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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 Rink

Skate and celebrate the season with family and friends at the region's largest open-air holiday ice skating experience, Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink. The festive venue at Bellevue Downtown Park is a 22-year tradition offering shelter for all weather skating, free parking, and a series of special events including Free Skate Mondays, Stroller Skating, Free Skate Lessons, and theme skate events.  

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

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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11-29-2019

On-Going Events

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

November 29, 2019
Presented by:
Symetra
Location:
Bellevue Downtown Park
The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, presented by Symetra, opens on Friday, November 29. This 23-year old holiday tradition, a signature event of the Bellevue Magic Season, features the region’s largest seasonal ice skating experience, with more than 9,000 square feet of real ic…more details

Gingerbread Workshops

November 29, 2019
Location:
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Time:
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Admission:
$60 2-6 people plus 1 gingerbread house
Join KidsQuest at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for the perfect kick-off to the holiday season! Work together with family or friends to decorate a unique gingerbread house. We provide the materials including a giant candy buffet and lots of icing. KidsQuest cleans up the mess, and y…more details

11-30-2019

The Bravern Winter Illumination Holiday Lighting Event

November 30, 2019
Venue:
The Shops at The Bravern
Time:
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
The festivities will begin promptly at 6pm with a high-energy performance by the Seahawks Dancers. Santa and Matthew Klutznick, General Manager of The Bravern will make appearance at the event to spread holiday cheer, making the much-anticipated arrival to The Bravern in a luxury…more details

12-07-2019

Dinner and Dancing: City Opera Ballet

December 7, 2019
Venue:
KidsQuest Children's Museum
Time:
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission:
$10/members, $15/Non members
Experience the magic and joy of dance, as City Opera Ballet performs a scene from The Nutcracker, live at the museum! Enjoy dinner and participate in a dance workshop, plus end the night by playing in the museum with the performers!…more details

12-13-2019

Gin and Gingerbread

December 13, 2019
Venue:
KidsQuest Children's Museum
Time:
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission:
$25/members, $30/nonmember
KidsQuest isn’t just for kids – it’s for the whole family and the Eastside community. Become a kid again as you enjoy the nostalgia of building and decorating your very own gingerbread house in this adults-only event. Sip on gin and tonics, wine, and beer as you…more details

Gingerbread Hack

December 13, 2019
Venue:
KidsQuest Children's Museum
Time:
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Admission:
$15/member, $20/nonmember
What can you build with gingerbread? Join us as we go beyond the basics to engineer a house that can light up and move! Ages 5+, can be a drop-off. $15/member, $20/nonmember Pre-registration required. Programs are nonrefundable and nontransferable.…more details

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 13 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

12-14-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 14 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

12-15-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 15 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

Sammamish Symphony Presents Christmas in Bellevue

December 15, 2019
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center
Time:
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Admission:
$10-$20 depending on age
The Sammamish Symphony's holiday program features a traditional blend of seasonal favorites and other beloved gems from the symphonic repertoire. Returning to the stage are artists who have been a vital part of prior Symphony holiday concerts: boy soprano Jesse Barnes, and The Li…more details

12-16-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 16 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

12-17-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 17 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

12-18-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 18 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

12-19-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 19 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details

12-20-2019

International Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker in Bellevue

December 20 – 23, 2019
Presented by:
InternationalBalletTheatre
Venue:
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Time:
2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission:
Reserved Seating $53, Children to age 12, $25
Recurrence:
Recurring daily
International Ballet Theatre, Bellevue's Premier Ballet Company celebrates their 19th anniversary season performance of The Nutcracker in Bellevue! The Nutcracker Ballet's huge cast of characters is appealing to audiences of all ages; IBT’s production features a cast of 80…more details