Leavenworth Washington Christmas Lighting Festival

 

Christmas Lighting in Leavenworth from Icicle TV

Celebrate Christmas at the 2018 Leavenworth Washington Christmas Lighting Festival

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Each year the tiny Bavarian themed village of Leavenworth Washington, celebrates Christmas with a world famous Christmas Lighting Festival.

White Shines Warmest (Leavenworth WA) from Voortex Productions

Leavenworth Washington Christmas Lighting Festival 2018 Schedule

Friday, Novemer 30, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Please note that on Friday evenings all the Leavenworth Christmas lights are turned on so that the village shines as visitors arrive for the weekend. There is not actual lighting ceremony on Friday evenings.

‘Tis the season: Small towns go all out for Christmas
by Carri Wilbanks, Special for USA TODAY | Published on December 11, 2015

Calendar of Events in Leavenworth Washington This December

Leavenworth Washington Christmas Lighting Festival

Sledding in the snow in the park by the Gazebo in Leavenworth

Celebrate this holiday season with a trip to a Bavarian winter wonderland nestled in the Cascades.

Village of Lights Display
Thanksgiving Weekend  – Valentine’s Day
The village glows with over half a million lights every night from Thanksgiving weekend through Valentine’s Day weekend! Come enjoy the magic!
Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce | 509-548-5807 | leavenworth.org

Leavenworth Christkindlmarkt
November 23, 24, 25
A traditional Bavarian style Christmas Market with crafts for the kids, entertainment, a parade of lanterns, Santa Claus, and Christking and Saint Nicholas.
Christkindlemarkt in Leavenworth takes place in the downtown city park and in the Leavenworth Festalle.
Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce | 509-548-5807 | www.leavenworth.org

Bronn & Katherine Journey: Christmas Harp & Voice
November 27, 28, 29 and December 4, 5 | 7:30pm
Harpist Bronn Journey performs Christmas classics accompanied by his wife, vocalist Katherine Journey. Entertaining and enthralling, this is truly a concert experience everyone can enjoy.
Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce | 509-548-5807 | www.leavenworth.org

Marlin Handbells Christmas Concert
December 1 & 3 | Times vary
Twelve local residents bring the magic of handbell music to the Bavarian Village, ringing 108 English handbells!
Marlin Handbells | 509 – 548 – 5138 | www.marlinhandbells.com

Village Voices “A Leavenworth Family Christmas” Concert
November 30 and December 7, 9 | Times vary
Celebrate “Christmas in the Mountains” with Leavenworth’s very own Village Voices!
Village Voices | 509-393-5071 | www.leavenworthvillagevoices.org

Icicle Brewing

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Friday November 30, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

4:30 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

7:30 pm Village Voices

Saturday December 1, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

12 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

7:30 pm A Handbell Christmas

Sunday December 2, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

12 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Monday December 3, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

7:30 pm A Handbell Christmas

Tuesday December 4, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

5 pm Night at the Museum at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

7:30 pm Bronn Journey Harp Concert

Wednesday December 5, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

7:30 pm Bronn Journey Harp Concert

Thursday December 6, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Friday December 7, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

4:30 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

7:30 pm Village Voices

Saturday December 8, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

12 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Sunday December 9, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

12 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

1 pm Village Voices

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

 

Monday December 10, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Tuesday December 11, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Wednesday December 12, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Thursday December 13, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Friday December 14, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

4:30 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

Saturday December 15, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

12 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Sunday December 16, 2018

10 am Christmas Bazaar – 621 Front Street Leavenworth WA

12 pm Christmas Lighting Festival

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Monday December 17, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Tuesday December 18, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Wednesday December 19, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Thursday December 20, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Friday December 21, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

Saturday December 22, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

7 pm Living Nativity at the Leavenworth Church of The Nazarene

7:30 pm Canyon Wren Christmas with the Wicklines. http://www.icicle.org/

Sunday December 23, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

7 pm Living Nativity at the Leavenworth Church of The Nazarene

Monday December 24, 2018

1 PM Kid’s Nutcracker Hunts at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum – 735 Front Street Leavenworth.

5 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the Leavenworth Church of The Nazarene

7 pm Living Nativity at the Leavenworth Church of The Nazarene

9 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the Leavenworth Church of The Nazarene

 

Lodging and Hotels in Leavenworth Washington

For the month of December hotels and resorts in Leavenworth fill up quickly. Sunday’s are a good option for enjoying the Christmas Lighting Festival because there are often more accommodations available Sunday night.

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 3 Star

Alpen Rose Inn Alpen Rose Inn 3 Star

Obertal Inn Obertal Inn 2 Star

Blackbird Lodge Blackbird Lodge 2.5 Star

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Leavenworth Howard Johnson Express Inn – Leavenworth 2 Star

Fairbridge Inn & Suites Fairbridge Inn & Suites 2 Star

Leavenworth Day Trip – Clipper Vacations Holiday Packages

Leavenworth Day Trip for Christmas Lighting by Clipper Vacations

The Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival is a Washington state tradition. Spend the afternoon shopping and enjoying the quaint town of Leavenworth, as the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. At 4:30, St. Nickolas will arrive at the Front Street Gazebo to welcome children, young and old. Enjoy live Christmas music and entertainment. And when the sun begins to set, gather around the gazebo in the center of town for a magical moment, when thousands of voices begin singing “Silent Night” and, one by one, the trees begin to light. You’ll never experience anything quite like this traditional holiday festival. And if you have a glass of hot mulled wine to warm you up, don’t worry, because you’re being brought back across the pass by motor-coach.

Includes: round-trip transportation aboard a deluxe motor-coach from the Seattle area with pickup at various locations, light breakfast served en route, snacks and water on the return, all taxes and a tour host.

Book your trip

Call (800) 829-5448