Saturday, December 2nd, 5-9 p.m.

Join us in bringing holiday cheer to Bellevue!

The Light Up Bellevue! holiday celebration brings thousands of people to the streets of Bellevue and there are lots of ways you can participate! We’re looking for sponsor partners to get involved by extending hours, featuring specials, hosting children’s activities, sponsoring event festivities, and more. We’re welcoming businesses, community organizations, restaurants and generous individuals who would like to sponsor our festival activities. This year, we’re introducing the Cheer Garden for adults to socialize with special drinks, food, and activities.

If you are looking for vendor space in the Holiday Night Market, please reach out to
If you or your group want to be considered for our entertainment lineup, email
If you are looking to volunteer as an individual, please complete our volunteer signup form and select Light Up Bellevue.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the event?
Light Up Bellevue! will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 5-9pm on Lincoln Avenue between Balph Avenue and Jackson Avenue. Streets will be closed from 4-10 so be sure to let your patrons know in advance. Set up will be from 4:00-4:45pm, and tear down from 9:00-10:00pm.

What if it rains?
The event will be held rain or shine, so consider how inclement weather may impact your participation and have a plan!

Will there be a program?
We’re going old-school this year! We’ll have fold-out maps along Lincoln Avenue so you know where to find the free activities, entertainment, food, drink, etc. The event schedule will tell you when and where to be for the fun!

Where will my brand be featured if I participate?
All participating businesses and organizations will be featured on the Bona Fide Bellevue website. We also encourage you to feature prominent branding on your tent. Financial event sponsors will be featured on in the Light Up Bellevue! event handout/map.

What will I need to participate?
If you sign up to host an activity or food/drink station, you must ensure that you have a tent, lighting, extension cords with a reliable power source, and any tables/chairs that might be necessary. Bona Fide Bellevue can assist with power supply if necessary, but we will assume that everyone is self-sufficient unless you reach out directly to ask for support.

Who will provide power for our tent?
The outlets along Lincoln Avenue can supply power to lights but are not designed for anything requiring high power needs such as heaters and appliances. The outlets will be reserved for holiday decorations and inflatables, and lights for children’s activity tents. Businesses and restaurants must provide their own power sources for any outside needs.

How many people are expected to attend?
Rough estimates from years past totaled about 2,500 adults and 500 children over the course of the evening.

How many children should I plan for if I am sponsoring an activity?
We recommend having sufficient supplies for 300-350 children to participate in any activities. Businesses are encouraged to partner and share the costs of hosting an activity.

Where can I find information and ideas about what I could do to participate?
Click the button at the top of this page for a list of options to consider – or, if you have a specific idea, share it with us for consideration by emailing

If I am serving food and/or drinks, should I be conscious of allergies?
Yes! Please include a sign advising patrons about common allergies included in your offerings if relevant (peanuts, mushrooms, shellfish, etc.)

What and where is the Cheer Garden?
This area will be designed primarily with adults in mind but children are welcome. Alcoholic drinks will be available as well as food, live music and games. It will be located in the parking lot across from Scoops at the corner of Lincoln and Jackson.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please feel free to reach out to

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