5 Things to Do on New Years in Sacramento That Won’t End in a Hangover
Where: Old Sacramento Waterfront
How much: Free!
This Sacramento tradition is a fun and exciting way to spend New Years that won’t leave you with a painful hangover. Enjoy live music, delicious dinner specials, hot food and drinks, the best street entertainment Sacramento has to offer, children’s programming for the little ones, and last but not least, a dazzling fireworks show to bring on the new year with a bang! This makes this event one of those things to do on New Years in Sacramento that is a must-do, at least one year. And best of all, it’s free! We recommend enjoying cannabis beforehand or bringing a vape pen for discreet use. However, be sure to know the local rules and regulations as cannabis use is not always permitted in certain areas.
Where: Crocker Art Museum
How much: Free!
If you have little ones that aren’t old enough to stay up until midnight, this is one of the perfect things to do on New Years! The event is held at 10am until 2pm on New Years Eve day, so instead of celebrating at 12 midnight, you can celebrate at 12 noon! This year, the theme is PURPLE so come decked out in your favorite purple clothes and enjoy the heartwarming purple community. The event will feature live steel drum music from the Pan United Youth Movement lead by Shawn Thwaites, festive folk dancing by Alpentanzer Schuhplattler, and fun activities throughout the museum to enchant kids and adults alike. We think that a couple hits from your favorite pre-roll before heading the museum will put you in a great mood to spend the day with family and to enjoy this FREE community event!
Where: Knobs and Knockers, Sacramento
How much: $35 – $40
This spy-themed night in Sacramento seems like one of the most fun and creative things to do on New Years! The evening starts at 6pm at an underground German bar and restaurant where you can have some eats (and some drinks, if you are so inclined), play games for prizes, and complete a Spy Mission for prizes! Once you return from your “Spy Mission”, you’ll witness an epic James Bond Martini Make-Off where the bartenders will compete for prizes and the title of the “Best Bond Martini” for 2019! Whether you decide to drink or not, you’ve gotta see this. If you’re still ready for adventure and haven’t slipped back to go home for a full night’s rest, then enjoy the rest of the evening full of dancing to the hits of the 1960s and today, fireworks overlooking the river, and a raffle for prizes! At midnight, count down to 2019 and enjoy free NYE party favors and free champagne cake a midnight! We recommend munching on an edible before entering this sleek Bond party so that you can stay bakin’, not stirred.
Where: Rolling King Skating Center, Roseville
How much: $3 – $20
This family-friendly event is one of the perfect things to do on New Years if you want to have some fun and support a good cause! Enjoy a fun and upbeat skate rink, games and prizes, and a balloon drop at midnight. Get a discount on admission by bringing in an unexpired canned food item that’ll be donated to the Roseville Salvation Army. Have a blast with family and friends at a super fun and non-traditional New Years event at the roller rink! We recommend enjoying a sativa strain before coming so that you’re inspired to stay active all night long! Don’t forget your designated driver!
5. Have a chill smoke sesh with friends!
Just because you don’t want to drink doesn’t mean you don’t want to party! Inviting your friends over for an epic New Years smoke sesh can be one of the best and underrated things to do on New Years! All we ever really want to do on New Years is to connect with loved ones, and have a great time. That’s why we think that having a fun and chilled out kickback to smoke and reflect back on the year with people you love is one of the best ways to bring in the New Year. Plus, in the privacy of your own home, you don’t have to worry about rules or regulations, so you can kiss any paranoia away!
Where: Literally anywhere
How much: Free!