Dec 11, 2012

A Christmas Wonderland, Leavenworth, Wa...

To fill myself with Christmas spirit,
I always need a little snow...
 

so on Sunday
we headed over Stevens Pass, WA...
 
a postcard perfect wonderland...

 

to another wonderland...
 


 
the tiny town of Leavenworth, WA...
 
when the small town was struggling
due to the train lines being closed,
they reinvented themselves...
 



as a Bavarian Christmas Village...
 



olde world style...
 


 
the main event is the tree lighting...
 

and then the town...
 




there are smiles on every face..
 

everyone is either cuddling someone they love,
or taking pictures...
 
 


the favorite store
in the town square...
 
Kris Kringl,
the Christmas shoppe...
 



they have everything
to make your days Merry and Bright...
 
 
the shoppe's centerpiece,
this tree that snows!





 
walking in a
WINTER WONDERLAND...
 
Today I am joining
 
Thanks for coming along...

31 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Thank you for the wonderful photos! I grew up in Washington state and have such happy memories of visiting Leavenworth as a teen. I hope I can take my family there someday at Christmas time. It is simply magical!

GoodyGirlRed said...

Leavensworth is so beautiful~I love your photos, makes me miss my home state of Washington!

Connie said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog . . . I love the Christmas photos of Leavenworth. I always visit in the spring, summer or fall, but have never made it at Christmas. My husband says, "you can't find a place to park in the summer, what makes you think that you'll be able to park at Christmas", (Ba-Hum-Bug).
Then the next night he says, "I wish I could get some of that Christmas magic back from childhood". Well, this sounds bad, but really he is a sweetheart and I love him. He just hates crowds.
Come on over and visit.
I have my first Give-Away going on to celebrate my first year as a blogger.
Merry Christmas.
Connie :)

Lavender Cottage said...

What an enchanting place, thanks for sharing the pretty lights and scenery.
Judith

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! What a great Christmas town. My cousin lives in Seattle and we're planning to hold our family reunion in Leavenworth in 2014. Can't wait to see it in person!

Andrea said...

It is such an enchanting and festive place. Your photos are really just like postcards we see in bookstores, how so beautiful. But i love most those first 2 shots, which for me who hasn't experienced natural snow, it looks like the North Pole, haha! The cold seeps through my bones! Thanks for the tour too!

Susan said...

Oh Bella, what an enchanting place! WOWSERS! I would even have loved to have heard that accordianist play. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Bet you are in the Christmas spirit now! Susan

Sherry said...

I live in Washington, not too far from you and I would love to take a trip to Leavenworth, things are just so busy for us right now. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a wonderful little town! that Christmas shoppe looks worth the drive:) Thanks for sharing these magical Christmas pictures:)

Rose L said...

I have not been there in years and never at Christmastime. Maybe one day...I bet they have carolers around the town. And hot apple cider. And cookies. ahhhh....

Karen said...

The perfect place to get some Christmas spirit, Bella! The photos are dreamy - thank you for sharing! xx Hope you had a wonderful time ;)

zapach piwonii said...


Fabulous views, greet

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous...

Dawn said...

Now that's Christmas ;0)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Thanks for the tour of this beautiful Christmas town.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Haworth said...

What a beautiful town, Bella! And the perfect journey to wrap yourself in the spirit of the season. I hope you're enjoying these magical weeks as Christmas draws near.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hello Bella... thank you soo much for sharing these photos... I went there as a little girl when my daddy was stationed at Ft. Lewis... how beautiful it is at this time of year... and yes... I am filled with the Christmas spirit even more so after looking at your post... xoxo Julie Marie

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! What a beautiful town and your photography is excellent ~ very creative ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^ aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Nell at njschout said...

Absolutely lovely. I really would like to go there again!

Sherri said...

Bella, thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us! When I saw them it brought back memories of when I was in Oberammergau, Germany the buildings with the painting on them look just like over there!!! Beautiful!

Matilda said...

¡Que maravilla¡ de entrada esto es un lujo, no sabes como he disfrutado de las fotos tan maravillosas, es genial, felicidades, estas entradas alegran el alma son tan bonitas y c├ílidas , te mando muchos besitos.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oooooh! What gorgeous shots you got! I love the snowy scenes AND that darling little town all lit up. That would absolutely do it for me. I would love to find a place like that near me! xx

flowersandhome said...

Oooh this is so beautiful! A real winter wonderland. The snow and the beautifully lighted village. Immediate christmas spirit indeed. Wish I could just hop in the car and drive to a winter wonderland like that. So very cosy it all looks.
Bye,
Marian

Stacey said...

That little town looks just dreamy. I love the pictures of the town at night with all the lights on. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That first photo looks like a Christmas card. The village looks magical through your lens. Valerie

Anne said...

Bella your photos are breathtaking! So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!
xx
Anne

Cindy said...

Ohhhhhhh, It's wonderful! Now THAT would get me in the Christmas spirit for sure... so magical and pretty!

Cindy

Jesh St Germain said...

Having vacationed in Bavaria, I can imagine it would look like that right now!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Now that little village could even get Scrooge into the Christmas spirit! Lovely photos!

xo,
RJ

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Bella, I like snow for Christmas too. Those photos are definitely postcard perfect! That Christmas shoppe looks like fun! Thanks for sharing! Gina

Cindy said...

I would love to visit Leavenworth one day. I have several family members who have gone there for Christmas and they cannot say enough about it. One day, perhaps I will go there too.
hugs, Cindy