From USD $ 89.00 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Escape to the quaint Bavarian village of Leavenworth, nestled deep in the snowy Cascade Mountains, for this annual Christmas Lighting Festival on an all-day tour from Seattle. This fun-filled event is overflowing with holiday cheer — like carolers strolling through the village, the scent of roasted chestnuts in the air, sledding at Front Street Park and so much more. The highlight is watching a half million Christmas lights come to life during a special ceremony at dusk.


  • 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a fun and unique way to soak up the holiday spirit, and brings a whole new meaning to the term 'winter wonderland.' You'll feel like you've been swept away to Germany!

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Leavenworth Christmas Tour from Seattle

Christmas Markets in Leavenworth

In the morning, meet at the Seattle Center downtown to board a comfortable mini-coach to begin this holiday journey. From here, it’s a scenic 2-hour drive east to the town of Leavenworth, in the heart of the beautiful Cascade Mountains. This quaint Bavarian town turns into a Village of Lights at this time every year, drawing visitors from near and far to witness the Christmas Lighting Festival.

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.

Customer Reviews

Prasanna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Art K. USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message