If a trip into the winter wonderland known as the “Village of Lights” sounds like an adventure to you, grab your lederhosen and flannel… it’s time to plan your trip to the 2017 Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival! And the best part is, it’s totally free.
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What is the Leavenworth Christmas Lights Festival?
Village of Lights, Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, The Magic of Leavenworth…it goes by a lot of different names. But the basic premise is that for 3 weekends in December, up to 20,000 people a day trek from all across Washington state to witness the little village of Leavenworth light up with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights. To quantify that, just imagine 12 miles of Christmas lights. In the words of Tim-The-Tool-Man-Taylor, we’re gonna need “MORE POWER”…. Not only that, but there are super fun activities (think roasting chestnuts, sledding, Santa Clause… pretty much anything you’d find in a scene out of White Christmas) and if the weather is frigid – and it often is – you couldn’t find yourself in a better spot to have to be stuck indoors. Leavenworth boasts some of the cutest shops and best “comfort food” restaurants in Washington. And we’re not just saying that…
When Is The 2017 Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Ceremony?
That’s a bit tricky to answer, because the lights start going up in early December and actually stay blazin’ away until Valentine’s Day. BUT, you will definitely want to hit one of the three weekends listed below, because that’s when they do the actual Lighting Ceremony and light up the whole town at once. It’s also when most of the extra festivities happen.
Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Schedule
The schedule for what’s sometimes known as the “Festival of Lights” is as follows: Dates: Saturday, December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th, 2017 Time: 4:30 PM (same time for every date listed above) Place: Front Street, Leavenworth, WA
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The only thing left to do is start planning your trip! So there you have it… we love Leavenworth and are pretty excited to have seen our first ever Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival. Will we see you there?