Seattle, Washington knows how to ring in the New Year! With parties, special events, musical venues and family fun there is something for everyone in the great city of Seattle for New Year’s Eve 2009. Here is your comprehensive listing of the best destinations for your celebrations this year.
What: The Seattle Aquarium New Year’s Bash
Where: The Seattle Aquarium – 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
When: December 31 9:00pm – 2:00am
Cost: General admission – $135; VIP tickets – $200
This spectacular “under the sea” party is everything that a New Year’s Eve party should be, and more. Complete with champagne reception, 5 hour premium hosted bar, and a live broadcast connection with 10 other cities, this underwater party is perfectly posh. It’s recommended to book early, because this one is going to sell out quickly!
What: New Year’s Eve in Seattle
Where: Fremont Studios – 155 N. 35th St.
When: December 31 7:00pm – 2:00am
Cost: $150-$225 (for VIP)
This reserved seating dinner show features world-class magician Steffan Soule who will help you usher in 2009 with just a little bit of magic. Of course there will be dancing, live music and a cash bar for all who join in the revelry, but it doesn’t stop there! There is also a private backstage VIP lounge available for 20 people, if you book now. The capacity of Fremont Studios will be set at 1,200 people, so book before December 25th to reserve your spot.
What: New Year’s Eve in Seattle
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center – Downtown
When: December 31 7:00pm – ?
This is an all out party central in the center of the city, and is Seattle’s biggest bash. With capacity for over 5,000 guests, 6 rooms, 4 dance floors and comedians to help you laugh your way into 2009 there is plenty to do at this New Year’s Eve party. The Andy Stokes Band will be playing live and will be complimented in another area by the sensational sounds of Hit Explosion. There is food, fun and revelry to be had by all.
What: Parties for Plays: A New Year’s Eve Bash
Where: The Seattle Children’s Theater – Downtown
When: December 31 7:00pm
Cost: $85 per person
Looking for some family friendly New Year’s Eve fun and an escape from the pandemonium that is outside? This New Year’s Eve, the Seattle Children’s Theater offers up and evening of fun and entertainment for the entire family, in the cozy confines of their theater. Once the shows are complete you can watch the space needle fireworks displays outside, and if you’re in the mood to get a bit rowdy after the show you can find childcare at the Pacific Science Center.
What: Cruise in the New Year
Where: Argosy Cruises – 1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55
When: December 31 8:30pm – 12:30am
Cost: $150 per person
Enjoy a three-course dinner and a midnight champagne toast, two live bands and the best view in the city for the fireworks. The Argosy’s Good Times cruise ship is a Seattle favorite for New Year’s Eve. Visit their website to book your cruise early at www.argosycruises.com.
Waving goodbye to 2008 has never been easier or more fun than what it will be in Seattle this New Year. With lots to do and little time to do it, it’s best to book your New Year’s Eve party event now to ensure a saved space for the upcoming holiday.