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There’s no need to leave home on New Year’s Eve this year to see the fireworks show at Seattle’s Space Needle. The 2021 celebration is completely virtual.
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The Space Needle says the big show will use sky mapping technology and real video footage overlaid on an image of the Space Needle. This combined with digital artistic forms of expression creates an “illusion of color and wonder”.
When you see the Space Needle in person in downtown Seattle on Thursday night, it’ll be lit up in T-Mobile’s magenta color.
The event can only be seen on TV or streaming. KING 5 will host the New Year’s Eve celebrations on Thursday from 11.35 p.m. You can also stream it online here. The party features “musical performances, celebrity cameos, a celebration of community resilience in 2020, and more!”
Last year’s New Years Eve show ended before it really started. Maybe it was a sign of what was to come.
The Space Needle had warned in the early evening that strong winds could force the cancellation of the fireworks show. They did that. There were lights, but even when they tried again at 2am the winds were still too strong.
“Due to the strong wind, we still can’t continue with the fireworks on January 1st at 2:00 am,” tweeted the Space Needle team. “Unfortunately, this requires the cancellation of this year’s display.”
The city has also canceled all of the events and activities that usually mark the New Year at the Seattle Center, including the Winter Festival, to prevent rallying during the pandemic.