New Year’s Eve is our chance to commemorate the past year. We toast glasses of champagne in celebration of all our accomplishments and clink bottles of sparkling cider in anticipation of what is to come. Friends and family gather around delectable appetizers, savory dishes, and elegant desserts. If you’re in or around the Seattle area this New Year’s Eve, you have that much more to celebrate! Seattle is home to the most enthusiastic people who are passionate about all holidays, especially New Year’s Eve. From firework displays and parades, to boat rides and outdoor concerts, Seattle has NYE events for everyone.

New Year’s at the Needle

The Space Needle
400 Broad Street
Seattle WA 98109

The Space Needle, Seattle’s universally-known landmark, hosts an exquisite firework display every New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss out on the Needle’s thirty-third annual celebration of the new year! There is absolutely no charge to view the fireworks from ground-level. The show begins at 11:35pm on December 31st and ends at 12:15am on the first day of 2018. If you have any questions, please call (206) 905-2100. More detailed information can be found on the Space Needle’s website.

new years 2017 at the seattle space needle


Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle WA 98109

The Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, celebrates the new year all night long! Winterfest begins at 8pm on December 31st with a concert featuring the band, Sway. They’ll be singing and dancing along to renditions of the most played songs of 2017. From 10pm onward, talented DJs will entertain the crowds. Then, at the stroke of midnight, the fireworks begin! The event is entirely free for everyone. For inquiries, please contact the Seattle Center directly at (206) 684-7200 or take a look at their website for further details.

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New Year’s Eve with Ivar’s

Ivar’s Salmon House
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle WA 98105

Are you eager to view the Space Needle’s firework display but dread the crowded environment that entails? Well, Ivar’s Salmon House combines the best of both worlds! Dine at one of Seattle’s most prestigious seafood restaurants where you’ll have a clear view of the fireworks from across Lake Union. The dinner event starts at 9pm on December 31st and finishes around 12:30am on January 1st. For $85 per person, Ivar’s offers an endless dinner buffet of its finest menu items, as well as decadent desserts and a chocolate fountain! A champagne toast at midnight is also included. To make a reservation, please call Ivar’s Salmon House directly at (206) 632-0767.

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Firework Display Vantage Points

The Space Needle’s firework show is superb. Nothing beats the bright lights and beautifully arranged display. Since it is the city’s main attraction on New Year’s Eve, we thought we’d create a list of places you can watch the fireworks from, if you’d prefer not to get caught in the hustle and bustle of downtown crowds.

Volunteer Park
Capitol Hill
1247 15th Avenue E
Seattle WA 98112

Kerry Park
Queen Anne
211 W Highland Drive
Seattle WA 98119

Ella Bailey Park
2601 W Smith Street
Seattle WA 98199

Ursula Judkins Viewpoint
2605 W Galer Street
Seattle WA 98199
Gas Works Park
Lake Union
2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle WA 98103

Seacrest Park
Elliot Bay
1660 Harbor Avenue SW
Seattle WA 98126

Alki Beach
West Seattle
1702 Alki Avenue SW
Seattle WA 98116

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Waterways Home Port
2441 N Northlake Way
Seattle WA 98103

The opportunity to welcome the new year from aboard a yacht awaits you! Waterways Home Port presents its end-of-the-year celebratory cruise. For $167, you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of Seattle as you sail Washington’s glorious Lake Washington and Lake Union. The cruise is three hours long with a full bar and spectacular hors d’oeuvres. The trip comes to an end with a champagne toast at midnight and an unobstructed view of the Space Needle’s firework display. To secure yourself a spot on the cruise, head over to Waterways Home Port’s website.

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First Night Tacoma

715 Broadway Street
Tacoma WA 98402

If you’re looking for something family-oriented and kid-friendly for New Year’s Eve, First Night Tacoma is the event for you and your loved ones. With apple juice toasts in place of bubbly champagne and parades instead of thunderous music, your children are sure to have a memorable evening. The event starts at 6:30pm, lasting throughout the night, with a firework display at 11:30pm. There is a small fee of $12 per person who preorders tickets online, with an optional donation of $1 out of thanks for the armed services. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event for $15 each. If you have further questions, head over to First Night Tacoma’s website!

first night tacoma fireworks new years 2017

First Night Tacoma Fireworks New Years Eve 2017

New Year’s Eve Pajama Party

Imagine Children’s Museum
1502 Wall Street
Everett WA 98201

Another New Year’s Eve event suitable for families of all ages is the NYE Pajama Party, hosted by the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett! Festivities begin at 7pm and conclude around 9pm, allowing for plenty of time to find your way home and cozy up before midnight. The party includes face painting, musical entertainment, bowling, group activities, family games, and a grand finale ball drop to finish off the evening! Admission is $10 per Children’s Museum member and $15 per non-member. Tickets are available online. It is advised that you purchase yours prior to the event because prices will increase on New Year’s Eve.

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