Spending an intimate New Year's Eve at home with a bottle of Cook's doesn't sound bad, but it's been a tough year, so why not treat yourself to some well-deserved glitz and glamour? Below, we've rounded up all the major, extravagant events you should get tickets for ahead of time to avoid the risk of them selling out, all of which are over $20, ranging from decadent dinners at Canon and the Walrus and the Carpenter to major music shows like the Resolution Festival and Thunderpussy to blowout parties like Chihuly's New Year’s Eve pARTy and Canlis' MIDNIGHT: Hawaii to performances like the Moisture Festival New Year's Eve Extravaganza and Wonderland New Year's Eve. See them all below, and find even more options on our complete New Year's Eve calendar.

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PARTIES

2018 T-Mobile New Year's at the Needle
You can't get a better view of the Space Needle's annual fireworks show than inside the Space Needle itself, on its rotating glass floor. Before the spectacle, T-Mobile's New Year’s Eve party at Seattle's flying saucer-shaped structure will also bring a "musically choreographed light show," lots of drinks and bites, live music from the Kate Voss Trio, and champagne toasting. 
Space Needle, $275

24K SOUL
Welcome the new year with open arms and a full belly at this luxe prix fixe dinner followed by an evening of music, merriment, and champagne toasting with Talib Kweli and live DJs.
The Nest, $150/$220

2019 NYE at Capitol Cider - Count Down at the Bayou
Celebrate the new year New Orleans style with a French Creole-inspired dinner, burlesque and music performances, and themed drinks. 
Capitol Cider, $45-$600

Amber NYE 2019
Ready yourself for the red carpet treatment at this glamorous New Year's Eve bash complete with ice sculptures, a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast, appetizers and desserts, and live DJs spinning hiphop, Top 40, and some throwbacks.
Amber, $20-$500

Black & White Ball: The Party of the Century -New Year's Eve Bash
Truman Capote's infamous Grand Masked Ball of 1966, which he hosted in honor of Kay Graham, who then owned the Washington Post, welcomed everyone from Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra to Andy Warhol. None of them will be present at this New Year's Eve party, but it does serve as its inspiration, so don the air of your favorite New York celebrity for a night of dancing, gambling with fake money, and savoring black and white sweets in your black and white outfit. 
Women's University Club of Seattle, $250

Deep Dive New Year's Eve Party
Renee Erickson's "dramatic and thoughtfully curated" new bar inside the Amazon Spheres will host a moody, sophisticated evening with house classic cocktails, champagne service, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.
Deep Dive, $250

Indulgence New Year's Eve Bash
The 18th annual Indulgence New Year's Eve Bash will provide plenty of entertainment before the clock strikes midnight, including comedy performances, live bands like KLYNTEL (who will supply "collective grooves") and Fusion Jazz (who will mix up some hiphop, funk, and R&B), DJs Supreme La Rock and Funkdaddy, and after-hours access to MoPOP's exhibits. Plus, the party takes place right under the Space Needle, so you'll have prime views of the fireworks show.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), $79-$350

Frolik + Fizz New Year's Eve Party
Welcome 2019 with specialty cocktails, tasty bites, champagne, and dancing with DJ Beeba.
Frolik, $100

The Future is Bright: NAMI Seattle's NYE 40th Anniversary Gala
Local mental health outreach organization NAMI Seattle will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 1920s-themed party on New Year's Eve. 
Sodo Park, $119

Lucky Strike NYE Cirque Odyssey
This "ultimate entertainment playground for adults" includes bowling, arcade games, DJ dance parties, and more merriment to close out the year. 
Lucky Strike Lanes, Bellevue, $30-$400

MIDNIGHT: Hawaii
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.
Canlis, $525

Midnight in Paris
Pretend you're at New Year's Eve fête in the City of Lights by dancing the night away to live DJs and waiting for the clock to strike midnight.
Snoqualmie Casino, $35

New Year's Eve 2019 Boat Party
Spend the last hours of 2018 cruising on Lake Union and Lake Washington while you take in a fireworks show happening on shore. The vessel will be stocked with drinks and live DJs.
Emerald City Party Boats, $100

New Year's Eve Black Tie Party
Make the last night of the year a classy one by renting a tux or a gown or a fabulous pantsuit and waltzing down a red carpet that leads to a party full of LED light displays, three rooms of dancing (one for EDM, one for Top 40, and one for hiphop), and tons of champagne. You'll be in a good spot to see the Space Needle's fireworks show.
Vue Lounge, $40-$60

