New Year's at the Space Needle will take place virtually this year

Dec 3 2020, 7:09 pm

We’ve got some good news for you: the show will go on at the Space Needle this New Year’s Eve.

Like years prior, the celebration will feature striking visuals and digital effects. Unlike in the past, however, the show will be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home.

Rather than an in-person event, the New Year’s Eve spectacular will be streamed on television and online.

The Space Needle will be layered with “immersive, digital artistic expressions to create an illusion of color and wonder.” Sky-mapping technology and real video footage will display a virtual spectacular on the Space Needle and sky above.

“The year 2020 is one that will stand out for all of us over our lives for both public and personal reasons, and we hope the official beginning of 2021 will be an optimistic pivot point for our community,” said Ron Sevart, Chief Executive Officer of the Space Needle, in a press release.

Those interested in tuning in to the program can watch the show on KING 5 and KONG-TV at 11:35 pm PST on December 31. The virtual spectacular will begin 10 seconds to midnight.

Viewers outside of western Washington can stream it live on or at

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