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Seattle Center is the place to be this New Year's Eve! Our campus grounds will be alight with excitement and activity all night long. Come early for free music in the Armory, stick around for our signature Fountain of Light dance party at International Fountain, and watch as T-Mobile New Year's Eve at the Needle offers an innovative fireworks and light show at the stroke of midnight. Plus, check out all the special events happening across campus. Full information below.
Winterfest Train & Village | Armory | 10am - 6pm
Illuminate Winterfest | Light Display | Grounds
Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Exhibit | Armory
An exclusion zone will be in place for public safety purposes related to live fireworks. Visitors should expect progressively limited access to the grounds from entryways in the vicinity of the Space Needle beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Seattle Center Monorail service will be available to connect to downtown transit services and parking on the following schedule: in service until 10:30pm; out of service for safety purposes related to live fireworks, 10:30pm-12:20am (approximately). The final monorail train will depart Seattle Center for downtown at 1am. Passengers must access the Monorail via the southwest doors of the Armory.
Seattle Center Armory will be open on New Year’s Eve, and eateries inside the Food & Event Hall will provide service until 11:30pm. The building will remain open through 1am to accommodate Seattle Center Monorail riders and those in need of a rest room stop.
We expect heavy pedestrian and vehicle congestion related to the several New Year's Eve ticketed events on the grounds. Consider all your transportation options if you are planning a visit to the area.