Celebrating NYE in Downtown Tacoma

Celebrating NYE in Downtown Tacoma

Celebrating NYE in Downtown Tacoma


Usher in the new year by celebrating New Years Eve in Downtown Tacoma! From family-friendly dining and events to late-night celebrations and dance parties, there is something for everyone.

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New Years Eve Events in Downtown Tacoma

Tacoma Light Trail:

The Tacoma Light Trail is a  free and family-friendly winter light art festival in Downtown Tacoma complete with live outdoor shows, concerts, parades. 

Celebrate the New Year with light! 

5:30PM: Dragon Parade from University of Washington, Tacoma steps to Tollefson Plaza. 

6-8PM: Puyallup Tribe, DJ Summersoft + lights, Muleu Salanoa fire dance, Lelavision circus, Luz G clown. PLUS: Roaming light art, projection mapping by Permaculture Lifestyle Institute, dragon shadow puppets by Mauricio Robalino, community art-making by Bell Street Creative, candle labyrinth, free hot tea, food trucks.

Taylor Swift party at ALMA (21+ only)

NYE Party at Steel Creek Country Bar (21+ only)

NYE Dance Party & Concert at McMenamin’s Spanish Ballroom (21+ only)

NYE Ball & Dance Lessons with Tacoma Dance Club at the Union Club

Fine Dining in Downtown Tacoma on New Years Eve

Grab a bite to eat in the heart of the city where there are great fine dining options to choose from. Be sure to call ahead to make a reservation or to check the restaurant’s availability and policies.

Cuerno Bravo Prime Steakhouse 

El Gaucho 

En Rama

Fujiya Japanese Restaurant

Over The Moon Cafe

Stanford’s Steakhouse

The Melting Pot 

Wooden City 

Family-Friendly Dining in Downtown Tacoma

Celebrate the new year by dining out with the whole family this New Years Eve.

Apizza Little Italy 

Camp Colvos Pizza & Brewing Co. 

Harmon Pac Ave

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 

McMenamins Pub at Elks Temple

Old Spaghetti Factory

The Koi Japanese Cuisine

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza Tacoma

Thai Pepper 

Zeek’s Pizza

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