The Best Winter Events in Leavenworth, Washington

The Best Winter Events in Leavenworth, Washington

Winter events in Leavenworth, Washington, are absolutely enchanting. The combination of the Bavarian-style town, thousands of lights and festivities makes for a captivating visit for travelers coming from all over. This unique village, rich with tradition, offers you matchless memories and photo opportunities with your loved ones all year round, particularly during winter. Experience this fairy-tale town firsthand by planning your getaway.

Leavenworth Village of Lights: Winter Karneval

One of the most cherished events is the light show in downtown Leavenworth. The annual event marks a time of fun and celebration of traditions. Imagine half a million lights sparkling in the Alpine-style town with the majestic frosty mountains and snowy trees in the background.

The event happens every January to honor the German tradition of Winter Karneval, which dates back to the 13th century. Enjoy the event commonly known as “Fasching” every weekend of the month with traditional and new activities. 

Be amazed by a spectacular fireworks display over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and see several ice sculpting events. Join in on various themed festivities and games all month long.

Village of Lights: Love From Leavenworth

What better way for you to celebrate the month of love than with a memorable getaway to a town covered in lights? Every February, Leavenworth offers travelers exciting outdoor adventures, local wine and chocolate experiences, food adventures and more.

Enjoy live entertainment, daily prize giveaways and special promotions throughout Valentine's Month. Experience the famous lights with a love-themed twist, the unforgettable views of the snow-covered mountains and the frosted trees. 

Select and send the perfect gift to your loved ones from the Leavenworth exclusive marketplace. Get a branded shirt as a memento, order fine handmade chocolate, or purchase a local hand-sculpted glass ornament or another handcrafted gift to remember your enchanting trip to the area.

Other Winter Weekend Events and Activities in Leavenworth, Washington

There is always something to do in the village, no matter the time of year. More winter fun that Leavenworth is known for includes backcountry skiing, ice climbing, sleigh rides and tubing, snowboarding and more.

Winter in Leavenworth is a haven for skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts hitting the snow-bedecked mountains. There are multiple trails at Lake Wenatchee for skiers, nature enthusiasts and travelers wanting to bask in everything the area offers.

The Bavarian village is known for being one of the best snowmobile destinations in the country with its 150 miles of trails, average annual snowfall of 150 inches and 2,500- to 7,000-foot elevation. The guided tours are a perfect way to take in the magnificent scenery of this town while having outdoor fun.

Visit the famous Nutcracker Museum with handcrafted collectibles dating back centuries. It is the only place in the world where you can view over 9,000 nutcrackers from 50 different countries.

Book Your Stay and Attend Downtown Leavenworth Events

Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA Holiday offers the ideal location for you to explore the village of lights and weekend events. Celebrate the traditions of this enchanting village while staying at the campground with fantastic amenities and various activities.

This KOA Campground is ideal for families with its playgrounds, bounce house and abundance of planned fun. The campground is pet friendly, so you can bring along your furry friends to make your trip to the area even more exceptional. Bask in the mountains and river views, and make campfire memories with your friends and family.

Stay in cozy cabins, camp at a traditional Tent Site or bring along your RV to benefit from the Pull-Thru and Back-In RV Sites with full hookups. Reserve your stay today. 

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