On Friday December 23rd we decided to get into the Christmas spirit and see the lights and festivities that Bellevue has to offer. We started out at Bellevue Botanical Gardens. They put on a great display of lights. It really was a spectacular presentation... I was impressed!
Then we headed into downtown Bellevue to check out "Snowflake Lane." Every Decemeber the street right outside of Bellevue Square(the largest shopping mall around) turns into a what they call Snowflake Lane. Each night they have a little celebration at 7 pm. The street is decorated at each lampost with a huge drum. They have snowflake light displays lighting the street. At the start of the show they have a singer at each of the drums passing out candy canes and then they all get on their drums at start to sing when the music comes on... they are all playing some sort of tamborine. After a few minutes of the dancing carolers... the little drummer boy music comes on... out come the drummers through the crowded streets.... they each stop at their respective HUGE drum and get ontop and wait for the other drummers to get to their spot. The fake snow begins to fall from the top of the mall. This is one HUGE production. Ellie LOVEd it! She was dancing away ontop of her daddy's shoulders. It was a big hit at our house and we will definetly go again next year.