You have plenty of options for fun on New Year's Eve. Here are the concerts, parties and more.
There are plenty of options for New Year’s Eve revelers. Nearly every venue in Seattle has something booked, from massive dance parties to smaller, more intimate affairs. Live music, DJs, comedy and more — there’s something for everyone.
Traveling on New Year’s Eve can be difficult and parking scarce. Your best bet is to use a rideshare service, take a King County Metro Bus, which will be operating on a normal schedule, or light rail, which operates until 1 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Gala Concert
Dr. Paul Thornock and Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam are joined by members of the Cathedral Cantorei and Chamber Orchestra to ring in the New Year with the music of Handel. 11 p.m., St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle; $30 (206-382-4874 or stjames-cathedral.org).
Copious Love’s Midnight Masquerade
A masks-required New Year’s party with DJ K Relly and a bottomless Champagne VIP ticket level. 8 p.m., 12th Ave Arts, 1620 12th Ave., Seattle; $15-$35 (206-395-9864 or brownpapertickets.com).
2017 Slammin’ Jammin’ New Year’s Eve Hotel Party
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DJs spinning R&B, hip-hop and jazz, with buffet dinner and party packages available. 7 p.m., Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; $40-$329 21+ (206-557-3242 or ajente.com/new-years-eve-party).
Bollywood NYE Party
Two floors of entertainment, including an upstairs patio, food truck, music by DJ RDX, party favors and Champagne toast. 9 p.m., Fremont Foundry, 154 N. 35th St., Seattle; $22-$27, VIP tickets start at $52 (425-246-2789 or clubzone.com).
Seattle Symphony: New Year’s Eve Classical Soul of Motown
The Seattle Symphony will play classic soul with Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas performing music by Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and more. Post-concert party includes a glass of Champagne, a live performance and dancing. 9 p.m., Benaroya Hall (S. Mark Taper Forum), 200 University St., Seattle; $56-$154 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
3 p.m., 9 p.m., KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $41-$73 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
New Year’s Eve Gala & Concert — St. Thomas Medina
A New Year’s Eve gala and concert with dessert and Champagne reception to follow the concert. Performers include Douglas Cleveland, Judith Cohen, Yesong Sophie Lee, Hiro Imamura David, and Alyce Rogers. 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina; $25, admission by suggested donation with proceeds to benefit Bellevue LifeSpring and Outreach at St. Thomas (stthomasmedina.org).
Puget Sound Concert Opera: New Years à la Française
A program of scenes and arias by French composers sung in French with commentary by artistic director Regina Thomas. 7:30 p.m., Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St., Seattle; $20 (pugetsoundconcertopera.org).
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Moisture Festival show and party with complimentary appetizers, Champagne toast at midnight, music by Lamonte & the Family Affair and performances by Esther de Monteflores, Godfrey Daniels, Patrick McGuire, Ron W. Bailey, Tom Noddy and more. 8 p.m., Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $65-$75 (206-297-1405 or moisturefestival.strangertickets.com).
New Year’s Eve Tango Bash
Introductory tango lesson for beginners, dancing, tango performance, light buffet and dessert bar, midnight Champagne toast, for couples and singles. 8 p.m., Dance Underground, 340 15th Ave. E., Seattle; $25-$35 (206-781-9553 or seattletango.com).
Music and dancing on all three floors with the Purple Passion Swing Band, the Moonspinners, Gigantor, Maria Mannisto Trio, Swedish Dance Frenzy and DJ Jonasson. Tickets include party favors, a complimentary glass of Champagne and fantastic view of the midnight fireworks. 8 p.m., Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $30-$50, admission with dinner and complimentary glass of Champagne is $75 (800-838-3006 or swedishnewyears.brownpapertickets.com).
New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
A three-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington with Champagne toast at midnight, appetizers and desserts, full-service bar, DJ and dancing, party favors and views of the fireworks. 9 p.m., Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $162 (waterwayscruises.com).
Century Ballroom New Year’s Eve 2016
Dancing (9 p.m.) with live salsa with Buena Vibra & DJ Edgar, kizomba with DJs Mary & Nick and prix fixe five-course dinner (6 p.m.). Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, Seattle; $20-$120 (800-838-3006 or centuryballroom.com).
New Year’s Eve at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dinner, dancing and a view of Seattle’s fireworks display through the glass ceiling. Music by the Craig Lawrence Band and a Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m., Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $225 (chihulygardenandglass.com).