New Year's Eve Gala
DJs Hyro and Megatran will keep you dancing, as will an ample supply of champagne, at this fancy New Year's Eve party. 
Havana, $35

A New Year's Eve Golden Masquerade
Adorn a mask in glittering jewels and don your finest attire for a sumptuous evening of cocktails, live music, and Piper Heidsieck champagne.
Fireside Room at Sorrento Hotel, $50-$100

New Year's Eve: Midnight Masquerade
Put a sexy mask over your eyes and drink and dance the night/year away at this New Year's Eve ball. 
The Factory Luxe, $20-$2000

New Year's Eve On the Hiyu
Wave to the people on land while you enjoy bites from Matador and drink Hiyu Rum Punch. 
The Hiyu Ferry, $85-$150

New Year’s Eve pARTy
If you desire to dance and drink amid otherworldly glass sculptures while fireworks explode overhead, this is your party, O well-heeled friend. The Michael Benson Band will play live tunes in the Glasshouse, where you'll have a perfect view of the illuminated sky as you carouse in comfort. Two drink tickets, a champagne toast, and appetizers and desserts are included.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, $250

New Year's Eve Party 2019 at Maxi's
Feast on a late-night buffet, clink champagne classes at midnight, and then head up to your room (included in the party package) on New Year's Eve. 
DoubleTree Hotel, $250/$350

New Year's Eve Party Cruise
Spend the final hours of 2018 on a festively decorated Waterways yacht to revel in champagne toasts, fireworks, and live DJs. 
Waterways Cruises, $190

New Year's Eve at The Backdoor
Feast your eyes and ears on all kinds of performances to keep you entertained through the new year, including live music by Johnny and the Moles, aerialist Tanya Brno, and DJ Mr. Ballet. 
The Backdoor at Roxy's, $40-$1000

New Year's Gatsbyfest
Wear your sparkliest and pearliest accessories for a 1920s-themed party in a very tall building. Tickets come complete with a buffet dinner, live performances, a champagne toast, and more. 
Smith Tower, $150

Nordic New Year's Fest
Feast on a Scandinavian smörgåsbord prepared by two visiting Swedish chefs, then grab a glass of champagne and watch the Space Needle's fireworks show.  
Swedish Cultural Center, $45-$75

newyou. NYE 2018
Join Stacey Starstruck, DJs Nark and Nitty Gritty, and hot go-go boys for a festive shindig filled with dancing and champagne and vodka specials. Local queens La Saveona Hunt and Kitty Glitter will make a special appearance. 
Queer/Bar, $20-$250

NYE 2019 Masquerade
What better place for a luxe masquerade party on the last night of the year than a historic mansion? Dance it up with hiphop and Top 40 jams until 2018 is over. 
Aston Manor, $45/$60

NYE Late Night Cruise
Head out on the water just before midnight to drink, dance, and watch fireworks aboard a cruise ship.
Argosy Cruises at Pier 55, $50

NYE19 at DeadLine
Let live DJs carry you into the new year with a mix of classic R&B, old-school funk, and dance cuts. There will be party favors, a raffle, and lots of Moet Chandon champagne. 
DeadLine, $55-$125

Ping In the New Year with SPiN
Welcome the new year by playing ping pong, dancing to a live DJ, drinking drinks, and watching surprise performances. 
SPiN, $70-$150

Re19n in the New Year: From High Above
Take the elevator up to the 19th floor (get it? 2019?) to sip bubbly, dance on an LED dance floor, and eat seasonal bites. 
Hotel Interurban, Tukwila, $65

Sparkle 2019 NYE Celebration
Stay up late for a glamorous dance party on New Year's Eve, where you can dance to live DJs and a live band, and guzzle champagne. A VIP ticket grants you access to a separate lounge, a hosted bar, complimentary bites, and a New Year's Eve-themed photo booth. 
W Seattle, $75 - $6,000

Take Flight: Last Night at the Museum
Do the dinosaur skeletons at the Burke Museum come to life after midnight? Probably not, but attending the museum's New Year's Eve party in collaboration with LoveCityLove is the only way to know for sure. At this "kaleidoscope of light and color" event, you can grab a drink and wander through eight rooms filled with DJs, dancers, live bands, artists, and slam poets until it's time for a champagne toast at midnight. Soak it all in, because this will be the last chance to explore the museum before they begin renovations for the fall 2019 reopening.
Burke Museum, $50/$60

