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Village of Lights runs December through mid January

Visitors come back year after year for this famous Leavenworth festival. Saturday at dusk everyone gathers to sing “Silent Night” and witness the lighting of the village as it is transformed into a magical wonderland of lights. See why USA Today rated Leavenworth one of the USA’s top 10 Christmas towns!

For the best rates available, festivals, and summer weekends call 1 800.961.0162 or book online.

HGTV names Leavenworth the Ultimate Christmas Town in 2009!

Therapeutic Touch Spa will be OPEN on the following 2013 winter holidays:
Thanksgiving , Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day.  Please call early to schedule your holiday appointment. Hours are subject to change.

Leavenworth Holiday Hours

Leavenworth WA Restaurant Holiday Hours for 2013

Leavenworth WA Shopping Holiday Hours for 2013

2013 Christmas Lighting Schedule

  • Annual Christmas Lighting Festival
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd weekends of December
  • Saturday and Sunday Evenings

Visitors come back year after year for this famous Leavenworth festival. On Saturdays and Sundays everyone gathers at the gazebo at dusk to greet Saint Nicholas.  On both days you can enjoy roasting chestnuts, holiday music from the gazebo while youngsters sled in the park; holiday personalities stroll the street.  Sleigh rides are minutes away.  At dusk everyone gathers to sing “Silent Night” and witness the lighting of the village and park and they are transformed into a magic wonderland of lights.

MERRY CHRISTMAS / Gift of Light from Voortex Productions

Come see why “Good Morning America Lights up the Holidays” made its second stop in the ultimate Christmas village in Leavenworth, Wash. November 29, 2007, and why the Travel Channel and Home and Garden TV came to feature our 2007 festival which aired in 2008.

Leavenworth Christmas Concerts and Events

Following is the 2013 schedule of events for the Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival. Please use this information as a guide for planning your trip for the 2014 festival and events.

 

S’mores Roast at Icicle Junction Activates Center

Roast marshmallows around the Junction fire pit to make your own S’mores! Must be at least 12 years old or accompanied and helped by an adult. Supplies are available at the Icicle Junction during open hours for just $3 for two S’mores. S’more Fires will be lit every Friday and Saturday night through December 19 and then offered every night starting December 20 to Saturday, January 4.
www.iciclejunction.com
 

Christmas Lighting Festival

Call 1-800-961-0162 for accommodations
First three full weekends in December
Location: Downtown Leavenworth
Information: 509-548-5807
Our nationally acclaimed Christmas Lighting Festival returns for an emotional visit to a turn of the century Bavarian Christmas, Holiday personalities and a ceremonial lighting of the town.
 

Marlin Handbell Holiday Concerts

December 02, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Best Western Plus Icicle Inn
Information: 509-548-5138Fee: $12 – Group rate $10
12 local musicians ring 104 handbells producing a unique and entertaining program of Christmas music.
 

Bronn Journey Christmas Concert

December 02, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location: 418 Evans Street
Fee: $16
Information: 509.548.5807
Reservations: Yes
Harp and voice intertwine bringing musical magic to the Christmas season during this popular annual concert. A Leavenworth holiday tradition. Contact Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce for tickets. www.leavenworth.org or www.bronnjourney.com
 

Marlin Handbell Holiday Concerts

December 03, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Best Western Plus Icicle Inn
Information: 509.548.5138
Fee: $12 – Group rate $10
12 local musicians ring 104 handbells producing a unique and entertaining program of Christmas music
 

Bronn Journey Concert

December 04, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location: 418 Evans Street
Fee: $15 advance
Information: 509.548.5807
Reservations: Yes
Come enjoy the inspiring Christmas music of the Journeys–Bronn, Katherine and the harp–bring music that is nothing short of glorious! www.leavenworth.org or www.bronnjourney.com
 

Christmas In The Mountains

December 05, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location:  Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene
Information: 509.548.9797
Fee: $14 Adults, $12 Students 5-18years
The Leavenworth Village Voices annual choral concert series. Come join the Village Voices and get in the Christmas spirit! Sorry, children under 5 years of age not admitted.
 
