Play Date! Dec. 7- Dec. 14

Fun activities and some sweet deals for the whole family this upcoming week.

Dec. 7, 12, 13 and 14th: Free Nights at

  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • For the whole family.
  • Enjoy seeing the transformed into the magical Garden D’Lights by over a half a million lights.
  • Cost: Free. No tickets are required on Free Nights but it is “first come, first serve” as capacity allows, so plan to come early or late. Directions and information on parking options is available online.

Dec. 9 & 10: Gingerbread House Workshops at the

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10
  • Families work together to create a unique gingerbread house. All materials are provided including a candy buffet and lots of frosting. Snacks and cider provided.
  • Museum member $35 per family, non-members, $40
  • Register online

Dec. 10: at

  • 9:30 to noon
  • For families of kids ages three to twelve
  • Start the day with snowman pancakes and then head off to make holiday crafts. The morning ends with milk and cookies and a visit with Santa. Bring your camera!
  • $30 members, $40 non-members
  • Pre-register by calling 425 746-1160

Dec. 10: The Nutcracker at the

  • 2 p.m.
  • The International Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker. 
  • For all ages.
  • IBT's production of The Nutcracker features a cast of 80 talented young people, experienced professional dancers and visual performance artists. All the beauty and magic of the Nutcracker, without having to cross the bridge!
  • Adults $50, Children 12 and under $25 and students age 13 to 17 (with ID) $40.  Order tickets online
  • Performances continue through December 22.

Dec. 10: Snowflake Lane at Bellevue Way and NE 8th

  • 7 p.m.
  • Join the nightly display of lights, music, live toy soldiers drumming and magical snow until Dec. 24.  Line up prior to 7 p.m. along the sidewalks of the (, and ). 
  • Cost: Free

Dec. 12: Free Skate Monday at the

  • 3 PM to 9 pm
  • For kids of all ages
  • Cost: Free! Just show your Bank of America card to the ice arena staff and receive two free admissions for skating on Mondays. Or pick up Free Skate Monday passes at a Downtown Bellevue Bank of America banking center (limit of two passes per person and limited to skate availability).

Sweet Deals

Old Navy

  • Buy $40 in Old Navy Gift cards and get 15 percent off everything else you buy that day. There is an and an .
  • Good Through: Dec. 18, 2011

Fred Meyer

  • Deal: Want to qualify for your Fuel Reward faster at participating local and save ten cents a gallon more often? Then remember that in addition to your grocery purchases, every time you purchase a gift card at Fred Meyer, that adds points to your fuel reward total as well. More information on the Fred Meyer rewards program, including more ways to pile up points faster, is available online.
  • Good Through: Ongoing



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