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Snowflake Lane 2023

Magical snow and dazzling lights in the heart of Bellevue make this the most popular event in the Northwest

Dates: November 24–December 24, 2023

Snowflake Lane
Snowflake Lane
Snowflake Lane

The annual holiday celebration of Snowflake Lane takes place along the sidewalks of Bellevue Way & NE 8th in downtown Bellevue, just a 15-minute drive from Seattle. This 20-minute parade sparkles with colors and lights. Drummers, live toy soldiers, music and holiday characters start marching on Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street outside Bellevue Square. Then, they proceed to Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place. The parade is accompanied with snowfall to get people into the Christmas spirit and help kick off the holidays. Santa Claus also joins the parade to support the cheer. Bellevue Snowflake Lane Parade takes place every night at 7pm during the holiday season.

The little ones can meet Santa Claus at the Snowflake Lane Factory in the Bellevue Square Center Court (on the Second Level). Reservations are needed for pictures with Santa. The holiday experience won't be complete without a visit to Bellevue’s premier shopping center. Free parking is available at any mall garages at Lincoln Square, Bellevue Square, or Bellevue Place.

The cherished Bellevue holiday tradition attracts up to 10,000 people each night, making it the region's most magical holiday scene. Bellevue was named the Most Festive Town in America by The Huffington Post. With falling snow, dazzling lights, and merry holiday music this parade can't be missed!

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin