Here are a few ways to get out and enjoy some bright lights and cheerful festivities during the holiday season:
ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, December 2, free admission. Start at Redmond City Hall at 4 p.m. with live music, kids' activities, and a holiday tree-lighting ceremony. Then walk along a beautifully lit West Sammamish Trail and enjoy music, carolers, lights, decorations, hot chocolate, and festivities along the way. End up at Redmond Town Center for a celebration with music, food, and entertainment!
Nutcracker Ballet: www.ibtbellevue.org/performances/nutcracker
Other theatrical performances:
Snowflake Lane: Every night live "Toy Soldiers" drum on Bellevue Way as "snow" falls from above. These free shows are at 7:00 p.m. every evening along the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street. November 24-December 24
Gingerbread Village in Seattle: Local architecture firms design and bake incredible gingerbread creations that are on display at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel from November 21-January 1. Visit anytime, free admission.