The Food and Fireworks You Need to Help Ring in the New Year

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MUST MASK
Jai Ho! Bollywood Masquerade

(12/30) Jai Ho! returns to Seattle for one final time in 2017 for a pre-NYE Bollywood masquerade party at Columbia City Theater. Enjoy dance lessons, henna and dance group Live2Dance, while DJ Ki and DJ Skee play Bollywood dance music. Fret not, mask-less partygoers. Your ticket includes one. 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Prices vary. Columbia City Theater, Columbia City, 4916 Rainier Ave S; 206.722.3009; columbiacitytheater.com.

MUST BLOW
Fireworks at the Space Needle
(12/31) Gather on the grounds to ring in the new year as our city’s icon blows its top. Show starts at midnight. Free. Seattle Center under the Space Needle, 400 Broad St.; 206.905.2100; spaceneedle.com.

MUST LEARN
Seattle Children's Museum

(12/31) Ring in every time zone of the New Year with your little ones at the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Seattle Children's Museum. As 2018 reaches different parts of the globe, guests may raise a glass of juice and enjoy a craft or activity that represents a tradition in countries like India, Ethiopia and Brazil. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Prices vary. Seattle Children’s Museum, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; 206.441.1768; thechildrensmuseum.org.

MUST GO GATSBY
Gatsby & Gold at The Shop

(12/31) Gearhead hangout The Shop in SoDo rings in the New Year with a 1920s-themed Gatsby & Gold party. Festivities include aerial artists, casino games and a whiskey and dessert bar, plus a chance to peep The Shop’s classic cars and private members-only rooms. Come for the cars, stay for the party. Cocktail and ‘20s attire strongly encouraged. 9 p.m. Prices vary. 206.736.9966; SoDo, The Shop, 2233 6th Ave. S; theshopclubs.com.

MUST FREEZE
Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive
(1/1) Kick off your New Year’s resolutions with a frigid dip into Lake Washington at Club Northwest’s annual 5K and Polar Bear Dive. This fun run, walk and (optional) dip—you can choose to “detour” through the lake before crossing the finish line—includes a free Kid’s Dash, free chili and hot chocolate and a beer garden. Registration at 9 a.m. Prices vary. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE; 206.729.9972; promotionevents.com/resorun/home.html

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