What a year it's been, Sacramento! We watched an arena open, discovered new talents and planned for the city’s future in our 10th anniversary issue. But before we usher in 2017 (here are some NYE ideas if you're looking), let's bid adieu to the old year with a look back at Sactownmag.com’s most popular stories. From restaurant openings to a massive downtown skyscraper, here is our countdown to the most popular headlines of 2016—let's hope the big reveal of our surprising No. 1 story will charm you as much as it did us. Drumroll, please...
10. The Jungle Bird readies to open with tiki flair in midtown
Highly anticipated restaurant and bar The Jungle Bird (from the owners of barbecue joint Tank House) feathered its nest in Sacramento at the end...
Looking for a memorable way to finally kick 2016 to the curb? Sacramento has no shortage of New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a dance party, a fireworks show or a wintry fairy wonderland, here are 10 events to welcome in a bright, shiny 2017.
Noon Year’s Eve
The Crocker celebrates the new year 12 hours early at this annual celebration. Kids can decorate a colorful cap, listen to world music and see dance performances from diverse cultural groups, or take pictures in the Crocker courtyard, which will be reconstituted as an enchanted winter landscape. Fairies from Sacramento's Pixie Tribe will appear to usher in the noon hour ball drop with wands and magical entertainments. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crocker Art Museum. 216 O St. 808-7000....
Blockbuster art exhibits, maker markets and new galleries leave no doubt a creative renaissance is on the rise in Sacramento.
Bolstered by this movement, Rebecca Plumb, the creative director of the Honey Agency, and Amanda Sebastiani, a designer at 3fold Communications, collaborated with the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts (CLARA) to bring the international phenomenon known as the CreativeMornings series to Sacramento.
The breakfast lecture series began in 2008 in New York and is now held in 152 cities around the world. Sacramento's version takes place once a month on a Friday and invites the public to come together for (free) coffee, food and conversation centered on a theme, like a shorter, laid-back version of a TED Talk.
“We wanted to open up the...
'Tis the season for sipping hot cocoa, exploring tree farms and watching The Nutcracker. Here's our guide to making this holiday month merry and bright.
12 spirited holiday events in and around Sacramento
Sactown's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
Set your holiday spirit aglow at these 10 local tree lighting ceremonies
Shop local at these 8 great holiday maker markets
Go walking in a winter wonderland at one of these six idyllic Christmas tree farms
Shop, stroll and play during the 12 Days of Midtown
Nine fun ways to give back this holiday season
Global Winter Wonderland dazzles at Cal Expo
Take a spin at five local ice rinks this holiday season
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