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#1 Christmas Town In The U.S.: Leavenworth, WA
"Leavenworth is a perfect example of an economically struggling town that put together a revitalization plan that went on steroids."
-Carol Williams
In my blog post published Friday, I mentioned the nearby Bavarian resort town of Leavenworth, Washington.  Leavenworth was originally a small timber community on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington State.  It was incorporated in 1906.  The Great Northern Railroad headquartered in Leavenworth for about 20 years before relocating to Wenatchee. 
In 1962, a committee was formed to figure out ways to revitalize the struggling economy of Leavenworth, and that was the beginning of what is now a very popular and prosperous Faux Bavarian Village that strikingly resembles one you might find in the Swiss Alps. 
The picture above was taken in the Spring but I wanted to show you a picture from a live performance of an authentic Alphorn being blown on a narrow ledge of a 4th floor balcony at the Enzian Inn.  Bob Johnson does this twice daily.  Here is a link to an article about it from our local newspaper, the Wenatchee World: A musical life on the ledge..."
There is almost always something going on in Leavenworth but Christmas is a truly magical time ... more

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