Year after year Leavenworth creates improvements and expands on the wonderful Christmas spirit around the town. A town that decided to reinvent itself to become one of the best Christmas towns in the USA, has done it again! New and improved Christmas activities to encompass ALL of December.

Leavenworth has expanded every year. A small town transformed into a real-life snowglobe, the moment you step into Leavenworth you’ll understand why they call it the Village of Lights, Christmas Town; the perfect name! This December we plan on celebrating our eye-popping display of lights and music, with entertainment, photo ops with holiday characters, and more. Bring your kids for some strolling carolers, roasting chestnuts, and Santa photos!

Leavenworth has made some important changes to help mitigate crowd sizes. They have spread out the parking availability to elevate the experience of visitors. The primary change this year is the CANCELLATION of the traditional lighting ceremony in exchange for “flipping of the switch.” Instead, the town will shine bright EVERY DAY of the week (from Thanksgiving through February.)

Some of the activities included are;

  1. A beautiful International Santa-Claus Display
  2. An assortment of Kids’ Activities
  3. Written Letters to Santa
  4. A $1000 Christmas Tree Giveaway
  5. Traditional Gingerbread House Exhibition
  6. Lebkuchen Gingerbread Heart Cookie Necklaces for Kids
  7. Selfie booths and pictures
  8. Gift Wrapping Station
  9. Candy Cane station & Hot Chocolate
  10. A SPECIAL appearance by MR & MRS Santa Claus!

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  • How do I receive the Christmas Lighting discount?
  • What to Expect this Holiday Season!
  • Is the Lighting Festival happening on the weekends?
  • What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?
  • What is the parking situation and traffic flow in December?
  • Where can I find a restroom?
  • What are the dining options?
  • What are the Shopping options?
  • Is there Public Transportation?
  • What recreational activities are there?
How do I receive the Christmas Lighting discount?

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Discount available for

  • 12/3/21
  • 12/4/21
  • 12/10/21
  • 12/11/21
  • 12/17/21
  • 12/18/21
What to Expect this Holiday Season!

It is no wonder that December is one of the most popular months for visitors to come and visit the town of Leavenworth. We have made an easy list with some great tips for those planning on coming to visit the beautiful Christmastown this December. We want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible! For those of you who wont be traveling this year, Leavenworth has created a host of new virtual visits, ways to brighten your season with live webcams of the lights, online holiday guides and more.

Is the Lighting Festival happening on the weekends?

The lighting festivals typically draw in larges crowds of people, so to minimize the risk and maximize safety protocols, we are no longer doing our traditional countdown or “flipping of the switch.” Instead, the lights will be on 7 days a week from Thanksgiving to February. Leavenworth has scheduled a ton of fun entertainment and events both in the midweek and weekends throughout the entire month of December.

What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?

Front Street which is the main street in downtown Leavenworth has been closed to vehicle traffic to enhance pedestrian traffic and provide additional social distancing. Masks are currently mandatory inside public spaces so visitors should prepare accordingly. Masks and sanitizing stations are readily available throughout downtown.

What is the parking situation and traffic flow in December?

Traffic is extremely heavy during the first three Saturdays of December. To help mitigate traffic there will be extra sheriff patrols and flaggers at intersections from 12 noon to 8 PM on Saturdays to help with traffic flow and safety. If you are not in town early in the day on the weekends expect difficult parking. Most paid parking lots tend to fill up before noon. We anticipate heavy traffic coming into town. Check the WSDOT site if traveling over any passes.

Where can I find a restroom?

There are three restrooms available to the public open 7 days a week. One at the Leavenworth FestHalle, another one at the Front Street Park near Maipole, and one at the intersection of 8th and Commercial street. Porta-potties will also be available during the month.

What are the dining options?

Restaurants are offering both inside and outside dining options, as well as take-out. If the town is full then there will be wait times so please be patient. On the first three weekends there will be food booths offering different options to accommodate the need.

What are the Shopping options?

Shopping in Leavenworth is a magical experience, it’s a great time to take in all of the amazing treasures and unique storefronts Leavenworth is famous for. Come take a look at some of the unique options, or take a look online beforehand! We recommend doing all of your Christmas shopping here!

Is there Public Transportation?

Link Transit is the local bus company that has free shuttles running 7 days a week out of their park and ride location behind the Safeway grocery store approximately from 11am to 7pm. The ride has 3 stops on the way all of which get you into downtown.

What recreational activities are there?

Leavenworth offers some of the best winter experiences around. From 26km of groomed Nordic track to sleigh rides with actual reindeer, the options are endless. Thrilling snowmobiling, epic tubing and sledding. Downhill skiing and snowshoeing are both available in town. There is NO SHORTAGE of winter fun to be had!


Pool & Hot Tub Closed for the winter season

 Are you tired of being cooped up in your home?  The Super 8 by Wyndham Wenatchee Hotel Pool and Hot Tub are now open! We want to ensure the safety of all guests during these times for these reasons we will be adhering to the COVID-19 CDHD guidelines and regulations for opening the pool to our guests. We are limited at this time to 15 guests swimming in the pool and 5 guests in the hotel tub at a time. To provide a fair and equal chance for all guests to use the pool you will now need to reserve your spot online. You may view the pool schedule and reserve your spot online at the link below. You must have a valid reservation to use the pool.

How do we create a safe swim environment?
  • Social Distancing is easily achieved – With a mix of the strategies such as those provided here, we can all accommodate social distancing around the pool.
  • Chlorine in swimming pools disables coronavirus
  • Outdoor wide-open environment
  • Sunshine kills coronavirus*
  • 30-minute break in between time slots to disinfect and let UV light kill germs
  • Please use provided disinfect on lounge chair before or after use for extra precaution
  • Wear a face covering when you are not in the swimming pool
  • More

*Newsweek, Yahoo News, and others have reported that the Homeland Security Department’s Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center laboratory experiments show that sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly.

