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NYE at Seattle Center!

While Seattleites across the city will look toward Seattle Center for the spectacular 30-minute musically choreographed light show originating from the Space Needle, thousands will gather on the campus for all kind of New Year’s Eve revelry. From the fun, free Seattle Center Winterfest offerings to the many NYE events at venues on the grounds, Seattle Center is NYE-central for the region.

Here is a schedule of the evening’s activities:

WINTERFEST ICE RINK; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Skate, glide and slide as you await the New Year. Admission/skate rental applies. Learn more at:  Seattle Center Winterfest

WinterFest New Year’s Eve Festivities, 8 p.m., Dec. 31, Seattle Center Armory and on the grounds. Celebrate the arrival of a new year with two free signature Winterfest events. Cover band Sway rocks in the New Year on the Armory Stage. Fountain of Light dance party, 10 p.m. at International Fountain, offers live electronic music and a video projection show by local DJ Freddy King of Pants and VJ Baryonyx. Sponsored by T-Mobile. Learn more at:  Seattle Center Winterfest

New Year’s Eve pARTy, Doors open at 8 p.m. Must arrive by 10 p.m., Dec. 31, Chihuly Garden and Glass. Dine, dance and delight in the most extraordinary view of Seattle’s most iconic fireworks display through the glass ceiling. Information and tickets:  New Year’s Eve pARTy

Straight No Chaser, 8 p.m., Dec. 31, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The acclaimed a cappella group’s “One Shot Tour” highlights their unconventional, multi-part harmonies and sound effects, from boy-band classics, spiked with Britney Spears for flavor, to unique takes on holiday classics. Information and tickets:  Straight No Chase, McCaw Hall

T-Mobile New Years’ Eve at the Needle, 9 p.m., Dec. 31, Space Needle. Join the height of celebration in Seattle. The party spans two floors atop the newly-transformed Space Needle. Taste, toast and dance the night away while enjoying floor-to-forever views on The Loupe, the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. Information and tickets:  T-Mobile New Year’s Eve at the Needle

SPECTRA 2019: NYE Under the Arches, Starts at 9 p.m., Dec. 31, Pacific Science Center. Dance off the last hours of 2018 with live DJs and sip drinks from an open bar, while you wait for the luminary explosions of the Space Needle’s annual fireworks show to begin. Information and tickets: SPECTRA 2019

INDULGENCE 2019 NEW YEARS BASH, Doors open at 9 p.m., Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Multi-flavored excitement that satisfies and delights, with music played by live bands and 2 DJs, continuous comedy and RJ, the emcee hosting the event, accompanied by the party’s dancers and stage performers. Information and tickets:  INDULGENCE 2019

Seattle Center Monorail will remain in service until 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2019 to accommodate New Year’s Eve visitors, ceasing operations between 11:15 p.m. and approximately 12:30 a.m., to comply with fire regulations.

Seattle Center Winterfest, produced by Seattle Center, presents spirited programming for one and all in search of entertaining and enriching activities during this festive time of year. For more information, visit Seattle Center or call 206 684-7200.