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!
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
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)
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