New Year’s Eve in Seattle is action packed with a huge fireworks display at the Space Needle, as well as its countless parties throughout the city. Many of Seattle’s New Year’s Eve events are annual traditions locals and visitors alike shouldn’t miss. Don your party hats, and hit up the best Seattle bashes this New Year’s Eve.
Seattle Indulgence NYE 2013
Experience Music Project
325 5th Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
Price: Early bird tickets start at $59 per person/advanced purchase is recommended
When: Dec. 31 – 8 p.m.
The Seattle Indulgence New Year’s Eve party is considered the hottest bash in all of Seattle. This event sells out annually, so it is best to purchase tickets as early as possible. Held at Seattle’s Experience Music Project venue of 140,000 square feet, about 3,000 guests are expected to attend. Attendees will have access to the Experience Music Project Museum, and have a birds-eye view of the Space Needle’s fireworks celebration, as the venue sits right underneath. The Seattle Indulgence party will feature 25 bar areas, three performance stages, four live entertainment areas and two VIP areas.
New Years Eve 2013
Last Supper Club
124 S. Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
Price: $20early bird/$30 to $35 general admission/all advanced ticket purchases guarantee admission
When: Dec. 31 – 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Set in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, the Last Supper Club’s New Year’s Eve party will kick off as early as 7 p.m. The club features three separate levels of music and dance floors, plus four fully stocked bar areas. LSC’s New Year’s Eve party will feature five of the city’s top DJs, as well as artistic performers such as aerialists, fire jugglers and an unnamed comedian, who will host the evening event. Champagne will be available for a New Year’s toast, in addition to mixed drinks and popular beers. This event is 21 and over, and I.D. is required.
800 Occidental Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98134
Price: $55 per person/advanced purchase is recommended
When: Dec. 31 – 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Resolution 2013 is the third annual New Year’s Eve party from USC Events. Seattle’s WaMu Theater will be transformed into two-level party house to ring in the new year. Attendees may dance to the latest in popular music from DJs Doctor P, Dieselboy, Mord Fustang, Funtcase and Rusko. This event is open to adults 18 and older, and a full bar is available to anyone 21 and older with proof of I.D.
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New Year’s at the Needle 2013
400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Price: $250 per person for dinner and party/$125 per person for observation deck party only
When: Dec 31 – 7 p.m.
The New Year’s at the Needle event includes two separate parties. Attending guests may choose from a combination of a six-course dinner, dancing and watching the fireworks display, or just dancing and fireworks from the observation deck. Any event ticketholder will have access to the Space Needle’s 360-degree, panoramic views, as well as its SkyLine Lounge for drinks and live jazz music. This New Year’s event in Seattle sells out fast, so purchase tickets asap.
New Years Eve Celebration 2012
Queen of Seattle Paddlewheel Cruises
860 Terry Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
Price: $89 per person
When: Dec 31 – 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
For a truly one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve event, take a cruise aboard the Queen of Seattle’s paddlewheel boat. This New Year’s Eve cruise departs from South Lake Union Park at 10 p.m. and travels around Lake Union and Seattle’s Ship Canal area. Cruises are family friendly and feature an appetizer buffet, music, dancing, party favors and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Toward the end of the cruise, the Queen of Seattle stops to view the annual fireworks celebration at the Space Needle. Passengers may dress business-casual and are responsible for any port fees and sales tax.
Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.