 

Christmas In The Mountains

December 06, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location:  Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene
Information: 509.548.9797
Fee: $14 Adults, $12 Students 5-18years
The Leavenworth Village Voices annual choral concert series. Come join the Village Voices and get in the Christmas spirit! Sorry, children under 5 years of age not admitted.
 

Christmas Lighting Festival

December 06, 2013 – December 08, 2013
Time: Opening Parade Noon
Location: Front Street Park, Gazebo
Fee: None
Information: 509.548.5807
Christmas Lighting Festival is hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, carolers, cocoa, kids sledding, the horse-drawn carriage…it is enough to put any snow globe to shame. Lighting Ceremony starts at 4:30 and music starts around 2pm on Friday. St. Nicholas Greets Children With Fruit and Song. leavenworth.org
 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 07, 2013
Time: 8pm
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: 509.548.2000
leavenworthsummertheater.org
It’s a wonderful life! It’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Marlin Handbell Holiday Concerts

December 08, 2013
Time: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Location: Best Western Plus Icicle Inn
Information: 509.548.5138Fee: $12 – Group rate $10
12 local musicians ring 104 handbells producing a unique and entertaining program of Christmas music

 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 08, 2013
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: 509-548-2000
leavenworthsummertheater.org
It’s a wonderful life! It’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Marlin Handbell Ringers 2012 Holiday Concert

December 09, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Best Western Icicle Inn, Leavenworth
Fee: $12 – Group rate $10
Information: 509-548-5138
12 local musicians ring 104 handbells in concerts during December and in the spring. The Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth is their home base. marlinhandbells.com
 

Bronn Journey Christmas Concert

December 09, 2013
Time: 7-9:30pm
Location: 418 Evans Street
Fee: $16
Information: 509-548-5807
Reservations: Yes
Harp and voice intertwine bringing musical magic to the Christmas season during this popular annual concert. A Leavenworth holiday tradition. Contact Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce for tickets. www.leavenworth.org or www.bronnjourney.com
 

Bronn Journey Concert

December 10, 2013
Time: 7-9:30pm
Location: 418 Evans Street
Fee: $16
Information: 509-548-5807
Reservations: Yes
Come enjoy the inspiring Christmas music of the Journeys–Bronn, Katherine and the harp–bring music that is nothing short of glorious! www.leavenworth.org or www.bronnjourney.com
 

 The Nutcracker

December 12, 2013
Time: 7pm
Location: Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Information: 509-548-6347
Fee: TBD
Edelweiss Dance Academy presents their annual rendition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Christmas In The Mountains

December 13, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Location:  Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene
Information: 509-548-9797
Fee: $14 Adults, $12 Students 5-18years
The Leavenworth Village Voices annual choral concert series. Come join the Village Voices and get in the Christmas spirit! Sorry, children under 5 years of age not admitted.
 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 13, 2013
Time: 8pm
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: 509-548-2000
leavenworthsummertheater.org
It’s a wonderful life! It’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Christmas Lighting Festival

December 13, 2013 – December 15, 2013
Time: Opening Parade Noon
Location: Front Street Park, Gazebo
Fee: none
Information: 509-548-5807
Christmas Lighting Festival is hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, carolers, cocoa, kids sledding, the horse-drawn carriage…it is enough to put any snow globe to shame. Want to make some memories with the family? Treat yourself to a winter experience that you will never forget! Roasting Chestnuts, Characters, Live Entertainment All Day! Lighting Ceremony Begins at 4:30 and the music starts around 11AM on Saturdays & Sundays.
 

Django Bells

December 13, 2013
Time: 7pm
Location: Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Information: 509-548-6347
Fee: TBD
Pearl Django’s extensive repertoire which includes gypsy jazz classics and  original compositions, will perform a special Holiday “Django Bells” mix!

