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Seattle-Area New Year’s Eve Fun for Families

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Ring in the new year with these stellar New Year's Eve events tailored for kids and families.


Experience New Year’s around the world at Seattle Children’s Museum

Celebrate an international New Year’s Eve at SCM where you will lift glasses (of apple juice) and toast the arrival of midnight in each time zone. After each New year arrives, you can spend the hour doing a craft or activity that represents a tradition of that country. Celebration schedule: 11 am - India, 12 noon - Russia, 1 pm - Ethiopia, 2 pm - Greece, 3 pm - France, 4 - pm Morocco. 

Dec. 31, 10 am to 5 pm

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109


New Year’s at Noon at KidsQuest Children’s Museum

Ring in the new year twelve hours early with a New Year’s party at KidsQuest.

12 pm; free with admission

4091 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006


Celebration Lane

Bellevue’s Celebration Lane features a light display, dancing drummers and costumed characters and “Americana-inspired music.”

December 26 - 31, 7 pm; free

575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, 98004


New Year’s Eve party at Imagine Children’s Museum

Get rockin’ with an NYE party complete with live music, crafts, a “crazy hair station,” glow bowling, bingo and a ball drop at 9 pm.

Dec. 31, 7 to 9 pm; $10 members, $15 nonmembers

502 Wall St, Everett, WA 98201


Winter Fishtival at Seattle Aquarium

Get to know the aquarium’s fish, birds and animal residents at the Winter Fishtival, which runs through Jan. 3.

Dec. 31, 9:30 am to 5 pm; $22.95, $15.95 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger.

1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101


New Year’s Eve LEGO Mania at the Delridge library

Get creative for New Year’s with a LEGO-themed NYE event, complete wth LEGO-building challenge. Kids 5 to 12 are welcome.

Dec. 31, 2 to 3:30 pm; free

Delridge branch, 5423 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, 98106


New Year's Eve Party and Craft Extravaganza at Lake City Branch

Get excited for 2016 with winter-themed crafts, stories and snacks at the Lake City library.

Dec. 31, 3 to 4:30 pm; free

12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, 98125


“The Princess Bride” quote-along at SIFF Film Center

Watch this classic film and follow along with its endless one-liners.

Dec. 31, 5 and 7:15 pm; $15, $14 seniors and youth, $10 SIFF members

SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, 98109


New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle

Ring in 2016 with an iconic fireworks show launched from the Space Needle, if the kiddos can manage to stay up late enough to make it!

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109






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