2022 New Year’s Eve Events in Olympia and Throughout Thurston County

kids and a parent with New Year's party hats on and masks
Hands On Children’s Museum is having their annual Noon Year’s Eve Party for families to celebrate the new year together! Photo courtesy: Hands On Children's Museum

Another year has come and gone. It’s time to celebrate all we’ve accomplished and look hopefully into 2023. Whether you are looking for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve event or an adult-only bash, you can find the perfect event to celebrate 2023. Here are the 2022 New Year’s Eve events in Olympia and throughout Thurston County.

Olympia Federal Savings LogoNoon Year’s Eve Party

December 31: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hands On Children’s Museum
414 Jefferson Street NE, Olympia

Hands On Children’s Museum is having their annual Noon Year’s Eve Party for families to celebrate the new year together! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. they will have a countdown, ball drop, dance party and parade every hour! There will also be a magical princess and of course, tons of activities and crafts for kids. There is even a photobooth for that New Year’s memory. For more information and tickets – buy online and save $2 – visit the Hands On Children’s Museum website.

New Year’s Eve with Andy Coe Band & Friends

December 31: 9 p.m.
Capitol Theater
206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia

Rock out the old year and rock the new year in with Andy Coe Band & Friends at the Capitol Theater for New Year’s Eve 2022! The band was originally formed as a tribute to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, so you are in for a fun, jammin’ evening! Get your tickets on the Olympia Film Society website.

Totally Rad 80’s Prom Bash 2023

December 31: 2 p.m.
Olympia Ballroom
116 Legion Way SE, Olympia

Whether it’s nostalgic or vintage to you – the 80s are an amazing era to rock a new year in with! DJ Matt Althauser will keep you entertained well past midnight with all the sounds of the decade. Be sure to dress up, as there will be plenty of awards being handed out, including a break dance contest, big hair/best mullet, moon-walking contest, best dressed, and prom royal court. There will be hors d’oeuvres and desserts served, as well as a cash bar. A champagne toast at midnight is included in your ticket price. Purchase tickets in advanced on the Oly Tickets website.

Roaring 20’s NYE Party

December 31: 8 p.m.
Eagles Ballroom
805 4th Ave E, Olympia

A benefit party for the Kara Lynn Foundation will be taking place at the Eagles Ballroom for New Year’s Eve 2022. The theme is roaring 20s, so put on your flapper dress and spats and get ready for a party that would have been illegal in the 1920s – complete with a champagne toast at midnight. Purchase tickets on the All Events website.

Tart Cider New Year’s Eve Party

December 31: 7 p.m.
8024 River Drive SE #303, Olympia

Tart Cider is hosting a New Year’s Eve party in Olympia that is sure to ringing in 2023 right. This New Year’s Eve party is Casino Royale themed and will have lots of games to keep you occupied while you’re waiting for the clock to strike midnight. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a special cider. Head to Eventbrite’s website for tickets.

An NYE to Remember: Palooza Style

December 31: 3 p.m.
Tad’s in Tenino
3135 184th Avenue SE, Tenino

Spend New Year’s Eve 2022 at Tad’s in Tenino and celebrate the new year as well as owner Chris Aldridge’s 40th Birthday! The bash will have six bands and a DJ with a full sound and event crew to run the show. There will be firepits to keep you warm as this event is outside. For more information and to get tickets, visit the Eventbrite website.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31: 6 p.m.
507 Taproom & Filing Station – East
608 Yelm Avenue East, Yelm

507 Taproom & Filling Station is having their first New Year’s Eve event in Yelm for 2022! Doors open at 6 p.m. and there is sure to be plenty of fun. Purchase tickets in advanced on Eventbrite’s website.

‘Symphony Sips’ – A Brazilian New Year’s Eve

December 31: 7 p.m.
Uncork & Unwind
324 Custer Way SW, Tumwater

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in an exotic place without having to leave Thurston County! Uncork & Unwind is having a Brazilian New Year’s Eve event in Tumwater for 2022-23! You will learn about New Year’s Eve customs and superstitions  from Brazil while enjoying Brazilian music, wine tasting and appetizers! The event begins at 7 p.m., which is midnight in Brazil! Learn more on Uncork & Unwind Facebook event.

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