Why the Holiday Season Is Best Spent on Seattle’s Eastside


The holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year and living on the Eastside of Seattle truly gives you a winter wonderland full of activities and events that are fun for the whole family. To help you learn more about what the Eastside has to offer during the holidays, I have put together some of the best events and activities in the area.

Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection

Join in the 10th Anniversary of Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection, a magical evening performance taking place nightly on the streets of downtown Bellevue. Snowflake Lane features more than 200 live toy soldier drummers, costumed characters, lively music, falling snow and glittering lights. Plus, don’t miss the holiday performance by the Jingle Belles.

For more information, please visit: http://snowflakelane.com/

Garden d’Lights 2016 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

Garden d’Lights features over half a million lights that transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Each holiday season, thousands of visitors enjoy this dazzling display. This year, the route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever.

For more information, please visit: http://www.gardendlights.com/

Celebration Lane at The Bellevue Collection

After Christmas (December 26 – 31) the fun continues with Celebration Lane at The Bellevue Collection. This nightly event is a celebratory salute to the New Year with a display of brilliant lights and music that has everyone rocking to the beat with added fun as the drummers and characters dance to lively songs.

For more information, please visit: http://snowflakelane.com/

Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card

Skate and celebrate at the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena, the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Bellevue Magic Season tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends

For more information, please visit: http://www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/magic-season/main-events/ice-arena

KidsQuest’s Gingerbread Lane in Bellevue

Kick off the holiday season with KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s Family Gingerbread House Workshops at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Work together with family or friends to decorate a unique gingerbread house to take home for the holidays.

For more information, please visit: http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org/page.php?id=147

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

The Issaquah Reindeer Festival at Cougar Mountain Zoo has many activities, whether you are getting your picture taken with Santa, meeting his reindeer, or enjoying hot snacks and drinks, this a truly an amazing experience for the whole family.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cougarmountainzoo.org/Reindeer%20Festival/mainreindeerfestival.aspx

Redmond Town Center’s Winter Wonderland

Take a spirited train ride through the winter wonderland, visit Santa’s workshop, or enjoy the skating rink, Redmond Town Center’s Winter Wonderland has something for everyone to enjoy!

For more information, please visit: http://redmondtowncenter.com/custom/winterwonderland.php

Woodinville Wine Country Holiday

Woodinville Wine Country has a number of events occurring all through the month of December to celebrate the holiday season.

For more information, please visit: https://woodinvillewinecountry.com/calendar/

Holiday Open House at Fivash Cellars

Sammamish’s own winery has newly bottled wines ready to sample and purchase, including 2009 C-Star, 2009 Walla Walla Syrah, and more, at its annual open house. Holiday Open House Hours: Friday, Nov. 30: Noon – 8pm; Saturday, Dec. 1: Noon – 8pm; Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon – 6pm

Interested in finding your perfect property on the Eastside of Seattle?

Contact me, Eddie Chang, your trusted Eastside real estate broker. With many years of experience working in the Eastside, I would be pleased to assist you in finding your perfect home.

HolidayAshley Breunich