The traditional way to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year is at midnight. Some people (especially those with kids) have taken to celebrating East Coast midnight at 9 p.m. local, and then heading home with the rug rats.
But if you're either looking to kick off a legendary night of partying or looking for a low key way to celebrate before the drunks hit the road, there are 3 area drinking establishments who are celebrating the UK New Year at 4 p.m. PST.
- de Vere's will be celebrating the Dublin New Year at 4 p.m. and then later at midnight with a champagne or whiskey toast at both their Sacramento and Davis locations. Click here for more info.
- Streets of London will ring in the New Year with Big Ben at 4 p.m., and then again at midnight. Click here for more info.
- 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills will also be celebrating twice - once at (you guessed it) 4 p.m. with bagpipes and a complimentary champagne toast and again at midnight. Click here for more info.
As for me, I'll be hitting up the crab feed at Virgin Sturgeon crab feed. Let's see if, after gorging myself with all I can eat, I can make it to midnight.
Whatever you do, I hope you have tons of fun, be safe, and have a happy new year!