9 virtual New Year's Eve events to celebrate the end of 2020

Dec 29 2020, 10:39 pm

January 1, 2021, is the day we’ve waited all year for.

This Thursday, dress up into your finest attire and tune in to one of these nine things to do on New Year’s Eve in Seattle.

All you have to do is pop some bubbly, sit back, and wait for the clock to strike 12. Bye-bye, 2020.

Rockin’ Rockfish Noon Year’s Eve party


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On December 31 at 11:40 am, the Seattle Aquarium is throwing a Rockin’ Rockfish Noon Year’s Eve party — a way for the whole family to experience a New Year’s Eve celebration without staying up past your bedtime. This free virtual event will feature music from Mikey the Rad Scientist, a dance party, fun facts about how the animals at the aquarium are spending the holiday, a count down at noon, and more. Those interested in registering for the Rockin’ Rockfish Noon Year’s Eve party must do so online.

T-Mobile Presents: NYE Live with Justin Bieber


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Justin Bieber is returning to the stage for his first live show since 2017 to kick off the New Year on December 31 at 7:15 pm PT/10:15 pm ET. Concert access can be purchased for $25, although T-Mobile customers get free access.

NVCS presents Nite Wave at Nectar Lounge


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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Nite Wave, a special ’80s livestream concert. The show is “pay what you will.” The high-energy show is an ’80s jukebox, complete with hits from Duran Duran, INXS, the Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, and more.

The Avett Brothers New Year’s Eve Virtual Celebration

Join the Avett Brothers in their 17th annual New Year’s Eve performance. The folksy singers will be joined by a surprise special guest as they count down the seconds to the new year. Tickets are available online.

T-Mobile New Year’s at the Space Needle

Like years prior, the T-Mobile New Year’s Celebration at the Space Needle 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. 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.

The Worst Year Of Our Lives: A New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!


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Join KEXP in watching CovideoTV’s retrospective production: The Worst Year Of Our Lives: A New Year’s Eve Extravaganza! On December 31, host Howie Echo-Hawk, co-host, Dan Hurwitz and the show’s nemesis, Dewa Dorje will review “the worst year of all of our lives.” The livestream will be available for viewing from 6 to 9 pm on Facebook.

Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents: New Year’s Eve


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The Bud Light Seltzer’s New Year’s Eve bash is taking place online, featuring headliners Steve Aoki, Saweetie, Sebastian Yantra, and Jack Harlow (with a midnight performance by Post Malone), hosted by Lilly Singh and Matt Steffanina. A few lucky guests will even get the chance to meet Steve Aoki virtually.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

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No need to stay up until midnight to celebrate. Watch children’s singer Nancy Stewart perform a mini-concert and create kid-friendly crafts to ring in the New Year. This celebration takes place from 11 am to 12 pm on December 31. Online registration is required.

Snoop Dogg Virtual New Year’s Eve Special


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If you’re more into weed than champagne, Snoop’s special is for you. His show is promising live performances, crazy stunts, surprise guests, and one epic countdown. The free show requires online registration.

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