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Leavenworth Christkindlmarkt

Last Weekend of November -- Christkindlmarkt

Leavenworth’s Annual Bavarian style Christmas market for the whole family offering craft and food vendor booths, continuous entertainment, and lantern decorating for children. Welcoming ceremony and lantern parade Friday and Saturday evenings with more activities on Sunday. Children’s activities also at the Grange Hall. Sponsored by Projekt Bayern.

Location: Leavenworth Front Street City Park, Gazebo, Grange Hall
Fee: Free www.christkindlmarktleavenworth.com
INFORMATION: 509.548.5201 or www.projektbayern.com

For the best rates available, festivals, and summer weekends call 1.800.961.0162 or book online.


Continuous, free live entertainment throughout Christkindlmarkt on Friday and Saturday will play at the Gazebo featuring a variety of holiday and traditional Bavarian music for your enjoyment. Local talent plays accordions and button boxes as well as other entertainers including favorite local choral and band groups.


Lantern Workshop

TIME: Friday 11am to 4:30 p.m.
TIME: Saturday 10am to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Leavenworth Festhalle
The Lantern Workshop is a favorite with children each year. Each child can decorate their own lantern after which they will receive a heart-shaped gingerbread cookie. A limited number of decorated lanterns will be available to children between 4 and 4:30 p.m.
There will be a charge of $5.00 for each undecorated lantern or $6.00 for each pre-decorated lantern sold after 4 p.m.

Children’s Crafts

TIME: Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
TIME: Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
PLACE: Held in the Grange Hall
Children will have the opportunity again this year to make other crafts while they warm up, get a snack, play games and watch a movie in the Grange Hall located at the west end of Front Street.

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Lantern Parade

TIME: Friday and Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Starting at the corner of 8th and Commercial Street
Carrying their hand-crafted, glowing lanterns, the children and their parents will follow St. Nicholas and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus through the streets to the Gazebo where the Christkind will welcome everyone.

Welcoming Ceremony

Lantern Workshop & Children’s Crafts | Lantern Parade | Welcome Ceremony
TIME: Friday and Saturday evenings following the Lantern Parade
PLACE: Gazebo on Front Street
In traditional fashion the Christkind will welcome all to the Market and share wishes for the Christmas holiday season. 

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The dream of most girls in Germany is to be the “Christkind” or “Golden Angel” which is the symbol of Christmas in German-speaking countries. She will be joined by City dignitaries, St. Nicholas, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Leavenworth’s own Enzian Alphorns, and the Boellerschutzen. A variety of holiday music will be enjoyed by all.


Start your holiday shopping early. Christkindlmarkt will feature a unique variety of handcrafted and other specialty items for a loved one, a friend or yourself. There will be wood-crafted items from Germany, as well as home decor and art. You will find knit, crocheted and fleece apparel and accessories for all ages. You will be delighted with your unique purchases.
Satisfy your taste buds with a sampling of bakery delicacies, candy, warm roasted nuts, Bavarian sausages and beverages. While you are shopping take advantage of the magic of Christmas in our Bavarian Village.

S’mores Roast at Icicle Junction Activates Center

Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, 2pm -8pm – Roast marshmallows around the Junction fire pit to make your own s’mores! Must be at least 12 years old or be accompanied and helped by an adult. Supplies are available at the Icicle Junction during open hours for just $3 for two s’mores.