Last updated on July 7th, 2022

☀️ Leavenworth in the summer is just as beautiful as it is in the winter ❄️. The charm is just irresistible… and it’s just over a 2-hour drive from Seattle.

As Chelan county’s most popular tourist destination, Leavenworth welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors annually to the Bavarian-styled village. 

Every winter, Leavenworth becomes a winter wonderland, drawing many visitors to the Bavarian-styled village. Whether you’re making the trip midweek or on the weekends, experience the magic of the Christmas holiday with awe-inspiring displays of over half a million lights, music & entertainment, holiday characters for photo ops, carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!

Note to self

  • Visit the bratwurst and beer gardens, boutique shops, ice cream parlors, and much more. Leavenworth has a little for everyone and is the perfect place to bring the family anytime of the year.
  • The lights from Christmas stay up all through January so we got the experience of Leavenworth at Christmas time without the crowds. 
  • Lights will always be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving through February.
  • There are fewer crowds midweek compared to the weekends.
  • They have a virtual live-feed experience so you can look at the lights from the comfort of your home.
  • Most paid parking lots tend to fill up before noon.
  • Check road conditions on the WSDOT site if traveling over the mountain passes.
  • The local bus company, Link Transit, has free shuttles running 7 days a week out of their park and ride location behind the Safeway grocery store from approximately 11 am-7 pm.
  • The gazebo has heaters to warm up your family.

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