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Seattle New Year’s Events 2008

Ring in the New Year on Land or Sea

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Seattle New Year’s Events 2008
© Courtney Shannon Strand

New Year's at the Needle

The Space Needle's tophouse is transformed into a massive New Year's Eve party where guests are treated to a six-course meal at SkyCity restaurant followed by dancing on the Observation Deck until 2:00 a.m. Dinner cost: $250 per person and it includes tax, gratuity, and valet. Observation Deck party tickets are $125 (includes tax and gratuity). Reservations: call 206-905-2100/800-937-9582.

The 605-foot Space Needle is also the famous backdrop to thousands of pyrotechnic effects on New Year's Eve. Plan ahead as over 20,000 people gather below the tower to view the firework display at midnight.

St. James Cathedral New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Enjoy the voices of St. James Cathedral's professional tenors.

Century Ballroom New Year's Gala

Eat dinner and party with live and DJ'd dance music and salsa dancing.

Royal Argosy New Year's Eve Cruise

Ring in the New Year with family and friends aboard festive Royal Argosy Cruise at Pier 56. Includes a four-course meal, live music and spectacular firework views with a champagne toast at midnight.

Volksmarch New Years Eve and New Years Day Walks for Fitness and Fun

Join the Emerald City Wanderers for these fun walks, starting at St. Paul's Episcopal Church near Seattle Center. On New Year's Eve walk along Alki Beach in West Seattle and on New Year's Day the walk is on West Seattle's hilltop neighborhoods.

Seattle Symphony: New Year's Eve

Enjoy a concert and festivities with champagne, dessert, dancing and a countdown with the Maestro.

The Parlor Collection

The Parlor Collection at Bellevue's Lincoln Square offers tickets for a New Year's party with billiard games, three dejays, live music, and a champagne toast.

BluWater Bistro

BluWater Bistro offers live jazz, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight at all five of its locations:

  • Lake Union 1001 Fairview North, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 447-0769
  • Leschi 102 Lakeside Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 328-2233
  • Greenlake 7900 East Greenlake Drive North, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 524-3985
  • Belltown 2322 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 728-2000
  • Kirkland 2220 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 822-4000

Vessel

Vessel offers their modern bar for private New Year's Eve parties. On the years it's not rented out privately they put on a New Year's Eve celebration where locals dress up in their holiday best and ring in the New Year with a glass of bubbly. 1312 5th Avenue, downtown Seattle.

Seattle Lunar New Year Celebration

Seattle's Chinatown/International District celebrates the New Year! Enjoy Asian-inspired arts & crafts, food and booths, children's activities, lion dance, dragon dance, and live cultural performances. The festival begins on the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th. Free admission. Address: Union Station Great Hall, 401 South Jackson Street in Seattle's Chinatown/International District.

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