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    Bellevue's Garden d’Lights

    November 30, 2018

    Purple, blue, and yellow lights at Garden of D Lights

    The holiday season is finally here, which means events will be popping up all over Washington. From the apartments for rent in Bellevue, the closest and most spectacular event is the annual Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. This stunning display is in its 24th year running, and is sure to amaze. Here’s everything you need to know if you plan on attending.

    What is Garden d’Lights?

    Garden d’Lights transforms the Bellevue Botanical Garden with over half a million sparkling lights. Each are formed into fantastical flowers, plants, animals and cascading waterfall sets as they weave into the natural beauty of the garden. If you’ve never seen this annual display of lights, then now is the perfect time. These decorations are wonder to behold, invoking the magic of the holiday season.

    Dates and Times

    The Botanical Garden will open its doors for Garden d’Lights from November 24th through December 30th this year, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You can stop in anytime from 4:30 to 9 p.m., but you might want to stay for the duration to see the entirety of the display.

    What to Expect

    As you weave your way in and around the illuminated installations, take the time to relax and examine the artistic work behind each one. During your visit, stop at the Aaron Education Center for refreshments and snacks. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are all on the menu.

    While you’re enjoying your snacks, check out the Gingerbread Village. This installation was created for Garden d’Lights by residents of Wilburton. Taking the traditional gingerbread house to the next level, this village features everything cookie people could possibly need to thrive in a small town.

    Musical entertainment will also be provided by various groups, all of which are family-friendly. There’s nothing quite like live music as you take in the light displays and warm up with some hot cocoa.

    Tickets and Pricing

    Tickets are available both online and at the door. The ticket line is usually enormous, so it is highly recommended that you purchase yours online. You can buy yours via this link. The cost is $5 per person, with free admission for children ten and under. There are no night-specific tickets, so feel free to use on any of the event’s dates.

    There are also several free nights at the Botanical Garden. You can enter this event without a ticket from the 24th through the 29th of November this year. Staff will control the flow of the crowd so everyone can enjoy the show, which means there might be a wait to enter the building.


    Premium parking is available in the Botanical Garden’s lot for $5 a car, cash only. Anyone with a disability parking permit can park here for free. Slightly east of the Garden is Wilburton Hill Park on Main Street, which offers free parking for the event. Keep in mind that event parking is not permitted across Main Street. Nothing puts a damper on a good time like a ticket.

    Additional Information

    If you plan to attend, then here is a list of additional information that might come in handy:

    • Pets are nor allowed inside the Bellevue Botanical Garden, though service animals are permitted
    • Disabled parking spots closer to the building are available
    • Unfortunately, there no wheelchairs at the Garden
    • The Trillium Store features fully-accessible restrooms
    • Shorts House, about an 8th of a mile walk away, features additional lights
    • The paved pathways outside the Garden are also illuminated
    • The trail through the light displays stretches three-quarters of a mile

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email the Botanical Garden staff at or by calling 425-452-2750. You can listen to pre-recorded information about the event by calling 425-452-6844. If you need any assistance purchasing your tickets online, call 888-959-6841 for live assistance via the Garden’s customer service line. You can also stay up to date on any changes through the organization’s Facebook or Instagram pages.

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