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14 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Downtown Bellevue

December 22, 2022 - by Katie Gosa

14 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Downtown Bellevue

Dance, play, and party this New Year’s Eve in the Heart of Bellevue! Whether you’re looking for a long night out or just a laid-back family outing, Downtown has plenty of celebrations to help you ring in 2023.

Party the Night Away!

Unrest NYE Party
Time: 8:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m

Join Civility and Unrest for an exclusive 21+ party at Civility & Unrest for an adventurous NYE event. Each floor ticket comes with access to passed appetizers cooked by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson & The Lakehouse Kitchen, a midnight champagne toast, and a choice of a specially designed NYE cocktail prepared by the best bartenders on the Eastside. For more information, visit their website. Please note that tickets are non-refundable, as space is extremely limited.

NYE at Forum Social House(21+)
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Gather at Forum Social House for their biggest party event of the year. With specialty cocktails, a mouthwatering menu, VIP options, and music by KennyBounce & Yo!Adrian, their 21+ event is the NYE party you will tell your friends about for years to come. Tickets include a round of par1 miniature golf.

NYE Bowling Party at Lucky Strike
Time: 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Celebrate and party into the New Year with Lucky Strike -- the ultimate playground for grown-ups--at The Bellevue Collection. Dance the night away at the two-nightclubs-in-one, featuring the nation's top DJs, party favors, a photo backdrop with a professional photographer, and a dual ball drop celebration experience. Advance Tickets are on sale now for $30. General Admission is $40 per person presale and $50 at the door. VIP bowling lanes & bottle service sections are available for reservation.

W Bellevue's New Year's Eve Party
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

W Bellevue offers a night of glitz & glamour to celebrate the beginning of a New Year. Dust off your party shoes and break out the formal attire for a can't-miss evening of unparalleled cocktails, midnight champagne toast, and music by DJ Blueyedsoul and saxophonist Polybanderous, featuring Moet Hennessy.


Dinner and a Show

NYE Dinner at L'Experience Paris
Time: Regular open to close hours

Let L'Experience Paris take you on a trip to the city of lights and finish 2022 with the most memorable night of all with an elegant and delicious French New Year’s Eve dinner under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. Book your table now at $149/person for an unforgettable celebration of the New Year.

NYE 2022 Midnight Market Presented by Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi 
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

This formal attire soiree features an all-inclusive dining experience and 22,000 square feet of live entertainment. Indulge in a variety of spectacular moments you won't forget as Ascend transforms into the Midnight Markets with unlimited progressive dining with six culinary markets "vendors,” exclusive specialty cocktails, a live DJ performance by award-winning DJ Moobek, a silent disco experience by SoundDown Seattle, captivating street performers, a marquee photo moment, premium beverage sponsors Veuve Clicquot & Dom Perignon, and front row seats to the 2023 Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG) x Amazon Bellevue fireworks show!

  • Alongside their indoor market, Ascend Hospitality Cares plans to present Bellevue New Year's Night Market Pop-Up just off Main Street from 5 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve! It will feature 22 booths for a Moonlight Makers Market, beer and wine garden, and complimentary hot chocolate for the kiddos! Charity beer garden will benefit Eastside Heritage Center. 
Musical Performances at Bake's Place Bar & Bistro
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Bake’s Place Bar & Bistro offers two special dinners and a show option for your New Year’s Eve evening! The 7 pm show features the Bill Anschell Quartet with vocalist Gail Pettis, while DHQ: The Darelle Holden Quartet takes over the stage for a separate performance at 9:30 pm. The $150/person tickets include your ticket, an $80 food & beverage credit, and a Champagne toast. Reserve your spot at one of the shows by calling 425-454-2776.

Tess Guerzon and Friends at 13 Coins
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Grab dinner at 13 coins after a night out and groove to the music of Tess Guerzon and Friends at 13 Coins Restaurant at 8pm! They plan to deliver a heartfelt interpretation of classic Latin jazz and bossa nova songs while adding their own funky edge.

New Year's Eve at Suite Restaurant & Lounge
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Are you looking to add a touch of luxury to your night out? Suite’s New Year's Eve 2023 Experience offers elegance and adventure as you say goodbye to 2022. Multiple ticket tiers are for sale now, each featuring customizable options for your four-course dinner and private show experience with music from Suite Resident DJ Cide, balloon drops, red carpet Photos, and complimentary underground parking. VIP Tables and Bottle Services are available.


Fun for The Whole Family

Skate into 2023 at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink Presented by Symetra

Bring the whole family out on New Year's Eve and New Year's day for a memorable ice skating adventure at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink! Located in Bellevue Downtown Park, the rink features more than 9000 square feet of ice, a concession stand packed with hot chocolate and treats, a viewing area, and more! Grab your tickets on advance online. 

Ring in the New Year at KidsQuest Children's Museum
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join KidsQuest from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. as they play with face paint, listen to sensational story times, and jump around during their annual bubble wrap stomp at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.! $15 per child. $8 per non-Kids Quest Museum member adult. Member adults are free. Please be aware this can be a loud event and may not be suitable for patrons with sensory processing disorders.

Candyland Family New Year's Eve at Forum Social House 
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Not looking to stay out all night? Forum Social House offers a party for the whole family from 5-8pm, with a bedtime-friendly NYE balloon drop countdown celebration at 7PM. Catch special guests- Mirabel, Elsa, Ana, Mario, Bluey, Mickey, Pikachu, & Buzz Lightyear- as you enjoy live music, a complimentary round of miniature golf, cider toast, and full menu options. You’ll even leave the night with a party favor!

NYE Escape Room at Reality Break Escapes
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Escape from 2022 with Reality Break Escapes between 11am-11pm! With three different escape room options and special hours for New Year’s Eve, spend the last few hours of 2022 traveling to the past to track down a 1920’s Mob Boss or fast forward to the distant future with a mission in deep space. Book now before availability runs out!

NYE Stroll at Garden d'Lights
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

If you haven’t made it out this season, you don’t want to miss the last night of Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden! The one mile walk through this lighted exhibition of the Bellevue Botanical Garden is an unforgettable sparkly way to say goodbye to 2022. For ticket purchases, parking, and accessibility information, please visit their website.


P.S. Need a wardrobe refresh? Check out our interactive directory for a complete list of shops to ensure you show up to 2023 in style.


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