Goodbye 2017. Hello 2018.

How are you going to say goodbye to 2017? If you’re late to the party, we have a couple ideas in mind:

On a Yacht
Cruise into the New Year on a yacht! Several boats will voyage around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Most cruises are 21+ and offer appetizers, dinner, and cocktails with a live DJ and dancing to follow. Enjoy a champagne toast at midnight as you watch the spectacular Space Needle firework display. More…

New Year’s at the Needle
You can always count on the Space Needle. On NYE at midnight, the needle transforms into a 659-foot launch pad illuminating the downtown skyline with a firework display queued perfectly to a soundtrack curated by KEXP. Don’t feel like venturing out? Not to worry, you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your couch. More…

First Night (in Tacoma and Spokane)
The city of Tacoma and city of Spokane’s annual New Year’s Eve celebrations, dubbed “First Night” brings the community together for an evening of art, food, and entertainment. This NYE, Tacoma celebrates the 25th year of First Night with an event lineup that won’t disappoint. Spokane will ring in the New Year with an equally fun-filled First Night featuring activities for all ages. Have you heard of an ice ribbon? Check it out!

Canlis’s Mysterious New Year’s Dance Party
Known for its swanky, table-for-two atmosphere, fine wine, and elegant cuisine, Canlis does a complete 180 on News Year’s Eve, trading in fine dining for an epic night of “surprises, dancing, and maybe a few Dick’s burgers.” It’s a hot ticket and sells out quickly. Start thinking about making your reservation for NYE 2018. More…

Hit the Slopes
Did you know there’s a luau at Crystal Mountain on New Years Eve? We’re on board with the juxtaposition. Hit the slopes then head to the lodge for a night packed with fun for all ages. Parents, get this: Crystal offers in-room babysitting (game-changer!). Cap the evening off with the torchlight parade followed by a midnight firework show over the mountain. More…

The Polar Bear Plunge – Not just for crazy Seattleites. This tradition was birthed in 1920 by our neighbors in Vancouver, BC. All around the world on New Year’s Day, participants willingly enter a body of water despite frigid temperatures. Typically plunges are held to raise money for a charitable organization. For some, it’s simply a thrilling (slightly crazy) ritual. At 11 a.m. New Year’s Day, daring Seattleites will take the plunge into Lake Washington at Mathews Beach Park. Brr! Event information here, should you feel emboldened to participate.

Enjoy the remaining days of 2017 — Happy New Year!