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New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center

Ring in 2013 at Seattle Center at a special Winterfest New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31.  Enjoy FREE, live music by The Rhythm Nation, 8:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. on Seattle Center Armory Stage, playing a diverse mix of popular dance, R&B and rock from the 1970’s to today; purchase a wide range of fresh foods at Armory food merchants and take in the festive Seattle Center Winterfest outdoor lighting and indoor decoration (including Winter Train & Village), while you await a brilliant display of New Year’s fireworks off the 605-foot Space Needle.

Seattle Center Monorail has extended its hours to accommodate New Year’s Eve revelers. It will remain until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1. However, due to safety regulations, the Monorail trains will not operate between approximately 11:15 p.m. and 12:20 a.m., when the Fire Marshall gives the “all clear.”

Winterfest Ice Rink in Fisher Pavilion will be open 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Admission includes skate rental and is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, $2 children ages 5 and under (cash only).

Seattle Center welcomes families to the grounds for New Year’s Eve and works with Seattle Police Department to enforce the No Open Drinking Rule.

Please check with the Space Needle directly for details on Wimmer Solutions Presents New Year’s Eve at the Needle.

For more information on Seattle Center Winterfest, visit or call 206 684-7200. Seattle Center Winterfest is part of Holidays in the City, world-class arts, entertainment, shopping, dining, merrymaking and more all in the heart of Downtown Seattle.