It seems like 2018 went by in the blink of an eye and the new year is almost here. It’s soiree season, with so many festive things to do. If you’re staying in Seattle to ring in the new year, here are some fun events. Whether you’d like to wear your stretchiest pants and go to a languid five-course meal, drink your weight in champagne, or simply dance the last night of the year away—there’s something for everyone. Happy partying and happy new year!

Three weekends left to enjoy river floating in Leavenworth.

I’m sure I’ll look back on this in February and want to kick myself, but I am over the relentless summer heat and blue skies. The nonstop sun has me seeking shade and avoiding going out. Feeling like a summer scrooge, I knew I needed to find an outdoor activity that involved access to water, which is why I jumped on the opportunity to join Sound Excursions for one of their Leavenworth river tubing getaways.

Watch all the action from downtown’s Sky View Observatory.

It’s nearly that much anticipated weekend of summer yet again—Seafair—and we can think of no better place to watch the air show this Saturday and Sunday than from the Sky View Observatory. Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the nearly 1,000-foot-tall venue (which recently underwent a million dollar makeover), offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest.