- Christmas tour from Seattle to Leavenworth for the annual Christmas Lighting Festival
- Travel to an authentic Bavarian village nestled in the Cascade Mountains
- Soak up the old-world charm as you browse shops, enjoy live entertainment, and savor German food and beer
- Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow (at own expense)
- Enjoy a dazzling Christmas lights ceremony at dusk
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What You Can Expect
There is plenty of music throughout the day, from carolers and hand-bell choirs to a top-ranking Army National Guard Dixie band, solo artists and some of the best high school and professional choirs in the Pacific Northwest.
A stroll around town will welcome the smell of roasted chestnuts in the air. Watch the sledders at Front Street Park. Stop by the Gluhwein Tent for hot spiced wine and cider. Take a horse-drawn winter carriage ride. Shop at any number of themed stores and enjoy authentic German food from local restaurants and street carts. There really is something for everyone. There are holiday concerts and productions, tubing and sledding, sleigh and dogsled rides, snowmobiling, plus downhill skiing and snowboarding and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
At dusk, the village bursts into a sea of color as a half million lights come to life in a celebratory glow. Then it’s time for the relaxing return to Seattle with holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
Notice: This seasonal tour only operates on Saturdays during the month of December.
This tour was amazing!
Art K. USA
The Viator tours I've taken in Las Vegas or Seattle have always been a great experience. Since the town of Leavenworth only has its Tree Lighting on three Saturday's in December, I was worried that the trips would sell out, but luckily it didn't, and having a small minibus made it easier for our driver, Joe, to navigate the passes vs. the large full-size tour buses. There was more than enough time to tour the city and take a sleigh ride, have lunch, and shop. Highly recommended when the weather conditions (ie, snowy/icy roads) can be a challenge for anyone. Lots of rest stops along the way for breaks and food.