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New Year’s Eve in the Center of the Universe

By master · December 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Fremont loves any excuse to celebrate and the time honored tradition of welcoming in New Year with music, drinks, and staying up late is no exception. Drawing from a variety of resources including the Stranger’s comprehensive NYE events list Fremont Universe has summed up all the Fremont festivities scheduled for next Wednesday December 31st, 2014 (the last day of 2014…)

All About The Food
Agrodolce’s NYE Menu offers a four course dining experience with optional wine pairings. This custom selection of Southern Italian cooking is $75 per person (not including tax or gratuity) and wine pairings are available for $45 or $65 for the Sommelier pairing. Reservations are still available, book a table here.


Dance Until The Break of Dawn, Or At Least 4AM
The Ballroom hosts the 8th annual Black & White New Year’s Eve Ball, cover is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The festivities run from 8pm to 4am featuring two DJs and a photo booth. Classy holiday attire, especially black and white, is encouraged but not required. Access to the VIP line, champagne, appetizers, dessert, the photo booth and more included in cover. Tickets can be purchased at the bar anytime with cash.

A Full On Fiesta
Bonza Bash New Year’s Eve Gala Ball at Fremont Studios takes things to the next level. Along with DJ Tamm, an 18 piece big band, and red carpet photos there will be roaming entertainment, food, and of course, a wide-selection of drinks. Attire ranges from semi-formal to black tie, there is also a (rain)coat check. For those ready to dive into a swanky celebration, tickets can be found here. General admission starts at $59 not including fees are several VIP offerings available.

They Do What?!
They juggle, perform acrobatic feats, captivate you with comedy and more, it’s the Moisture Festival NYE Extravaganza at Hale’s Palladium. Beginning at 7pm the event includes a variety show, countdown at midnight and then a dance party with the Georgetown Orbits. Also included in the ticket price: treats from Pecado Bueno (Sin Well), and a champagne toast at midnight. Early bird ticket sales have ended but tickets are still available, Adults for $75 and Youth (12 and Under) for $40 not including fees. This is an All Ages event.


Ringing In 1925! Or 2015?
NYE at The Back Door featuring Grace Love brings together classic speakeasy cocktails and soulful music for a smooth transition into 2015. Guests choose from three options, “Just Dinner” for $100, “Dinner and Soul All Night” for $130 or “Late Night Soul” for $40 (prices do not include fees but it is through Brown Paper Tickets…) to accommodate all New Year’s Eve schedules. Tickets are available here. Dinner includes 3 courses and drink or wine pairings. Did we mention Grace Love will be singing?


Get Your Dance On
Nectar is hosting a Neon New Year’s Eve which in addition to some cool graphics features Nite Wave (a live 80’s synth cover band) , the West (a dance band), and DJ Indica Jones. Bust out the colors, leggings, and inexplicable 80s trends that have been revived since 2010. Don’t question, just dance.  Doors are at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets are still available here, $25 in advance.

Put On Your Flannel And Rock Into The New Year
New Year’s Eve at the High Dive this year features local bands offering up a sampling of the current Seattle rock scene. The bands that will be celebrating include: Ever So Android, Vibragun, C-leb & The Kettle Black, and Dirty Dirty. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, the show begins at 9pm.

Image from Ever So Android’s Facebook


Even Dogs Love Champagne
Norm’s Eatery and Ale House is hosting a Black & White NYE Party, perhaps to color coordinate with the Ballroom next door? Regardless Fremont’s pet-friendly bar will provide a free champagne toast, food and drink specials all with no cover. As the local pub says itself, “Come early and stay late!”

Here’s a question for Fremonsters:
What would be the Fremont equivalent of the Times Square ball drop? Tell us on Facebook!

Happy New Year!

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