Leavenworth, WA Christmas Snow Festivals

Leavenworth holiday

Christmas Lighting Festival (1st Weekend)

Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State.  Each and every year, Leavenworth heralds in the Christmas Holiday season with three weekends of fun, food and a totally magical experience.  Thousands come from all over the world.  

Join us for the most wonderful time of the year, when our quaint Bavarian town becomes a Village of Lights (over half a million of them!) and holiday cheer abounds!

On Friday evenings the lights are all on! Live musical performances of your favorite Christmas songs fill the streets, St. Nickolaus arrives at 4:30pm at the Front Street Gazebo, who welcomes children young and old with the story of his legacy and "gold" for the good boys and girls! Please note: There is no Lighting Ceremony on Friday's; lights remain lit.

On Saturdays and Sundays the festivities kick into full gear at 12:00pm with the Arrival of Santa and costumed holiday characters in a march from the Festhalle to the Gazebo!

Throughout the day you will enjoy musical performances in the Front Street Gazebo, including hand bell choirs, a top-ranking Army National Guard Dixie band, breakout solo artists, the best high school and professional choirs in the Pacific Northwest, and more!

You'll also find carolers strolling through town, the smell of roasted chestnuts filling the air, sledding in Front Street Park, a traditional Gluhwein Tent (selling hot spiced wine and cocoa) and costumed Christmas characters (including Santa, Mrs., Claus, and Father Christmas). On Sundays, kids can collect free cookies by following the Cookie Crawl Map!

It all culminates each Saturday and Sunday with the Lighting Ceremony (around 4:30pm), when a bit of pomp and circumstance brings about the lighting of the village with over half a millions lights.

The winter fun doesn't stop there! In and around Leavenworth you will find Holiday concerts, tubing, sleigh and dogsled rides, snowmobiling, alpine skiing and snowboarding, nordic skiing and snowshoeing – we have plenty of ways for you to make the most of our winter wonderland!

We are the "Village of Lights" 7 days a week through Valentine's weekend. Click below for all the winter magic!  


(509) 548-5807EMAIL:info@leavenworth.org

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All Seasons River Inn

Wenatchee River, features seven very beautifully and uniquely designed suites that can be booked individually, or together as a block. Each suite is named after a well-known river, and follows the theme of that location in its design and decor. The TENNESSEE Suite is designed with a playful Memphis Blues music theme that reflects the birthplace of multiple musical genres. A private en suite jacuzzi is a wonderful feature of the Tennessee– a perfect way to end a day of hiking or river sports! Comfortable and cozy seating set by the corner fireplace is a perfect way to relax, in view of the stunning river and wooded area right outside the window. The Tennessee suite has a lovely private outdoor sitting area where you can enjoy the flow of the beautiful Wenatchee. You just won't believe the incredible river view from both the window of this suite 

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