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New Year’s Eve Virtual Spectacular Celebration!

New Year’s Eve activities at Seattle Center will not take place in-person.

Tune in to KING 5 starting at 11:35 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, or stream The Space Needle’s New Year’s Celebration Will Burst Through Screens With a Never-Before-Seen Virtual Spectacular

SEATTLE, December 2, 2020 – The Space Needle will usher in 2021 with a sensational and innovative new show broadcast locally on KING 5 and streamed around the world for T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle. This year’s celebration will feature striking visuals in a wondrous display of digital effects, engineered to bring viewers bigger thrills than ever before – all safely from the comfort of home. For the eighth year in a row, hometown partner T-Mobile, America’s Un-carrier, is the exclusive sponsor of the West Coast’s premier New Year’s Eve celebration.

Using sky-mapping technology and real video footage, the Space Needle will be layered with immersive, digital artistic expressions to create an illusion of color and wonder. In reality, the tower will be lit in T-Mobile’s distinctive magenta color, but on their screens, viewers will be dazzled by a virtual spectacular surrounding the Space Needle and the skies above.

“The year 2020 is one that will stand out for all of us over our lives for both public and personal reasons, and we hope the official beginning of 2021 will be an optimistic pivot point for our community,” said Ron Sevart, Chief Executive Officer of the Space Needle. “This special broadcast brings together several groups to channel the message and place this year in context with our history and a hopeful future. T-Mobile is a perfect partner in both their approach to our community and their industry-leading technological advances. We appreciate KING 5 and other groups going in this bold direction to help us achieve this one-of-a-kind event by combining cutting-edge technology and very personal engagement with the community.”

This new experience was developed by Terry Morgan, owner of Seattle-based Modern Enterprises and founder of BOREALIS – A Festival of Light, in partnership with Maxin10sity, the co-producers of BOREALIS.

The Space Needle’s exclusive New Year’s Eve partner, T-Mobile, will once again be joined by KING 5 to broadcast the landmark’s most unbelievable show yet. The program will simulcast on KING 5 and KONG-TV at 11:35 p.m. PST on December 31 with the virtual spectacular beginning ten seconds to midnight. Viewers outside of western Washington can stream it live on KING5 or Space Needle New Years.

Catch a sneak peek of the show here on YouTube

Everyone celebrating T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle is encouraged to share photos and videos on social media of how they’re ringing in the New Year using hashtag #TMobileNYE.  

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