Village of Lights: Winter Karneval

Lights on 7 days a week through February

Weekends in January!

Picture a stunning backdrop of half a million brilliant lights, majestic mountains frosted with snow and an enchanting Bavarian village filled with fun. Come join us this January for Leavenworth’s Winter Karneval as we honor a German tradition dating back to the thirteenth century, commonly referred to as ‘Fasching’.

You can expect to see a blend of familiar activities, like ice carving and fireworks over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, along with new entertainment that will be spread out during the rest of the month, making Leavenworth the perfect winter destination all month long.


Weekend Events in January

Fasching Pub Crawl

January 27th, 28th & 29th (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Times vary by establishment, location listings and map below.

Masquerade masks and colorful beads available at each location!

1.Broken Barrel

Check for specials at venue.

Fri: 11am-6pm

Sat: 11am-6pm

Sun: 11am-4pm

2. Bushel and Bee

Hot Spiced Cider

Fri: 2-11pm

Sat: 12-11pm

Sun: 12-10pm

3. Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

Check for specials at venue.

Fri: 11am-9pm

Sat: 11am-9pm

Sun: 11am-7pm

4. Doghaus Brewing

Wolfhound Winter Dark Ale. A slightly sweet, mild dark ale spiced with black tea, vanilla and ginger from our local tea shop, Cup and Kettle.

Fri: 1-7pm

Sat: 12-9pm

Sun: 12-5pm

5. Ducks & Drakes

Classic Hurricane. A sweet alcoholic drink made with rum, lemon juice, and fruit syrup.

Fri: 12pm-2am

Sat: 12pm-2am

Sun: 12pm-2am

6. Goose Ridge Wine & Cider

Mulled wine and spiced cranberry cider.

Fri: 11am-8pm

Sat: 11am-8pm

Sun: 11am-7pm

7. Gustav’s


Fri: 11am-9pm

Sat: 11am-9pm

Sun: 11am-8pm

8. Ludwig’s Gasthaus Beer Garden

Brandy Alexander – House made Crème De Cacao, Heavy Cream and Brandy, garnished with fresh grated nutmeg.

Fri: 11am-9pm

Sat: 11am-9pm

Sun: 11am-8pm

9. South

Carnival Caipirinha – Brazil’s national cocktail is transformed during carnival. Blackberries are added to cachaça, pressed lime & sugar to add a festive purple hue.

Two Tiny Tacos. Carnitas, Peruvian Chicken, or Vegan.

Fri: 11am-9pm

Sat: 11am-9pm

Sun: 11am-8pm

10. The Loft

Holiday Mule – Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka, Lime Juice, and Bedfords Ginger Beer!

Sausage Bites – Spicy German sausage, wrapped in bacon and deep fried in a homemade, honey beer batter!

Fri: 12pm-12am

Sat: 12pm-12am

Sun: 12pm-12am

11. WineGirl Wines

Hot Spiced Wine

Fri: 1-8pm

Sat: 12-8pm

Sun: 12-7pm

12. Woohoo Winery


Fri: 12-8pm

Sat: 11am-8pm

Sun: 11am-5pm

January 14th (Saturday)
@ Front Street Gazebo

Fire Dancers with Cirque Cadia- 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm

January 14th & 15th (Saturday and Sunday) @ Front Street Park

Live Ice Carvings-

January 15th (Sunday)


Annual Fireworks Show Over Town- 6:00pm

January 21st & 22nd (Saturday & Sunday) @ the Festhalle

Synthetic Ice Rink for Kids- Noon-6:00pm. FREE admission and skates provided.

January 22nd (Sunday)
@ the Festhalle

Ice Skating Show-
1:00pm & 3:00pm. Interactive and geared towards kids

January 22nd (Sunday)
@ Leavenworth Ski Hill

Snowshoe Demo-
10:00am-1:00pm. Provided by Leavenworth Winter Sports Club


Try your hand at cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowtubing, and snowmobiling or take a relaxing horse-drawn sleigh ride

January Snapshots of Winter Karneval