It is time to make plans to celebrate the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. Fortunately, there are will be some terrific New Year’s Eve parties near the Space Needle in Seattle. The parties are likely to sell out, so make your plans and reservations for the gala of your choice. Following are some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Seattle for 2016-2017.
Indulgence NYE Bash
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
MoPOP, 325 5th Ave. N. Seattle, Wash. 98102
Indulgence, “Seattle’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Bash,” will be held at MoPOP (Museum of Popular Culture), formerly EMP, under the Space Needle. Museum admission is included in the price of party admission and most exhibits will be open. This will be the 14th Annual New Year Eve Party and there will be over 2,000 guests. The party will include three areas of live entertainment and a theater with live comedy performances. There will light food available, but guests are encouraged to eat before arriving at the party. All bars will be cash only, so be prepared to money to keep the bar lines moving. General admission $79; VIP Platinum $450.
Shelley & the Curves NYE Party
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.
Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N, Seattle, Wash. 98109
The 9th Annual Shelley and the Curves New Year’s Eve Party will include dinner and entertainment at the Best Western Executive Inn. The party will start with cocktails at 7 p.m., prime rib and salmon dinner at 8 p.m., and music at 9 p.m-1 a.m. View the Space Needle fireworks from the comfort of the indoors at midnight. Tickets $110 per person.
Spectra 2017: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, Wash. 98109
The Pacific Science Center will feature multiple dance floors, cash bars, exhibits, games and entertainment, champagne toast at midnight, and a view of the fireworks show. Infrared Level GA $80. Ultraviolet Level (VIP) tickets, $175, will also include open bar and hors d’oeuvres.
NYE at Chihuly Garden
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Wash. 98109
The stunning Glasshouse will be the location of this party, which will feature a tour through the Exhibition, appetizers, desserts, dancing to the Craig Lawrence Band, and a champagne toast at midnight. You will be able to watch the fireworks through the glass. Tickets $225 per person.