Tired of the same old party scene every New Year’s Eve? Are you looking to kick-start your healthy resolutions? Sacramento has several options for having a healthy New Year’s Eve so that you can avoid the crowded bars and nightclubs, skip the post-celebration hangover, and ring in a healthier new year.
Walk in the new year with the Sacramento Walking Sticks, as the group will host walks through downtown Sacramento on Saturday, December 31 at 5:00pm and Sunday, January 1 at 9:00am. Both walks start at Pioneer House – 415 P Street, Sacramento 95814 – and will feature a 5k and a 10k route. The event will occur rain or shine, is free, and open to everyone. For more information, visit www.sacramentowalkingsticks.org.
Looking for a more relaxing way to celebrate the holiday? Why not try yoga! Zuda yoga is hosting candlelight yoga sessions at both the midtown and Folsom locations on December 31. The session starts at 9:00pm with community gathering and light food and drinks, then will proceed into yoga practice, meditation, and contemplation. The cost is $25 and attendees can sign up online at www.zudayoga.com.
The Yoga Seed will also be hosting a New Year’s Eve yoga session, for those looking to “enter the new year in an expanded sense of consciousness and an awareness of your true infinite nature”. The session is December 31 8:00pm – 10:00pm and features yoga, dancing, and meditation. The Yoga Seed is asking for a suggested $15-25 donation. For more information or to register, visit www.theyogaseed.wordpress.com.
If your resolution is to eat healthier, perhaps by going vegan, then you will be looking for an alternative to the usual New Year’s Eve feast. The Sacramento Vegan Society will gather at the Capitol Garage on Saturday, December 31 at 8:00pm, where the chef will prepare special vegan appetizers and desserts. The cost of the catered meal is $15 per person and online pre-payment is required by December 28.
Need a babysitter while you attend one of these events? The kids can have a healthy New Year’s Eve also and burn off some excess holiday energy with a sleepover at The Bounce Spot in West Sacramento. The event starts at 7:00pm Saturday, December 31 and continues until 9:00 Sunday morning. There will be dinner, balloon twisting, magic, face painting, a midnight surprise, sundae bar, and of course plenty of bouncing. The child must be between the ages of 3-13 and the cost is $35 per child, with 25% of the proceeds going to Relay For Life. Space is limited and advance registration is required.
Kids Park in Natomas will also host a New Year’s Eve party for the kids, featuring hats, horns, crafts, games, and sparkling cider. The center will stay open until 12:30am. Reservations are recommended and is open to children ages 2-12.