CONCERTS

Año Nuevo en el Sur 2019: NYE Latin Gala!
Orquesta Cambalache will play live Latinx jams with support from DJs Alberto and La Hora Loca. If you get hungry, there'll be a Latin buffet by Cafe Con Leche. 
Club Sur, $40-$500

Ayron Jones & The Way NYE Party with Duke Evers & Stereo Embers
Ayron Jones and the Way have a stronger all-of-us-together band sensibility and a more traditional sense of soul music, fuller and further from the bone. But he can sing, strum, throw in Hendrixian guitar solos, and put it over. ANDREW HAMLIN
Tractor Tavern, $25

BoomSwara's Bollywood NYE Ball
BoomSwara invites you to dance to live DJs spinning Bollywood and Top 40, as well as live Dhol drummers, and watch Bollywood clips on the big screen into the wee hours. 
Hard Rock Cafe, $30

The Breakfast Club: New Year's Day 2019 with Egyptian Lover
Professional nightlifers know that New Year’s Eve is amateur time—no party worth its salt peaks at midnight—and that discerning crowd is precisely who the Monkey Loft is catering to with its standard bearer New Year’s Day party. They will be ringing in the New Year from 4 a.m. onward with an intriguing blast from the past. Egyptian Lover was a relatively obscure pioneer of 1980s electro who helped carve out a niche for heavy synths and 808 drum-machine beats in the LA rap scene. That sound came back into vogue this decade, and the artist, aka Gregory Broussard, has ridden the nostalgia wave to new heights. When you hear him play live, you’ll understand the Beastie Boys lyric “’cause nothin’ sounds quite like an eight-oh-eight.” GREG SCRUGGS
Monkey Loft, $35

Cold Cave, Drab Majesty
El Corazon is the place to be to welcome 2019 if you prefer your celebrations on the morose side. Drab Majesty’s name is an on-the-nose hint at project mastermind Andrew Clinco’s goth-gaze sound, which sure makes a critic’s job easy. If you dig lugubrious, chiming guitar and drum-machine beats with glum male vocals, and perhaps have many Chameleons and Legendary Pink Dots records in your collection, you’ll tingle to Drab Majesty’s magnanimous moping. Cold Cave (LA producer Wes Eisold and collaborators) creates coal-black synth music for people who like to dance with grimaces on their faces and think optimism is for suckers—although their more recent releases lift the veils of gloom a bit. Put some absinthe in those champagne glasses, y’all. DAVE SEGAL
El Corazon, $33/$35

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Definitely old-school Hammond B-3 funk! Rediscover the world through the surprisingly varied palette offered by the grand machine itself, complete with its gently psychedelic rotating Leslie speakers. ANDREW HAMLIN
Triple Door, $90-$125

New Year's Eve: Brazil Comes to Belltown!
Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto and his Quinteto will perform with special guest vocalists Gail Pettis and Adriana Giordano. After the performance, you can keep on dancing to Brazilian jams by DJ Michael Duncan. 
Block 41, $125

New Year's Eve — The Doo Wop Project
Witness the Seattle Symphony parade through the New Year side by side with the Doo Wop Project, as they play orchestral interpretations of foundational doo-wop and soul classics. After the performance, stick around for a party that will include a glass of champagne, another live performance, and dancing into 2019.
Benaroya Hall, $56-$154

New Year's Eve Gala — Mozart 'Til Midnight
A festive program of Mozart classics will be performed by the cathedral’s professional choral ensemble, Cantorei, and the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra.
St. James Cathedral, $30 suggested donation

New Year's Eve Tango Ball
Dance the tango all the way into 2019 with live accompaniment from Seattle's Mermalada. In addition to a social dance, you can look forward to a live performance from professional dancers, a balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. 
Dance Underground, $35-$45

New Year's Eve with Craze
There are a ton of DJ nights happening this New Year's Eve, but Craze will most assuredly be the only DJ spinning in Seattle that night who has won the DMC World DJ Championships three times over, has been named "America's Best DJ" by Time magazine, and was personally selected to be Kanye West's tour DJ. He'll be supported by local talents Famous, Catch24, and Lourawk.
Q Nightclub, $30

New Year's Eve with Buena Vibra
Bring a date and dance to live salsa all night long with Buena Vibra (show up early if you want a free lesson), until it's time to count down to midnight and toast with champagne. 
Century Ballroom, $90-$120

