You may not recall, but last years Space Needle fireworks show, scheduled for midnight on December 31, 2019 was cancelled due to high winds.
Once again, circumstances have changed the plan for the annual Seattle Space Needle New Year’s fireworks show. Although the live show is cancelled, the show will still go on!
New Years 2019 – the show that wasn’t
The NYE 2019 Space Needle fireworks show was a bit of a wait-and-see operation.
Plan A was to merely delay the fireworks until 2:00 Am, providing the winds died down.
Plan B was to postpone the fireworks show for a day, but that plan did not develop.
In the end, the fireworks show ushering in 2020 was a laser light show in the Seattle skies above the iconic Space Needle.
New Years 2020 Space Needle Fireworks
The fireworks show to usher in 2021 will be another light show. But bigger, more spectacular, and 100% virtual!
The T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle celebration will be a never-before-seen virtual spectacular. The newly commissioned show will be broadcast locally on KING 5 and streamed around the world.
To ring in 2021, the New Year celebration will feature striking visuals in an innovative display of digital effects, engineered to bring you bigger thrills than ever before – all safely from the comfort of your living room!
Using sky-mapping technology and real video footage, the Space Needle will be layered with immersive, digital artistic expressions to create an illusion of color and wonder.
IRL, the Needle will be simply lit in T-Mobile’s distinctive magenta color. But on your home screen, you’ll be dazzled by a virtual spectacular surrounding the Space Needle and the skies above.
How to watch New Years at the Needle 2020
The virtual show can ONLY be seen on TV or streaming!
Note: There are no in-person festivities and no events at Seattle Center on New Year’s Eve.
The party begins before midnight with musical performances, celebrity cameos, a celebration of our community’s resilience in 2020, and much more!
Stream online at spaceneedle.com/newyears.