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Bonza Bash New Year's Eve 2012. A Diamond Night In the Emerald City. Saturday December 31st 2011 8:30pm at Hyatt Olive 8

Welcome To Bonza Bash NYE Gala Ball 2011/2012

Fresh from hosting the most amazing Halloween event in the Pacific Northwest, come join hosts David McLauchlan and Brenton Webster as we host Seattle’s glittering annual New Year’s Eve gala event, the Bonza Bash New Year’s Eve 2012 Gala Ball – “A Diamond Night in the Emerald City”, in unmistakable Bonza Bash style.

A Diamond Night in the Emerald City

Join Seattle’s swankiest as we bring class, sophistication and outrageous elegance with the decadence that only diamonds can deliver. Our black-tie gala New Year’s Eve Ball has become a staple on the Pacific Northwest NYE social scene, and we’re delighted to welcome you back for another amazing conclusion to the year! We’ll have live entertainment all night, light hors d’oeuvres, plenty of bars and the finest crowd in the Northwest to welcome in 2012!

The Venue: Hyatt Olive 8

We’re thrilled to be hosting this year’s New Year’s Eve event at Hyatt Olive 8, Seattle’s tallest downtown hotel, and a delightfully upscale and exclusive venue.

We’ve got a killer deal available for Bonza Bash attendees – room rates starting at just $129.


The Hyatt Olive 8 will be transformed like you’ve never seen it before, courtesy of the amazing team at PJ Hummel & Company.

PJ Hummel

PJ Hummel is an award winning design and décor company in Seattle. Check out some of their phenomenal work for a sneak peak at what’s in store for NYE 🙂



The Mach One Jazz Orchestra

Mach One Jazz Orchestra

Get ready to dance the night away with The Mach One Jazz Orchestra – our loud, bold, brassy and swingin’ 18 piece big band who’ll bring the hits of Michael Buble, The Beatles, Van Halen, George Michael, James Brown, Van Morrison, Smash Mouth, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and swanky upbeat standards to the dance floor. Not a “dancer”? We guarantee you’ll be toe-tappin’ your way around the party, and eventually around the dance floor when the pride of Bellevue Jazz & Swing hits the stage!

KISS 106.1’s DJ Tamm

On a typical Friday or Saturday night, you’ll find him spinning at the hottest clubs in town, broadcasting simultaneously on KISS 106.1 – but on NYE, there is only one place you’ll Find DJ Tamm – the Bonza Bash! Get ready for some dancin’ as DJ Tamm spins 80s, 90s, dance, hip-hop, electronic, R&B, and all today’s top 40 hits!

Roving Entertainment

No Bonza Bash is complete without a selection of roving live entertainment as well as characteristic elements that make a Bonza Bash such a special night. Look for our roving artisans, artists and the eclectic to add spice, and soothing sophistication to your New Year’s party! Watch for more details as we announce complimentary massages, caricatures, and other fun surprises to help make your night memorable!

Food / Hors d’Oeuvres

Prior to midnight in our general admission section, we’ll be serving a collection of light hors d’oeuvres to complement the extensive and well-stocked bars located throughout the event.

Our VIP guests will enjoy a private and much more extensive buffet of hors d’oeuvres befitting the exclusivity of this offering, all hosted in the private VIP lounge.

Dress Code

As with all Bonza Bashes, dress to impress. While this is a “black tie” event, some guests may prefer to wear semi-formal cocktail attire. Please be aware that most people will be in tuxedos, suits, gowns and cocktail dresses. We wish to remind guests that jeans, shirts without a collar and/or sneakers are all inappropriate for an event of this nature, and will be expressly forbidden. Regrettably we must decline entry to a very small number of guests for this reason each year, so please ensure you don’t become a statistic!

We get so few opportunities to dress to the nines in Seattle, so take advantage of our deals and dazzle the night away in your finest!

Volunteers Needed

Want to attend the party but money is a little tight right now? Want to help support a good cause and have fun while you’re at it? We are looking for several volunteers to be people greeters, ushers, check-in agents and more.  Sign up for a 2 hour shift and attend the party for free! Email [email protected] and let us know if you’re interested.

We’re all full up on volunteers now – thanks for your interest!

On-Night Logistics

Doors open at 8:30pm for GA. 8:00pm for our VIP guests.

Venue Location

Hyatt Olive 8 is located at:
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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Directions and Parking

Hyatt at Olive 8 offers valet parking to guests and meeting & events attendees. Self-parking options are available in the form of standard city-metered spaces or parking structures in the surrounding area.

Hyatt Olive 8 Parking

Coat Check

Coat check is complimentary.

Complimentary Red Carpet Photos

Shortly after the event, we make available the complete set of official photos, on including our Red Carpet photos and other general shots from the event. All photos are available for you to view and download for free.

In addition, if you’d like to order prints and have them sent directly to you, or download the original, high-resolution, watermark free image, those are available for a nominal fee.

The Bonza Bash

So how do you celebrate a Bonza Bash? Like this:

  1. Bring yourselves and your friends – we will be supplying a dazzling venue, an amazing live band that will knock your socks off, phenomenal DJs and a couple of BIG surprises we’ll announce details around closer to the event.
  2. Wear Black Tie. Or a really, really nice suit/cocktail dress – Really. We don’t get many chances to dress to impress in Seattle so take advantage of the glitziest night of the year to do so!
  3. Buy Your Tickets Early – Bonza Bash now has an invite list of around 10 thousand people, and our Halloween Masquerade Costume Ball sold out with over 1300 guests! Due to organizational constraints, catering and logistics, ticket prices to need to rise as we get closer to the event. There is no cheaper time to buy your tickets than today!
  4. Tell your friends – your friends are our friends. Feel free to add them to invitation over on Make sure they know how to celebrate a Bonza Bash.


Tickets are now on sale at Get them before we are all sold out! Previous events have sold out very consistently for the past few years, and this one will be no exception.

Buy tickets now

VIP Offerings

Our Bonza Gold, Emerald and Platinum packages were a hit last year, and comfortably sold out. Due to popular demand, we’re pleased to announce we’re again offering exclusive Bonza VIP packages this year. These upgraded tickets will afford you a personalized and exclusive New Year’s Eve experience unlike anything else in Seattle. Numbers are strictly limited to protect both the experience and exclusivity afforded our VIPs. There is no substitute for the luxurious decadence of Bonza VIP – we invite you to lock in your opportunity to join us in the VIP Lounge, today.