Outdoors

On the road for Nov. 14

Garden d’Lights

WHAT: This is a holiday display much like Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake Park. More than 500,000 lights will light up the Bellevue Botanical Garden during the holiday season. The light show attracts more than 100,000 people, who walk through the exhibits each year.

WHEN: 4:30-9:30 p.m. each night from Nov. 29-Jan. 3. Last entry is at 9 p.m.

WHERE: Bellevue Botanical Gardens, 12001 Main St., Bellevue.

THE DISPLAYS: The light displays are inspired by plants found in gardens in the Northwest and around the world. There also will be more than 30 “critter” displays, including Charlotte in her web and Willie the Slug. The displays are created by hundreds of volunteers.

PARKING: There are two free parking lots a short walk from the displays, or a closer lot that charges $5 per car. Free handicapped parking is available at the pay lot.

OF NOTE: The garden has a new visitor services building with all new amenities. The route through the displays has changed and grown. Organizers pointed out that the opening and closing times are a half hour earlier than in the past.

ADMISSION: $5 per person, free for children 10 and younger. Free admission is offered Dec. 1-4 and 8-11, but there could be a wait to accommodate the crowd. You can buy your tickets ahead of time at the event website.

INFORMATION: Go to gardendlights.org.

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