SPECTRA 2017: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches
Unobstructed view of the fireworks show and music by KEXP DJs Evie, Michele Myers, Chilly and Larry Rose. Live science demonstrations, cocktails, craft beer, select wines and more. 9 p.m., Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $80, VIP tickets are $175 (pacificsciencecenter.org/spectra).
Indulgence New Year’s Eve Bash
Three areas of live entertainment with live music and DJs, comedy, access to the museum exhibits, party favors and more. 8 p.m., Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP Museum), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $79, VIP tickets are $450 (seattlebash.com).
Black Umbrella: NYE with Sam Lachow, Raz Simone, Romaro Franceswa, King Leez, Malitia Malimob, Fatal Lucciauno, Jake Crocker
9 p.m., Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th, Seattle; $23.50-$28.50, VIP tickets are $48.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Xtreme Theatresports New Year’s Eve Party
A comedy improv battle with 20 improvisers split up into 4 teams and scored with cards marked 0-5 by the audience. Party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. 10 p.m., Market Theatre, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle; $32-$45 (unexpectedproductions.org).
One O’Clock Jump
Swing-era music, vintage-era cocktails and swing dancing (lessons available), photo booth, live music by Casey MacGill and his High 5, DJ Travis Whetman and Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m., Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave., Seattle; $30-$55, VIP tickets are $75-$125 (hotrhythmclub.com/nye2016).
Speakeasy New Year’s Eve
Music by the Nikki Dee Jazz Quartette (9:30 p.m.), Holy Pistola and host Moe Betta (10:30 p.m.), costumes, prizes, cider and specialty cocktails. 8:30 p.m., Capitol Cider, 818 E. Pike St., Seattle; $25, VIP ticket packages start at $100 (capitolcider.com).
BollyGrooves New Year’s Eve
Music by DJ Aanshul, with party favorites and multiple bars. 8:45 p.m., Hilton Seattle, 1301 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $41.50-$43.50 (facebook.com/events/1321081324611228).
Masquerade party with music by DJs Hyperfunk, Dio and Sharps. 9 p.m., Aston Manor, 2946 First Ave. S., Seattle ; $40-$50, VIP tickets start at $70 (facebook.com/events/1772355973015808).
Abney Park, Soul of the Gypsy’s Temple, DJ Jordan B
Live music, Champagne, hors d’oeuvre and party favors. 8 p.m., Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $35-$50, VIP tickets are $100 (columbiacitytheater.com).
“SNAP ’90s Dance Party! Party Like it’s 1999”
Music by Trashy Trash DJs, Freaky Outty, Nathan Detroit, Colin Jones, MADMAX, Introcut, Ben Meadow and DJ AC Lewis. 8 p.m., The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., Seattle; $18 (thecrocodile.com).
Stand-up comedy with shows at 8 and 10 p.m., Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle; $25-$75 (comedyunderground.com).
Artist Home’s New Year’s Eve Party
An all-star band of Artist Home’s musicians perform, with guest musicians rotating on and off the stage. 8:30 p.m., Conor Byrne Pub, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $30 (conorbyrnepub.com).
Chris King and the Gutterballs, Cold Comfort, Western Red Penguins
9 p.m., Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $7 (bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com).
Neon New Year’s Eve
’80s music by Nitewave, Michael Jackson Tribute by Mo J. Ent. and #All4Doras and DJ Baby Van Beezly. 8 p.m., Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $25-$40 (nectarlounge.com).
Hayride to Hell New Year’s Eve Bash
Live blues music. 8 p.m., Highway 99 Blues Club, 1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $44 (highwayninetynine.com).
Super Geek League
8 p.m., El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle; $20-$25 (elcorazonseattle.com).
Music of the ’80s. 8 p.m., High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., Seattle; $10-$15 (highdiveseattle.com).
The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $50-$180 (jazzalley.com).
Stand-up comedy. 7 p.m., 10 p.m., Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, 5220 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; $25-$55 (laughscomedyclub.com).
Music by Aqua Flannel, Lo5 and Rain City Rewind with Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m., Substation Seattle, 645 N.W. 45th St., Seattle; $10 (facebook.com/events/683014948524903).
Dov Davidoff, Jubal Flagg
Stand-up comedy. 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Parlor Live (Bellevue), 700 Bellevue Way N. E., third floor, Bellevue; $50-$60 (parlorlive.com).
DJ Sketch, DJ Polo
7 p.m., Parlor Live (Bellevue), 700 Bellevue Way N. E., third floor, Bellevue; $30 (parlorlive.com/parlor-live-comedy-club.html).
