Local Events for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Lining up the perfect New Year’s plan can be a little stressful.  Here are some ideas for fun ways to ring in 2010, Sacramento style:

The Largest Party of 2010 – Ring in the New Year at Social nightclub and Cosmopolitan Cabaret.  Cosmo Cabaret will feature a live performance by The Spazmatics. Social Nightclub will feature Pat Allen, a 15 year veteran DJ of the Bay Area.  $50 will buy you access to both nightclubs and upgrading to the $99 price adds on a three-course dinner downstairs at Cosmo Cafe in addition to access to both clubs.  Call (916) 443-9004 or email for more information.

The annual New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular – End the year with a bang in Old Sacramento on December 31 with this free event.  Two dazzling fireworks shows will light the night sky along the waterfront at 9 p.m. and at midnight.  The event features a full schedule of activities including live music, vendors, street entertainment and more.  Visit for more information.

New Year’s Eve Gala – Sacramento’s premier NYE Gala will be held at the elegant Masonic Temple located in downtown Sacramento.  The $59 per person reservation fee includes open bar access until midnight, discounts at the Hyatt, shuttle service, live jazz and a DJ.  Make reservations here or call Grady at (916) 443-8741 for more information.

Hornblower – Hop on the Hornblower yacht for a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration with front row seats to the 9 p.m. fireworks show over the Tower Bridge.  Enjoy a buffet dinner, an open standard cocktail bar including after dinner liqueurs and house champagne, party favors, pre-boarding photograph and dancing – all for $159.  Boarding begins at 6:15 p.m. and the cruise leaves at 6:45 p.m. from L Street Dock @ 1206 Front St.  Visit the Hornblower Web site for more information.

New Years Eve Brewery Bash at Brew It Up! – Experience the Brew It Up! New Years Eve menu including $30 four-course fixed price specials available from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Reservations are recommended and can be made online here.  Stick around after dinner to ring in the new year with a performance by The Dane Drewis Band.  VIP booths, tables and private room packages are available for prices ranging from $60 to $300.  Visit Brew It Up!’s Web site or call (916) 441-3000 for more information.

Mix Downtown – Mix Downtown’s New Years Eve celebration is also a celebration of the Sacramento hot spot’s first birthday!  For a $50 cover, enjoy a night full of balloons, confetti, party favors, great music, food and drinks.  The night will be hosted by 100.5 The Zone with music selections by DJ Jus James.  Visit Mix Downtown’s Web site or call (916) 442-8899 for more information.  Buy your tickets here.

New Years at Sweetwater – Sweetwater will be featuring a DJ, a champagne toast at midnight and 2 for 1 drink specials at a surprise hour during the night.  Avoid paying the $15 cover by starting your night off with their special New Years dinner menu.  Visit Sweetwater’s Web site or call (916) 731-8857 for more information.

Hot ItalianHot Italian will be there for you on New Year’s Day to help speed up your recovery after a night on the town!  They’ll be offering their brunch menu one day early (it’s typically available Saturday and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.).  Stop by Friday morning to refuel with eggs and carbs – Hot Italian style.  Dine in, pick-up and delivery will all be available.

Capitol Garage – Celebrate New Year’s Day at Capitol Garage with endless mimosas from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for just $4.95. Visit to make online reservations.

Cheers to a delicious 2010!

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