Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Postponed
Christmas in Leavenworth this year will be a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A press release was issued stating the town's lighting festival will be postponed for 2020, however, the village of lights will still shine all winter long.
“In order to maximize safety for both our residents and our visitors to Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Chamber Board of Directors are taking a series of carefully considered measures that will decrease density in the downtown core while still delivering the magical holiday experience that only Leavenworth can provide,” said Troy Campbell, executive director of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce.
The big change is that there will not be the weekend lighting ceremony or countdown on Saturdays and Sundays.
However, the Village of Lights display will be lit from Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day. The lights will be able to be viewed virtually, as well, for those who cannot attend in person.
“Our hope is that this will encourage visitors to enjoy Leavenworth and the Village of Lights display throughout the week and the season, and online as opposed to drawing large groups together around festival events on those few weekends,” said Campbell. Also, on hold are other festival activities including strolling carolers, chestnut roasting, live entertainment at the gazebo, the traditional Gluhwein tent and the yearly children’s Cookie Crawl.