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New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center

New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center

Sunday, December 31 | 8:00pm - 12:00am, midnight

Seattle Center Armory, International Fountain, and Campus Grounds


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center! You won’t want to miss the excitement and activities happening all night long.

  • Come early for Free Live Music in the Armory, featuring Groove Nation Band at 8pm.

  • From 10pm - midnight, head out to International Fountain for our signature Fountain of Light show featuring DJ Supreme La Rock.

  • And don’t forget T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle, the Space Needle’s drone, and pyrotechnic extravaganza begins at 11:52pm.

  • Seattle Center Armory Hours: 8:00am - 1:00am on New Year's Eve. Eateries inside the Armory will remain open until 11:30pm. 

Seattle Center is the place to be on New Year’s Eve, and we can’t wait to see you there.


Getting Here:

  • Prepare for heavy pedestrian and vehicle congestion around Seattle Center. Consider all your transportation options when coming to campus and prepare for major traffic delays after the fireworks show.

  • Seattle Center Monorail: Departs approximately every 10 minutes from Westlake Center and Seattle Center. On NYE, the Monorail will be in service from 8:30am - 11pm, out of service for fireworks safety purposes from 11pm – 12:20am (approx.), and then open again from 12:20am-1:00am.

  • Parking Lots/Garages: Parking is available at the Mercer Street Garage, located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N. Additionally, there is the 5th Avenue North Garage with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street. Arrive early for the best chances of getting a spot. 

  • Bus Routes: Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24, 29, 31 and 33. Rapid Ride D Line and routes 5 and 28 serve the Center along Aurora Ave N.

  • Ride free for New Year's Eve. King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, the Seattle Streetcar, and the King County Water Tax will all be fare-free December 31 and into the wee hours of January 1.

  • Exclusion Zones will be in place for public safety purposes related to live fireworks. Expect limited access to the grounds beginning at 4:30pm on 12/31.

Special thanks to our presenting partner Symetra and official partner Alaska Airlines.


Plan your visit today!