Eight ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Sacramento

courtesy of Pyro Spectaculars

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your farewell to 2015. From roller skating to fireworks, here are eight ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Sacramento and beyond.

16th Annual Sky Spectacular Fireworks Show

Start the New Year off with a bang with two colorful fireworks shows—produced by Pyro Spectaculars’ Matt Gilfillan—in the skies above the iconic Tower Bridge. Prior to the earlier showing, attendees can partake in family-friendly activities including two 3-D game trucks with exterior screens and a magic show by Charlie Fass, while local cover band Thunder Cover will perform a range of hit tunes—from The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” to Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack”—before the midnight show blasts off. Free. 9 p.m. & midnight. Old Sacramento Waterfront. 922 2nd St. 808-7777. nyesacramento.com

Roller King

At this Roseville roller skating arena, families can wheel in the New Year with an evening filled with games on the rink and a prize-loaded balloon drop at midnight. Bring in a non-perishable food item to benefit Salvation Army to receive half off admission and skate rental.$5-$10 (with donation). 7 p.m. 889 Riverside Ave. Roseville. 783-0918. rollerkingroseville.com

Noon Year’s Eve: A Free Family Festival

For tiny tots that will be tuckered out long before the ball drops, the Crocker Art Museum offers its annual celebration filled with multi-cultural activities for the whole family—from awe-inducing tricks with a bilingual flair from Vallejo-based Germar the Magician to Hawaiian dancing from Ohana Dance Group. Free (with $10 general admission fee). 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crocker Art Museum. 216 O St. 808-7000. crockerartmuseum.org

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Say goodbye to another year at this costume ball presented by NOW 100.5 and MIX 96, where guests can sip cocktails, take photo booth pictures and dance the night away with complimentary masquerade masks and a countdown at midnight with a champagne toast. $75-$125. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Hyatt Regency Sacramento. 1209 L St. 443-1234. eventbrite.com

Lipstick New Year’s Eve

Party like it’s 1999—or 2016—at Midtown’s Old Ironsides all night with local DJs Shaun Slaughter and Roger Carpio, who will be spinning groove-worthy jams—from indie to Brit pop— at the 81-year-old family-owned Sacramento landmark. $8-$10. 9 p.m. Old Ironsides. 1901 10th St. 443-9751. theoldironsides.com

Last Laughs 2015

Show 2015 who has the last laugh at Punch Line Comedy Club, where a slew of comedians including Ngaio Bealum, Keith Lowell Jensen, Dorian Foster, Jaclyn Weiand, Jaime Fernandez and Raj Dutta will perform two shows, looking back on the year behind us. $20-$25. 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. Punch Line Comedy Club. 2100 Arden Way. 925-5500. punchlinesac.com

Stoney’s 8th Annual NYE Bash

Spend the last moments of 2015 like a rhinestone cowboy at North Sacramento’s Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo. After learning the Cowboy Cha Cha and feasting on tri-trip dance to country tunes spun by 92.5 DJ and toast with champagne at midnight while donning a tiara or cowboy hat. $10-$50. 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Stoney’s Rockin’ Rodeo. 1320 Del Paso Rd. 927-6023. stoneyinn.net

Jackie Greene

Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene—who grew up in Cameron Park near Placerville and spent the better part of 2013 touring as a guitarist with The Black Crowes—will perform a hometown New Year’s Eve concert at the Crest Theatre. The set will draw largely from his most recent solo album Back to Birth (his first in five years), which includes new tunes like blues-rock ballad “Silver Lining” and the feel-good, folk-tinged “Motorhome.” $35-$65. 9:30 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 476-3356. crestsacramento.com

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