Snowflake Lane
Nightly Bellevue show marks holiday season
Snowflake Lane, one  1of the most beloved holiday events in the Seattle area, kicks off its 10th annual season on Nov. 28. Each night, from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, the bustling streets of Bellevue, Wash. are magically transformed into an extravagant winter wonderland. Falling snow, twinkling lights, enchanting characters and lively musical dance performances set to such holiday classics as Jingle Bells and Run Run Rudolph, mark this much - anticipated tradition.

The 20 - minute nightly outdoor show, which starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public, draws 10,000 spectators each night to the streets surrounding The Bellevue Collection, the Pacific Northwest’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. The area’s most talented teen performers become the stars of the show.

Dressed in lavish costumes, Snowflake Lane performers treat holiday revelers to a jolly good time with professionally choreographed song and dance numbers produced by one of the world’s most celebrated creators of musical revues. Visitors line the streets from Bellevue Way to NE 8 the Street each night to watch the show.

Stages are located in front of Bellevue Place and outside Palomino. The Little Princess Court Meet and Greet area, between The Cheesecake Factory and Blue C. Sushi, is where visitors can meet the princesses and take photos with them.

This year, 230 gleeful teens will be the stars of the show, dancing, singing and drumming their way into the hearts of 10,000+ spectators every night. Since 2005, more than 1,500 teens have brought their magic to Snowflake Lane, including four performers who have participated in all nine seasons.
PHOTOS: Snowflake Lane parade in downtown Bellevue
PHOTO CREDITS: Bill Brooks
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