Leavenworth, Washington turns into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Don't miss your chance to make amazing memories with your family by spending your winter vacation in the charming town of Leavenworth. Experience the Leavenworth Snow Train and related holiday events! There are a number of professional vacation rental companies in Leavenworth that have an amazing selection of homes perfect for your cozy and festive winter stay in the mountains.
White Water Lodge for a Holiday Get Together
White Water Lodge in Leavenworth is another great option for a large family. It sleeps 16 and is gorgeously designed so as to provide the comfort and relaxation you're looking for. Surprisingly spacious, the living area features a cathedral ceiling and full-view windows that seem to bring the snow covered mountains and icy river right indoors!
Leavenworth Snow Train
The snow train is a big one. Board the train in Seattle and settle into your seat for breakfast. As you travel through the snow covered mountains, carolers, magicians and Santa will be making rounds through the aisles. Before you know it, the snow train will arrive in Leavenworth to continue the celebration in the streets of the Bavarian village. The experience is truly magical, see the Christmas lights twinkle, purchase holiday treats from street vendors and admire the horse drawn carriages as they glide down the snow sprinkled roads. Space is limited and seats sell out quick so it's best to reserve the Leavenworth snow train as soon as possible.
Although the snow train in December is a big part of the winter spirit here, the fun starts in early November with Nutcracker Hunts at the famous Nutcracker Museum in Leavenworth. Every November, the Nutcracker Museum puts on scavenger hunts where everyone from children to adults scour the museum for every last nutcracker hidden throughout. Hunters will be given a list of nutcrackers, a clipboard, and a pencil and are set loose to search.
Thanksgiving Cooking Classes
Graham cracker crusted coconut caramel pumpkin pie. Are you salivating yet? Prepare for the biggest feast of the year and learn how to make this amazing dish and more with Chef Colin at his Thanksgiving cooking class at Mana Mountain. Come hungry and ready to learn how to balance flavors and textures to impress your dinner guests.
Cross Country Skiing
The best way to experience the beauty of the snow in Leavenworth is cross country skiing. Glide over open meadows and through forests. Embrace the natural beauty that surrounds you whether your an experienced or beginner skier.
Feel the brisk air hit your face as you smoothly glide over snowy hills and through valleys. Listen to the pitter patter of the horse hooves as they carry you past rivers and into the woods.
Christmas Lighting Festival
Join the town of Leavenworth in celebration as the welcome Christmas at one of the best Leavenworth winter events. The celebration takes place for 3 days where these will be musical performances, a parade, roasted chestnuts, spiced wine, and even a visit from Santa! The event takes place early December.
Bavarian Ice Fest
The ice fest celebrates winter's bounty and beauty! There will be snow sculptures, ice carving, fireworks and more! January 13th and 14th 2018. There are still Leavenworth vacation rentals available for the winter season, but they're going fast! Book your stay now for the Leavenworth Snow Train and other can't miss winter events in Leavenworth.