Between 30-thousand 50-thousand people are expected to turn out for the festivities in Old Sacramento, which include vendors, fire jugglers and live music. Mike Testa with the Convention and Visitor's Bureau says, as usual, there will be two fireworks displays: the first is at 9, and is geared toward kids:
Testa: "There's smiley face fireworks, there's hearts, there's bows and arrows and it's set to children's music. The midnight show is geared towards an older demographic. It's a little bit louder. The soundtrack is rock and roll and it also features fireworks coming off the tower bridge which you won't see at 9 o'clock."
Restaurants, bars and hotels are offering special deals in Old Sacramento as well as downtown and midtown, and some are sold out already. The Raley's Theater of Lights will also be doing its performance of "Twas the Night Before Christmas on K street between Front and Second. The events are free.
There will also be a celebration and fireworks display in Reno, hosted by casinos.
If you're looking for an earlier New Year's celebration, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento hosting an event focused on cultures around the world, complete with a ball drop at noon.