The holidays might look different this year, but yule still love
what we have in store for you! Viewable from afar from the patios
of nearby restaurants at the Old Sacramento Waterfront, the
Dignity Health Holiday Tree lights will sparkle every day through
New Year’s Day alongside district decor and enhanced lighting
powered by SMUD to inspire holiday spirit throughout the merriest
Located at the newly activated Waterfront Park (in front of Rio
City Café), a visually-exciting and whimsical 65’ Ferris wheel,
operated by Brass Ring Amusements, Inc, will take center stage
for the holidays with rides offered on Friday, October 30 and
continuing daily through January 31, 2021.
The Sacramento History Museum is bringing the Old Sacramento
Waterfront to you! Sit back while you explore and experience a
new side of what life was like in 19th century Sacramento with
gripping true stories that follow in the footsteps of murderers,
ne’er-do-wells and common citizens alike.
Sacramento’s premiere boat venue for birthday parties, company
and corporate events, company holiday parties, weddings,
receptions, rehearsal dinners, wine tasting, fantasy casino,
dining & dancing – all while on a Sacramento River Cruise. We
also offer general admission events year round including luncheon
cruises, cocktail cruises, dinner cruises as well seasonal
Operated by the owners of the Sac Brew Bike and operated daily
Sacramento’s 16 passenger Brew Boat provides a one and a half
hour, pedal-powered party boat tours along the Sacramento River.
Groups can bring their own beer/cider/wine aboard the
chartered boat (limit 3 drinks per guest), as we cruise, pedal,
and have fun on the river.
Cruises depart from the Public Docks just south of the L Street
Landing (entrance between Rio City Cafe and Joe’s Crab Shack).
Hornblower offers a few different options to soak in the views of
Old Sacramento Waterfront. Make the most of your
weekend and step aboard for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon on the
river with a cocktail cruise! Grab a drink at the bar and relax
as you set sail on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Sacramento
River. Gather your co-workers, friends, or family and head down
to Old Sacramento Waterfront to board your new favorite
Presented by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation. Tours run
from January 25, 2020 through December 20, 2020.
The Sacramento History Museums all-new guided Gold Fever! Game is
never the same twice. Relive Sacramento’s boomtown days, when
gold ruled and you were always an eye blink away from triumph or
You’ll become one of the real-life rascals who scratched and
clawed to make this the center of the Gold Rush. The Gold Fever!
Game throws in elements of chance that may change your fate.
Will floods, fires and disease destroy your fortune, or will you
escape to thrive anew in the gold State? Will you grow rich with
the new railroad and steamboats in the brand-new Capital City –
or blow it all at the gaming tables? You won’t know until you
catch Gold Fever!
The tours start and end at the Sacramento Visitors Center,
1002 Second Street, near the corner of Second and J streets.
The California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad — the Sacramento Southern Railroad operates April through September. Train rides include closed coach cars, open-air gondolas and a first-class observation car pulled by either Granite Rock No. 10 steam locomotive or one of our vintage diesel locomotives from the Museum’s collection.