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Light Up Your Holidays in the Heart of Bellevue

December 2, 2020 - by Brooke Wilson

Light Up Your Holidays in the Heart of Bellevue

Whether on foot or on wheels, experience the glow of festive light displays strung throughout Downtown as part of the Heart of Bellevue's Season of Cheer presented by Symetra! From shopping to a stroll in the park, here's where to see the holiday lights this year...

But before you go, nothing pairs as nicely with a holiday light scavenger hunt than a toasty cup of cocoa or piping hot coffee. Swing by Bellden Cafe (we highly recommend the “Home for the Holidays” Latte featuring cinnamon and clove accents) or Third Culture Coffee (treat yourself to a handcrafted spiced chai that will have your tastebuds singing its praises) en route to these shining spectacles: 

The Bravern
Start your adventure here with dazzling lights galore, then head to your next destination via the shimmering Pedestrian Corridor (rhyme totally intended). The Bravern offers high-end shopping adorned in gorgeous holiday lights. Whether you come to gift-hunt or just take in the lights, it's a holiday spectacle to see.

Snowflake Lane on Bellevue Way
While there are no costumed characters who spring to life, The Bellevue Collection's Snowflake Lane experience still offers its signature brand of enchantment with an intermittent flurry of faux snow timed to a delightful soundtrack. Catch all the action between 5- 9 p.m. every night through Dec. 24 - remember to grab a mask and socially distance while enjoying the sights & sounds!

Old Bellevue 
Your next jaunt is shorter than a trip over the river and through the woods, and equally charming. Along Main Street lies a quaint holiday scene nestled in the Old Bellevue neighborhood. With lights wrapped around lamp posts and street lights, these cheerful displays adorn your favorite small businesses (a perfect opportunity for a spirited shopping spree, we might add) with a cozy glow that invites a familiar rustic feel in the heart of the city. Swing by to shop the boutiques, dine on the outdoor patios and explore everything the Heart of Bellevue has to offer under the lights from Nov. 20 through Jan. 4, all hours. 

Lights at Downtown Park
Scope out a brand new installation just around the corner! From 7 a.m. -11 p.m. until Jan. 4, marvel at these luminous beauties encircling the Downtown Park perimeter as part of the Season of Cheer presented by Symetra. With over 2,200 bulbs beaming brightly, head out for a romantic stroll along the track and catch a glimpse of our changing color schemes over the next few weeks - mistletoe not included.

Neighborhood Light Displays
Need more lights to satisfy your appetite? Started by four local Seattlites, is a community-sourced map project. Browse different holiday light installations, holiday events, outdoor markets, trees for purchase, and more. All mapped locations are submitted by the community and have not been verified or vetted. Do your research first before caroling all the way!

However you celebrate, we hope you enjoy the festivities in a safe way this year. Cheers!

The Season of Cheer presented by Symetra is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.