What to do for New Year’s Eve in the Sacramento region: Time to sparkle!

Fireworks go off over Old Sacramento on Saturday, December 31, 2011.
Fireworks go off over Old Sacramento on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Ring in 2015 with these events in the Sacramento region.

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New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular: Old Sacramento is a hub of family entertainment on New Year’s Eve, with children’s and street entertainment, live music, vendors and refreshments, plus fireworks displays at 9 p.m. and midnight. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Front Street, Old Sacramento. 916-808-7777;

Macy’s Theatre of Lights: Old Sacramento’s sixth annual Theatre of Lights continues. The free outdoor performances blend a symphony of lights, sounds and visual effects with special holiday performances at 7 and 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. 125 I St., Old Sacramento. 916-323-9280;


Sacramento New Year’s Party: Spend New Year’s Eve at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West with two live bands, casino games, drinks and dancing. 8:30 p.m. Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard St., Sacramento. $65-$250. 916-922-4700;

New Year’s Eve Dance Party: A dance show, social dancing, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and champagne toast. 8:30 p.m. Capital Dance Center, 11270 Sanders Drive, Rancho Cordova. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 916-635-2600;

New Year’s Gala: Los Elegantes, Berta Torrez, Latin Touch; champagne toast at midnight, party favors; raffle prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Kavanaugh Community Center, 5905 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento. Dinner/dance packages: $60 per person; $115 per couple. Dance only: $40 per person, $80 per couple. 916-391-1934.

New Year’s Eve at Wine & Roses: The celebration starts with a buffet-style dinner from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The evening features live music by the band Crosstown 5, Aura Photo Lounge, party favors, midnight Champagne toast and balloon drop, and more. Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa, 2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi. $85 advance, $95 after Dec. 30. 209-334-6988;

New Year’s Eve Show: A free show featuring performances by Korean Fire Drill, Clockwork Hero, ForNeveR and Graveshadow, Dennis Bodine, Sam Davidson, Allen Dean, Lydia Gavin, Michael Hildago, Lee Hurtado, Sammy Karlin, Mike King, Michael Woodruff, Isidro and more. 8 p.m. The Boardwalk, 9426 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. 916-988-9247;

Thunder Valley $100K Big Easy Night: Themed after Mardi Gras with casino-wide decorations, strolling performers, specialty menus and the excitement of chances to win shares of the $100,000 to be given away. Various entertainment options. Prices vary. Details.

TBD NYE Block Party: A-Trak, Gigamesh, Oliver, Sister Crayon. 6 p.m.-1 a.m., in front of MARRs building, 1050 20th St., Sacramento. Cost: $45-$49 (VIP). Info: TBD Facebook page

New Year’s Eve Bash: Larry Rodriguez, MC Ham and DJ Wokstar. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Fox and Goose Pub, 1001 R St., Sacramento. Cost: $10. (916) 443-8825

2014 Last Laughs: Sets at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Punchline Comedy Club, 2100 Arden Way, Sacramento. Cost: $24.50-$31.80. Info: (916) 925-5500;

Track 7 Brewing Co. Third Anniversary Party: 3-9 p.m. at Track 7 Brewing Co., (3747 West Pacific Ave., Sacramento. Noon-4 p.m. at Track 7’s new Natomas facility, 826 Professor Lane, Suite 100. Cost: Free. Info: (916) 520-4677;

Noon Year’s Eve Festival: A free family festival of cultural experiences. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. Included in admission. 916-264-5423;

New Year’s Aboard USS Hornet: Live music, a silent auction, cash bars and food concessions. Count down to midnight with the view of the Bay Area skyline or head to the Flight Deck and watch San Francisco fireworks (weather-permitting). Chorus-style dances. 7:30 p.m. $45-$85. 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, at the former Naval Air Station, Alameda. 510-521-8448, ext. 282.

New Year’s Eve Blackout Skate: Roller King hosts a canned food drive to benefit the Roseville Salvation Army. Refreshments, games and prizes. $10, plus canned food items. $20 without donation. 7 p.m. Roller King, 889 Riverside Ave., Roseville. 916-783-0918;

New Year’s Eve All-Night Skate: Skate into 2015. Party session skates from 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve until 6 a.m. New Year’s Day. Skaters receive admission, skate rental, hot dog, nachos and a drink. Noisemakers, games, prizes and a balloon shower at midnight. 7 p.m. Foothill Skate Inn, 4700 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento. $25. 916-488-4700;

New Year’s Eve at MontBleu: One ticket gets attendees into three spectacular parties taking place throughout the casino: in opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub and the 16,000-square-foot convention center. Highlights include music from DJ Miles Medina, go-go dancers, body painting and more. 8 p.m. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, 55 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe. $75. 800-648-3353;

New Year’s Eve at Peppermill: Capri Ballroom Party: Dance the night away to the sounds of Maxxt Outt, then enjoy party favors, a balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight. The $65 admission price includes three drink coupons. 9:30 p.m. Edge Nightspot: Highlights include entertainment by Red Bull The Estyle World Champion Four Color Zack. 8 p.m. $55. Peppermill Resort Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno. 866-821-9996;

New Year’s Eve Rockin’ the Dome Dance Party: Dance the night away to music from DJ Kentot, then enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Party favors. Fireworks. 10 p.m. Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St., Reno. $40. 800-687-8733;

Red Carpet Jazz Concert: Ring in 2015 with the Rod Harris Band. Stage 3’s “Red Carpet” Jazz Concert features food, drink and dancing. Enjoy coffee, dessert and champagne toast at midnight. Fundraiser for Stage 3 Theatre. 8 p.m. Stage 3 Theatre, 208 S. Green St., Sonora. $40. 209-536-1778;


Multiple days

Ice Skating: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Folsom Ice Rink, Sutter St., Folsom. $10; $8 children ages 8 and younger. (916) 985-7452;

Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink: 2-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 19. Sacramento Downtown Plaza, 701 K St., Sacramento. $8; $2 skate rental; free for children ages 2 and younger. (916) 442-8575;

San Francisco Holiday Ice Rink: The Embarcadero Center offers 90-minute ice skating sessions at Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center and across from the historic Ferry Building, San Francisco. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays (until 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31); 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Jan. 4. $10 general; $6 children ages 7 and younger. 415-837-1931;

New Year’s Banner: Kids 12 and younger color and assemble a New Year’s banner to take home. Noon, Dec. 29-31. The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento. Included in admission. 916-808-3942;

Oakland Zoo Lights: Animal-themed structures are lit for the holidays. Visitors will be treated to music and light shows, a nighttime adventure on the Outback Express train and more. 5:30-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 4. Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland. $7-$8. 510-632-9525;