Northwest Dance Network Celebration
Swing, waltzes, Latin and blues by John Holte’s Radio Rhythm Orchestra and vocalist Dina Blade, buffet, no-host bar, Vasa Park Ballroom. 9 p.m., 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue; $55 through Dec. 26, then $70 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve
Swing-dance lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance to rock, swing, ballroom, country and Latin favorites with the Dancin’ DJ. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $35-$40 (seattledanceinfo.com).
Music, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m., Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle; $10 (littleredhen.com).
“Barracuda Ball” with Heart by Heart, Randy Hansen’s Jimi Hendrix Revolution
Masquerade ball with free party favors, free Champagne toast at midnight and live music. 9 p.m., Capps Club, 7620 Bothell Way N.E., Kenmore; $49, VIP tickets and meet-and-greet with the band $79 (cappsclub.ticketfly.com).
Thunderpussy, Porter Ray, J GRGRY
8 p.m., Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $17 (neumos.com).
“Shameless — All Your Guilty Pleasures & One Hit Wonders”
9 p.m., Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $10, VIP tickets are $100 (thebarboza.com).
Stephanie Porter Quintet
8 p.m., Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, 2214 Second Ave., Seattle; $40 (206-443-4221 or tulas.com).
New Year’s Eve at The Royal Room
Swing dancing from the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and beyond featuring the Royal Room Orchestra. 8 p.m., The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $20 (theroyalroomseattle.com).
Beats Antique, Thriftworks
9 p.m., The Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., Seattle; $40-$50 (showboxpresents.com).
Hell’s Belles, Black Sabbitch
9 p.m., The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $25-$30 (showboxpresents.com).
Joey Jewell’s Sinatra at the Sands, Jim Kerl’s Swingin’ Sixties Orchestra
7 p.m., 10:30 p.m., The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $75-$100 (thetripledoor.net).
Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, DJ Paces Lift
8 p.m., The Tractor, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $25 (tractortavern.com).
Bread and Butter, Great Spiders, Head Band
9 p.m., The Sunset, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $10 (sunsettavern.com).
Music by DJs Ron, Xten, ZJ Veteran and Element. Admission includes Champagne toast and Caribbean appetizer. 9 p.m., Red Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson St., Seattle; $20-$25 (206-323-9112 or facebook.com/events/204545606660759).
Redneck Girlfriend, Shivering Denizens, the Black Crabs
9 p.m., Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack & Watering Hole, 5606 First Ave. S., Seattle; $15 (800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com).
Blue Year’s Eve Show
An adults-only improv experience with Champagne toast at midnight followed by music and dancing. 9:30 p.m., The Atlas Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle; $40 (seattlecomedygroup.com).
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Live music by the Machine, DJs and light show at International Fountain. 8 p.m., Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com).
New Year’s Eve at Trinity
9 p.m., Trinity Nightclub, 111 Yesler Way, Seattle; $25-$40 (800-838-3006 or trinitynightclub.com).
Illumination New Year’s Eve Celebration
Music by DJ Skratchy, live performers, Champagne garden and more. 9 p.m., Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie; $40 (www.snocasino.com).
The Pat Travers Band with Medicine Hat and Friends
8 p.m., Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; $20-$45 (425-258-6766 or historiceveretttheatre.org).
New Year’s Eve at the Cavern Club
Live music by Ayo Dot & the Uppercuts, Power Laces and Northern Shakedown with Champagne toast at midnight and complimentary party favors. 8 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St., Seattle; $20-$25, VIP dinner package is $48 (hardrock.com).
New Year’s Eve at Contour Club
DJs Fred Eddison, Areeo and Chase spinning hip hop, top 40 and EDM with champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m., Contour, 807 First Ave., Seattle; $5-$25 (contournye2017.brownpapertickets.com).
DJ Henski and Marty Mary
10 p.m., Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, Seattle; $30 (qnightclub.com).
Source New Year’s Eve
Performances by Shlohmo, J.Phlip, Jacques Greene, DJDS, Sian and the Flavr Blue. 8 p.m., British Motor Coach, 420 S. Hinds St. Seattle; $70 (ticketfly.com/event/1398942).
Music by Justin Hartinger, Cuff Lynx, Chris Tower, HYDEF, Snapdragon and others with complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Av. #10, Seattle; $15-$55 (kremwerk.com).
All Gold Everything
Music by Breaks & Swells with appetizers and champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Cloud Room, 1424 11th Ave., Seattle; $40 (cloudroomseattle.com).