Leavenworth Washington's Christkindlmarkt or Christmas Market is the perfect way to welcome the holiday season with your family! This special event is held on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day.
Echoing a long held tradition in German speaking countries, children can make beautifully decorated paper lanterns which they can carry lit up in a magical parade behind an old world Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to the "Christkind", symbolized by a girl dressed as a golden angel. Together everyone welcomes the arrival of the holiday season.
There are wonderful authentic Bavarian food booths and a variety of arts and crafts and other gift stalls that are the perfect start to your holiday, as local choirs and musicians serenade you with Christmas carols! Leavenworth's downtown shops and trees provide the perfect backdrop as they are hung with thousands of lights and ornaments. A sight not to be missed!
Check out information about Christkindlmarkt and the schedule of events by visiting their website.