It’s the last weekend of the year and the beginning of a new year! Of course, there are plenty of celebrations this weekend as well as live performances, lighting displays, and new Netflix. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Kenny G

There’s a lot of Kenny G energy in the air these days, his old house is on the market, and now he’s treating his hometown to a show. Enjoy an unforgettable performance at Seattle’s legendary Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.

When: December 27th-30th
Where: 2033 6th Avenue
Cost: $82.50

Garden d’Lights

The Bellevue Botanical Garden transforms into a magical kingdom of garden delights this holiday season. Plan to walk about 1 mile, as you enjoy the one-of-a-kind displays scattered throughout the garden. See butterflies, birds and plants like never before.

When: Until December 31st
Where:  12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $8

Candlelight Concerts Seattle

Candlelight Concerts have happened in over 100 cities around the world with more than 3 million attendees. For the Seattle series there are 10 different concerts being offered with a selection of available dates. Hear renditions of your favorite artists like Radiohead, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay.

When: Until February 14th 2023
Where: Participating venues
Cost: $30+

NYE Late Night Cruise

What’s a more PNW way to start the new year than on a boat? Join Argosy Cruises for a late-night NYE celebration on the water that you won’t soon forget. You’ll even be able to catch views of the Space Needle’s fireworks.

When: December 31st
Where: Seattle Waterfront
Cost: $100

See what New Year’s parties are happening around the city

Seattle has its classic Space Needle celebration but also many unique dance parties happening around the city. If you want to branch out this year and do something new, we’ve pulled together a few different events worth checking out.

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T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle

The Space Needle is bringing back T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle to ring in 2023. Crowds will be back at Seattle Center to watch the countdown live and in person from around the grounds.

It will also be broadcast live on KING5 and the soundtrack will be simulcast on HITS 106.1. As it’s the first full-scale, in-person production since the pandemic, the needle is going big this year.

When: December 31st
Where: Seattle Center grounds
Cost: Varies/Free

See what’s new on Netflix

A new month and a new year means new Netflix! If you’re looking to veg after your new year’s plans, streaming your favorite shows and movies is a great idea. Be sure to check out what’s coming to a computer screen near you.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Seattle

This December, you can enter a world of splendor, romance, glitz, and grandeur at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Watch as bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows in the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film. The show is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers meaning you’ll get an enchanting performance.

When: December 14th-January 1st
Where: 911 Pine Street
Cost: $40+

Sip a drink at the Fireside Room

The Fireside Room has everything you need this holiday season, cozy seating, dark ambiance, holiday decor, and even a real crackling fireplace. This year, they’re also serving up some holiday-themed drinks like Cardigans, with butternut squash infused Finlandia Vodka, and Back to December, with Apple Brandy.

Hours: Daily 3 PM-12 PM
Where: 900 Madison St

Plan a winter date

As we look towards winter it’s time to plan some seasonal dates. Whether you’re looking to get cozy or take in all of the holiday goodness, we have you covered.

Have a great weekend!