Space Needle fireworks return to Seattle’s New Year’s celebration

The Space Needle in Seattle (photo by Cheryl Landes)

Seattle is welcoming 2022 with its traditional fireworks show from the Space Needle, but there won’t be a live in-person audience again this year because of continued safety concerns from COVID. Instead, the show will be broadcast on KING5-TV and streamed from KING5’s website and the KING5 app.

The streaming brings a big advantage this year: It’s the first time augmented reality will be combined with the fireworks show to create a new experience. No one is sharing what it is, so if you’re curious, you’ll have to tune in.

The festivities start at 11:35 p.m. Pacific time. Learn more at this KING5-TV post. You can also watch the light show from 2021 on this page.

If you’re in the Seattle area and want to join a viewing party, here’s a list.

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