Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Seattle, WA

Seattle. This verdant corner of the nation boasts pleasant temperatures, majestic peaks, evergreen forests all in a dynamic and independent city- and with more than plenty to do. Whether you’ve made this your holiday season getaway, are returning to see friends and family or are a curious local, you’ll be pleased at the variety of options when it comes to what Seattle has to offer. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve here in the Seattle area.

New Year’s Eve pARTy

Celebrate the New Year at this iconic and unique Seattle institution- the Chihuly Garden and Glass! Each New Year’s Eve, the museum opens its doors to partygoers to enjoy the drinks, sights and live music among the fine work at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. The night culminates in a champagne toast and countdown, and also provides easy views to the firework show over the city. This is a great option for those looking for a ritzy venue to sail into the New Year.

New Year’s Bash at MoPOP

There’s something for everyone at the Museum of Pop Culture’s New Year Bash, where the museum opens to the whole city including games, multiple dance floors, appearances from the region’s biggest DJs and personalities! Dance to R&B, Top 40 and Rap all night for those looking for a dance floor to party into the New Year, or come and see the Morning Show Hosts Lizette and Strawberry! For those wanting more of a show, a comedy marathon put on by local comedians has their best material for a New Year’s stand up, while those looking for love can also enjoy the famous Singles table. Groups, couples and solo travelers alike will find so much to see and do at the New Year’s Bash at MoPOP.

Pacific Science Centre

Enjoy the sights and sounds at Spectra, the Seattle Pacific Science Centre’s biggest event of the holiday season, including wild exhibits, top DJs, great views of the fireworks show over downtown and open bars. This is a great place to explore the curiosities of the Pacific Science Centre while enjoying the party of the New Year, a great option for groups and solo travelers alike to try a little of everything that is Seattle’s best in entertainment. The close proximity to other raging venues and views over the city and water also make this a very accessible point for those planning busy New Year’s Eve itineraries. 

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