It’s on! 2013 bursts in with Space Needle fireworks, seen from West Seattle

January 1, 2013 at 2:18 am | In Holidays, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

(Photo by Nick Adams)
From anywhere it was in view, the Space Needle held all in thrall for seven minutes as 2013 arrived.

(Photo by Nick Adams)
No rain, no fog, just chilly air and cheers as fireworks of many colors blossomed in the New Year’s first moments.

(Photo by David Hutchinson)
The end of 2012 meant the end of the Needle’s 50th anniversary year.

(Photo by David Hutchinson)
The fireworks tradition, meantime, is in its 3rd decade, having begun in 1992.

(Photo by Nick Adams)


  1. Happy New Year, West Seattle!!!!

    Comment by CEA — 9:21 am January 1, 2013 #

  2. A wonderful reminder why I’m thankful to live in this beautiful, quirky, grumpy little city. Great photos!

    Comment by Andi — 10:57 am January 1, 2013 #

  3. Spectacular photos, Nick and David! I loved the “icicles” effect hanging off the top; they are definitely not a July firework.

    Comment by teacher/mom — 11:23 am January 1, 2013 #

  4. The Space needel had a great Show

    Comment by LM — 11:57 am January 1, 2013 #

  5. Is there an air stagnation alert I know our counties to the south and I believe north are.

    Way bring in the new year. Cough! Cough!

    Comment by DF — 12:21 pm January 1, 2013 #

  6. Nope. Just Pierce and Snohomish so far.

    Comment by WSB — 12:23 pm January 1, 2013 #

  7. I would love to buy copies of these! Seattle at it’s best!!! Happy New Year West Seattle!!!

    Comment by Ms Pam — 5:45 pm January 1, 2013 #

  8. Beautiful

    Comment by Greenpeace — 9:33 pm January 1, 2013 #

  9. FANTASTIC photos!! Wow!
    I love how the Pacific Science Center’s arches are different colors in each picture. Happy New Year Seattle!!!

    Comment by ~~HockeyWitch~~ — 9:50 pm January 1, 2013 #

  10. You guys are great photographers!…Andi, that characterization is spot on. I also appreciate so much about this place, when reminded.

    Comment by Evergreen — 11:19 pm January 1, 2013 #

  11. We were lucky to have those photos from both Nick, an award-winning photojournalist who has worked for WSB on assignment since his arrival in West Seattle last spring, and from David, an Alki resident (and Seal Sitters volunteer, among other things) who has shared mesmerizing photos here for the past few years – from wildlife to fireworks to sunsets. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:42 pm January 1, 2013 #

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