Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The lights will be on display from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 1-31, including holidays at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St.
Tickets are $5 per person for those 11 and up; children 10 and under are free. Purchase advance tickets at GardendLights.org or buy at the door.
Hot drinks and snacks will be available for purchase in the Aaron Education Center. There will be musical entertainment most evenings. Delight in the Gingerbread House Village in the Aaron Education Center, crafted by our Wilburton Hill neighbors!
City Collects Toys and Food at Fire Stations
All nine Bellevue fire stations are accepting food and toys for Bellevue families in need. The Toy and Food Drive, operated by the Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation, runs until December 12. New, unwrapped toys will be handed out at the Crossroads Youth Holiday Party on December 19. Nonperishable canned and prepackaged food will go to Hopelink, which operates food banks in Bellevue. Gifts will be accepted through December 24 for distribution to Bellevue families experiencing challenges this holiday season. Any of the following contributions would be welcome: • For infants: plush animals, toys and gift cards • For children ages 3-10: new books, games, sports equipment such as soccer balls and basketballs, arts and crafts kits, cars/trucks, dolls and plush animals • For teens: gift cards to restaurants, malls and clothing and music stores • Cash donations to purchase needed items. For more information about the celebration or donations needed, please contact Vicki Drake, community services supervisor, Crossroads Community Center at 425.452.4874.