1) Holiday cheer: Issaquah Reindeer Festival – Running until Dec. 23. Attendees will have a chance to meet Santa Claus, as well as take a photo with him. While making your way to see Santa, you can feed his reindeer and watch them play. This event is at the Cougar Mountain Zoo. Follow this link for details.
2) Holiday joy: Wild Waves Holiday with Lights – Running until Dec. 30. Those who enter the park will be able to see a million lights and enjoy more than 25 amusing rides. There’s a toy land for the kiddos; they can play in a tent with falling snow as well as write a letter to Santa. Follow this link for details.
3) Fun tradition: "A Christmas Carol" – Running until Dec. 28. This present-day stage performance adapts the original Charles Dickens story of three ghostly visitors who take Ebenezer Scrooge on a trip to Christmases past, present and future. It plays at the Allen Theatre in Seattle. Follow this link for details.
4) Downtown celebration: Snowflake Lane - Running until Dec. 24, 7 p.m. nightly. This street party is all about bringing the holiday to life. Attendees will enjoy dance and song while being enchanted with the feel of a winter wonderland in downtown Bellevue. There will be live performers, colorful lights and adorned characters. Follow this link for details.
5) Light show: Garden d'lights - Running until Dec. 30. This show at the Bellevue Botanical Garden features over a half-million lights. The lights are displayed in the shape of plants, flowers, birds and other natural beauties, such as like waterfalls. Follow this link for details.
6) City fun: Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink – Running until Jan. 13. You can enjoy over 9,000 square feet of ice skating, making your holiday experience something special. From event site: The rink offers shelter for all-weather skating, free nearby parking. Follow this link for details.
7) Shining brightly: Wildlights, Woodland Park Zoo – Running until Jan. 5. This event is all about seeing the animals at the zoo during the holidays. Attendees can enjoy the many lights and up-close animal encounters. Follow this link for details.