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Where: Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, 98005
When: Saturday, November 25 – Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (the lights go out at 9:30 p.m.)
Cost: $5.00, 11 years and over; children 10 and under are free
The display is outdoors on a well-lit pathway. You can plan on walking 3/4 mile including the walk from your car. Your time will vary depending on how long you pause to enjoy this one-of-a-kind display.
We will be open, even if it rains. In the event of more severe weather, see “Weather” below.
Tickets are available for purchase at the display entrance on a first-come first-served basis. Advance tickets may also be purchased online beginning on October 15, 2017.
- The trails through the display are gravel surfaced.
- Some sections of trail are on an incline.
- Accessible restrooms are located near the Trillium Store.
- Wheelchairs are not available at the Garden
Limited Mobility Parking
Some free disabled parking is available in the Garden’s parking lot, located at 12001 Main St., for those with limited mobility. You must have a disabled parking permit to park in this monitored lot. You may also drop people off in the loading zone and proceed to free parking off-site, or pay $5 to park in the Garden’s parking lot (cash only).
- The ratio of caregiver to your guests should be about 1:5 – please stay with them to ensure their safety.
- There are some steps, inclines, gravel and puddles.
- All visitors should dress for the weather; non-skid shoes are recommended.
- Please allow at least 45 minutes for guests to stroll the garden and soak up the beauty!
- Accessibility Guides available upon request.
Buses may drop passengers off and pick them up in the loading zone within our entry drive at 12001 Main St. There is no loading/unloading on Main Street. Only small shuttle buses may park in the Garden’s lot. Larger buses must park off site and return for their passengers.
From I-405, take the NE 8th Street East exit, turn right on 124th Avenue. Follow the curve to the right, go up the hill and turn left into the Garden’s monitored parking lot.
Musical groups will be performing many nights during Garden d’Lights. Performances will be held either in the Gathering Place or in the Aaron Education Center. A schedule will be published soon on this site, as well as on the Garden d’Lights Facebook and Instagram pages.
Would your vocal or instrumental group like to perform at Garden d’Lights? Please see our About page for more information.
Garden Society members will receive one free pass for an individual membership, or four for a family membership. We mail admission passes to current members in November. Bring them with you for admittance to the show on the night of your choice. Not a member yet? Join now at our secure website!
Hot drinks and snacks are available for purchase in The Aaron Education Center. Please enjoy your treats indoors. There is no restaurant at the Garden or within walking distance of the Garden.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to use your tickets, please give them to a friend, or consider the cost of your tickets as a donation to the non-profit Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.
Avoid the line by getting your ticket on-line! Express entry provided for those who purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased here. You can print your ticket, or show your ticket on your smartphone. Customers needing live assistance with their ticket purchase can call our 24-hour answering service at 888-959-6841.
Tickets can also be purchased at the event. Cost is $5 per person. We accept cash, check and VISA/MasterCard. Children 10 and under are free and do not need a ticket.
No tickets are necessary on free nights. Admission is on space-available basis: first come, first served.
While we plan carefully to make our system run smoothly, please be patient. Allow plenty of time for parking and entering the show. Every “staff” person you meet as you enter Garden d’Lights is a volunteer, enriching our community through their service.
The event goes on rain or shine every night including holidays. On occasion, it may be necessary to cancel the event because of snow, ice, high winds, or other adverse weather conditions. If we cancel the event due to snow or power outage, we will post an alert on this website, our Facebook page (Garden D’Lights) and Twitter (@bellevuebotanic).