The main attraction of Leavenworth hotels at Christmas is the town's famous lighting festival, which illuminates over a million lights each weekend in December. Crowds fill Front Street Park on weekend evenings for live musical performances as dusk descends. Appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the mayor inaugurate the holiday celebrations in glorious, traditional fashion. Front Street is photo-ready during the festive season, aglow with twinkling lights and enthralling store window displays.
Pick out the last of your Christmas presents in Front Street Park, where a Bavarian Christmas market brings you traditional holiday cheer, German style. Leavenworth Village Voices choir sings holiday favorites, while Mr. and Mrs. Claus hand out goodies and vendors purvey Bavarian goods and foodstuffs. Everything, from cuckoo clocks to nutcrackers and lederhosen, is on sale.
Every year, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts curates a colorful program of Christmas entertainment. Enjoy live readings, plays, and movies in this barn-come-concert hall to the south of the city. Watch a prestigious performance of the Bolshoi Ballet's The Nutcracker or grab a ticket to Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide. Don't miss the Snowy Owl Christmas live radio show and Cool Yule holiday ballads sing-alongs.