The sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season come alive in the greater Kirkland and Bothell area during the months of November and December. Here are just some of the best traditional events
From Kindles To Cocktails
As to be expected, the Eastside is not in shortage of shopping centers. There are many to choose from, but the local malls may be your best option. Most offer free parking and the ones that don’t are close by local transit options. You’ll find a large selection of shops and services at each of the following locations so you can spend less time on the road, more stores to compare your fashion options and plenty of eating establishments and coffee shops to keep you going.
Country Village is the most unique shopping center in the area as it offers a variety of one-of-a-kind home décor shops, gift shops, antiques and restaurants all set in a “country village” complete with duck ponds, bird baths and other outdoor settings. The shopping center features over 45 locally-owned shops and restaurants plus a Farmer’s Market. Such offerings include the Amai Day Spa, Adventure Children’s Theatre, Heartland Interiors and Design, The Pet Place, The Vintage Company No. 7 and a lot more. It’s a great place to bring visiting friends and family.
Dubbed as “The Eastside’s premiere, outdoor, lifestyle Center,” Redmond Town Center offers a large variety of stores to browse as well as many services as well including hotels, auto stores, restaurants, specialty shops and big name stores like Macy’s Outside you’ll find small playgrounds and splash areas for those hot summer days. New to the area included Brick and Mortar Books, The French Bakery, Lunchbox Laboratory restaurant and the deluxe dining movie theater, iPic and Salt Lounge which features a chef-driven menu including cocktails, beer and wine to enjoy while watching your favorite movie. They even have popcorn.
The Bellevue Square used to be the only real destination shopping center in downtown Bellevue, but today two more branches have been added including Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place. Together, they provide a powerhouse of shopping and dining options and despite its downtown location, the three offer up over 10,000 free parking spaces for shoppers. Some of the newer shops to have opened here include Amazon books, a brick and mortar version of their online offerings for those who like to actually touch book pages before making a purchase. The shop also features different related Amazon products like Amazon Echo, Kindle E-reading, Fire Tablets and Fire TV. The new over 21 Cinemark Reserve movie theater offers the best movie experience with six stadium seating auditoriums with lounger seats, electric powered, oversize, plush, comfortable recliners with foot rests! Japonessa features a Japanese core concept menu with hints of Latino flair and Dote Coffee Bar creates espresso creations using the finest, direct trade green coffee and then they roast the beans in small batches to bring out the unique “taste of place” in each origin and blend.
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