Cocktails, fireworks and Champagne bubbly galore—this New Year’s Eve will undoubtedly be one for the books. And no matter how you plan to celebrate, there are plenty of festive events and activities taking place all across Washington that are sure to make it unforgettable. Here are some of the best.
T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle
This year’s celebration with the Space Needle will feature striking visuals in a wondrous display of digital effects, all engineered to provide the same thrill and wonder of New Year’s Eve, all from the comforts of home. The party is set to begin before midnight with musical performances, several celebrity cameos and an unforgettable celebration of the community’s resilience. For more information, visit www.spaceneedle.com/holidays.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Seattle Center
The Armory stage in the Seattle Center will host Left Turn on Blue, an 11-piece band that plays blues and soul. Meanwhile, guests can dance the night away at the International Fountain, which is set to feature live electronic music and a video projection show for Fountain of Light. Fireworks will also light up the night sky at midnight. For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
Rockin’ Rockfish Noon Year’s Eve
Gather the family to enjoy the full New Year’s Eve experience without staying up past bedtime. Tune in at 11:40am on December 31 for Seattle Aquarium’s free virtual event featuring music from Mikey the Rad Scientist, a dance party, fun facts about how the animals in our care are spending the holiday, a count down at noon, and more. For more information, visit www.seattleaquarium.org.
New Year’s Eve With Ivar’s Salmon House
The annual New Year’s Eve dinner celebration at Ivar’s has been canceled—at least for in-person dining. Thankfully the space is still offering “Dinner at Home” alternatives, which include a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner that is available for pickup on Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.ivars.com.
Fog Room’s New Year’s Eve “On the Roof” Bash
The Fog Room and the rooftop terrace are open for more intimate New Year’s Eve celebrations, which will include an array of passed appetizers, a Champagne toast, professional photographer, festive decor, a live DJ and professional circus acrobats. For more information, visit www.fogroomseattle.com.