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Light rail to operate later hours on New Year’s Eve

Waiting for the train in Beacon Hill Station. Photo by Wendi.
If you are planning to take Link light rail to your New Year’s Eve celebrations, you’re in luck. Link will have slightly extended hours on Saturday night, December 31, to make it easier for you to ride home in the wee hours of 2012.

There will be two additional southbound trips from Westlake Station, at 12:58 a.m. and 1:13 a.m. The last northbound trip isn’t so late—it leaves Sea-Tac Station at 12:20 a.m.

On Sunday, New Year’s Day, and also on Monday, January 2, Link will run on a Sunday schedule, which means that the first northbound train won’t reach Beacon Hill Station until 6:43 a.m., and trains will run only every 10 minutes during most of the day. Service will return to normal on Tuesday, January 3.

Want to stay on the Hill for New Year’s Eve?

Christmas is over, but the holidays are not—it’s time to make New Year’s Eve plans, if you haven’t already! We know of at least two possible New Year’s Eve events on Beacon Hill that you should be aware of.

Quetzalcoatl Gallery (3209 Beacon Ave. S.) is throwing a Gallery-Closing and Exhibition Party at 9 p.m. on December 31. RSVPs are required for this one at 206-334-0749 or almendra@almendrasandoval.com. Tickets are $50 including appetizers and champagne. There will be a wine bar, but no cards are accepted. See the earlier post in the Beacon Hill Blog for more about the Erotic Art exhibit that will be viewable that night.

The Station (2533 16th Ave. S.) is planning a potential New Year’s Eve Party on December 31 as well, but owner Jose Luis Rodriguez says: “Please let us know if you are going to be able to come so we can really know if it’s worth having it!” You can reach The Station through their Facebook page.

If you know of any other New Year’s Eve events on Beacon Hill, please let us know!

Planning your New Year celebration

Dog in a party hat
Photo by prettyinprint (CC BY-ND)

Going out and about?

Good news! Sound Transit has announced Link light rail will be running until about 1:30am on New Year’s Eve. Update: From the Seattle Times by way of the Seattle Transit Blog, the additional train runs will be departing Westlake, southbound, at 12:44am, 12:54am, 1:09am, 1:24am and 1:39am.

Staying on the Hill?

Good news! The Beacon Pub is celebrating the New Year all weekend long. They’ll have a DJ on NYE, and will be hosting their world-famous karaoke Friday and Saturday nights. On New Year’s Day, they’re opening early: 10am for both food and drink, and featuring drink specials all weekend long.

Got something else going on?

Let us know what you’ve got planned in the comments!