Things to Do in Leavenworth WA
Leavenworth WA is a Bavarian themed village tucked away in the Cascade Mountains just east of Seattle.This destination town is a true winter playground.
Outdoor Activities in Leavenworth WA
Winter offers plenty of outdoor activities in town and the surrounding area. Skiing, sledding and tubing for the whole family is available at Leavenworth’s own Ski Hill run by the Leavenworth Ski Club. For more serious skiing and boarding head to Stevens Pass only 30 miles away. Leavenworth Shuttle and Taxi offers flexible service from downtown Leavenworth to the slopes, making your trip stress free! (Stevens Pass had their first snowfall of the season on October 10, 2016!)
Other winter activities include sleigh rides, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Winter Events in Leavenworth WA
Begin your holiday shopping on November 25 at the Leavenworth Christkindlmarkt. This annual Bavarian Christmas Market sets up on Front Street in downtown. Enjoy fine food, local arts and crafts and family friendly entertainment. The festival is held Friday 11:00am – 7:30pm, Saturday 10:00am till 7:30pm and Sunday 10:00am till 3:00pm.
The first three weekends of December are packed with holiday happenings in Leavenworth. The town is illuminated by half a million Christmas lights for their Christmas Lighting Festival. Each weekend includes parades, carolers, food and local arts and crafts. The gazebo located in the center of town serves as the main stage for entertainment all day. Leavenworth. This event is perfect for the whole family.
Every January on MLK JR. weekend Leavenworth celebrates IceFest. Enjoy ice sculptures, games and snow centered activities as well as a winter fireworks show. New this year is a Stevens Pass Grom Playground. Here kids 3-7 can learn to ski and board with certified snow sports instructors to guide them around.
How to Get to Leavenworth .
Getting to Leavenworth is easy. From Seattle you can travel east on I-90, over Snoqualamie Pass and then north on US-97 over Blewitt Pass then onto US-2 into Leavenworth. My favorite is traveling north of Seattle and catching US-2. This route takes you over Stevens Pass with heart stopping views of the Cascades and plenty of forest. This is mountain travel. Although roads are well maintained, always check the Washington DOT Mountain Pass webpage for current road conditions.
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