What’s Happening for New Years in Pierce County?

by | Dec 28, 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, Pierce County is buzzing with a variety of events to ring in the New Year. Whether you’re in Spanaway or Tacoma, there’s something exciting for everyone.

Family-Friendly Festivities

For families looking to celebrate, Pierce County offers a range of fun activities. Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park is a must-see, with its stunning drive-through light display open every night from November 24, 2023, to January 1, 2024. This magical experience features nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights, perfect for a memorable evening with the kids​​.

In Tacoma, the Anna Lemon Wheelock Library is hosting a “Midday Dance Party” for kids, complete with activities, crafts, and music. This mini New Year’s Eve celebration is a great way for younger ones to join in the festivities​​.

Exciting Evening Celebrations

For those looking to celebrate in style, Tacoma has a range of events that cater to all tastes. The Harmon Brewery & Eatery is holding a free, all-ages party with live music and dancing, promising a lively atmosphere to welcome 2024​​. If you’re in the mood for something more adventurous, the Xtreme Theatresports New Year’s Eve Party at Unexpected Productions offers a unique and entertaining way to ring in the new year​​.

A Night of Spectacle

The Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park is a highlight of the season. This event strings more than a million lights over two miles, creating an enchanting drive-through experience. It’s a perfect way to enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your vehicle​​.

First Night in Tacoma

For a community-centered celebration, the First Night in Tacoma is an ideal choice. This event is part of a nationwide, non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration focused on art and community. With a parade kicking off the evening and multiple stages featuring a variety of performances, it’s a culturally rich way to welcome the New Year​​.

Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo

An unforgettable experience awaits at the Zoolights event at Point Defiance Zoo. This annual festivity transforms the zoo into a luminous wonderland, with over half a million lights creating dazzling displays. It’s an enchanting way to spend New Year’s Eve for both adults and children alike​​.

As we usher in 2024, Pierce County offers a splendid array of events to celebrate the New Year. From family-friendly activities to exciting evening parties, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a quiet night of light displays or an energetic evening of dancing and music, Pierce County has it all. Let’s welcome the New Year with joy and anticipation for all the good things to come!


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