• Magic Season, Snowflake Lane kick off Nov. 29

    Bellevue Magic Season starts its 23rd annual holiday run downtown on Friday, Nov. 29. Nightly performances at the popular Snowflake Lane will continue through Dec. 24, and will require the following street closures:

    • Bellevue Way Northeast, from Northeast Fourth Street to Northeast Eighth Street, will be closed every evening, 6:45-7:45 p.m. The parade begins at 7 p.m.
    • Northeast Sixth Street, from 105th Avenue Northeast to Bellevue Way Northeast, will be closed 6-7:45 p.m.
    • During closures on Bellevue Way Northeast, visitors to the Bellevue Arts Museum may park in the Westin Hotel parking garage, accessible from 105th Avenue Northeast.

    Other Magic Season activities include: Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden (Nov. 30-Dec. 31); the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink (Nov. 29-Jan. 20), presented by Symetra, at Downtown Park; holiday productions at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre (December dates); KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s Family Gingerbread Workshops (Nov. 29 and 30), at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue; and the Hilltop Holiday Craft Show (Dec. 4-7) at the Northwest Arts Center.

    Please walk, ride and drive safely this holiday season and allow extra travel time to reach your destination. In the downtown area, please watch for pedestrians in crosswalks and driveways, especially near construction zones.

    Also, consider using other modes of transportation when heading downtown to avoid getting caught in traffic. Information is available at ChooseYourWayBellevue.org.

    Keep up to date on traffic impacts by checking the city’s traffic advisories, updated weekly, the real-time Bellevue traffic map and cameras and the transportation Twitter channel, @bvuetrans.

    Published on 11/26/2019