As December winds down, we turn our thoughts toward how we want to ring 2024 in. Whether you plan on spending it with loved ones or strangers who end the night as friends, there are plenty of ways for people of all ages to celebrate locally. You’ll want to hurry, as tickets sell out quick for these events. Here are the 2023 New Year’s Eve Events near Olympia and throughout Thurston County.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

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

For kids, you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in a Winter Wonder Fairy at the Hands On Children’s Museum Their Noon Year’s Eve Party allows families to celebrate the new year together. Discover Fairy Hollow, where kids can make wands, wings, teacup homes, crowns and more. Then, investigate toadstools and fairy rings, and go on a scavenger hunt. There will be a countdown, ball drop and dance party every hour.  For more information and tickets visit the Hands On Children’s Museum website.

people with kids dancing outside with bubbles all around and a disco ball
Hands on Children’s Museum has fun events so the whole family can enjoy celebrating New Year’s. Photo courtesy: Hands on Children’s Museum

New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Olympia Elks Lodge #186
1818 4th Avenue E, Olympia

Andy Burnett will entertain guests at the Olympia Elks Lodge NYE party in 2023. They will have appetizers and a breakfast served at 12:15 a.m.! Party favors, prize drawings and a champagne toast too. Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

New Year’s Eve Karaoke Party

December 31, 8 p.m.
Character’s Corner
6620 Sexton Drive NW, Olympia

Ring in the New Year belting out your favorites at this fun Karaoke Party hosted by #OlyTwilight. No admission fee.

Hell’s Belles New Year’s Eve Show

December 31, 7 p.m.
Little Creek Casino Resort
91 West State Route 108, Shelton

Rock out the New Year at the Hell Belle’s New Year’s Eve Show. This AC-DC tribute band is a crown-pleasing favorite. Must be 21 or older to attend. Get your tickets at the Little Creek Casino Resort website.

It’s Midnight Somewhere

December 31, 8:15 p.m.
the Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

If you love good music, door prizes and appetizers, get your tickets for the Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s “It’s Midnight Somewhere” New Year’s Eve event. The event happens after the “MORE John Williams Movie Music Experience” and will include a no-host bar, noisemakers and more. Purchase tickets on the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or at the box office.

Get your tickets now for the ‘More John Williams Movie Music Experience’ and the ‘It’s Midnight Somewhere’ NYE party to follow at the Washington Center. Photo courtesy: the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 6 p.m.
507 Taproom & Filling Station East
608 Yelm Avenue East, Yelm

Hosted by 507 Taproom & Grill, this event includes a 5-course dinner, commemorative gift, champagne toast and live entertainment. Specialty-themed beverages will also be available for sale. Formal attire is requested. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Have a New Year’s Eve 2023 event to add? Email us at submit@thurstontalk.com.

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