Museum offers New Year’s Eve option

December 17, 2012 by  

Just in case any poster or flyer printing for the event has not reached every Rancho Cordova resident, here is the lowdown on a family friendly event to bid adieu to the old year:

The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento is holding a New Year’s Eve Family Festival from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – free for all ages.

The entertainment includes the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association, the City of Sacramento Pipe Band, Agua de Beber Capoeira, and the Non Stop Bhangra – presenting examples of New Year celebrations from around the globe. Local groups representing a variety of cultures will share their celebratory traditions with hands-on projects that children will love. For a grand finally, the Bel Tempo Ringers, a local hand bell choir, will give a rendition ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

This will make a wonderful family outing ,especially if combined with other family friendly activities in the vicinity. Although the Family Festival ends at 2:00 pm, the Crocker Art Museum stays open on New Year’s Eve until 5:00 pm. A family day in Sacramento can be topped off with a late lunch or early dinner following the festivities at the Museum.

Activities at the museum wind up early enough for a quick drive home to drop the kids at sitters and still allow time for Mom and Dad to head out to ring in the New Year with other adults.

Those wishing to go out on the town but wanting to stay in Rancho Cordova may wish to check out The Thunder Valley Casino, where Tower of Power will be playing starting at 10:30 pm, or the 7:00 pm performance of Speedy Caldwell with Leslie Jones at Garbeau’s Acorn And Oak Theatre.