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Festivals & Events

Christmas Lighting Festival 2015

  • Friday, December 4th, 2015
  • Saturday, December 5th, 2015
  • Sunday, December 6th, 2015
  • Friday, December 11th, 2015
  • Saturday, December 12th, 2015
  • Sunday, December 13th, 2015
  • Friday, December 18th, 2015
  • Saturday, December 19th, 2015
  • Sunday, December 20th, 2015

The first three full weekends in December are filled to the brim with holiday cheer and over half a million Christmas lights! *Our lighting display is on in town from Thanksgiving weekend through the middle of February*

Join us for the most wonderful time of the year, when our quaint Bavarian town becomes a Village of Lights (over half a million of them!) and holiday cheer abounds! 

On Friday evenings, live musical performances of your favorite Christmas songs fill the streets, interrupted briefly at 4:30pm for the arrival of St. Nickolaus at the Front Street Gazebo, who welcomes children young and old with the story of his legacy and "gold" for the good boys and girls! *ALL lights are on Friday's!

On Saturdays and Sundays the festivities kick into full gear at 12:00pm with the Arrival of Santa and costumed holiday characters in a march from the Festhalle to the Gazebo!

Throughout the day you will find high-caliber performances in the Front Street Gazebo, including hand bell choirs, a top-ranking Army National Guard Dixie band, breakout solo artists, the best high school and professional choirs in the Pacific Northwest, and more!

You'll also find carolers strolling through town, the smell of roasted chestnuts filling the air, sledding in Front Street Park, a traditional Gluhwein Tent (selling hot spiced wine and cider), costumed Christmas characters (including Santa, Mrs., Claus, and Father Christmas), and more! On Sundays, kids can collect free cookies by following the "Cookie Crawl" map!

It all culminates each Saturday and Sunday with the Lighting Ceremony (4:30pm), when a bit of pomp and circumstance brings about the lighting of the village with over half a millions lights!

The winter fun doesn’t stop there! Holiday concerts and productions, tubing, sleigh and doglsed rides, snomobiling, alpline skiing and snowboarding, nordic skiing and snowshoeing - we have plenty of ways for you to make the most of our winter wonderland! Check out our December Poster for month long fun!

Please note: On Christmas Day many of our businesses stay home to be with family. Open restaurants and shops for Christmas Day.

Entertainment Schedule for the Gazebo (printable program also on this page)

Friday December 4th
4:00-5:00pm    Walla Walla Valley Academy Praise Ringers
5:00pm-5:30pm    Twin Falls Middle School Choir  
5:30-6:30pm    Cashmere High School Choir 
6:30pm-7:30pm    Walla Walla Valley Academy Praise Ringers
7:30pm-9:00pm    The Alkis

Saturday December 5th
11:00am-12:30pm   The Alkis    
12:30pm-2:00pm   Hallstrom    
2:00pm-4:00pm    Tim Wicks    
4:00pm-6:00pm    Northwest Firelight Chorale

Sunday December 6th
11:00am-12:00pm   Salvation Army Brass Band
12:00pm-1:00pm   Cascade High School Select Choir
1:00pm-2:30pm    Harvest Christian Center Choir (confirm pending)
2:30pm-4:00pm    Hallstrom
4:00pm-6:00pm    Central Washington University Choir

Friday December 11th
4:00pm-5:30pm    Greg Parke
5:30pm-6:30pm    Beth Whitney – The Banner Days
7:00pm-9:00pm    Mr & Mrs Something

Saturday December 12th
11:00am-12:30pm   Sonus Boreal/Northern Sound Choirs
12:30pm-1:30pm   Beth Whitney – The Banner Days
1:30pm-2:30pm    Greg Parke
2:30pm-4:00pm    Mr & Mrs Something
4:00pm-6:00pm    Musikkapelle Leavenworth

Sunday December 13th
11:00am-12:30pm   Greg Parke
12:30pm-2:00pm   Beth Whitney – The Banner Days
2:00pm-3:00pm    Wenatchee High School Choir
3:00pm-4:00pm    White River High School Choir
4:00pm-6:00pm    Spirit of Spokane Chorus

Friday December 18th
4:00pm-6:00pm    The Alkis
6:00pm-7:00pm    Reveal Youth Choir
7:00pm-9:00pm    Mr & Mrs Something

Saturday December 19th
11:00am-12:30pm   Bethel High School Choir
12:30pm-1:30pm   Thomas Jefferson High School Jazz Group
1:30pm-3:00pm    Mr & Mrs Something
3:00pm-4:00pm    General 7 Dixieland Band, Washington National Guard
4:00pm-6:00pm    Reveal Youth Choir

Sunday December 20th
11:00am-12:30pm   Mr & Mrs Something
12:30pm-2:00pm   Generals 7 Dixieland Band, Washington National Guard
2:00pm-3:00pm    Centrail Washington University Horn Club
3:00pm-4:00pm    Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers
4:00pm-6:00pm    Central Washington University Horn Club


 

  • Friday, December 4th, 2015
  • Saturday, December 5th, 2015
  • Sunday, December 6th, 2015
  • Friday, December 11th, 2015
  • Saturday, December 12th, 2015
  • Sunday, December 13th, 2015
  • Friday, December 18th, 2015
  • Saturday, December 19th, 2015
  • Sunday, December 20th, 2015
Time: Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Fee: No charge
Leavenworth Chamber of CommerceDowntown LeavenworthT: (509) 548-5807

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