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Holiday Events - Snowflake Lane

Holiday Events

From open-air ice skating and trees aglow with lights to drummer-lined streets and nightly "snowfall", Bellevue is bursting with holiday cheer during the winter season. Festivities begin in late November and continue through January. Below is an overview of Bellevue's major annual holiday events. To view more specific details and a schedule of this year's upcoming holiday events, click here.

Bellevue Magic Season

A holiday tradition produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, Bellevue Magic Season returns each year with six festive weeks of brilliant lights, glistening ice, memorable music and spectacular performances.

Ice Arena

Glide to the music with family and friends at the Magic Season Ice Arena. This skating rink, located in Bellevue Downtown Park is the region's only open-air holiday ice skating experience. The festive venue offers shelter for all-weather skating and is home to a series of special events, themed activities, and skating lessons. 

Holiday Theatre Performances

Connect with the arts at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center with a selection of holiday dance, music and theatre performances by local and regional performing artists. 

Garden d'Lights

Watch nature blossom into color during the winter months at Garden d'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The lights festival features over a half million lights that transform the flowers, trees, and bushes into a winter wonderland.  

KidsQuest's Gingerbread Lane  

Kick off the holiday season with KidsQuest Children's Museum's Family Gingerbread House Workshops at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Work together with family or friends to decorate a unique gingerbread house to take home for the holidays.

Snowflake Lane and Celebration Lane

Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue CollectionSnowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection, is a magical evening performance taking place nightly on the streets of downtown Bellevue. Snowflake Lane features more than 200 live toy soldier drummers, costumed characters, lively music, falling snow and glittering lights. Plus, don't miss the holiday performance by the Jingle Belles. 

 


Holiday Event Calendar

Browse the event calendar below to see more details regarding this year's Holiday event schedule:

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12-13-2017

Special Events

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

December 13 – 23, 2017
Venue:
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Time:
From: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission:
General admission: $14.50, Children: $10.50
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with family and friends! Take part in the most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest, offering excitement and fun for everyone! …more details

The 2017 Christmas Ship Festival

December 13 – 23, 2017
Location:
locations on website
Time:
times on website
Admission:
Adult Lead Boat price: $44
The Argosy Cruises Christmas ShipTM Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas ShipTM is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfro…more details

On-Going Events

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

December 13, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Venue:
Bellevue Downtown Park
Admission:
$14 admission (includes skate rental), $10 admission for 8 years and under (includes skate rental)
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends…more details

Garden d'Lights

December 13 – 31, 2017
Presented by:
BellevueBotanicalGardenSociety
Location:
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Time:
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission:
$5.00
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. $5.00 per person (11 and over). Children 10 and under…more details

Holiday Boot Camp

December 13 – 20, 2017
Location:
Willows Lodge - Fireside Lounge
Time:
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Admission:
Complimentary
Recurrence:
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
Shape up in the kitchen for the holidays! Let our experts inspire and teach you how to get ready for the holidays featuring themed demonstrations. No reservations. Seating is limited. December 6: Features advanced Sommelier Cara DeLavallade and Barking Frog Chef De Cuisine…more details

Snowflake Lane

December 13 – 24, 2017
Presented by:
TheBellevueCollection
Venue:
The Bellevue Collection
Time:
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
Admission:
Free
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
The Bellevue Collection has expanded and so has Snowflake Lane--Now featuring a nightly parade. This year’s celebration kicks off on Nov. 24th in downtown Bellevue and continues nightly until Christmas Eve. Snowflake Lane takes place along Bellevue Way between NE 4th St.…more details

12-14-2017

Special Events

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

December 14 – 23, 2017
Venue:
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Time:
From: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission:
General admission: $14.50, Children: $10.50
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with family and friends! Take part in the most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest, offering excitement and fun for everyone! …more details

The 2017 Christmas Ship Festival

December 14 – 23, 2017
Location:
locations on website
Time:
times on website
Admission:
Adult Lead Boat price: $44
The Argosy Cruises Christmas ShipTM Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas ShipTM is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfro…more details

On-Going Events

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

December 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Venue:
Bellevue Downtown Park
Admission:
$14 admission (includes skate rental), $10 admission for 8 years and under (includes skate rental)
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends…more details

Garden d'Lights

December 14 – 31, 2017
Presented by:
BellevueBotanicalGardenSociety
Location:
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Time:
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission:
$5.00
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. $5.00 per person (11 and over). Children 10 and under…more details

