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!

AFTERNOON TEA | YEAR-ROUND

The Heathman’s year-round English-inspired Afternoon Tea is offered Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm in the cozy, well-appointed hotel lobby. The magical experience offers guests a chance to relax by the fire while enjoying an intimate conversation. Executive Chef Brian Scheehser and Pastry Chef Jacquelynn Beckman have added a few new seasonal bites paired with their loose leaf brewed teas, which accompany Trellis Restaurant’s house made menu.