New Year's Eve with the Greta Matassa Quintet
Popular local jazz songstress Greta Matassa will take the stage on the biggest night of the year with support from her quintet, featuring Alexey Nikolaev, Darin Clendenin, Clipper Anderson, and Matt Jorgensen.
Tula's, $75

New Year's Eve with Love Vigilantes & She's Lost Control
Make it a New Wave new year by dancing to New Order and Joy Division tribute bands Love Vigilantes and She's Lost Control. 
High Dive, $25/$35

New Year's Eve with Rise Up and the New Triumph
The vocalists and musicians of Rise Up will perform the music of the Broadway hit Hamilton on the last night of the year. 
Columbia City Theater, $25

NYE: The Black Ball
If you worry about spilling things on yourself but still like to dress up for parties, this all-black affair is for you. Even the decor will match your outfit. For dancing, you can choose between a techno room with DJs Zacharia, Cory Simpson, FooFou, Raymond Yamanaka, and Phosph, or a house room with DJs Wesley Holmes, Flammable, GriffinGirl, Sean Majors, S44, Upper Left, and others. 
Monkey Loft, $25-$40

NYE Bash with Too Slim and the Taildraggers
High-energy blues-rockers Too Slim and the Taildraggers will bring their Nashville style to Seattle on New Year's Eve. 
Highway 99, $35-$50

NYE Jazz Cruise
Prove you're classy by enjoying the stylings of a live jazz trio aboard Lake Union-bound cruise ship. You can toast to the future with champagne and watch the Space Needle's fireworks show from the water. 
Lake Union Park, $90

NYE with Kim Lee
Dance your heart out to either high-energy dance music, Top 40, or old-school hits (or all three). Midnight brings a champagne toast and a balloon drop. 
Trinity, $20+

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Playing seven shows over four nights at Jazz Alley, the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band offer plenty of chances for you to shimmy and shake to their warm, slinky, percussive-fueled rhythms. Mexican American namesake Sanchez has been rapping, tapping, and slapping congas for crowds since he played his first ever set in the mid-1970s with renowned vibraphonist Cal Tjader, with whom he played until Tjader’s death in 1982. Sanchez went on to release more than 30 albums as a solo conguero (backed by a full band that currently includes players on timbales, bass, trumpet, sax, trombone, bongos, and piano), and has built on his Latin-jazzy sound with elements of R&B, soul, cha-cha, and salsa music. LEILANI POLK
Jazz Alley, $37-$181

Resolution Festival
Resolution is an annual end-of-the-year electronic music bash that gathers extremely popular and mainstream EDM and nü-rave artists into an arena-like space and unleashes their energy onto a throng of writhing young adults. This year's lineup includes massive figures in the scene like Diplo, Porter Robinson, Seven Lions, and Borgore.
WaMu Theater, $112/$179

Seventh Annual Artist Home New Year's Eve Celebration
For the seventh year running, Artist Home, the Seattle-based talent-buying, event-promoting, and artist-consulting collective, will host a New Year's Eve bash featuring artists with whom they've worked. Dance your way into 2019 with live sets from eclectic Seattle greats across the rock, soul, folk, and pop genre spectrums like Whitney Mongé, the Black Tones, Emma Lee Toyoda, Acid Tongue, Naked Giants, the Moondoggies, Hobosexual, Shelby Earl, and Hey Marseilles.
Neptune Theatre, $30

SHINE NYE
Apply that new Fenty highlighter over your entire body for the Kremwerk/Timbre Room complex's fourth annual New Year's Eve party dedicated to all things that shimmer and shine. The music across three stages will run the gamut from upbeat house to dark techno to alternative hiphop and club music, with Chris Tower, Frida K, Funn Dipp, Mike Devlin b2b Dowsk, Pinky Promise, NoRecall, and Soon(ish) on the decks at Kremwerk. Timbre Room will host a Citrus Room Squeeze Takeover with G-Lo, Monching Mixes, and 91Reyz b2b YO! ADRIAN, and Hherb and Snapdragon will keep the party going out on the patio.
Kremwerk, $20-$350

Spectra: New Year’s Eve Under the Arches
If you require an unobstructed view of the Space Needle's annual fireworks show, the Pacific Science Center's annual New Year's Eve bash is a good choice for you. While you wait for the luminary explosions to go off, you can sip drinks from an open bar, dance to live DJs, enjoy after-hours access to science exhibits, sing karaoke accompanied by laser art. Don't forget to grab a glass of champagne for a midnight toast.
Pacific Science Center, $125/$250

