Bellevue Magic Season is here! Downtown Bellevue is home to a winter wonderland of delights this holiday season, and Choose Your Way Bellevue has all the resources to help you arrive stress free. Events are peppered around Downtown and easily accessible by bus. If you do prefer to drive, remember that carpooling means more time with friends and family, holiday songs in the car and more eyes peeled for a parking spot!
The simplest transit option is to take a bus to the Bellevue Transit Center. From here you can easily walk to Ashwood Park, where the Magic Season Ice Arena is hosted this year, or Bellevue Library which is also hosting holiday events. Take the pedestrian corridor on NE 6th Street two blocks west to Bellevue Way for Snowflake Lane. Walk half a block to the Meydenbauer Center Theatre to see a beautiful production of the Nutcracker; or walk to one of the retail centers in Downtown to do some last minute gift shopping!
Here are some routes you can take to the Bellevue Transit Center:
- Sound Transit route 550 from South Bellevue Park & Ride or Mercer Island
- Metro Route 271 from the Eastgate Park & Ride
- Metro Route 234 or 235 from South Kirkland
- B-Line from Overlake Park & Ride and Overlake Transit Center or Crossroads.
Find your specific route through trip planners from King County Metro, Sound Transit or Google Maps (select “Directions” and click on the transit icon) and entering “Bellevue Transit Center” as the destination. Or check out a mobile app in the next section.
Download These Mobile Apps to Help You Get Around:
Puget Sound Trip Planner: This King County Metro app allows you to find a route between your origin and destination in real time, or for a future trip. See stop details, fare information, route schedules and options.
One Bus Away: Take the bus and save money— for more holiday shopping! Download the app for iPhone, Android and Windows phones to access up-to-date bus arrival times so you aren’t running or waiting for the next bus. You can click on every bus stop from a map to see all arrival times.
Google Maps: Google Maps now includes real-time bus data. You can plan out your trip for transit and it will give you arrival times and even fare information. Google Maps also allows you to add your trip to your calendar so you can be t