Snowflake Lane

December 14 – 24, 2017
Presented by:
TheBellevueCollection
Venue:
The Bellevue Collection
Time:
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
Admission:
Free
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
The Bellevue Collection has expanded and so has Snowflake Lane--Now featuring a nightly parade. This year’s celebration kicks off on Nov. 24th in downtown Bellevue and continues nightly until Christmas Eve. Snowflake Lane takes place along Bellevue Way between NE 4th St.…more details

12-15-2017

Special Events

Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival

December 15 – 23, 2017
Presented by:
Argosy Cruises
Location:
Various Waterfront Communities in the Region
Time:
Varies
Admission:
All Ages
Recurrence:
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
 The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. The ship will be landing in several locations in and around Bellevue including Newcastle Beach Park and Meydenbauer Bay. Choirs onboard sing 20-minu…more details

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

December 15 – 23, 2017
Venue:
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Time:
From: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission:
General admission: $14.50, Children: $10.50
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with family and friends! Take part in the most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest, offering excitement and fun for everyone! …more details

The 2017 Christmas Ship Festival

December 15 – 23, 2017
Location:
locations on website
Time:
times on website
Admission:
Adult Lead Boat price: $44
The Argosy Cruises Christmas ShipTM Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas ShipTM is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfro…more details

On-Going Events

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

December 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Venue:
Bellevue Downtown Park
Admission:
$14 admission (includes skate rental), $10 admission for 8 years and under (includes skate rental)
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends…more details

Garden d'Lights

December 15 – 31, 2017
Presented by:
BellevueBotanicalGardenSociety
Location:
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Time:
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission:
$5.00
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. $5.00 per person (11 and over). Children 10 and under…more details

Snowflake Lane

December 15 – 24, 2017
Presented by:
TheBellevueCollection
Venue:
The Bellevue Collection
Time:
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
Admission:
Free
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
The Bellevue Collection has expanded and so has Snowflake Lane--Now featuring a nightly parade. This year’s celebration kicks off on Nov. 24th in downtown Bellevue and continues nightly until Christmas Eve. Snowflake Lane takes place along Bellevue Way between NE 4th St.…more details

STEM Workshop: Gingerbread Hack

December 15, 2017
Venue:
KidsQuest Children's Museum
Time:
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Admission:
$10/member, $15/nonmember
What can you build with gingerbread? Join us we go beyond the basics to engineer a house that lights up and moves! $10/member, $15/nonmember Drop-off program for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required.…more details

12-16-2017

Special Events

Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship Festival

December 16 – 23, 2017
Presented by:
Argosy Cruises
Location:
Various Waterfront Communities in the Region
Time:
Varies
Admission:
All Ages
Recurrence:
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
 The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. The ship will be landing in several locations in and around Bellevue including Newcastle Beach Park and Meydenbauer Bay. Choirs onboard sing 20-minu…more details

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

December 16 – 23, 2017
Venue:
Cougar Mountain Zoo
Time:
From: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Admission:
General admission: $14.50, Children: $10.50
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with family and friends! Take part in the most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest, offering excitement and fun for everyone! …more details

The 2017 Christmas Ship Festival

December 16 – 23, 2017
Location:
locations on website
Time:
times on website
Admission:
Adult Lead Boat price: $44
The Argosy Cruises Christmas ShipTM Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas ShipTM is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfro…more details

On-Going Events

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

December 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Venue:
Bellevue Downtown Park
Admission:
$14 admission (includes skate rental), $10 admission for 8 years and under (includes skate rental)
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends…more details

Garden d'Lights

December 16 – 31, 2017
Presented by:
BellevueBotanicalGardenSociety
Location:
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Time:
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission:
$5.00
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. $5.00 per person (11 and over). Children 10 and under…more details

Get Crafty Saturday: Gingerbread Houses

December 16 – 23, 2017
Venue:
Bellevue Arts Museum
Time:
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Admission:
$8 materials fee per child
Recurrence:
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Calling all sugar-loving architects and designers! Mountains of candy and frosting are waiting to be transformed into amazing gingerbread structures. Ages 4 – 10. Supplies may be limited. First come first serve.…more details

Home for the Holidays: Performance by the Northwest Sound Men's Chorus

December 16, 2017
Location:
Bellevue High School
Time:
2:30pm to 4:45pm & 7:00pm-9:15pm
Admission:
$25 adults, $20 students and seniors
We promise 2+ hours of locking chords and beautiful harmonies from Northwest Sound, consistently among the top 20 Barbershop Harmony Society chapters. With guests The Jaybirds, The Onions, and Square One. It's great entertainment for the whole family.…more details
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