New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and you can join thousands around Seattle to ring in the new year at one of the world’s largest structure-launched fireworks displays. “New Year’s at the Needle” starts just before midnight and can be seen from dozens of places in the city. Below is information on the event plus pictures and video from past years.
The Space Needle will celebrate the arrival of 2016 with its 31st annual fireworks spectacular – T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle. For the third year in a row, hometown partner T-Mobile, America’s “Uncarrier,” headquartered in Bellevue, WA, is the exclusive title sponsor of the West Coast’s premier New Year’s Eve celebration.
“T-Mobile and the Space Needle share a deep-rooted commitment to the local community, which makes for a great partnership,” said Ron Sevart, Space Needle CEO. “It is an honor to collaborate with T-Mobile and to continue this great Seattletradition.”
T-Mobile joins KING TV and Seattle’s own listener-supported radio station, KEXP 90.3 FM for one of the world’s largest structure launched fireworks displays. The Space Needle will be illuminated in T-Mobile’s distinctive magenta brand color onDec. 30-Dec. 31 as a precursor to the New Year’s Eve festivities.
Pyro Spectaculars, global fireworks experts for over 100 years, will design and coordinate the eight minute display. Pyrotechnics will illuminate the entire Space Needle from top to bottom. Gala New Year’s Eve parties are being held on the Observation Deck and at the SkyCity restaurant with tickets on sale now.
“This is one of THE biggest Seattle celebrations of the year and we are incredibly excited to be back for this bash for the third year in a row!” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “What better way to celebrate an industry-rocking year for Un-carrier customers than by lighting up the iconic Space Needle in magenta and hosting a big celebration!”
More than 20,000 people are expected to gather on the Seattle Center campus to watch the T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle show. The entire Seattle Center campus will be one big party with thousands of free giveaways from T-Mobile as all the revelers watch the amazing pyrotechnic effects being fired from 72 different locations on the iconic landmark. An estimated 400,000 will view the show from surrounding neighborhoods, along with another half-million tuning-in from home.
- KING 5 Television will feature exclusive live broadcast coverage beginning at11:35 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The eight-minute fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31.
- KEXP 90.3 FM will broadcast the fireworks soundtrack from 11:59 p.m. to 12:07 a.m. The celebratory playlist will include:
- Public Service Broadcasting “Go”
- Chemical Brothers “Go” (1:00)
- Beck “Dreams” (1:58)
- Leon Bridges “Coming Home”
- Of Monsters & Men “Crystals”
- Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump” mix
- The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”
- Mark Ronson “Uptown Funk”
- Macklemore “Downtown”
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More Seattle New Year’s Fireworks Photos
Space Needle Fireworks by Flickr User Justin Kraemer.
Space Needle Fireworks by Flickr User Chris Metcalf.