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Holiday Activities In + Around Redmond, Washington


Spring and summer came and went. Autumn showed its lovely colors. And just like that, the 2019 holiday season has arrived. For folks lucky enough to live in or visit the Pacific Northwest during this festive time, it’s time to start planning for holiday activities in and around Redmond.

You will no doubt want to experience the West Coast wonder of the holidays. And while your’e in the vicinity, you’ll have plenty of great options to explore.

Archer hand-picked these Redmond-area holiday activities just for you.

Redmond Town Center

Winter Wonderland — November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

People wandering through the open-air Redmond Town Center with a huge Christmas tree and carousel.
Photo courtesy of Redmond Town Center.

This annual holiday festival includes “a myriad of magical activities and events,” plus a plethora of shopping and dining opportunities. Don’t miss Santa’s arrival at 10 AM on Black Friday, November 29.

Redmond Lights — December 7 – 8, 2019

The progressive event begins at Redmond City Hall, wanders through Downtown Park and finishes at Redmond Town Center. Enjoy the lovely lights, along with musical entertainment, refreshments and family-friendly activities.


Bellevue Magic Season — November 30, 2019 – January 20, 2020

Snowflake Lane — a colorful street performance at night.
Photo courtesy of Chance of Endless Reflection Photography.

Bellevue’s holiday tradition features an open-air ice rink, holiday dance, music and theatre performances, Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden, gingerbread house decorating at KidsQuest’s Gingerbread Lane and the downtown magical street performance, Snowflake Lane).


Google Lights — December 7, 2019

More than 25,000 lights are choreographed to music in this mesmerizing light show. Other event highlights include a photobooth, carolers, Blitz from the Seahawks cookies and complimentary cocoa. Bring unwrapped toys to donate to Hopelink and Lifewire.

Grand Menorah Lighting — December 2, 2019

The Grand Menorah Lighting takes place in the pavilion at the Kirkland Marina Park. The event also features lively music, face painting, traditional holiday refreshments and a kosher food truck.

12K’s of Christmas — December 15, 2019

Four women dressed in red shirts and green tutus running in a street
Photo courtesy of Snohomish Running Company.

This popular running event encourages folks to dress festively and comfily — think Santa, Rudolph, a Christmas tree, a favorite holiday tee). Sign up for a 5K or 12 K run/walk (or both).

All finishers receive chip timing, a personalized race bib, a festive beanie and a finisher medal. Bring the kiddos for a free kids dash.

Woodinville Wine Country

St. Nick’s Taste the Season — December 6 – 8, 2019

Treat yourself to St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend in Woodinville. You’ll toast, taste and celebrate while checking out the offerings at more than 30 wineries and tasting rooms.

A Cellar Hopper Pass allows for quicker pickups and drop-offs at participating wineries.

Designated drivers can tour the wineries without purchasing a St. Nick’s booklet.

Holiday R + R

Happier Holidays at Archer — all season long

A king-size bed, red sofa and photograph of Jimi Hendrix in a hotel room
King Studio Suite at Archer Hotel Redmond.

No matter which festive Redmond-area experiences you choose, consider calling Archer Hotel Redmond your holiday home base.

Whether with friends, family, your +1 or on your own, you’ll adore our five-star bedding, curated luxuries, Archer’s Kitchen + Bar, walkable neighborhood and stellar, sincere staff. We welcome you to eat, drink and be merry with your consummate host while enjoying all the holiday activities in and around Redmond.

From everyone at Archer Hotel Redmond — happy holidays!

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