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Seattle for New Years Eve fireworks

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Honolulu, Hawaii
posts: 35
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Seattle for New Years Eve fireworks

We will be in Seattle for a week in Dec. and was thinking of having a late dinner at Toulouse Petit, then watching the firewords from there. Has anyone done this, or do you have other recommendations that won't entail waiting for hours to hold a spot? We also have a 14 yr old with us, so the Argosy boat tours are not possible. We also have about 4 days free for a daytrip and what are your thoughts of driving to Olympic Peninsula National Park? Would it be worth the drive in Dec when it could be foggy/rainy? We've already done the San Juan Islands and Victoria, but could be back there as it's always beautiful. Thanks in advance.

Seattle, Washington
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1. Re: Seattle for New Years Eve fireworks

Most of the areas in Olympic NP that are big tourist draws will be closed (snow) or pretty miserable (rain) in December.

I'd never say no to Toulouse Petit but there are many places where you can walk outside at midnight and see the Space Needle erupt. Where are you staying?

Honolulu, Hawaii
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2. Re: Seattle for New Years Eve fireworks

no hotel booked as of yet. Any suggestions??

Re: OPNP, that's what I figured and will save for another time when days are longer and weather is better so we can do hikes. Do you have any suggestions of nice day trips or overnighers from downtown?


Fortaleza, CE
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3. Re: Seattle for New Years Eve fireworks

They still have fireworks on NYE? We were over in Bremerton on July 4, and heard that Seattle's fireworks were going to be canceled, due to funding shortfalls, until private donations came in. Don't know how many places in ONP will be closed unless there's a heavy snowfall. Doesn't mean you'd want to go, but you could go to some places.

Seattle, Washington
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4. Re: Seattle for New Years Eve fireworks

This summer Seafair produced the 4th of July fireworks show on Lake Union with the help of numerous corporate sponsors. The NYE fireworks show takes place at the Space Needle and the fireworks are actually mounted & launched off the sides/top of the Needle. Both displays are usually simulcast on a local t.v./radio station and set to music.

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