New year'S EVE/DAY New Year's Eve Downtown Walk SUN Volkssport 11K (6. 8 miles) or 5K (3. 1 miles) walk through Seattle Center, downtown...


New Year’s Eve

Downtown Walk

SUN Volkssport 11K (6.8 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) walk through Seattle Center, downtown Seattle and along the waterfront; flashlight recommended, start time 3-6 p.m., finish by 9 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 Roy St., Seattle (800-830-9255 or

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New Year’s Eve Owl Prowl

SUN Dusk-to-dark owl prowl through the forest and learn to talk to the owls, 10 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Schmitz Park, 5551 S.W. Admiral Way, Seattle; $8, registration required by Friday (206-684-7434 ).

Boma Cho New Year’s Eve Party

SUN Boma Cho, a musician, painter and poet, is a native of Cameroon, West Africa, and longtime Seattle resident, 7 p.m. Sunday, Museum of the Mysteries, 623 Broadway E., Seattle; $3 (206-328-6499).

Putnam Foundation “Hats and Bats” Gala

SUN New Year’s Eve gala and auction for the Putnam Foundation, which provides opportunities for children to learn the values of competition, leadership and fair play by promoting increased participation in youth sports, 6 p.m. Sunday, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle; $100, reservations required (206-790-1315).

New Years Eve with Sonic Funk band

SUN Create your party hat and dance to the Sonic Funk band, 8-11:45 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center House, Seattle; free (206-684-7200).

New Year’s at the Needle

SUN Choreographed show with several thousand pyrotechnic effects launched from the Space Needle in an eight-minute display; dinner party at SkyCity at the Needle and Observation Deck party with dancing, fireworks show starts at midnight Sunday, Space Needle, Seattle Center, Seattle; free for spectators; $250/restaurant party, $125/observation deck party, by reservation (206-905-2100 or 800-937-9582).


Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance

SUN Dance to rock music with DJ, with view of Space Needle fireworks show, 21 and older, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, Mountaineers Club, 300 Third Ave. W., Seattle; $15-$17 (

New Year’s Eve Gala

SUN Live salsa with Orchestra Zarabanda and DJ playing swing, waltzes and other dance favorites, dinner 7 p.m., dance 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., Seattle; $95/dinner and dancing, $40/dance only (206-324-7263).

New Year’s Eve Tango Ball

SUN Beginners’ class, tango ball with performance, dessert bar and midnight champagne toast, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Ballard Odd Fellows Hall, 1706 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $25/advance, $30/at the door, $20/table reservation (206-781-9553 or

New Year’s Eve Blast

Under the Space Needle

SUN Food, music, dancing, champagne, party favors, entertainment and view of the fireworks show at the Space Needle from patio just west of the Seattle Center; hotel and transportation rates available, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday, Acalia Events, 301 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; $100-$125, reservations required (206-280-9608).

New Year’s Eve Red Hot Bash

SUN Ring in 2007, dance to Bobby Medina & his Red Hot Band, dessert, refreshments, party favors and champagne toast, 8 p.m. Sunday, Mars Hill Church Community Center, 1401 Leary Way, Seattle; $25 (206-355-5941).

Adult 007 New Year’s Eve

SUN Get your Bond on at New Year’s party with party band Shelley and the Curves, casino-style games, prizes for best 007 attire, dinner 6 p.m., party 8 p.m. Sunday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $45-$95 (206-269-4115 or

The Indulgence New Year’s Eve Bash

SUN Party at EMP with five “unique experiences” featuring music acts, comedy, DJs, KISS 106.1 live broadcast and full access to EMP Museum, three dance floors, comedy lounge, party favors, photo booth and giveaways, 8 p.m. Sunday, Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $39 (206-784-1616).

Sonny Newman’s New Year’s Eve Party

SUN Men in Black 12-piece orchestra playing swing, waltz, tango and more, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall, 201 N. 85th St., Seattle; $35/advance, $40/at the door (206-784-3010).

Radical New Years

SUN Feast, theatrics, dancing for all ages hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $5/door donation, $15/buffet, sliding scale and work exchanges available (206-722-6057).

Spirit of Washington Dinner Train

SUN Train trip with stop at Columbia Winery followed by party at the Spirit of Washington Events Center with music, dancing and champagne, 7 p.m. Sunday, Renton Depot, 625 S. Fourth St., Renton; $118-$133, by reservation (800-876-7245).

Rockin’ New Years Eve

SUN Beginners swing lesson, dance to rock ‘n’ roll, Top 40, country and swing, snacks, sparkling-cider toast, 18 and older, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $30 (425-255-9211).

New Year’s Irish Ceili Dance

SUN Dance and Irish band jam session, bring an instrument to participate, all dances taught, 8 p.m. Sunday, Vashon Grange Hall, north end of the ferry dock parking lot, Vashon; $5-$8 (206-774-4047).

Resolution Run

MON Flat 8K run/walk with optional Polar Bear Swim detour near the end of the course, indoor finish-line party with chili, warm drinks, beer garden, vendors and kids’ dash, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Magnuson Park, Seattle; $25-$30 includes shirt (206-729-9972).

Polar Plunge

MON Start the New Year with a dip into Lake Washington, with an official “Patch of Courage” to all who immerse themselves neck-deep in the lake; costumes encouraged, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave., Seattle (206-684-4075).

New Year’s Queen Anne Walk

MON Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) walk through Queen Anne neighborhood, start time 9 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Monday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 15 Roy St., Seattle (800-830-9255 or

New Year’s Day Kite Fly

MON Washington Kitefliers Association welcomes all to start the year by flying kites, 11 a.m. Monday, Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Pl. N.W., Seattle.

New Year’s Day Walk in Interlaken Park

MON Duse McLean leads the fifth annual New Year’s walk, meet 1 p.m. at the northwest entrance to Interlaken Park, Interlaken Boulevard and Delmar Street, Seattle (425-885-3173).