Although COVID-19 restrictions canceled most plans for New Year’s Eve and holidays in Yolo County last year, venues and restaurants are keen to invite residents back to dinners and events to welcome the new year.
Here are some events to keep in mind when planning how to celebrate the New Year:
Thirsty Goat—located at 102 Main Street in Woodland—will get a New Year’s Eve balloon drop with cash prices along with a free midnight champagne toast.
The music begins at 9 p.m. and will feature DJ Jessie and DJ Prezz, according to the company’s Facebook post.
Blue Note Brewing Company
Blue Note Brewing Co.—located at 750 Dead Cat Alley in Woodland—has pre-New Year events but will close at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
The brewing company will be holding Game Night from 3 p.m. to close, club running from 6:30 p.m. until closing, and Crazy Rabbit Kitchen from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The Mumpys Food Truck will be available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and will return on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Buckhorn BBQ will be available from 2pm-6pm on New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve for Father Buddy
Father Buddies Public House – located at 435 Main Street in Woodland – celebrates New Year’s Eve from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 30.
The event will feature Irish band Singalong to Stout Rebellion – a band that specializes in uplifting folk-rock styled songs.
Seasons Kitchen & Bar New York Celebration
Seasons Kitchen and Bar – located at 102 F St. in Davis – A five-course meal on New Year’s Eve.
The meal will start with a pork loin with celery root puree, raisin jam and mustard meat and finish with an orange tart and yuzu meringue.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Two sessions are available either 5:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. at opentable.com/r/seasons-davis.
Great Bear Vineyards New Year’s Eve Jazz / NYE Swing Party (Wine Club Members Only)
Great Bear Vineyards will be holding a New Year’s Eve drink and dance event with live music from Professor Vainstein’s Swing Band featuring David Kyle, according to the event’s Facebook page.
The band will play classics like Moon River, Sentimental Journey, Ain’t Misbehavin, ‘Summertime’ and Auld Lang Syne.
The vineyard said it would save the first glass of wine but would sell wine by the bottle after that. The event is from 8:30 p.m. to midnight and will take place at the Great Barn overhang at 24800 Co Rd 101A in Davis.
Tickets are $35 per person for Wine Club members and friends and are available on the event’s Facebook page.
Carbone Winters Hotel & Restaurant
Carboni’s Ristorante at Hotel Winters celebrates the New Year with a five-course dinner on New Year’s Eve. Prices are $115 per person and $145 with double wine.
The restaurant serves – located at 316 Railroad Ave. At Winters – an advanced Italian menu complete with homemade pizza and pasta straight from the regional Winters bounty, according to their website.
According to the flyer, the post-21s or over party will be available to anyone who attends and will feature DJs, a photo booth, and late-night meals. Admission to the party is $40 per person.
Visit carboniswinters.com to make dinner reservations. After-party tickets can be purchased via email through the sales department at email@example.com, according to the restaurant’s Facebook post.
NYE Bash @ The Barn (21+)
Drake’s: The Barn – located at 985 Riverfront St. In West Sacramento – Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with a New Year’s Eve party.
The party starts at 10pm for all ticket holders – with early access starting at 7pm and 9pm for those paying for the ‘higher experience’ – and runs until 2am
The event description page stated: “HOFisBetter will stream a soundtrack suitable for elegant debauchery with a silent disco starting at 10pm.”
Tacos from their mobile kitchen on the lawn will be available to ticket holders starting at 9pm, heaters and fire pits will be on but organizers are encouraging people to dress up according to an outdoor event.
Basic admission tickets are $10 and allow people to enter the barn at 10 p.m. Standard access is $35 and admission is allowed at 9 p.m. with a beer ticket. Experience tickets are high at $65 which lets people in at 7 p.m. and gives them access to a Mediterranean-inspired meal, a cocktail ticket with exclusive access to a semi-private bar, all nice and a free cocktail for midnight toast.
While the location on the waterfront usually makes it a great place to watch fireworks, Sacramento and West Sacramento canceled their fireworks display this year due to the recent spike in omicron cases.
Check the bar’s website at drinkdrakes.com/events for updates on the event and possible cancellations.