Snowflake Lane FAQ

Is Snowflake Lane happening?

This year, Snowflake Lane will return to the parade most people know and love with a few adjustments, keeping the ongoing pandemic in mind. Although the entertainers will not interact with attendees like years past, we know we can still bring holiday cheer to adults and children alike with a focus on the parade of holiday floats and, of course, the snow.

 

When is Snowflake Lane?

Snowflake Lane runs from Friday, November 26 through Friday, December 24.

 

What time is Snowflake Lane?

The show begins nightly at 7 pm. Plan to arrive early to allow time to park and find your place on the sidewalk.

 

How much does Snowflake Lane cost? 

There is no cost to attend Snowflake Lane. The nightly parade is complimentary thanks to the Kemper Freeman family.

 

Does Snowflake Lane include characters and performers this year?

Yes, Snowflake Lane includes characters and performers in the parade of holiday floats. Due to the ongoing pandemic, performers will not interact with attendees this year.

 

Where can I watch Snowflake Lane?

On the sidewalks along Bellevue Way between Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square.

 

What is the best way to ensure a spot to watch the parade? 

We recommend coming early in the holiday season and during weekdays to get the best spot as we experience more traffic during weekends and as we get closer to December 24.

 

Does Snowflake Lane offer ADA areas? 

The public sidewalks on the Snowflake Lane parade route are ADA compliant. For the best experience, we recommend arriving early and on weeknights.

 

Is proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required? 

We do not require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test as we are following Governor Inslee’s Washington Ready plan on spectator events COVID-19 requirements.

 

Is social distancing required? 

We encourage social distancing. It is not required as we are following Governor Inslee’s Washington Ready plan on spectator events COVID-19 requirements.

 

Are masks required? 

Masks are recommended for outdoor viewing during Snowflake Lane according to current King County masking guidelines. Masks are required while indoors at The Bellevue Collection.

 

Does Snowflake Lane still happen during inclement weather (i.e. snow, wind, etc.)?

For severe inclement weather like snow or high winds, we may modify or, in rare cases, cancel the parade. The best place to monitor show changes can be found on snowflakelane.com or on our Snowflake Lane Facebook page.