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New Year's Eve 2024-2025

Find numerous options for festivity and fun on New Year's Eve

Dates: December 31

New Year's Eve
Space Needle Fireworks

The largest New Year's Eve celebration in Seattle features numerous festivities, converging at midnight for splendid fireworks displays. At 12 am, the whole city can watch the sky light up with colorful blasts. But before that, be sure to dance away to your favorite songs!

Left Turn on Blue

First, head to the Ballard Elks for a Left Turn on Blue show. You'll witness a famous band playing swing, soul and blues, guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor. Visitors can not only listen to popular hits, but also have a blast dancing away. Tickets are $40 if purchased in advance and $45 at the door.

Seattle Center events

The Armory stage at the Seattle Center hosts a Groove Nation concert, which smoothly blends well-known electrifying hits from various genres, including R&B, funk, retro, and Latin music. You can also dance to live electronic music and a video projection show for Fountain of Light at the International Fountain. This event is free to enjoy, and so is the T-Mobile show, featuring fireworks and drones, flying off the Space Needle. To get the best view, go to the Seattle Center campus grounds.

Other ways to watch the fireworks

If you like to observe the fireworks in solitude, make your way to Ivar's Fish Bar on Northlake, where you can enjoy tasty food, live music, and a spectacular view far away from the crowds. Advanced reservations here are required, and the final price can range, depending on your selections.

To watch the fireworks, you can also hop on Washington State Ferry right before midnight. For a perfectly-timed journey, you can head over to Bremerton for a festive dinner and make it to the fireworks ferry on the way back to the city.

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