WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: What’s up on New Year’s Eve 2022, before and after dark

(Slime mold evolved into iridescent spheres – photo by Rosalie Miller)

Welcome to the last day of 2022! Here’s what’s happening, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and year-round Event Calendar:

LOW BRIDGE CLOSED: Reminder that the West Seattle low bridge is closed to all road and path traffic until it’s fixed, and there’s no date estimate for that yet. We’ll have an update on the situation later today.

FARE-FREE TRANSIT: As announced earlier this week, most transit services – including Metro and the West Seattle Water Taxi – are not charging fares today/tonight.

FOOD DRIVE’S FINAL DAY: This is the last day of the holiday-season food drive at Canna West Culture Shop (5435 California SW), open 10 am-6 pm.

MORNING MUSIC: 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform.

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – full details in our calendar listing.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WALKS: Hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers, starting from St John the Baptist Episcopal Church. “The 6- or 10-kilometer walks are noncompetitive, starting between 4 and 7 PM on New Year’s Eve. There is no fee though contributions to help defray costs are welcome. Hot soups and beverages will be available during and after the walks.” St John’s is at 3050 California Ave SW.

NOT-SO-SILENT-NIGHT: Highland Park Improvement Club is bringing back this neighborhood tradition. Gather 5:30-6 pm at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW), the starting point – details here.

MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE SPOT – 6 pm to close, all ages, bands and a DJ, details here (2920 SW Avalon Way)

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: Final weekend for thousands of lights synched to music outside the Iversons‘ home on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota – 6:30-10 pm.

WEST END GIRLS NEW YEAR’S EVE at The Skylark, 8 pm – details here (3803 Delridge Way SW)

NYE PARTY & COMEDY SHOW at Admiral Pub, 9 pm – details here (2306 California SW)

NYE PARTY AT LARIAT BAR: 9 pm tribute to GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), plus karaoke and midnight champagne toast (9829 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BOWL NYE: 9:30 pm party, reservations here if any remain, (39th/Oregon)

MIDNIGHT FIREWORKS: the Space Needle will do it again to greet 2023. Light and drone shows too – details here. Watching from West Seattle? Most north-facing parks/hillsides have a view, but don’t go too last-minute, especially along the water – parking and standing space can fill up.

Have something to add? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: What's up on New Year's Eve 2022, before and after dark"

  • Don December 31, 2022 (7:08 am)

    Anyone else in the Highpoint area having trouble with mail delivery? We haven’t received any mail since 12/19/22.  Informed delivery shows many pieces of mail still waiting to be delivered.  I have made several  complaints through the USPS website.

  • Trileigh December 31, 2022 (7:40 am)

    What a cool photo! Love the macro view of the iridescent slime mold. Thanks, Rosalie!

    • Rosalie Miller December 31, 2022 (4:06 pm)

      Thank you very much. It was really a gift to watch the transformation of this magnificent Lamproderma slime mold over a few weeks.  

  • WET December 31, 2022 (12:31 pm)

    Any info on the polar bear plunge in the morning?

    • WSB December 31, 2022 (12:41 pm)

      Nothing has changed since our original story; it’s also in the calendar and holiday guide.

  • anonyme January 1, 2023 (6:42 am)

    Gorgeous photo.  What a contrast between the gaudy lights and other planet-killing ‘decorations’ so abundant at this time of year and this spectacular natural beauty.

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