The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner and Bellevue is kicking it off with fun annual holiday events for the whole family:

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink is located at Bellevue Downtown Park near Inspiration Playground. They are open daily from November 23rd to January 13, including holidays. The ice rink has many activities for all ages, including free skate Mondays, late skate Friday, free skate lessons and more. The cost is $15/general admission and $10/ages 8 and younger, which includes skate rental. For those who bring their own skates, cost is $11/general admission and $6/ages 8 and younger. There are discounts available, see website for details.

Garden D’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden
Garden D’Lights is located at Bellevue Botanical Garden at 12001 Main Street. They are open from November 24 to December 30 in the evenings from 4:30 to 9pm. Over a half million lights transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Admission is $5 per person, while children 10 and under are free. For parking information and more, visit their website

Snowflake Lane Presented by the Bellevue Collection
Snowflake Lane is located along Bellevue Way between NE 4th street and NE 8th street. There are nightly shows that begin promptly at 7pm from November 23 to December 24. Included in the performance are favorite holiday characters, falling snow, lights and holiday music. The cost is free. Snowflake Lane characters are available to meet at Lincoln South Food Hall Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Lincoln South Food Hall will offer food and drink specials, plus fun activities. For more information about Snowflake Lane visit their website

Holiday Performances at Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Meydenbauer Center Theatre is located on NE 6th street. Performances run from November 30 to December 23. The Theatre hosts a magical holiday series of musical and dance productions, including the Nutcracker, Christmas in Bellevue and more. For information on performances and cost, please visit their website Tickets for many of the events are available.

Gingerbread Workshops Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Gingerbread Workshops are on November 23 and 24 at Hyatt Regency Bellevue in the Evergreen Ballroom. Friends and family can come together to work on decorating an already put together gingerbread house with a candy buffet and frosting. The cost is $50/member family for up to people and $60/non-member family for up to 6 people. Preregistration is required. To register or to find out more specifics on pricing and timing, please visit their website

Get Crafty Saturdays! at Bellevue Arts Museum
From now until December 29, Bellevue Arts Museum is having art activities every Saturday. BAM is located on Bellevue Way NE. The activities are best for kids ages 4-10. There is a $4 material fee per child. For more information and timing, please visit their website

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink – Photo Credit: Bellevue Downtown Association

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