Stardust NYE Bash with BowieVision & S.O.S
Seven-piece tribute group BowieVision will pay tribute to the ever-missed Thin White Duke/Goblin King/etc. with glam costumes covers of all your favorite Bowie hits and deep cuts. They'll be joined by S.O.S., a tribute to Police (not ABBA), on New Year's Eve.
Nectar, $20-$30

Stayin' Alive New Year's Eve!
Celebrate making it through the year 2018 by slipping into your velvet, silk, and sequined garments for a disco party on the last night of the year. There will be a "drag queen glitter station," a live magician, a vintage disco clothing pop-up should you need outfitting, and resident DJs spinning those groovy hits. 
Orient Express, $30

STA Presents: New Year's Eve with Myon (5 Hour Set)
DJ Myon, whom the organizers describe as "one of the hottest Hungarian exports in dance music," will keep your energy levels up until it's time to count down to midnight (and beyond into the wee hours). 
The Underground, $30-$40

STAGE Presents: NYE 2019
Fantasy League DJs Vega and Rocryte will control the music in one room while electronic collection Bass Therapy will man the other. Tickets include swag bags and complimentary champagne for toasting. 
STAGE Seattle, $30-$50

Straight No Chaser
Straight No Chaser take their name from a Thelonious Monk blues song divided not into three four-measure segments, but two six-measure sections, because Monk couldn’t do anything the normal way, heaven cherish him. So Straight No Chaser are well-versed in not doing things the conventional way themselves. But they’re not afraid to throw in a medley of boy-band classics, spiked with Britney Spears for flavor. They’re also famous for the “12 Days of Christmas” video bit that landed in 1998, and, as of the afternoon I’m typing this, has tallied 20,723,331 views. So they’re a little white bread and they make all the percussion noises with their lips, which pisses off some people, but they’re talented, choreographed, and cute. Also, hey, Britney Spears. ANDREW HAMLIN
McCaw Hall, $35-$145

Thunderpussy, Red Fang
If you like to rock out with your id out on New Year's Eve, you could do a lot worse than Thunderpussy and Red Fang. The former are a foursome of fierce speed queens who are the rare Seattle rock group signed to a major label. Their self-titled debut LP revamps familiar classic-rock power moves and hard-rock hooks to put some led in your zeppelin and some depth in your purple. The four dudes in Portland’s Red Fang play sludgy metal that triggers the sort of hedonism that goes with new annum celebrations like Jack and Coke. A quality headbanging hangover awaits you. DAVE SEGAL
The Showbox, $40/$45

Wicked Karma: Bollywood New Year's Eve
Wicked Karma will throw its Bollywood vibes across every available reflective surface of the Sodo venue. Shake it out all night to DJs Gabbar and RDX playing Seattle's best Bollywood and Top 40 tracks, with a midnight champagne toast, a Desi food feast, party favors, and even more seasonally appropriate treats.
Showbox Sodo, $29-$49

DINNERS

13 Coins Bellevue
Special musical guest Caety and her band will perform live while you enjoy a three-course dinner before a countdown to midnight. Champagne will be served all around.
$25-$200

13 Coins Pioneer Square
The Groove Kitchen Band will play live while you fill up on a three-course dinner. Then grab a glass of champagne and wait for midnight to toast to the new year. 
$25-$200

Adana New Year's Eve 8 Course Dinner
Treat yourself to an eight-course dinner with dishes like apple and turnip carpaccio, winter squash tapioca, and grilled cabbage created by Chef Sota.
$120

Addo New Year's Eve
Join Chef Eric for a special seven-course menu, plus appetizers and late-night snacks. 
$200

Alcove Five-Course New Year's Eve Dinner
Chef Emme will prepare a special New Year's Eve dinner beginning with hors-d’oeuvres and welcome drinks, followed by a five-course dinner featuring Afro Brazilian flavors inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Nilza Lessa and George Stone will provide live Bossa Nova and Samba stylings.
$85

Altura New Year's Eve
Altura's decadent annual NYE tasting menu features caviar and truffles paired with fine champagnes. 
$195

Brimmer & Heeltap New Year's Eve
Enjoy a multi-course prix fixe menu with dishes like black-eyed pea fritters, roasted apples and pickled beets with homemade queso, smoky winter squash soup, and braised lamb shank. 
$75

