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This year, experience the most popular annual holiday tradition in Washington without all the hassle by purchasing a trip from Seattle to Leavenworth for the Christmas Lighting Festival through Customized Tours! Customized Tours will provide transportation to & from the Museum of Pop Culture to the Bavarian-themed village of Leavenworth.
You’ll go through the gorgeous Cascade Mountains to get to your destination of the Red Tail Canyon Farm. That’s where you will enjoy a great sleigh ride! It’s a custom-built sleigh pulled by Suffolk Draft, Belgian, or Percheron horses. They take you through the trails, woods, fields, and beautiful snow-covered canyons. After your sleigh ride is over, you can pose for pictures with the horses or warm yourself up by the fire.
After the sleigh ride, you get to enjoy the beautiful Leavenworth village! Here you can:
- Try delicious German food from street stands
- Browse through Leavenworth’s quaint shops
- Enjoy live entertainment
- Watch your kids sled down a snowy hill (so you may want to bring a sled with you!)
Then, you’ll gather at dusk for the lighting ceremony on Saturdays & Sundays. It is an amazing ceremony. You get to see hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn on in one singular magical moment. It really gets you in the Christmas spirit!
After that, you return back to Seattle!
Looking to save money on this event? Click here and you can save $60 per person!
Obviously, this year’s event will be a bit different from the past due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seating on the bus is preassigned. This is to ensure guests stay within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regulated social distancing guidelines of six feet.
You also have to wear a face mask and or a face covering. If you don’t have one, you’ll have to purchase one from then before you board.