Are you looking for something exciting to do on New Year’s Eve in Bellevue? Whether you are looking for a fun way to spend the evening with family and friends or to have a memorable romantic night with your significant other, Bellevue has got just the place for you to help celebrate the New Year!

Celebration Lane at Bellevue Collection


Ring in the New Year with Celebration Lane in Downtown Bellevue! This is a nightly event starting at 7 p.m. (December 26-December 31) and is located along the sidewalks at The Bellevue Collection. Celebration Lane is a free themed musical show with Americana-inspired costumes and songs, glittering lights, dancing drummers and festive bubbles falling from the sky! Bring your family and friends and grab a spot on the sidewalk to experience this fantastic celebration honoring the New Year!

Magic Season Ice Arena

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Start off New Year’s Eve by heading down to the Magic Season Ice Arena, Bellevue’s open air ice-skating rink! Located in Bellevue Downtown Park, this ice arena offers all-weather skating, food and beverage concessions, and holiday music that will leave you full of holiday cheer! Admission is $12, which includes skate rentals for all ages, or you can bring your own skates. Magic Season Ice Arena opens 10 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and closes at 11p.m. and no reservations are required!

Live Music, Dinner & Drinks at Bake’s Place

bakes placeAfter getting started at Celebration Lane or the Magic Season Ice Arena, continue the New Year’s Eve festivities over at Bake’s Place for a New Year Celebration complete with a special dinner menu and live music by Nearly Dan. Make your reservation for dinner and a show starting either at 5p.m. or 9:30p.m. while space lasts! The event price per person includes tickets for the show, party favors, Champagne Toast, a $60 food and beverage credit, and a special New Year’s Eve menu.

A Special  New Year’s Eve Menu from John Howie Steak

John Howie Steak Kate BaldwinCalling all foodies! If you’re on the lookout for a dinner that will tantalize the taste buds, look no further than John Howie Steak. A special three-course menu will be available in the John Howie lounge (for guests 21 and over) from 4:00-11:00pm only on New Year’s Eve! Come before or after your evening festivities and start the New Year with a choice, perfectly-cooked steak.

Dinner & Drinks at at Pearl Bar & Dining

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If you’d rather have a one-stop location to celebrate New Year’s Eve, make a reservation at Pearl Bar & Dining for an evening complete with a special New Year’s Eve dinner, cocktail specials, and music. Their full dinner menu features plenty of Pacific Northwest goodness from lobster to caviar. Finish your meal with a Grey Goose cocktail, sparkling wine cocktail, or champagne. But don’t leave after dinner, at 9:30pm the DJ arrives and the countdown to 2016 begins!

520 Bar & Grill’s New Year’s Eve Party


If you’re looking for a chance to put on your dancing shoes and ring in the New Year in style, 520 Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for you. Their annual New Year’s Eve Party is an awaited night of celebration every year. No reservations required! Simply show up, dress up, and enjoy an evening of food, fun, and friends. Come for cocktails and appetizers before the DJ arrives at 9pm, and then welcome 2016 with a complimentary champagne toast for those dressed for the occasion.

Aerial Performances and VIP Treatment at Suite Lounge

Suite Lounge NYEFor an elegant VIP experience, celebrate New Year’s Eve at Suite Lounge. This posh party will feature performances by Cyrus.org and Seattle Aerial Arts with hoops, silks, juggling, and more! Guests with a VIP ticket will also be treated to an appetizer buffet, party favors, champagne toasts, and a private bar.

Hilton Bellevue New Year Celebrationhilton

Need some New Year’s Eve plans and as well as accomodations for the night? Come celebrate the New Year in style with the Hilton Bellevue Hotel! Book their New Year Celebration Package which includes:

  • Overnight accommodations for two
  • Cocktail reception
  • A delicious four-course dinner
  • A DJ and celebratory party favors

The evening starts off with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a four-course dinner at 7:45 p.m. including Lobster Bisque, Fillet Mignon, Fresh Dungeness Crab and Chocolate Dipped New York Cheesecake with Champagne Macerated Strawberries. Come dance the night away in the decorated Grand Ballroom and welcome in 2016 with a special midnight champagne toast and then relax and recharge in their spacious guest rooms. Enjoy with a late check-out at after a long night of celebration, check-out is at 2 pm on the 1st! Celebrate good times, good cheer and a memorable year at the Hilton Bellevue! For more information or to book your New Year Celebration package, contact the Hilton Bellevue.

Explore Bellevue with MetroDemic on New Year’s Day

metroThe fun isn’t over on New Year’s Day. Grab your family and friends, create teams of 2-4 people and play MetroDemic in Downtown Bellevue this January 1st! Pull up MetroDemic’s mobile-friendly site on your phones, and then you’ll have 90 minutes to save as many people as possibly from a deadly epidemic armed with only your wits and your cell phones. You and your team will travel to different “outbreak” locations around downtown and be presented with scavenger hunt questions, pub-style trivia, and brain puzzles to earn points. Don’t forget to pause the game up to two times during your 90 minutes for some additional sightseeing or a stop for lunch and a toast to the New Year.


(Photo Credit, Top to Bottom: Celebration Lane courtesy of The Bellevue Collection, Magic Season Ice Arena courtesy of Merrill Images, Live Music, Dinner & Drinks at Bake’s Place courtesy of Bake’s Place,  A Special New Year’s Eve Menu from John Howie Steak curtesy of John Howie Steak, Dinner & Drinks at Pearl Bar & Dining from Pearl Bar & Dining (photo courtesy of Rina Jordan), 520 Bar & Grill New Year’s Eve Party courtesy of 520 Bar & Grill, Hilton Bellevue courtesy of  Hilton Bellevue Hotel, Explore  Bellevue with MetroDemic courtesy of MetroDemic.)