4 LEAVENWORTH, WA Christmas Lighting Festival
This quaint Bavarian town transforms into a village of lights every Friday through Sunday between November 30 and December 16, 2018. Witness the Lighting Ceremony each Saturday and Sunday evening when over half a million lights illuminate the village with a bit of fanfare. Each Friday, St. Nickolaus arrives to tell the tale of his legacy and give gifts of “gold” for the good boys and girls. Throughout the day, you’ll find live musical performances, carolers strolling through town, costumed Christmas characters, sledding, roasted chestnuts, and a Cookie Crawl on Sundays for kids to follow the map and collect free cookies. If you’re not able to make it for any of the Lighting Ceremonies, don’t worry! The lights are on display seven days a week through Valentine’s weekend.