Bellevue is famous for its annual holiday events that cater to the whole family. Check out the list below for details and costs for each event.
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink
Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink is located at Bellevue Downtown Park. They’re open daily from November 23 – 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 bellevueicerink.com for details.
Garden D’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden
Garden D’Lights is located at Bellevue Botanical Garden at 12001 Main Street. They’re 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, with children 10 and under are free. For additional information, visit their website bellevuebotanical.org.
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. This year Santa will be present at the new Snowflake Lane Factory . Attendees will be able to have their photo taken with Santa and purchase photo packages. You can bring a penny and take home a memory from the souvenir factory penny press.The cost for attending Snowflake Lane is free. For more information, visit their website snowflakelane.com.
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 meydenbauer.com. 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 kidsquestmuseum.org.
Get Crafty Saturdays! at Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum is having art activities every Saturday though December 29. 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 bellevuearts.org.