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Discover Bellevue's Season of Cheer

November 19, 2021 - by Sandy Vo

Discover the Season of Cheer:
Bellevue's Most Magical Holiday Experiences

Discover Bellevue's most magical holiday experiences! The Season of Cheer returns this year with a collection of the regions' most popular holiday celebrations and events. Running from mid-November to early January, dozens of beloved winter activities will transform Downtown Bellevue into a top holiday destination. See some of our returning favorites below. 

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented By Symetra

Produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association
When: Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022 | Hours vary
Where: Bellevue Downtown Park

The 24th annual Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra is the Eastside's largest seasonal ice rink, with more than 9,000 square feet of real ice, a spacious viewing area, on-site concessions and a series of special events. Open daily including holidays. Buy tickets online now!


Garden d'Lights

Produced by Bellevue Botanical Garden Society & Bellevue Parks and Community Services
When: Nov. 27, 2021 - Dec. 31 | 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden

The most wonderful time of the year brings the festivities of lights to Downtown Bellevue! The 26th annual Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into whimsical shapes of plants, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Book your tickets online, no tickets will be sold at the door this year.


Snowflake Lane

Produced by The Bellevue Collection
When: Nov. 26 - Dec. 24 | Nightly parade at 7 p.m.
Where: Between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets

Celebrate 17 years of Snowflake Lane, presented by The Bellevue Collection. Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers, dancers and other holiday characters in a complimentary parade happening 7 p.m. nightly.


Holiday Performances at Meydenbauer Theatre

When: Nov. 21 - Dec. 23 | Performance times vary
Where: Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Meydenbauer Center Theatre hosts an enchanting series of holiday-themed productions, including Issaquah Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker, the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, International Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, Karin Kirkland School of Dance's Winter Performance and the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. For more information and a complete schedule of performances, visit their website.

Gingerbread Workshops

Produced by KidsQuest Children's Musuem
When: Nov. 26 & Nov. 27 | Hours vary
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel

The smell of gingerbread is in the air! Join KidsQuest for the return of the Gingerbread workshop. The smell of sugar-coated gingerbread will be floating through the Hyatt Regency Bellevue as they take over the ballroom. 


BAM Holiday Arts Market

Produced by Bellevue Arts Museum
When: Thursday - Sunday, Nov. 26 - Dec. 23 | 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum Store

Find the perfect gift for the art lover on your list—or treat yourself! This holiday season the BAM Store has a brand-new selection of unique works from over 30 BAM Arts Fair artists. Featured items include jewelry, woodblock prints, ceramic vases, and more.




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