I don't miss summer too much in December, since there are so many free activities all over the Eastside to keep us busy. Check our Events Calendar for free Story times, concerts, festivals, and activities all month long. Some of our favorite events this season are:
Snowflake Lane (Bellevue Way, in front of Bellevue Square) - FREE
Nightly at 7 P.M. November 27-December 24
A festive evening performance your kids will love, with swirling snowflakes, glittering lights, live toy soldier drummers, lively music, and many photo opportunities with holiday characters.
Garden d'LIGHTS 2009 (Bellevue Botanical Garden) - FREE (donation suggested)
Nightly from 5 to 7. November 28-January 2
Spectacular scene of lights in the garden and a hunt for fun creations (butterflies, dragonflies, swans, peacocks, alligators). Parking in the garden is $5.
Reindeer Festival (Cougar Mountain Zoo) - Zoo Admission ($9.50-$11.50)
December 1-23, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
December 26-30, 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet Santa, see his house, meet Rudolph and all the other reindeer. It's a beautiful event that kids love.