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Need to know: Old Sacramento's New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular

Heading to Old Sacramento for the New Year's Eve firework show? Here's what you need to know to make your night as easy as possible.

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New Year's Eve is here and Old Sacramento has enough fun for the whole family to enjoy. 

From live music, games, and food to a dazzling fireworks show, there'll be something for all ages at the New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular.

What's at the party?

Plenty for the kids and family:

There'll be vendors, live music, and a professional magician in addition to a special activity for kids. Kids will also be able to interact with a human sized snow globe during the event. 

Live music: 

The Thunder Cover band will be taking the Golden 1 Stage from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Live entertainment:

Comedy magician Mister Illusion will be bringing his signature brand of comedy magic to the New Year's Eve show. He performs for all ages and tailors each performance to the viewing audience.

Timeline for events:

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Live music and entertainment take the stage

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Special kids activities take place

8:45 p.m. - ABC10 begins live coverage of the New Year's Eve event

9:00 p.m. - Sky Spectacular Fireworks Show

Traffic Need to Knows:

Where is it?

The New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular will be at the Old Sacramento waterfront. The entire district of Old Sacramento will be closed to all vehicle traffic at 4 p.m. on December 31.

Tower Bridge: 

The Tower Bridge will close at 7:30 p.m. to all vehicle traffic and will re-open after the 9 p.m. fireworks display. If you're traveling around these times, plan on taking the I Street bridge or the Pioneer Bridge to avoid the traffic delays.

The Tower Bridge will close to pedestrian traffic from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.


Due to the heavy traffic, parking spots will be limited. Make sure to leave extra early or reserve a parking spot with the City of Sacramento parking website along with an interactive map here.

Old Sacramento garage 

  • 2nd and I Streets

Tower Bridge Garage

  • Capitol Mall and Front Street

Public Transportation:

SacRT encourages folks to take light rail for free to downtown Sacramento on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Best drop off locations

Front Street 

  • Behind The Embassy Suites Hotel

West Sacramento side of the Tower Bridge

  • just a short walk into Old Sacramento

Macy’s Downtown 

  • Just a short walk through the tunnel