve: Enjoy the soul, zydeco, Cajun and Caribbean sound of Mumbo Gumbo. The event features party favors, a photo booth, appetizers, dessert, coffee and tea and a champagne toast at midnight. 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St., Davis. $50. davislodge.org.
Heavenly Holidays: Ice sculpting, fireworks displays, live music and a gondola ball drop in the snow-capped mountains of South Lake Tahoe. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For adults, the party can continue at casinos and nightclubs. 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe. Free. 775-586-7000. skiheavenly.com
Kirkwood Mountain celebration: Join the Torchlight Parade, a tradition in Kirkwood. Families and couples can take a ride to the top of the mountain and down to the village, where there will be a fireworks display. Afterward, the resort will host a party at The Cornice with an East Coast champagne toast. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kirkwood Mountain Resort, 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood. 209-258-6000. Kirkwood.com
SnowGlobe Music Festival: It’s been called the “chillest festival ever.” Headliners include Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson (DJ Set), Travis Scott and Zedd, with more than 50 entertainers on the festival stages. 2:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Lake Tahoe Community College Field, 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe. Last-chance tickets still available. $219-499. snowglobemusicfestival.com
Black & White New Years Eve Party: Hosted by 97.5 KDEE with beats from DJ Magic Mel and Reese Roundtree. 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. 5411 Luce Avenue, McClellan Park. $45. 916-271-6920. eventbrite.com
Last Laughs: Local comics take to the stage for one last laugh of 2017, including Ngaio Bealum, Kelly Pryce, John Ross, DJ Sandhu, Mary Van Note, Raj Dutta and Kiry Shabazz. Ages 18 and up. 7:30 p.m. The late show begins at 10 p.m. with dancing and a midnight toast. Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way. $20-35, two drink minimum. 916-925-8500. punchlinesac.com