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5 Exciting Adventures Not to Miss in January in Leavenworth

Leavenworth, WA, in January is one of the best winter destination vacations you can take in the U.S. With 150 inch of snowfall per year, the town is packed with winter activities to do in January. Enjoy theater, live music, wine walks, snowmobile tours, and more. Leavenworth stays decorated with holiday lights throughout the winter months, which adds to the whimsical feel of a winter getaway.

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1. Attend Live Theater and Music

Enjoy live music, theater, opera, and entertainment throughout the year at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Check their event calendar for upcoming events in January. Also, check out their education and workshops if you’re interested in learning theater and music! Start with dinner before the show and make it a date night!

2. Village of Lights: Winter Karneval

Every January in Leavenworth, WA, the town celebrates “Fasching.” It is a German tradition that dates to the 13th century. The town honors this tradition all month long with ice carving, fireworks, fire dancers, and other entertainment for all to enjoy. Check their website, Village of Lights: Winter Karneval, for the latest updates on events, and join us for an exciting Leavenworth winter festival!

3. Winter Wine Walk in January in Leavenworth

Icicle Ridge Winery hosts a Winter Wine Walk throughout January, where you can tour their vineyards and orchards in snowshoes, dine a delectable catered menu, and enjoy wine tastings, including hot spiced wine! Enjoy a warming bonfire and an exciting day with your friends and family!

4. Take a Snowmobile Tour

Leavenworth, WA, gets an average of 150 inches of snow a year and has 150 miles of trails to explore. Therefore, many refer to it as one of the premier snowmobile locations in the country. An absolute must-try when visiting Leavenworth in January!

Take a guided tour with Leavenworth Snowmobile Tours. They offer packages suitable for beginners and seasoned experts. Suzy’s Slip and Slide is a 1-hour ride that goes about 10 miles up to a 2400 ft elevation. You might even see Suzy the Moose!

Or you can try Grandpa’s Rocker, a 2-hour, 20-mile, 2700 ft elevation tour perfect for older kids and more experienced riders. If you’re an intermediate to advanced rider, try Sno Cone. It lasts about 3 hours riding over 40 miles and up to 3900 ft.

There are other places to go snowmobiling too. Check out The Most Fun Places in Leavenworth to discover more ideas!

5. Snowshoe in Leavenworth in January

January in Leavenworth is a perfect time to snowshoe since it is right in the middle of winter when there is the most snowfall. And just like with snowmobiling, Leavenworth is an excellent place to snowshoe. We have some of the best places to snowshoe in Washington state!

Book a Luxury Suite at Pine River Ranch

With downtown Leavenworth still lit up with thousands of Christmas lights, the town holds a whimsical feel throughout January.

Pine River Ranch is just minutes away from the magic and has its own enchanting edge to add to the holiday glamour!

Central to all attractions, it is the perfect place to come home to after a long, exciting day of winter activities. Get cozy in the tub or next to the fireplace. In the morning, enjoy a hot breakfast served in your room. Our suites and amenities leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and refreshed!

Check our availability and book your luxurious getaway in Leavenworth, WA, in January!

Bed view of Ponderosa Suite