Singer Mariah Carey was at the grand opening of Bellevue’s Sugar Factory American Brasserie at The Bravern Wednesday night. In conjunction with the opening, Carey announced her new Christmas themed retail and candy line, the Mariah Carey Christmas Factory. Raechel Dawson/staff photo

Singer Mariah Carey makes appearance at opening of Bellevue’s new Sugar Factory | Video

It was a full house at the grand opening of the Sugar Factory American Brasserie in Bellevue Wednesday night, but the opening was only half of it.

The majority of VIP guests were there to catch a glimpse of superstar singer Mariah Carey.

Carey was at the opening of the new candy store and restaurant to promote her retail and candy line, “Mariah Carey Christmas Factory.”

Curated by Carey, the line features candy-themed ornaments, custom Mariah Carey cookies and branded goods, such as candles, snow globes, chocolate-covered pretzels, holiday-flavored cotton candy, gift-wrapping ribbon and tags and feather Christmas trees and socks. While select items from her new line can be purchased online at the end of September, her entire line of more than 100 retail and candy items, which includes t-shirts, will be available on Nov. 1.

Carey’s most popular song, “All I want for Christmas is You” is just one of many songs that have led to 220 million records sold, making her the best-selling female artist of all time.

Located at The Shops at The Bravern, Sugar Factory opens 3 p.m. Thursday. For more information on the candy shop and restaurant/bar, visit

Singer Mariah Carey poses with Santa Claus on the red carpet of Bellevue’s new Sugar Factory American Brasserie Wednesday night. Raechel Dawson/staff photo

Mariah Carey gives an interview at the opening of the Sugar Factory in Bellevue. Raechel Dawson/staff photo

The Sugar Factory American Brasserie is located at The Shops at The Bravern in Downtown Bellevue. Raechel Dawson/staff photo

Celebrities frequent the Sugar Factory, which has multiple locations nationwide. Raechel Dawson/staff photo