Ed and I decided to do a quick overnight trip to Leavenworth, Washington’s ‘Bavarian Village’ which is great in summer, but absolutely magical at Christmastime.
We went down to celebrate my birthday and pick up some extra Christmas ornaments at Kris Kringl, a Christmas collectibles store but got way more than we bargained for.
Leavenworth expanded their Christmas Lighting Festival into Sundays this year. At 4:30 they had a light up ceremony during which everyone sang “Silent Night”, and between 6 and 6:30 pm there was a pre lantern parade show with Christmas carols, in which kids with lanterns followed the wise men and the star to the Festhalle. There was also a living nativity complete with characters from the Bethlehem stable scene as well as goats, a donkey, and chickens.
No wonder Leavenworth was selected as one of 5 towns in the United States by Good Morning America for their “Light Up The Holidays Special”. With holiday music, the aroma of chestnuts roasting filling the air and happy festive people all around, you’d truly have to be Grinch not to feel the wonderful spirit of Christmas in Leavenworth.
Check out the Leavenworth web cam (after dark) and check out how pretty it is. You can also check out our pictures on Flickr.
Derek Sherold says
Terrific hat. Happy Birthday and have a greatChristmas.
Derek & Joan
Liat & Pnina says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSALIND!!!!!
You have our warmest greetings.
We wish to share with you our latest achievments, one of which is our new blog -mostly thanks to you.
We bought your afflliate ebook a few weeks ago, and launched our blog…. it took some time of course, and some ups and downs but we think we are on the right track. We’d love for you to see our blog and give us your honest input on on any issue.
We are not making any money yet, but know it will come. As you will see our blog is about language and linguistics.
We wished to thank you for inspiring us so we linked to your affiliate book in our “About Us” page.
Do you think we chose the right location for the link?
You are welcome to read our blog and learn about us, (we’re from Israel) .
Thank you for everything
May you have happiness and good health in your life
Cheer and Prosper…
Pnina & Liat