The Space Needle's NYE fireworks display is going virtual

The event will be broadcast locally on KING 5 and streamed around the world
Fireworks in Seattle

For many Seattleites, gathering beneath the Space Needle on New Year's Eve is a longstanding tradition, but in true 2020 fashion, that tradition is going virtual this year

Of course the celebration will be broadcast locally on King 5, but the display will also be livestreamed so anyone can watch as we kiss 2020 goodbye (finally!).

From their press release: The Space Needle will usher in 2021 with a sensational and innovative new show broadcast locally on KING 5 and streamed around the world for T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle. This year’s celebration will feature striking visuals in a wondrous display of digital effects, engineered to bring viewers bigger thrills than ever before – all safely from the comfort of home. For the eighth year in a row, hometown partner T-Mobile, America’s Un-carrier, is the exclusive sponsor of the West Coast’s premier New Year’s Eve celebration.

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. In reality, the tower will be lit in T-Mobile’s distinctive magenta color, but on their screens, viewers will be dazzled by a virtual spectacular surrounding the Space Needle and the skies above.

Raise your hand if you're ready to ring in 2021?? I, for one, am certainly looking forward to breaking things off with 2020.

Happy Adventuring (from a safe social distance),

Taryn Daly