Family-Friendly Holiday Event
December 17, 2018
The holidays have arrived here in Bellevue, and there are plenty of fun events that the whole family can enjoy. From Santa meet and greets to unique light shows, this area has it all. Here are some of the best events happening around the apartments in Bellevue, WA.
Bellevue Gingerbread Workshops
The Gingerbread workshops are a family tradition in Bellevue. Hosted by KidsQuest at the Hyatt Regency, you and your family can kick off the holiday season with unique gingerbread decorations. This arts and crafts-type event allows you to create icing-colored homes, gumdrop trees, or even a gingerbread ice-skating rink. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
The admission price of $60 gives 2-6 people everything they need to craft unique gingerbread creations. Members receive a $10 discount on the cost of admission, while those with larger families can pick up a $250 VIP package that includes enough materials for four gingerbread houses. Additional persons cost $10 each on any ticket, and additional houses cost $25.
Santa Visits at The Bravern
Santa returns to The Bravern this year to put a smile on every child’s face. The event features new LED light installations that were custom made in Italy, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience for all. Photo opportunities are readily available, giving you the perfect opportunity to snap the perfect picture for holiday cards and social media.
This event takes place on the following dates:
November 25th through December 23rd
Monday -Friday from 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.
December 24th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Santa’s Snowflake Lane Factory
Head over to the Bellevue Collection from November 23rd to December 24th to experience Santa and Snowflake Lane’s magical Christmas event. Santa’s workshop is up and running, giving visitors the chance to take their picture with the jolly man in red and experience the gorgeous workshop set complete with illuminated trees. Children can also bring in a penny to take home a souvenir from the penny press.
Snowflake Lane and Celebration Lane
Snowflake Lane, the same people hosting Santa’s workshop, have a holiday event of their own. Each year, they decorate the sidewalks along Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street in the heart of Bellevue to create a magical display of lights. This one-of-a-kind holiday spectacle features live toy soldiers, winter characters, and simulated snow to bring the magic of the season to the area.
This holiday tradition also features a nightly show at 7pm which includes performances by the Jingle Belles Dance Line, a meet and greet with the Snowflake Lane Princesses, and The Snowstorm’s unique drum-centric music. With free admission, this is an exciting event for the entire family.
Now through December 30th, stop by the Bellevue Botanical Garden to catch the annual holiday lights display. Hundreds of thousands of lights create unique installations that are sure to dazzle and amaze. The gardens went all out this year with more lights than ever before as well as a series of free event nights. If you’ve never attended a Garden d’Lights event before, then get ready to see the garden like never before.
You can find free parking for this event in off-site lots, with a limited number of on-site parking spots available for $5 each. Handicapped spaces outside the garden are free but keep in mind that they are limited in number. Lines for Garden d’Lights can be lengthy, so it is highly recommended that you buy your tickets online in advance
Holiday Entertainment at Bellevue Square
This shopping center is ready for the holidays with decorations, gorgeous trees, and plenty of entertainment during the week. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can witness school choirs, vocal ensembles, and other musical performances in the center court. It’s a nice addition while you’re shopping for the perfect gift.
Hilltop Holiday Craft Show
Now through December 1st, check out the Hilltop Holiday Craft Show at Northwest Arts Center. This annual show features thousands of handmade works from over 60 carefully selected crafters. It’s the perfect place to find a unique holiday gift as well as high-quality, handmade goods.
Admission is free, and parking is easy to come by. You can attend the craft show Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. as well as Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Apartments in Bellevue, WA
All of these fantastic events and more are easily accessible through the sleek, connected, vibrant Hyde Square. This new generation of modern, luxury apartments in Bellevue offer the finest in European stylings and contemporary designs. With a premier location and a vast array of high-end amenities, these homes place you in the middle of what really matters in the Seattle area.
Each home within Hyde Square is designed with envious, modern finishes. Wood flooring and faulted ceilings create warm living spaces, while solid-surface quartz countertops accentuate modern cabinetry. Private decks offer sweeping views, designer plumbing fixtures create elegance, and full size washers and dryers create an ease of living.
The surrounding community features carefully selected amenities designed to cater to every facet of life. Stay active in the state-of-the-art fitness center or spin and yoga studio. Treat yourself with the wellness center and indoor sauna, or relax in either the sky lounges or luxurious landscaped courtyards. Start your day off right in the coffee lounge, take care of work in the business hub, then let concierge services handle the rest as you mingle with other residents by the barbeque and fire put areas. Everything you need is right outside your door.
This apartment community is anything but another Bellevue rental opportunity. It redefines luxury, places the urban back in suburban, and places you in the middle of what really matters in the Seattle area. With a central location, the finest in modern finishes, and amenities that envelope you in comfort as well as convenience, there’s no better place to be. Welcome to an elevated sense of living. Welcome to Hyde Square.