Christmastown will be back in 2022! Check back for all of the details!
Leavenworth has done it again! A town that reinvented itself back in the 1960’s and gained notoriety as one of the best Christmas towns in the USA, has garnered that creative spirit again expanding and improving the Christmas festivities to encompass all of December and entire winter season in Leavenworth!
If you have seen our tiny town transform itself into the charming snow globe that it is, you will understand why the name Village of Lights: Christmastown is so perfect! This December, midweek and on weekends, we plan on celebrating our eye popping display of over half a million lights and with music & entertainment, holiday characters for your photo ops, strolling carolers, kids’ activities, roasting chestnuts, Santa photos and so much more!
The holiday magic doesn’t stop there! Here is a sneak peek at some of the great things we are adding to our month-long celebration in December:
- Santa costumes from around the world on display and in town
- Gingerbread House competition benefiting local non-profits
- A chance to win a Leavenworth themed Christmas tree loaded with gifts
- Letters to Santa
- Kids lebkuchen heart gingerbread necklaces
- Festive gift wrapping station
- Krampusnacht (Krampus night)
- Free locally made ornament while you shop midweek
- Month-long Advent Calendar giveaway with daily prizes
The Village of Lights has also made some changes to help mitigate crowd sizes, spread out the parking availability, elevate the experience for our visitors and locals and make better use of our public spaces. The primary difference will be the absence of the traditional ceremonial “flipping of the switch” on Saturdays and Sundays. Instead, the town lights will shine bright every day of the week (from Thanksgiving through February) and the entertainment and fun with programming at the Gazebo and the Festhalle will happen until 7:30 p.m. on weekends.
As we finalize our plans and book entertainment we will keep this page updated so check back often!
Our Chamber Director explains more about these changes in a recent interview: