Snowflake Lane Is the Ultimate Winter Wonderland Experience for Christmas Lovers

Hadley Mendelsohn
Photo credit: Courtesy of The Bellevue Collection

From House Beautiful

If you're someone who starts blasting Christmas music the second you wake up on November first and watching Elf—or The Grinch or Miracle on 34th Street...whatever jiggles your bells—still makes you as giddy as it did when you were five years old, then we found the perfect early winter vacation for you: Bellevue's Snowflake Lane.

What, exactly, is Snowflake Lane? Oh, nothing, just the ultimate holiday wonderland experience, particularly for families and Christmas die-hards. Open nightly at 7pm between Black Friday (November 29th) and Christmas Eve (December 24th) in Bellevue, Washington, it's one of the biggest holiday light parades in the country.

Photo credit: The Bellevue Collection

From toy drummers, jingle belle dancers, stilt walkers, snow flurries, tons of dazzling light-up floats, snow showers, and your favorite festive holiday characters (of course including the man of the hour himself, Santa Claus,) it's kind of like jumping inside a Christmas storybook, a real-life version of the Nutcracker, and a dreamy snow globe (without the feeling of being trapped inside, obviously) all at once.

Photo credit: The Bellevue Collection

After the parade you can wait in line to sit on Santa's lap, watch the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, go Christmas caroling, and enjoy sweet wintery treats like holiday sugar cookies and hot cocoa. So whether you're a Pacific Northwest local looking for a fun way to spend the evening or you want to plan a very merry weekend getaway, Snowflake Lane is definitely worth a visit. And it's just a short fifteen-minute drive east of Seattle, so it's super accessible.

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