“In the briefing, Bryan summarized the findings of the experiment, which showed that the virus’s half-life was 18 hours when the temperature was 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with 20 percent humidity on a non-porous surface. However, the half-life dropped to six hours when humidity rose to 80 percent. It fell again to just two minutes when sunlight was added to the experiment.”

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Notice: On Friday evenings the lights are all on! Lighting Ceremony on Saturday and Sunday.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your Christmas vacation by visiting the Christmas lights festival in Leavenworth WA. A great family experience where you can enjoy the snow and watch the town light up. A short 20 mile drive from Super 8 Wenatchee.

Super 8 Wenatchee offers same day reservation cancellations due to weather and pass closures. 

Reservations:    Reservations


  • 1st Weekend – Nov 30, Dec 1st – 2nd  at 4:30PM.
  • 2nd Weekend – Dec 7th to 9th  at 4:30PM.
  • 3rd Weekend – Dec 14th to 16th  at 4:30PM.




Double Promotion Offer

Promotion #1 – 10% off your next stay when you book directly with Super 8 Wenatchee

Promotion #2 – Stay Twice, Get a FREE Night

Sign up for Wyndham Rewards at check-in or online to receive a 10% discount on your next stay and count towards  your Free Night at any Wyndham hotel or Resort.

The world’s most generous loyalty program has more magic to share! Wyndham Rewards is introducing a new, members-only rate: 10% off the Best Available Rate (BAR) at Super 8 Wenatchee when you book directly with us. We price match if you see a lower BAR rate online. You may sign up on day of arrival, booking must be made directly at Super 8 Wenatchee or online (links provided below).  You must stay 2 times at any Wyndham property to receive 15,000 bonus points which is enough for a free night at any Wyndham hotel or Resort around the world.  Free Night stay is redeemable once per member during the promotion period.

Offer Begins

  • January 18, 2018  for 10% off your next stay
  • February 5, 2018 to June 30, 2018 – Stay Twice, Get a FREE Night (stays must occur by July 1, 2018)


**Members must register for the offer prior to completing their stays. You may sign up for Wyndham Rewards and the FREE Night Program at the time of check-in. Where Super 8 Wenatchee staff will ask if you would like to sign up for Wyndham Rewards membership to receive your promotion.



Valentines Special

Limited time availability for the month of February Super 8 Wenatchee is offering custom made Valentines Package. You choose your flower, beverage, and other options you may want to surprise your special someone.   This Valentines package includes Free early 1:00pm check-in, Free late 1:00pm check-out, Free upgraded HighSpeed Wi-Fi voucher, and 2 Free Water Bottle along with your choice of flower, beverage, candy, and accessories.
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Leavenworth Sleigh Rides – A two horse sleigh ride with hot spiced cider by the open fire. 

Private rides available

Phone 800-858-2276

Website leavenworthsleighrides.com

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Holiday Sleigh Rides – A Two horse sleigh ride along side Icicle River.

Large Party Discounts

Phone 509-669-1518

Website icicleoutfitters.com

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Denny’s – 24 Hours dinner 

India House – Indian Restaurant 

Garlini’s Napoletana – Italian Restaurant 

Visconti’s – Italian Restaurant 

The Windmill Restaurant – Steakhouse



Super 8 Wenatchee is a proud sponsor of Ice Fest 2018. Every Martin Luther King Jr. weekend Leavenworth celebrates the winter season with live ice sculptures, and snow games. Celebrate Ice Fest 2018 with Super 8 Wenatchee in Leavenworth! 

This years event brings you Snow sculpting, Snowball Toss, “Ice Fishing”, Kid’s Crafts, live Ice Sculpting and more. There will be activities for all ages. 

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Ice Fest Event Details

All games labeled with registration required need to register for the game 15 minutes prior to game closing time at Front St. Gazebo.  One registration covers participation in all games.

Each individual must register and sign a waiver (or a parent/guardian for those under 18).

Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each division will be given in all games except snowmobile sled pull and Simon says.

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The first event of the day on January 13th with Snow Sculpting starting at 9am  – 3pm. Teams of six register at 9am to be assigned a snow pile! Limited snow availability so register early. Non-toxic coloring is okay to play on the snow pile to decorate. Judging at 3pm; winners announced shortly thereafter.

Sponsored by Icicle Brewing Company and Wood Shop/Hat Shop

Wood Shop Hat Shop
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  • January 13th & 14th
Fee – For Games & Activities:
  • Active duty military $0.01c
  • adults 18+ $5
  • youth 7-17 $3
  • kids 6 and under are free
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Ski Leavenworth has 100 foot tubing hill perfect for families and children. a $20 ticket includes the tube rental and lift ticket for 90 minutes. There are three Snowshoe and Fat Bike trails, Ski and Snowboard rope tow hills great for beginners wanting to learn, and for the adventurous Ski Jump with a height of 15m & 27M!  No other equipment rentals available on site.

General Info

Ski Leavenworth has 100 foot tubing hill perfect for families and children. a $20 ticket includes the tube rental and lift ticket for 90 minutes. There are three Snowshoe and Fat Bike trails, Ski and Snowboard rope tow hills great for beginners wanting to learn, and for the adventurous Ski Jump with a height of 15m & 27M!  No other equipment rentals. No other equipment rentals available on site.

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Rental Locations

Alpine, Backcountry Skis, Cross Country Skis & Snowshoes

Arlberg Sport Haus – Fat Bike Rental

Der Sportsmann

Leavenworth Mountain Sports




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Arlberg Sports



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