Canon New Year's Eve
Canon’s thing is extravagance, and they do it well. For New Year’s Eve, the James Beard Award-nominated “whiskey and bitters emporium” is pulling out all the stops with a hedonistic feast that includes oysters, shaved foie gras, pan-roasted duck breast, king crab, triple-seared A5 Wagyu beef with black truffles, and nougat glacé, all paired with drinks. Cap off the luxurious meal with a hot Night Cap cocktail, made with bourbon, cognac, Marnier hemp milk, amaretto, and winter spice, or with some Canadian Club whiskey from 1970.
$160/$185

Eden Hill New Year's Eve
Chef Maximillian Petty will prepare seven courses for you (with an optional wine pairing) on New Year's Eve. 
$150

Heartwood Provisions New Year's Eve
Spend the last night of the year filling up a five-course dinner comprised of scallop with blood orange and mountain rose apple, black cod, buttered poached lobster, and other decadent dishes paired with wine. 
$95+

Joule New Year's Eve
Spend New Year's Eve eating chicory salad, shrimp dumplings, Wagyu duck, and a surely delicious as-yet-unannounced dessert.
$85/$120

Mkt. New Year's Eve Dinner
Before New Year's merriment and a prosecco toast at midnight, settle in for a feast prepared by Chef Jessica Rudell. Shigoku oysters, porcini mushroom consomme, and foie gras are just a few things to look forward to eating. 
$85+

No Anchor New Year's Eve
Feast on a six-course dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Vance, with an optional beverage pairing from Holy Mountain Brewing. 
$120

Restaurant Homer New Year's Eve
Ring in the new year with a comforting feast paired with wine. Bubbles will abound. 
$75

Tarsan i Jane New Year's Eve
Eat and drink your way into 2019 with a seven-course tasting menu and lots of champagne. 
$195

Walrus New Year's Eve
Nothing connotes luxury and celebration quite like oysters, so what better way to bid adieu to 2018 than with slippery bivalves at Renee Erickson’s acclaimed Ballard oyster bar? This year, the restaurant is serving a luxe four-course dinner, and offering a special cocktail list, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks along with caviar and champagne. Given Erickson’s knack for festive gatherings, it’s sure to be a convivial evening. JULIANNE BELL
$125

THEATER & COMEDY PERFORMANCES

Blue Year's Eve
Make this New Year's dirtier than the last by hearing some blue jokes from local comics. After the show, count down to midnight and toast with champagne, then dance into the wee hours.
Atlas Theatre, $40

Jamie and the intergalactic Revolution of Planet Rhythmo Negato
Jamie, a young woman dealing with gender dysphoria, goes on a pretty wild New Year's ride when she's abducted by aliens and forced to use music to save their world, Rhythmo Negato. Featuring audience participation, a play-within-a-play, dancers from the Cabiri, music by Molly Hardin and the Global Musicians Fellowship, and a special party for New Year's Eve. Catch it before it goes to Broadway.
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, $31-$190

Jet City Improv New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Looking for a party with diverting, family-friendly antics (and booze for the adults)? The rowdy and lovable folks at Jet City promise to make you laugh for two hours, and there will be appetizers and desserts to keep your stomach happy. It all will lead up to fireworks on the big screen, a champagne or sparkling cider toast, and dancing after midnight.
Jet City Improv, $59

Moisture Festival New Year's Eve Extravaganza
At this New Year's spectacular, Moisture Festival variety performers will wow you with juggling, aerial acts, and more entertainment. Plus, giant red balloons and snacks and champagne!
Hale's Palladium, $75

New Voices—New Year's Eve!
It's only appropriate to welcome the new year by witnessing new talent, which is exactly what will happen here. Up-and-coming composers will bring you musicals about "a punked-out Lizzie Borden, hostage situations, deranged prom queens, Jack Kerouac," and more. 
Seattle Repertory Theatre, $25

Salsa New Year
Learn how to dance or work on your salsa moves and watch performances from stars  from around the world (Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Puerto Rico, Japan, and the US). Start the year feeling happily, sexily exhausted after hours of hip-wiggling and turning.
Hilton Bellevue Hotel, $55–$200  

Strip Into 2019
Le Faux performers will provide tantalizing entertainment to bring you into a new year at this burlesque variety dinner show. 
Julia's Restaurant, $50-$120

Wonderland New Year's Eve
This special edition of Wonderland, a snowy chalet frolic with beautiful dancers, features a four-course menu for the earlier shows and a champagne toast with party favors for the performance.
Can Can, $100–$170