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 14, 2013
Time: 1:00pm and 8pm
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: 509-548-2000
leavenworthsummertheater.org
It’s a wonderful life! It’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

 ”It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 15, 2013
Time: 1:00PM
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: 509-548-2000
leavenworthsummertheater.org
It’s a wonderful life! It’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Christmas In The Mountains

December 15, 2013
Time: 4pm
Location: Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene
Information:509-548-9797
Fee: $28 Family of 4; $12 General Admission
The Leavenworth Village Voices annual choral concert series. Come join the Village Voices and get in the Christmas Spirit. Sorry, children under 5 years of age not admitted.

Family Holiday Movies

December 15, 2013
Time: TBD
Location:Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Information:509-548-6347
Fee: TBD
Join Icicle Creek for classic holiday, family-friendly movies in Snowy Owl Theater with fun activities, warm cocoa, popcorn and fan favorites!

 

Christmas Lighting Festival

December 20- December 22, 2013
Time: Ceremony @ 4:30, mus
Location: Front Street Park, Gazebo
Fee: none
Information: 509.548.5807
Christmas Lighting Festival is hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, carolers, cocoa, kids sledding, the horse-drawn carriage…it is enough to put any snow globe to shame. Want to make some memories with the family? Treat yourself to a winter experience that you will never forget! Lighting Ceremony starts at 4:30 and music starts around 2PM on Friday. Lights Are On! St. Nicholas Greets Children With Fruit and Song.
 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 20, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: www.leavenworthsummertheater.org
Reservations: 509.548.2000
It’s a wonderful life! it’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Christmas Lighting Festival

December 20, 2012 – December 22, 2013
Time: Opening Parade Noon
Location: Front Street Park, Gazebo
Fee: none
Reservations: 509.548.5807
Christmas Lighting Festival is hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, carolers, cocoa, kids sledding, the horse-drawn carriage…it is enough to put any snow globe to shame. Want to make some memories with the family? Treat yourself to a winter experience that you will never forget! Roasting Chestnuts, Characters, Live Entertainment All Day! Lighting Ceremony Begins at 4:30 and the music starts around 11AM on Saturdays & Sundays.
 
 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 20, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: www.leavenworthsummertheater.org
Reservations: 509.548.2000
It’s a wonderful life! it’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Celtic Yuletide

December 21, 2013
Time: 7pm
Location: Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Information: 509-548-6347
Fee: TBD
Celebrate the holidays on the Winter Solstice with his special concert by talented multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and Irish dancers showcasing lively and seasonal music from the Cletic lands.

Santa at Ski Hill

December 21, 2013
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Ski Hill
Information: 509-548-5477
Fee: No Charge
Get your picture taken while skiing with Santa! Enjoy hot cocoa and holiday treats with the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club community.

 

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

December 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Festhalle Theatre, 1001 Front Street
Fee: $16 & $20 – no children under 5
Information: www.leavenworthsummertheater.org
Reservations: 509.548.2000
It’s a wonderful life! it’s a wonderful love! A small town hero discovers that his friends and the love of family, are what makes life worth living.
 

Family Holiday Movies

December 22, 2013
Time: TBD
Location:Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Information:509-548-6347
Fee: TBD
Join Icicle Creek for classic holiday, family-friendly movies in Snowy Owl Theater with fun activities, warm cocoa, popcorn and fan favorites!

 

Sleeping Lady’s Christmas Eve Dinner

December 24, 2013
Time: Reservations
Location: Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Information: 509-548-6344
Fee: Adults $46, Age 5-12 $13, 4 and under free
Gather family and friends together to celebrate the holidays, while enjoying a bountiful buffet featuring seasonal favorites. Complete menu at sleepinglady.com Overnight package available

 

Sleeping Lady’s Christmas Day Dinner

December 25, 2013
Time: Reservations
Location: Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Information: 509-548-6344
Fee: Adults $48.50, Ages 5-12 $14, 4 and under free
Join the family and friends for a Christmas Day Dinner complete with all the trimmings. Complete menu at sleepinglady.com. Overnight package available.

 

Illumini Men’s Chorale

December 28, 2013
Time: 7pm
Location: Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Information:509-548-6347
Fee: TBD
Backby popular demand, this Seattle-based men’s  chorale is back to perform Christmas holiday favorites! One more chance to celebrate the old and bring in the new at Icicle Creek.