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Winterfest Campus Lighting | Grounds
An exclusion zone will be in place for public safety purposes related to live fireworks. Visitors should expect progressively limited access to the grounds from entryways in the vicinity of the Space Needle beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Seattle Center Monorail service will be available to connect to downtown transit services and parking on the following schedule: in service until 11pm; out of service for safety purposes related to live fireworks, 11pm-12:20am (approximately). The final monorail train will depart Seattle Center for downtown at 1am. Passengers must access the Monorail via the southwest doors of the Armory.
Seattle Center Armory will be open on New Year’s Eve, and eateries inside the Food & Event Hall will provide service until 11:30pm. The building will remain open through 1am to accommodate Seattle Center Monorail riders and those in need of a rest room stop.
We expect heavy pedestrian and vehicle congestion in the Seattle Center surrounding area related to the several New Year's Eve free and ticketed events on the grounds. Consider all your transportation options if you are planning a visit to the area, and prepare for a long commute home after the fireworks.