For more than 10 years, The Triple Door has been turning the traditional ballet into a bawdy burlesque with scantily clad performers, opulent costuming, incredible choreography, and original jazz arrangements. It’s something you need to see at least once.
SantaCon is an annual pub crawl where hundreds red-costumed revelers take to the streets of cities around the world. In Seattle, expect to hit a string of Downtown bars, and to takeover Pike Place market for massive group selfie.
Cost: $5-$20. That gets you in all the bars and access to drink specials, etc. but obviously doesn't include any actual drinks.
Pacific Science Center
Sure, nearby MoPOP is hosting what might be Seattle's biggest New Year's Eve bash, and it doesn't cost anything to wander around Seattle Center and watch the fireworks, but for our money (see how much below) the Science Center's roaring '20s themed party under its famed arches, with DJs from KEXP, access to the exhibits you loved as a kid, and more, is the way to start your year.
Cost: $125 gets you in. VIP is more than twice as much but includes an open bar.
The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but last year's Resolution Festival had Diplo and Porter Robinson, so you can probably believe 'em when they promise to turn the massive WaMu Theater into "a shining world of glitz, gears, and gold" with multiple stages of seriously good DJs.
Cost: TBD (we’ll update you as soon as we know)