Published November 19 2021
Bellevue’s Season of Cheer (formerly called Magic Season) starts today and will continue until Sunday, Jan. 9. Many of the festivities were cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
One of the events returning to full dazzle this year will be the popular Snowflake Lane, which will entertain from Friday, Nov. 26, through Friday, Dec. 24. The nightly parade starting at 7 p.m. 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.
Additional Season of Cheer activities include Bellevue Parks’ Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden (Nov. 27-Dec. 31); the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink (Nov. 19-Jan. 9), presented by Symetra, at Downtown Park; holiday performances at Meydenbauer Center Theatre (Nov. 21-Dec. 3); KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s Gingerbread Workshop (Nov. 26 and 27), at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue; holiday ships viewing and beach fire at Meydenbauer Bay Park (Dec. 18, 8-9:30 p.m.); and other happenings.
Please drive, walk, ride and roll safely this holiday season and allow extra travel time to reach your destination. In the downtown area, watch carefully for pedestrians in crosswalks and driveways, especially near construction zones. Also, consider using other modes of transportation when heading downtown. Information about transportation options is available at ChooseYourWayBellevue.org.
To keep up to date on traffic impacts across Bellevue, check the city’s traffic advisories, updated weekly, the real-time Bellevue traffic map and cameras and the Transportation Department’s Twitter channel.