A cautious New Year’s Eve rings in at the Seattle Center in 2022


Less public activity and more virtual content will help the Seattle Center usher in the new year safely on December 31st. In accordance with the public safety measures of COVID-19, no public events are planned without a ticket and visitors to the site must COVID. follow -19 social distancing and masking protocols.

Those wishing to party at the Seattle Center are encouraged to attend live events at the Seattle Center venues that require proof of vaccination. including Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s ready to laugh? at the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Dave Chapelle and friends at the Climate Pledge Arena and ENJOYMENT New Years Eve Party! in the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Check the event websites for information on vaccination and / or testing requirements for events.

The fireworks will return to the Seattle Center this year … but ultimately not for personal viewing. T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle offers the first ever live fireworks display, enriched for live broadcast with exclusive special effects that can only be seen on TV or live stream. The expanded show pays a sincere tribute to Seattle’s strength, spirit, pride and perseverance as special mixed-reality effects are synchronized with the live pyrotechnics and lighting.

The Space Needle is hosting this “New Year’s Stream” to keep the community safe without congregating at the Seattle Center. On-site viewers will see smaller live fireworks and lighting effects, while virtual viewers will enjoy spectacular special effects, digital animations and visuals that will take the fireworks show to a new dimension, choreographed to simultaneous music broadcast on HITS 106.1, locally on KING 5 and KONG , streamed live on king5.com, and available in the KING 5 mobile app. A list of watch parties in other local establishments is regularly updated between now and New Years Eve spaceneedle.com/newyears.


The Seattle Center Armory, including the public restrooms, will remain open on New Years Eve. Restaurants in the Food & Event Hall offer food and drinks until 11:30 p.m.

For safety reasons in connection with sharp fireworks, a restricted zone will be set up. Visitors should expect that access to the grounds from entrances near the Space Needle and east / west through the campus will be gradually restricted from 4:30 p.m. on December 31st.

The Mercer parking garage and the 5th Ave N garage will remain open to New Year’s Eve parkers. A Tier 1 event parking fee of USD 30 applies.

The Seattle Center Monorail service will be available to connect to downtown public transportation and parking. For safety reasons in connection with sharp fireworks, train traffic will be interrupted at 10.30 p.m. and will resume after the fireworks display. The last monorail train is expected to leave Seattle Center for downtown at 1am. Passengers must access the monorail through the southwest doors of the Seattle Center Armory.

We expect heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic jams in connection with the several New Year’s Eve ticket events on the premises. Restrictive carpooling will take effect temporarily before and 30 minutes after the Climate Pledge Arena event. Take into account all of your transportation options when planning to visit the area. Mask compulsory for everyone (aged five and over) in the Seattle Center. For more information about the Seattle Center, see www.seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.


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