Visit Leavenworth

Take a trip to the snow-covered Bavarian village of Leavenworth for a magical weekend.

While we can’t always count on snow in the winter, we can count on an abundance of winter activities. We compiled some of our favorites, from light shows to festive parades. Our advice? Plan soon, and make memories.

Village of Lights: Christmastown in Leavenworth 

Take a trip to the snow-covered Bavarian village of Leavenworth for a magical weekend. From the holiday lights to festive German food to Christmas decorations and carolers singing in the gazebo, Leavenworth is a winter wonderland. December-January 

Fantasy Lights in Spanaway 

For more than 25 years, Fantasy Lights has delighted families with hundreds of sparkling holiday scenes along the shore of Spanaway Lake in Spanaway Park. Experience the 2-mile route through the park from the comfort of your car, and check the website for special walk-thru events. Nov. 25-Jan. 1

Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 

Feel the magic at one of the region’s most beloved displays, Zoolights. Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium hosts a spectacular show made up of more than 800,000 LED lights. Nov. 25-Jan. 2

Wildlanterns at Woodland Park Zoo 

Experience the zoo like never before at WildLanterns this holiday season. See giant glowing animals throughout the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Nov. 11-Jan. 22

Snowflake Lane in Bellevue

The beloved Snowflake Lane show of live toy drummers, dancers, exhilarating music, dazzling lights, and falling “snow” will be sure to brighten your spirits. Nov. 25-Dec. 24