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Ring in the New Year in the Heart of Bellevue

December 17, 2021 - by Sandy Vo

Ring in the New Year in the Heart of Bellevue

It’s almost time to wave 2021 goodbye and we’re inviting you to celebrate with the people who make our Downtown the place to be! Bellevue's Season of Cheer is packed with an assortment of New Year’s Eve events, from family-fun activities and nightlife entertainment to a fancy dinner gathering. Head out to the city with your favorite party hat, a glamorous outfit and get ready for a night to remember.

Family-Fun Celebrations

Lucky Strike's Family New Years 2022

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join Lucky Strike for a good old fashion family bowling party at its 7th annual Family New Year event featuring special guest performers, face painting, balloon artists and more. Launch into the New Year on East Coast time and count down the ball drop at 9 p.m. Plus, kids 5 and under get in for free! 


Family Neon NYE at Forum Social House

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Planning to end the night early? Bring the whole family to Forum Social House, a premier entertainment center. With fun activities and games like miniature golf, ping pong and foosball, everyone will have a good time. Don’t forget to stay for the balloon drop countdown celebration at 7 p.m.


New Year’s Eve Countdown at KidsQuest Children's Museum

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

KidQuest Children's Museum is offering around-the-clock activities, perfect for the kids who won’t stop moving. Explore their celebration cyclones, sensational story time and bring in the new year with their famous "bubble wrap stomp" at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. KidsQuest will be open until 7 p.m. for play.


Nightlife Entertainment

Lucky Strike RIZE

9:00 p.m. - close

Lucky Strike is the perfect adult playground for a great night of New Year’s celebration, dancing and bowling. Party into 2022 with some of the nation’s top DJs and endless entertainment, get your tickets before they sell out!




9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Forum Social House is pulling out all the stops for its biggest party event of the year. Bellevue’s New Year destination is bringing top-tier DJs, zombie dodgeball, a chef-cultivated menu and minigolf in their Rockwell Sound Lounge.



NYE at Suite

6:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

A great mix between an elegant dinner and a wildly fun party, Suite Restaurant / Lounge is hosting a grand New Year’s Eve bash in Downtown Bellevue. Grab the early bird tickets while they’re available or spring for the Wintergarden VIP for a more exclusive experience with add-ons like red carpet photos, entrance to the buffet and champagne.



Extravagant dinner gatherings

Bubbles & Bowties NYE 2021

8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Make your way to the 31st floor and join Ascend Prime Steak + Sushi for an evening of glitz and glamour at this once-in-a-lifetime black tie event. This is your chance to experience an all-inclusive dinner with musical entertainment, burlesque dancers and a front-row seat to a marvelous fireworks show sponsored by Ascend Hospitality Group and Amazon.



Gatsby Glamour at Rouge

7:30 p.m. - close

Newly opened, Rouge Cocktail Lounge is already becoming a New Year’s Eve staple in Bellevue with a Gatsby Glamour party. Paired with a three-course prix fixe meal, there will be a live band, champagne toast and guaranteed seating for the entire evening. Feel free to wear your favorite Great Gatsby attire.



An Elegant Dinner at FogRose Atelier

4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Reserve your table at FogRose Atelier for a special New Year’s Eve seven-course dinner. A fancy feast awaits with dishes like seared beef filet, oyster shooters, caviar and more, all accompanied by their best Champagne.


All photos seen above were taken pre-pandemic. Mask up and stay safe this New Years!

Photos courtesy of: Lucky Strike, Forum Social House, KidsQuest Children's Museum, Suite Restaurant / Lounge, Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, Rouge Cocktail Lounge.

This blog is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.