Play Date! Dec. 28 - Jan. 4

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

Dec. 29: Celebration Lane at Bellevue Way and NE 8th

  • 7 p.m.
  • The nightly display of lights, music and live toy soldiers drumming returns through Dec. 31. Line up prior to 7 p.m. along the sidewalks of the (, and ). 
  • Cost: Free

Dec. 30: Paint Me A Story at

  • 10 am to 11 am
  • For children ages two and up with an adult caregiver
  • Enjoy painting and story time together! A different theme every week.
  • Cost: Free

 Dec. 30:

  • 5 pm to 10 pm (last entry at 9:30 pm)
  • For the whole family.
  • Enjoy seeing the Bellevue Botanical Garden transformed into the magical Garden D’Lights by over a half a million lights.
  • The display continues until December 31. Directions and information on parking options is available online. 
  • Cost: $5 per person. Children ten and under are free. Purchase tickets online

Dec. 31: Skating at the

  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • For kids of all ages
  • Cost: $10 admission includes skate rental, $7 if you bring your own skates.

Dec. 31: Ring in the New Year at the

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (note the museum closes at 2 p.m. on New Year's Eve and is closed Jan. 1)
  • Decorate a crown and make a noisemaker to celebrate.
  • Cost: Free to members or with paid admission

Sweet Deals


  • Deal: Free museum passes for selected dates for two people in partnership with the .
  • Go online to select the dates you wish to visit the museums. The program also offers free passes for selected dates to the Museum of History and Industry and the Washington State History Museum.
  • Good Through: Ongoing

  • Deal: Up to 60 percent off apparel, shoes and accessories and up to 50% off luggage and selected toys. Find more money saving coupons online.
  • Good Through: Dec. 31, 2011.

  • Deal: Save up to 75 percent off at Old Navy stores. In Bellevue, there is an shopping center and an . Also earn a $10 store credit for every $20 you spend now until Jan. 22, up to a $30 credit, that you can spend fro Jan. 27 to Feb. 8
  • Good Through: Dec. 31, 2011.


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