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Seattle New Year's Eve Events and Parties 2014

Top NYE Celebrations from Seattle to Tacoma


You can spend your New Year’s Eve in Seattle partying or spending time with the family, or even having a quiet evening at home. The biggest New Year’s events in Seattle are at Seattle Center, where thousands of people gather to watch the fireworks that blast off the Space Needle at midnight, and thousands more gather at private parties at the top of the Needle, Pacific Science Center, Gardens and Glass, and EMP Museum. Area nightclubs also host parties, if you seek adult-only affairs, while family-friendly First Night to the south in Tacoma is the biggest family-friendly party in the region.

Many events require advance tickets!


New Year’s Seattle Center

The largest NYE celebration in the Seattle-area is at the base of the Space Needle. Hang out with a few thousand of your new best friends and watch a spectacular set of fireworks at midnight. If you don’t want thousands of new best friends, there are several ticketed parties at the Seattle Center too (listed below).

When: December 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Space Needle
How much: Free


New Year’s at the Needle

If you want to head to Seattle Center for New Year’s, but do the night right, book tickets for either the SkyCity Soiree or Observation Deck Dance Party at the Space Needle. No one else in town has a better view!

When: December 31
Where: Top of the Space Needle
How much: $250 for SkyCity Soiree/$100 for Observation Deck Dance Party


New Year at Chihuly Gardens and Glass

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Chihuly Gardens and Glass. In 2013, attendees will get to enjoy a night of appetizers and desserts, live music by The Robert Vickers Band (pop, soul and jazz standards), and a toast as they watch the Seattle Center fireworks from one of the best vantage points in town.

Where: Glasshouse, Chihuly Gardens and Glass at Seattle Center
When: December 31, 8 p.m.
How much: $200/person

SPECTRA 2014: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches

Seattle Center is crawling with parties! At the Pacific Science Center, you’ll find fire sculptures, drinks, live music by DJ Riz, Darek Mazzone, DJ El Toro, DJ Sharlese and DJ Alex. For entertainment, check out the Science Center exhibits or aerial performances by Suspended Animation. At midnight, the view of the fireworks at the Space Needle is the closest private outdoor view you’ll find.

When: December 31, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pacific Science Center
How much: $100

INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash at EMP

That’s right. Yet another option to party at the Seattle Center. EMP hosts one of Seattle’s largest parties with four areas of live entertainment, three performance stages, VIP areas, more than 25 bars, and a special singles cocktail hour before the party.

When: December 31, 8 p.m.
Where: EMP Museum, Seattle Center
How much: $59+

Uncorked – New Year at Sole Repair

A private party in the heart of Capitol Hill. Your ticket gets you food, two drinks and a photo from the photo booth. Dancing goes all night long to music by DJ Stashe and Miked UP Productions.

When: December 31
Where: Sole Repair, 1001 E. Pike, Seattle
How much: $75

Xtreme Theatresports New Year’s Eve Party 2014

Four teams of five comedians each spar the night away with the audience as judges on who’s the funniest. The contest runs from 10 p.m. until midnight.

When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Where: Market Theatre, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle
How much: $28 in advance/$40 night of

New Year’s Eve Gala

St. James Cathedral has held this gala for 31 years! This year, listen to music from the courts of Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and Napoléon III at Versailles. Performances are by the cathedral’s choral ensemble, the Cathedral Cantorei, the Cathedral Soloists, and Cathedral Chamber Orchestra. There’s a surprise a midnight too!

When: December 31, 11 p.m.
Where: St. James Cathedral
How much: $30 suggested donation

NYE at Trinity Nightclub

Trinity knows how to throw a party. Dance your night away, enjoy party favors, champagne, three rooms of dance music and a midnight countdown.

When: December 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Trinity Nightclub,
How much: $50

Seattle Symphony Orchestra: New Year’s Eve

The Seattle Symphony will be led by Ludovic Morlot and Jeff Tyzik. Pieces performed include selections from the Nutcracker, Gershwin and even from Star Wars. After the concert, enjoy a party in the Grand Lobby and a countdown to the New Year!

When: December 31, 9 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall
How much: $52-$153

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