Fun things to do this Holiday Season

Bellevue is the perfect place for a Holiday getaway. Every holiday season, Bellevue’s Season of Cheer transforms the beautiful city into a winter wonderland brimming with joy. There are so many holiday activities to enjoy during your winter vacation; whether you enjoy ice skating in the park, holiday shopping, watching enchanting performances, or taking in gorgeous holiday lights, Bellevue has all the makings for a memorable holiday vacation. We hope you stay the night and enjoy all of these delightful holiday activities in Bellevue.

Snowflake Lane

The Bellevue Collection’s 19th annual parade series is the ultimate holiday event. Downtown Bellevue’s magical transformation into a winter wonderland is guaranteed to fill your heart with joy.

Date and Time: Fri, Nov 24, 2023 - Fri, Dec 24, 2023

Nightly at 7:00 pm

Detailed Snowflake Lane event information.

Garden d’Lights

If you’re looking for an incredible holiday light show, take a stroll through the Bellevue Botanical Garden’s dazzling display of over half a million sparkling lights.

Date and Time: Nov 25 – Dec 31, 2023

Nightly 4:30-9:30 pm

Event Details & Tickets

Holiday Theatre Productions at Meydenbauer Center

Be sure to catch one of these enchanting performances this holiday season:

  • The International Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
  • Karin Kirkland School of Dance Winter Performance
  • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Issaquah Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker

Date and Time: Dec 8, 2023 - Dec 23, 2022 (Hours vary)

Ticket Information

Downtown Ice Rink

Ice skating is the perfect mix of physical activity and holiday cheer! It’s great for families, kids, and adults. Lace up your skates and have fun at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra.

Date and Time:  Nov 17, 2023 - Jan 15, 2024

More information and where to purchase Ice Rink tickets.

Christmas Cookie Workshops

Want to learn how to bake adorable holiday cookies? Whisk is offering a series of Holiday Cookie Workshops that help participants master the art of holiday baking. Whether your baking skills need some fine-tuning or you want to connect over a fun holiday tradition, these workshops are great fun!

Date & Time: Varies December 11- 20, 2023

More information

Photos With Santa at the Snowflake Lane Factory

Get your picture taken with Santa at the Snowflake lane Factory. Located at Bellevue Square Center Court, Second Level, visit Santa and catch a glimpse of his workshop and flying reindeer! Located at Bellevue Square Center Court, Second Level

Date and Time: Fri, Nov 24, 2023 - Fri, Dec 24, 2023

Reservations are required and can be booked here.

Holiday Shopping

If the stunning window displays, gift wrapping, and decked-out department stores bring on the holiday feels, Bellevue is the place to be. Bellevue has multiple premier shopping plazas and districts carrying the latest in retail. From exclusive high-end luxury stores to boutique shopping, Bellevue has something for everyone on your list. Take advantage of the Bellevue Collection’s Snowflake Lane Getaway deal and enjoy a $100 gift card to the Bellevue Collection for every night's stay at one of their participating hotels. Check out our non-affiliated holiday gift guide for special Bellevue gifts for everyone on your list. While you're shopping in the Bellevue Collection, be sure to get a photo with Santa to commemorate your trip to Bellevue.