It’s been an incredible year for Elk Grove, but it’s time to say goodbye to 2019, and hello to 2020. Grab your celebration blowers and party shoes and let the countdown begin!

Imagine Play Annual New Year’s Bash for Toddlers – If you’re heading out for the holiday and leaving the kids with a sitter, you can still celebrate with them early at Imagine Play’s annual bash for littles, held before the holiday on December 28. Toast with cider, participate in the “Bubble Wrap Stomp” and partake in the official countdown until noon when the balloons drop.

New Year’s Eve Portuguese Hall Dinner and Dance – Ring in 2020 with a night of dining and dancing at Elk Grove’s Portuguese Hall. Generations Band, a Portuguese-American band, will entertain partygoers while they enjoy a steak and shrimp dinner, hosted bar and a midnight buffet. Separate dinner options are available for children.

New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular – There is just something magical about a traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks show. Bring the whole family to Old Sacramento, where the Sacramento skyline will be lit up with a fireworks display to celebrate the new year. The free event is open to the entire Sacramento region and includes programming for children, live music and food truck vendors.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Sheldon Inn – Wrap up 2019 with a delicious four-course meal prepared by Sheldon Inn’s Executive Chef, Rebecca Pasqual. Diners have the option of choosing one of five main entrees; coffee-rubbed filet mignon, Maine lobster tail, duck two ways, braised short ribs with buttered prawns or a vegetarian agnolotti. Check out the menu for a peek at the full mouth-watering culinary experience.

Old Sugar Mill Roaring 2020’s Extravaganza New Year’s Eve Party – The Old Sugar Mill is going back about 100 years and will be pulling out all of the stops with entertainment from cabaret performers, a vintage burlesque show, a magician and a DJ spinning the sounds of the 20s. Be sure to dress in your best pinstripe suit or flapper dress for the costume contest and keep an eye out for a glimpse of authentic-looking gangsters and cigarette girls.

January SactoMoFo Food Truck Mania – If you indulge a little bit too much on New Year’s Eve, Food Truck Mania has you covered the next day. Sample our region’s tastiest food truck options and kick off the new year with good food from Buckhorn Grill, Gameday Grill, The Pizza Plug, Turnt Up Food Truck, Cowtown Creamery and more. See the website for a full list of participating food trucks.


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