Winter Wonderland: Bellevue, Washington
Bellevue might be known as a haven for tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta, but every year the Season of Cheer transforms this clean walkable city into a winter wonderland for all to enjoy. Visitors delight in the festive nightly celebrations, beautiful city-wide decor, and joyful holiday activities. If you're looking for an enchanting place to warm your heart this holiday season, come visit Bellevue, Western Washington's epicenter of holiday cheer.
Starting November 25 – December 24, 2022, the Bellevue Collection puts on the spectacular nightly Snowflake Lane production that is free. The parade features beloved holiday characters, music, and falling snow! After the parade, enjoy shopping for gifts at the region's premier shopping destination and get something extra special for everyone on your list. The Bellevue Collection also offers a fantastic "Stay and Play" package, where visitors will receive, will receive a $100 Bellevue Collection Gift Card each night they stay, good at all Bellevue Collection shops, restaurants and entertainment venues if they stay at their specified hotels.
Bellevue takes the cake for the most dazzling holiday light displays. Every year, thousands of people flock to Bellevue to witness The Bellevue Botanical Garden’s famed Garden d'lights. This production features millions of twinkling lights arranged in creative and festive displays set in the stunning backdrop of the botanical garden. The event runs from November 26 – Saturday, December 31, 2022, and tickets go on sale on October 15, 2022.
Nothing says holiday season like ice skating in the park! From Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023, The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Symetra is the region’s largest seasonal ice-skating experience, with more than 9,000 square feet of real ice. Finish the outing with some delicious hot cocoa and a stroll through the beautifully decorated Downtown Park.