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.
The Bellevue Collection’s 18th 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 25, 2022 - Fri, Dec 24, 2022
Nightly at 7:00 pm
Detailed Snowflake Lane event information.
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 26, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
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 9, 2022 - Dec 23, 2022 (Hours vary)
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 18, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
More information and where to purchase Ice Rink tickets.
Argosy Christmas Cruise Ship
Tour Lake Washington on a twinkling Christmas Cruise ship while you sip hot cocoa and listen to carolers sing. If you prefer to stay on land, you can still enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights on the water as you stand on the shore at Meydenbauer Bay Park as the cruise ship passes
Date & Time: December 17, 2022 8:00 PM- 9:45 PM
Tickets and more information
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 3- 23, 2022
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.