Seattle has numerous festive ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here are some suggestions:
- Space Needle Fireworks: Traditionally, one of the best ways to ring in the New Year in Seattle has been to watch the fireworks display at the Space Needle. The city’s iconic landmark is the center of a fabulous pyrotechnics show.
- New Year’s Eve at the Seattle Center: There’s typically a major New Year’s Eve party happening at the Seattle Center with live music and entertainment leading up to the midnight fireworks.
- New Year’s Eve Cruises: Argosy Cruises often host New Year’s Eve cruises that give you an unbeatable view of the fireworks over the city. Or consider a dinner cruise to enjoy a meal while taking in the city’s skyline.
- MoPOP New Year’s Eve Party: The Museum of Pop Culture usually hosts a New Year’s Eve bash, which often includes multiple entertainment stages, special exhibits, and a laser countdown to midnight.
- Indigo Lounge New Year’s Eve Party: This is one of the most popular NYE parties in the city. It includes live music, a buffet dinner, and a champagne toast at midnight.
- The Triple Door: This downtown music venue often hosts a New Year’s Eve concert. It’s a great option for those wanting to enjoy a live show while ringing in the new year.
- New Year’s Eve Concert at Benaroya Hall: The Seattle Symphony typically has a special concert to ring in the New Year.
- Resolution New Year’s Eve Party at WaMu Theater: For the fans of electronic music, this is one of the largest New Year’s Eve parties in the Northwest with big-name artists and a huge crowd.
- Comedy Shows: The Comedy Underground, among other venues, usually have special New Year’s Eve shows. It’s a fun and laid-back way to welcome the new year.
- 5K Resolution Run: For those looking for a healthy start to the New Year, this annual run takes place on the morning of January 1st, with an optional ‘Polar Bear Dive’ into Lake Washington.
Always remember to plan ahead and check the official websites or call ahead for the most current information, as details can change and some events may require pre-purchased tickets.