Leavenworth Washington - Holiday Town for Every Season
The town also knows how to celebrate every holiday with beer and entertainment, starting with Oktoberfest and continuing through the calendar year, ushering in the Christmas season the weekend after Thanksgiving, then continuing into the New Year and beyond.
I've been to Levanworth exactly 3 times since moving to Seattle in 2004. I've seen 3 celebrations in Levanworth in those 3 visits. These weren't planned excursions to join in celebration, these were trips to get out of the house for the day without driving more than 100 miles, which is exactly what we did on the weekend after Thanksgiving.
The drive through Steven's Pass is gorgeous this time of year, especially if you're lucky enough to get a break in the clouds so that sun shines on all the snow covered conifers. We stumbled onto a celebration announcing the Christmas season this time around, complete with a parade of children and a performance of alp horns. Sadly I left every camera at home as I started the day only planning to get coffee. The picture here is very representative of what the Levanworth are looks like about Oktoberfest timeframe.