Harvey Creek Band will play some great-for-dancing music at Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon on New Year’s Eve. (Harvey Creek Band)

Harvey Creek Band will play some great-for-dancing music at Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon on New Year’s Eve. (Harvey Creek Band)

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang and a burp

Here are some places to ring in 2018 with food, music and cocktails.

New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest days of the year in terms of choices.

Get dressed up. Go out. Eat, drink, dance. There are numerous venues ready to show you a grand time.

Here are a sampling of events for revelers who want to get out and ring in 2018.

Bluewater Organic Distilling’s third annual New Year’s Eve Party features three sets of swinging jazz, appetizers, desserts and champagne toast, 9 p.m., Port of Everett, Waterfront Center, 1205 Craftsman Way; 425-404-1408; www.bluewaterdistilling.com. Tickets are $75.

Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon has great-for-dancing live music by Harvey Creek Band and Slings & Arrows starting at 8 p.m., 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6500; www.locobillys.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15-$45 (reserved seats and buffet).

Celebrate at Anchor Pub with live bands Lust Punch, Blackstone Daze and XOfenders, starting at 8 p.m., 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; www.anchorpub.com. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Free.

At Angel of the Winds Casino, see Midlife Crisis and the Alimony Horns, 9 p.m. at the casino, 3438 Stoluckquamish Lane, Arlington; www.angelofthewinds.com. Free.

At Tulalip Resort Casino Canoes Cabaret, see Chapter 5 at 6 p.m. and The Wingmen at 9 p.m., with party favors and a champagne toast, Quil Ceda Blvd., Marysville; 360-716-6000; www.tulalipresortcasino.com. Tickets are $40.

Just over the county line in Skagit, the Conway Muse offers a New Year’s Eve Bash with Nick Vigarino’s Meantown Blues with Larry Dennis, Jim King & Kelly Leifer, Randy Norris and Jeff Nicely, from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the club, 18444 Spruce St., Conway; 360-445-3000; www.conwaymuse.com. Tickets are $24-32.

In Island County, Camano Center has a New Year’s Eve Dance with Camano Junction, 8 p.m. to midnight, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Free dance class begins a half hour before the dance. Snacks and a champagne or non-alcoholic toast provided. Cost is $25; students $15. Call 360-387-0222.

Seattle events

SPECTRA 2017: 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve Under the Arches at the Pacific Science Center offers unobstructed views of the fireworks show, music by KEXP DJs, live science demonstrations, cocktails, craft beer and selected wines; tickets are $80. Over at the International Fountain, join the Fountain of Light dance party with an electronic music and video projection show by local DJs and VJs at 10 p.m. More at www.seattlecenter.com/winterfest.

Year’s Eve Gala Concert with Choir of St. James: 11 p.m. French music for choir and two organs, plus a midnight surprise, at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle; www.stjames-cathedral.org. Tickets are $30.

BowieVision Ring in the Year of the (Diamond) Dog with this tribute band. 7 p.m. show ($125) includes dinner; 10:30 p.m. show ($90) includes apps, dessert and champagne, of course. At The Triple Door, 216 Union St.; www.thetripledoor.com.

Extreme New Year’s Theatresports Party: 10 p.m. Enjoy Unexpected Productions’ improv battle until the stroke of midnight, Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, unexpectedproductions.org. Tickets are $32–$45.

New Year’s Eve at The Royal Room Vintage: 8 p.m. swing (from the Royal Room Orchestra) and dinner, at the Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., theroyalroomseattle.com. Tickets are $70.

New Year’s Eve Soirée: 10 p.m. With Thunderpussy, Industrial Revelation, KOLARS and other special guests at The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., showbox presents.com. Tickets are $29.50–$35.

New Year’s Eve With the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band: First show, music starts at 8:45 p.m.; second show, at 11 p.m, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., jazzalley.com. Various packages with or without dinner, $51–$181.

Nordic New Year’s Fest: 8 p.m. Three floors of music include funk, disco and Nordic folk tunes; plenty of ABBA, probably; gingersnaps and champagne; and dinner, if you want, for $50, at the Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., swedishclubnw.org.

NYE at the Musicquarium: 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the soulful jazz and funky jams of the Hot McGandhis at The Triple Door, 216 Union St., www.thetripledoor.com. Free.

Puget Sound Concert Opera Gala: 7:30 p.m. A festive revue of operatic highlights from Mozart to Massenet at the Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St., pugetsoundconcertopera.org. Tickets are $20.

Seattle Symphony: 9 p.m. Pianist/singer Tony DeSare is the guest for their gala (including a post-concert party), playing music from Elton John to Gershwin at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., seattlesymphony.org. Tickets are $56–$154.

Or stay home.Watch the fireworks at Seattle’s Space Needle and the ball drop in New York’s Times Square in the comfort of your living room or snore your way out of 2017 from the couch.

Seattle Weekly contributed to this report.

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