Canlis Queen Anne
Mon Dec 31, 9 pm
Canlis, Seattle’s most famous fine-dining destination restaurant, continues to surpass itself each year with its notorious New Year’s Eve bash. A previous ski-chalet-themed soiree had hot tubs, real snow, and Saint Bernard dogs, while 2017’s glamorous 1950s-inspired affair boasted a period-accurate, Spady-family-approved re-creation of a mid-century Dick’s Drive-In. This year is no exception: The theme will be Hawaii, in tribute to founder Peter Canlis’s love of the islands. Never forthcoming with details, owners Mark and Brian Canlis have teased that there will be tropical fare, champagne, live animals, waterfalls, and “a hint of the unexpected.” To round out the celebration, they’ve enlisted aloha apparel outfitter Tommy Bahama to join them, and the Chris Norton Band will return to perform. The dress code is less Aloha Friday and more “island black tie”—it’s still Canlis, after all—so dress to the nines and prepare to dance the night away.