New Years Eve in Ballard and beyond

Here’s the scoop for New Years Eve events around our neighborhood…

SPACE NEEDLE FIREWORKS – Expect all the usual crowds and parking issues in Fremont and Wallingford leading up to New Years at the Needle. Live broadcast begins at 11:35 on KING 5.

VOLTERRA’S LAST DINNER – Tonight is Volterra’s last night in its current Ballard location, and it’s going out in style: two seatings with its New Years Eve menu with chef Don Curtiss in the kitchen.

MARKET IS OPEN – The Ballard Farmers Market is open with its usual hours.

STAPLE & FANCY – This Ballard Ave. restaurant is offering three seatings for its NYE menu.

MARINE HARDWARE – Right next door, Marine Hardware will have a five-course meal.

BRIMMER & HEELTAP – The Market St. restaurant is offering “an incredible multi-course menu.”

SUNSET TAVERN – Sallie Ford, Lonely Mountain Lovers, La Fonda will play at 9 p.m. at the Sunset.

CONOR BYRNENew Year’s Eve Garbage Bash IV with Honcho Poncho and more, 8 p.m.

OLD PEQULIAR – Phatti LaBelle will DJ this free party beginning at 9 p.m.

LEIF ERICKSON HALLNew Year’s Eve Dance with Big Blues with Little Bill, doors at 8 p.m.

SWEDISH CLUBNordic New Year’s Fest with music and dancing beginning at 8 p.m.

HALE’s PALLADIUM – The Moisture Festival throws its annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza.

SOLD OUT – Looks like NYE events at Tarsan i Jane and the Tractor Tarvern are sold out.

FREE METRO – King County Metro is offering free rides for both buses and the Seattle Streetcar from 4 a.m. today (Sunday) until 4 a.m. on New Years morning.

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4 comments on “New Years Eve in Ballard and beyond”

  1. Is there a polar bear plunge this year at Golden Gardens new years day? …we’ve heard that there has been one in past. We are new to the community.

  2. I’m sure it was lovely at any/all of those establishments. But we stayed in, ate snacks & drank sparkling wine from G.O. which was lovely in its small-neighborhood Ballard way. Just hope the idiots with explosives aren’t as obnoxious as usual.

  3. “Just hope the idiots with explosives aren’t as obnoxious as usual.”

    Nope. the idiots started early this year, I think I heard the first one around 5:15pm and they continued well past midnight, probably 2 or 3 am. is there actually an organizer who says, “hey everyone, let’s scare the crap out of all the animals to bring in the new year”?

    my only solace is that the SeaChickens lost and didn’t make the playoffs so I won’t have to listen to any fireworks associated with them.

    @Chris– there will definitely be a GG polar plunge– probably 10 or 11am.

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