Seattle Center is the place to be for New Year’s Eve, with activities appealing to a wide-range of interests and desired investment levels, all leading up to midnight fireworks.
Seattle Center Winterfest New Year’s Eve Celebration features rock band The Machine in a free concert on the Armory Stage starting at 8 p.m. Outside, Fountain of Light dance party mounts a live electronic music and video projection show,10 p.m., at International Fountain. Winterfest Ice Rink remains open until 11:30 p.m., and Armory merchants will stay open late as well.
Venues on the grounds also offer outstanding revelry including: T-Mobile New Year’s Eve at the Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass New Year’s Eve pARTy, Indulgence New Year’s Eve Bash at MoPOP, SPECTRA 2017: New Year’s Eve Under The Arches at Pacific Science Center, New Year’s Eve at Teatro ZinZanni, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. performances at KeyArena.
“I’m proud to get behind this awesome event in our hometown to help put on the biggest fireworks show ever at the Needle,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a press release. “What a fantastic way to say Happy New Year and welcome 2017!”
T-Mobile’s New Years at the Needle show will begin at 11:59 p.m. Several songs from the late David Bowie and Prince are planned during the show, as well as one by the Seattle group ODESZA.
Seattle Center Monorail stays open until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017 to accommodate New Year’s visitors, ceasing operations between 11:15 p.m. and approximately 12:20 a.m. to comply with fire regulations.
As in past years, an exclusion zone will be enforced on New Year’s Eve to keep Seattle Center visitors safe from fireworks debris. Entry to Next 50 Plaza, Broad Street Green, Harrison and Thomas streets and areas around the Space Needle and MoPOP will be restricted beginning in the later evening. Broad St. will also close.
Learn more at: seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.