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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

d'Lights stay on for another week 2008-2009

Garden d'Lights, the seasonal blaze of lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, will have an extended run this year, to continue through Sunday, Jan. 11.

Charlotte the spider at Garden d'Lights.On Nov. 29, more than 500,000 colored lights transformed the Botanical Garden into the annual "Garden d'Lights." The snow storms forced the nationally recognized holiday display out of operation for a few days, prompting organizers to add a week in January. 

Hundreds of volunteers 'plant' these creations at the Botanical Garden each November. With a flip of a switch, this holiday garden at 12001 Main St. blooms every evening, 5 to 10 p.m. 

New this year is an enchanting "aquarium" in the visitor center atrium, featuring a four-foot angelfish, and an alligator, making his home in the lily pond. The old favorites -- Willie the Slug, Charlotte the Spider in her web and the frog and the macaw -- will also be there.

There will be a $5 charge for parking at the Botanical Garden during the hours of the Garden d'Lights, but free parking is available at Wilburton Hill Park, the Bellevue School District Headquarters across the street and the Bellevue School District Service Center. The Botanical Garden (425-452-2750) has more information.

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450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Robin Haaseth, Public Information Officer
Phone: 425-452-6182
E-mail: rhaaseth@bellevuewa.gov

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