Nestled amidst the majestic Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Leavenworth transforms into a winter wonderland illuminated by the glimmer of over half a million lights. From Thanksgiving until the end of February, our charming Bavarian Alpine Village becomes a dazzling spectacle, evoking the enchanting essence of living inside a magical snow globe.
Experience the Magic of Leavenworth Lights Christmas Town
Nestled amidst the majestic Cascade Mountains of Washington State, Leavenworth transforms into a winter wonderland illuminated by the glimmer of over half a million lights. From Thanksgiving until the end of February, our charming Bavarian Alpine Village becomes a dazzling spectacle, evoking the enchanting essence of living inside a magical snow globe. Visitors can relish this delightful sight every evening from 6 AM to 11 PM, free of charge, as Leavenworth radiates the festive spirit of the season.
While Christmas Day tends to be quieter because many business owners and their teams celebrate the holiday with their families, the day after Christmas bustles with activity. The town springs back to life, with shops, restaurants, and various winter activities resuming in full swing. Take a scenic sleigh ride. Visit the reindeer farm. Enjoy exhilarating activities on the snow, and cap off the day with some delightful shopping, hot beverages, and a satisfying dinner.
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Leavenworth’s Winter Karneval
During January, Leavenworth embraces the centuries-old German tradition of ‘Fasching’ during its Winter Karneval. Running from January 13th through the end of the month, this celebration honors the spirit of winter with a vibrant array of events and entertainment.
Throughout January, the town hosts a blend of cherished activities, including live ice carving, mesmerizing fire dance performances at the Gazebo, and a spectacular fireworks display over town on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The month also features an assortment of new entertainment spread across various dates, ensuring Leavenworth remains a captivating winter destination all month long.
Silvara Cellars – Adding Sparkle to Your Leavenworth Experience
Amidst this snowy wonderland, Silvara Cellars stands as a haven for wine enthusiasts seeking warmth and quality in every sip. While visiting Leavenworth Lights, don’t miss the chance to experience Silvara’s Tasting Room and Igloos. This is where you can immerse yourself in the charm of the season with great wines and cozy ambiance. Whether savoring the award-winning wines or enjoying the serene view of the snow-covered Cascades, Silvara Cellars offers a delightful respite amidst the festivities.
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Experience the magic of Leavenworth Lights, indulge in the Winter Karneval celebrations. Complement your visit with a stop at Silvara Cellars for an unforgettable holiday experience in Washington’s charming Alpine Village.
THE IGLOO EXPERIENCE
Here’s where the magic of Washington winter meets the warmth of fine wine. Our exclusive Igloo Experience is a unique opportunity to escape to a cozy, heated igloo nestled in the heart of our enchanting garden. Imagine savoring exceptional wines while being surrounded by the snowcapped Cascades, a picturesque winter wonderland that provides the perfect backdrop for memorable moments. Silvara Cellars Igloo Experience helps you create an intimate and memorable moment with your beloved ones. This is an adult-only experience.
Useful Travel Tips when visiting Leavenworth
When planning a visit to Leavenworth during the winter months, it’s helpful to keep a few travel tips in mind to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
- Check Weather and Road Conditions: Due to the mountainous terrain, weather conditions can change rapidly in Leavenworth during winter. It’s advisable to check the weather forecast and road conditions before setting out. Snow and ice might affect roadways, so being prepared with appropriate winter driving equipment is essential.
- Dress for the Weather: The winter temperatures in Leavenworth can drop considerably, especially in the evenings. Dress in layers and wear proper winter gear. Include warm jackets, hats, gloves, and waterproof footwear, to stay comfortable while exploring the town.
- Plan Ahead and Make Reservations: Winter is a popular time to visit Leavenworth. So accommodations, restaurants, and popular activities tend to get booked quickly. To secure the best options, consider making reservations for accommodations, restaurants, and winter activities well in advance of your trip. Our Wine Club Members enjoy great discounts in some of the best hotels in Leavenworth. Follow this link for further information.
- Arrive Early: Leavenworth tends to get busier as the day progresses, especially during the holiday season. Arriving early in the day allows for better parking options and a chance to explore the town before it gets crowded.
- Embrace the Winter Charm: Winter in Leavenworth offers a unique charm with the snow-covered streets and festive decorations. Take your time to stroll through the town. Enjoy the scenic views, and immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the winter wonderland.
- Opening Hours: It’s important to note that on Christmas Day, many of the shops and restaurants take a break, allowing their diligent small business owners to celebrate the holiday with their families. The Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce curates a helpful list detailing which eateries and stores will remain open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The list typically gets posted on Leavenworth.org.
By keeping these travel tips in mind, visitors can make the most of their winter trip to Leavenworth. Ensure a safe, enjoyable, and memorable experience amidst the festive celebrations and snowy landscapes.
Escaping the Crowds during Holidays
As you plan your trip to Leavenworth during the Holidays, don’t forget to include a visit to Silvara Cellars. It’s an opportunity to escape the crowds, savor exceptional wines, and soak in the tranquility of the Washington wilderness. Raise your glass to the perfect blend of festive cheer and serene relaxation this holiday season!
Silvara Cellars, nestled in the heart of Washington’s wine country, continues to be at the forefront of this flourishing industry. With its commitment to producing exceptional wines and its dedication to sustainability, Silvara Cellars exemplifies the innovation and resilience of Washington State’s wine scene.
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About Silvara Cellars
Silvara Cellars is an award-winning winery located in Leavenworth, Washington. Surrounded by the breathtaking Cascade Mountains, Silvara Cellars is well-known for producing exceptional wines in a picturesque setting. With a commitment to sustainable practices and a passion for winemaking, Silvara Cellars is at the forefront of Washington State’s thriving wine industry.
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