Seattle’s New Year’s Eve Event Guide

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The Space Needle will celebrate NYE with fireworks for the first time since 2018. | Photo via @david_amy_mira

Sure, maybe New York City is what comes to mind when we think about New Year’s Eve, but we’ve got proof Seattle knows how to get down. 🎆

Yesterday, WalletHub released its list of Best Cities for New Year’s that factored inlike event ticket prices, weather forecasts + legality of fireworks. And while our rainy tendencies didn’t probably help, we still made it to No. 12 overall

Here’s some events that will keep our rep going strong.

🥂 For views of the Space Needle’s fireworks

For the show’s first return since 2018 (high winds and pandemics don’t make for optimal celebrations), the Space Needle has partnered with KING5 News, T-Mobile, and Lightspeed Design to build in a new twist to the usual celebration — augmented reality.

For those who tune into KING5’s livestream, an entire digital art show will be layered on top live video of the fireworks to create a unique online viewing experience (technology’s pretty cool, huh?). Check out a sneak peak here.

And while no viewing parties are happening on the Seattle Center’s campus this year, you can still step outside to see the show or check out one of these options.

Official Livestream Viewing Party | Queen Anne Beer Hall | Event details like hours have not been released yet, but keep an eye out on the website for updates.

New Year’s Eve 2022 Fireworks Boat Party | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Emerald City Party Boats, 1611 Fairview Ave. E. | $125+ | No obstructed firework shows for you — this boat ride also comes with a full bar, dance floors + NYE party favors.

🥂 For the party-goers

Indulgence: New Year’s Eve Bash at the MoPOP | 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. | MoPOP | $119+ |A party spanning the entire 35,000+ sqft of MoPOP’s campus with comedic performances, a non-stop dance floor + a special event for the single folk.

New Year’s Eve at Supernova | 8 p.m.-4 a.m. | Supernova, 110 South Horton St. | $50+ |The most dazzling New Year’s Eve party with drag queens, aerialists, glitter + and a complimentary glass of champagne.

🥂 Or maybe you just want a nice meal

Through the Harvest at Eight Row | Reservations available 5-9:30 p.m. | 7102 Woodlawn Ave. NE. | $120 per person | Eight Row’s eight-course dinner will be packed with flavors sourced from local farms and comes with a wine or zero-proof drink pairing.

Cafe Hitchcock | Reservations + first come, first serve, 5 p.m. | 129 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island | $325 for two |This dinner combines elegance and space away from Seattle crowds with treats like Baywater oysters, caviar + and a midnight champagne toast.