Bellevue Magic Season is coming to town Nov. 27

by Geri Massengale | Nov 23, 2015

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Bellevue Magic Season is coming to town

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, Downtown Bellevue becomes a wonderland of cheerful holiday events for the whole family. This six-week celebration is a 19-year tradition produced by several Bellevue-based organizations and companies. The community is invited to shop, dine, skate, make gingerbread houses, see a classic holiday performance, revel in twinkling lights in a beautiful garden and watch a magical parade. Details, hours and directions are available at BellevueDowntown.com along with #BellevueMagicSeason social media posts.

Bellevue Magic Season events

Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card

November 27, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association

The Magic Season Ice Arena is the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience. The venue offers shelter for all-weather skating and seasonal food and beverage concessions. For more information visit BellevueDowntown.com or call (425) 453-1223.

  • *Bellevue Downtown Park – NE 1st Street and 102nd Avenue NE
  • *Free Skate Mondays compliments of Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card and Bank of America. Show your Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card or Bank of America debit or credit card to receive two free skate admissions on Mondays. Limit of two admissions per person and limited to skate availability
  • *$12 admission (includes skate rental), 8-year-olds and under $9 (includes skate rental)
  • *Advance Discount Admission Pass – Purchase 10 skating passes (includes skate rental) for $85 (a $35 savings) at BellevueDowntown.com
  • *Special events including free lessons courtesy of Overlake Medical Center, stroller skating, family skate days and themed skate nights
  • *Booking available for private holiday and birthday parties

Snowflake Lane and Celebration Lane

November 27 – December 31

Produced and presented by The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman Family

A magical parade of live toy soldier drummers, costumed characters, Jingle Belle Dancers, lively music, falling snow and glittering lights take over Bellevue Way at 7 p.m. nightly starting Nov. 27. Snowflake Lane goers are invited to post memories on social media using #SnowflakeLane! Also, don't miss Celebration Lane, The Bellevue Collection's glittering salute to ringing in the New Year.

For more information visit SnowflakeLane.com.

  • *Snowflake Lane: November 27 – December 24, on the streets between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.
  • *Celebration Lane: December 26 – December 31, on the sidewalks between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.
  • *Free nightly shows at 7 p.m.

Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

November 28, 2015 – January 2, 2016

Supported by Classical KING FM 98.1 and presented by Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks & Community Services

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy music by Classical KING FM 98.1.

  • *Bellevue Botanical Garden – 12001 Main Street
  • *Open nightly, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Lights remain on a half hour after the last entry)
  • *Advance tickets available online at Gardendlights.org
  • *$5 admission; children 10 and under free
  • *On-site parking $5 per vehicle, free with handicapped permit. Free parking available at Wilburton Hill Park.

The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center

November 27 – December 23

The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center hosts an enchanting series of holiday themed productions, including Ballet Bellevue’s Handel’s Messiah, Village Theatre Pied Piper’s The Elves and the Shoemaker, Evergreen City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, International Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker and Magical Strings – A Celtic Yuletide. For more information and a complete schedule of performances visit www.meydenbauer.com/theatre  or call (425) 450-3810.

*       Theatre at Meydenbauer Center – NE 6th Street and 112th Avenue NE

*       Tickets for most shows available through Brown Paper Tickets: (800) 838-3006 or BrownPaperTickets.com 

Enchanted Holidays at The Shops at the Bravern

November 19 – December 24

Presented by The Bravern

Families are invited to take photos with Santa and gather around for weekly story time. For more information visit TheBravern.com or call (425) 456-8795.

  • *The Shops at The Bravern – 11111 NE 8th Street
  • *Photos with Santa: Wednesdays through Sundays, November 19-December 24 (Noon – 6 p.m.)
  • *Little Bookworms Story Time in Partnership with Seattle Nanny Network and Trophy Cupcake: December 3, 9, 16 and 23 (11 a.m. – Noon)

  • KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s Family Gingerbread House Workshops

    November 27 & 28

    Hosted by Hyatt Regency Bellevue

     

    KidsQuest Children’s Museum is hosting workshops for decorating unique gingerbread houses using their giant candy buffet. KidsQuest cleans up the mess and while families and friends go home with a marvelous gingerbread creation to enjoy throughout the season. For more information and to sign up for workshops visit KidsQuestMuseum.org. Pre-registration required and space is limited.

  • *Hyatt Regency Bellevue at Bellevue Place – 900 Bellevue Way NE, Evergreen Ballroom
  • *Family Gingerbread  House Workshops:
    • Friday, Nov. 27, Noon – 2 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 – 4 p.m.

For more information and a complete calendar of Bellevue Magic Season events visit BellevueDowntown.com.

Celebrating its 19th year, the Bellevue Magic Season is supported by the following sponsors and partners: Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, Bank of America, The Bellevue Collection, City of Bellevue, The Boeing Company, Group Health, Overlake Medical Center, The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, The Bravern, The Seattle Times, KOMO 4 TV, KOMO Newsradio, Seattle Refined, STAR 101.5, Talk Radio 570 KVI and Classical KING FM 98.1.

 

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