Join us in Bellevue this Holiday Season. Known as the epicenter for Holiday fun in the Puget Sound, there will be no shortage of lights, music, events, and activities this Holiday Season in Bellevue. Our destinations, hotels, restaurants, attractions, and parks in Bellevue are ready to host your magic season celebrations.

Snowflake Lane Presented by Bellevue Collection

Celebrating 17 years of Snowflake Lane presented by The Bellevue Collection. See the region’s most festive holiday show! Nightly Parade at 7 p.m. from November 26 - December 24. Experience the wonder of falling snow, dazzling lights, festive music, toy drummers, and dancers in this complimentary nightly parade of holiday floats. Join us on the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night at 7 p.m. Park in any of our free parking garages and choose your favorite spot on the sidewalk to see the show.

Snowflake Lane

Bellevue Garden d’Lights

Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed in the whimsical shapes of plants, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Saturday, November 27 – Friday, December 31, 2021 (including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve) 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. every night. Lights go out at 9:30 p.m.

Bellevue Ice Skating Rink

The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra is the region’s largest seasonal ice-skating experience, located in Bellevue’s downtown park features more than 9,000 square feet of real ice. Nothing celebrates the holiday quite like ice skating in the park.

Main Street 

A visit to Bellevue’s Main Street is a must during the Holiday season. Just steps from the downtown park, visitors can shop local on Main Street with a stroll through the many interesting shops, restaurants, and cafes! From festive boutiques, delightful sweets, jewelry, and home décor, and more.

Marketplace at Factoria

Visit the Marketplace at Factoria for a mix of department stores and independent shopping with family fun and interesting eateries. Enjoy Santa Claus photo opportunities and festive holiday shopping experiences at this Bellevue gem!

International Ballet Theatre Nutcracker

This holiday season, join the International Ballet Theatre at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Theatre for a Christmas tradition decades old. With vibrant costumes and brilliant sets, IBT’s Nutcracker has become an event not to miss. Staged with traditional Russian choreography and paired with exotic Arabian dancers, as well as a fierce battle scene with soldiers and mice, let our cast dazzle you with a spectacle of the ages. Dec 10th, - Dec 23rd

Santa Claus

Other Fun Holiday Activities

  • BAM Holiday Arts Market Looking for a great gift for the art lover on your list? You're in luck! This holiday season, the BAM Store will feature a brand-new selection of unique works from over 30 Arts Fair artists. Featured items include jewelry, woodblock prints, ceramic vases, and more. Thursdays – Sundays, 11am – 6:30pm November 26 – December 23

  • Santa Photos (Various locations in Bellevue) – Children and families can pose for a photo with Santa while he is making his list and checking it twice. 

  • Build a Gingerbread House The smell of gingerbread is in the air! Join KidsQuest Bellevue at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and create your Gingerbread house masterpiece. Friday, November 26th from 5-7pm including a special mini performance by the Evergreen City Ballet’s Nutcracker during your Gingerbread workshop.