Best 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Seattle

Best 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Seattle

New Year’s Eve is a time of year when Seattle is busting at the seams with activities, parties and memorable events. Several of Seattle’s annual New Year’s Eve parties have been around for years and draw crowds in the thousands. Some of Seattle’s New Year’s events are so popular that they tend to sell out, so it’s highly recommended that anyone planning to attend buy their tickets in advance to secure their entrance to these highly anticipated parties.

Indulgence New Year’s Eve Party
Experience Music Project Museum
325 5th Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 770-2700

The Indulgence New Year’s Eve Party, sponsored by Seattle Bash, will once again be held in the heart of Seattle at the Experience Music Project Museum. This 12th annual Indulgence event features five parties in one with more than 140,000 square feet of mingling and dancing party space. Each year, this top-rated New Year’s bash greets 3,000 guests and offers general admission tickets, as well as a VIP party experience. Guests will have access to more than 25 bars, four live entertainment areas, three performance stages and a live comedy theater. Guests also receive access to browse through many of the current Experience Music Project Museum exhibits. Singles guests are invited to attend a pre-party cocktail hour, plus participate in the Single Mingle by getting a free wristband from the party’s Single Station. These wristbands help identify your single status to other single party guests.

SPECTRA 2015: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2001

Seattle’s Pacific Science Center welcomes back the SPECTRA New Year’s Eve celebration for its second year. This 21-and-over event will feature performances and appearances by KEXP DJs Darek Mazzone, Sharlese, Alex and El Toro. Guests can partake in a champagne toast at midnight, plus have an unobstructed view of the annual Space Needle fireworks show. Guests can mix and mingle throughout the venue’s exclusive lounges or grab a drink and take in some of the live science demonstrations. Guests will also receive coat check service, party favors and access to themed photo booth opportunities.

New Year’s Dinner Cruise Aboard The Royal Argosy
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 623-1445

On New Year’s Eve, board the Royal Argosy cruise ship from Seattle’s South Lake Union and spend the evening drinking, dancing and eating a five-course gourmet meal. You’ll have one of the best views of the annual Seattle fireworks display and at midnight, all will enjoy a champagne toast and party favors to celebrate ringing in the New Year. Guests can make reservations for either the deck with the DJ, or the deck with the live band. For those that book reservations for parties of two or more, you and your guests will be seated at a private table.

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New Year’s Eve At The Needle
Space Needle at Seattle Center
400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 905-2100

New Year’s Eve at the Needle is a longtime event that is held at the top of the world-famous Seattle landmark, The Space Needle. This annual New Year’s Eve event features two signature parties including the SkyCity Soiree and the Observation Deck Dance Party. For those guests who prefer to enjoy a gourmet, six-course meal, along with the traditional midnight champagne toast, dancing and one of the best fireworks displays in the country, they should choose the SkyCity Soiree. If you’d rather skip the dinner and are more interested in just the dancing, drinking and fireworks, then choose the Observation Deck Dance Party. Both events are for adults, 21 and over, and semi-formal attire is recommended.

Three Crowns New Year’s Eve Ball
The Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-1090

The Three Crowns New Year’s Eve Ball is a second-year event at The Swedish Club in downtown Seattle. Guests will have their choice of various music genres and dancing on any of the venue’s three floors, which all have views of Seattle’s stunning Lake Union. This New Year’s Eve event will not only have music spun by veteran DJs, but also live music from popular bands including The Spyrographs, The MoonSpinners, The Cavern Club, The Fancy Lads and Gigantor. Additionally, there will be seven fully staffed bars with extra bartenders on every floor, fun party favors (while supplies last), a do-it-yourself-style photo booth and a Swedish pancake toast at midnight.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on