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Season of Cheer

Discover Bellevue's most magical holiday experiences


This year marks the return of beloved winter activities in Bellevue. Starting November 19 and running until January 9, 2022, Bellevue's Season of Cheer (previously ‘Magic Season’) will transform Downtown Bellevue into a top holiday destination. Many events were canceled last year because of the pandemic, but return in 2021 with COVID-19 safety protocols.

Bellevue’s Season of Cheer is a collection of the region’s most popular holiday celebrations.

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The 24th annual Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra will be open daily, including holidays from November 19 through January 9, 2022.
Meydenbauer Center Theatre hosts an enchanting series of holiday-themed productions from Nov. 21 - Dec. 23.
Join KidsQuest for the return of the Gingerbread Workshop event. The smell of sugar-coated gingerbread will be floating through the Hyatt Regency Bellevue as they take over the ballroom on Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27.
Santa is back at his workshop on the second level of Bellevue Square Center Court!Children and families can pose for a contactless photo with Santa from Nov. 26 - Dec. 24.
Celebrating 17 years of Snowflake Lane presented by The Bellevue Collection. See the region’s most festive holiday show! Nightly Parade at 7 p.m. from November 26 - December 24.
Join Issaquah Dance Theatre as they present the classic holiday performance, The Nutcracker from November 26 - November 28 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre.
Find the perfect gift for the art lover on your list—or treat yourself! From Nov. 26 - Dec. 23the BAM Store has a brand-new selection of unique works from over 30 BAM Arts Fair artists.
Although Nov. 27 is known as "Shop Small Saturday," we encourage you buy gifts from independent businesses every Saturday throughout the season.
Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed in the whimsical shapes of plants, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Holden is hosting 25 days of events, activities and fun for all ages. In addition, there are weekly drawings for your participation and a grand prize drawing on the 25th day including a gift for the person who attends the most events.
Experience the joy of Coming Home for the holidays and spending precious time with family and friends during this most joyous time of year at our Winter Concert on December 4th.
Join Kelsey Creek Farm for their 2nd annual barn lighting celebration. Bring the whole family to experience the magic of the farm lit up for the holidays.
Enjoy the Snow Queen, a holiday performance by Karin Kirkland School of Dance about a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about friendship.
Enjoy the nostalgia of building and decorating your very own gingerbread house in this adult only event.
Celebrate an Eastside's Season of Cheer tradition and Join International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company for a performance of The Nutcracker at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Theatre.
Join Smith & Main for a fun and festive beauty event with Jaime Windham from Trish McEvoy on Dec. 11th.
Join BelPres Church for a holiday concert and a festive time of connection, food, activities and cocoa.
Join professional photographers John and Lisa Merrill to jumpstart your holiday season photography in this virtual event sponsored by the King County Library System Foundation.
On Dec. 16, Pacific Northwest Art Laboratory is hosting a holiday charcuterie styling class produced by Charcuterina.
Buddy the Elf will be at The Spring District on Dec. 17 accompanied by reindeers, Santa, hot cocoa, music and more.
Join the Bellevue Parks Department to welcome the annual Christmas Ship Festival. Dress for the weather and come see a parade of boats with local chorus groups singing on board.
Can't stay out late? Bring the whole family to the one-of-a-kind family New Year's Eve experience at Forum Social House featuring miniature golfing, ping pong and a fun balloon drop.
Join Lucky Strike for their 7th annual family New Year Eve event! Launch into the New Year on East Coast time and celebrate with friends and family.
Celebrate the New Year in style at Bellevue’s newest entertainment headquarters, Forum Social House's 21+ event.
Join KidsQuest for an all-day celebration! Explore their Celebration Cyclones, get moving with a sensational storytime, and get popping as they bring in the new year with their famous bubble wrap stomp.
Lucky Strike is one of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve! This 21+ event includes a one-hour timeplay PowerPlay Game card. Book your table soon.
Enjoy an evening of glitz and glamour at this once-in-a-lifetime, black tie event, featuring an all-inclusive, progressive dining affair and front row seats to the 2022 Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG) x Amazon Bellevue fireworks show!
This New Year's Eve, head to Rouge Cocktail Lounge for a Gatsby Glamour party, the perfect place to end the year at.
Join the International Ballet Theatre for a Christmas tradition decades old. With vibrant costumes and brilliant sets, IBT’s Nutcracker has become a family event to remember.