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New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center

Did you know?

New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center will look a bit different this year in efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19’s latest, highly transmissible variant. In keeping with COVID-19 public safety measures, no non-ticketed, public events are planned, and visitors to the grounds are asked to follow COVID-19 social distancing and masking protocols. 

Those in search of celebration on the grounds are encouraged to check out live events at Seattle Center venues, where proof of vaccination is required, including Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s Ready to Laugh? at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Dave Chappelle and Friends at Climate Pledge Arena and INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash! at Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).  

Fireworks will return to the Center this year… but not for in-person viewing. T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle will present the first-ever live fireworks show augmented for live broadcast with mixed-reality effects synchronized to live pyrotechnics and lighting that can only be seen via TV or live stream. The spectacular augmented show will be choreographed to music simulcast on HITS 106.1, broadcasted locally on KING 5 and KONG, live streamed on, and available on the KING 5 mobile app.  

Seattle Center Armory will be open for NYE, including its eateries, which will provide food and drink service until 11:30pm. Seattle Center Monorail will provide train service between SC and downtown until 1am, with a pause between 10:30pm and 12:20am. Metro buses will remain in service until 4am, and Center parking garages will be open as well.  

Have a safe and very happy New Year from Seattle Center! 

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Fireworks, Seattle city buildings, lights, Space Needle, Text:  "2022 Stream the Show! Watch Live on KING 5"

About Seattle Center

More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, the first certified zero carbon arena in the world, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.