This past weekend, Brent and I went over to Leavenworth for the annual Christmas Lighting Festival. Leavenworth is a little town nestled into the Cascade Mountains, where everything is Bavarian themed. It really is a little taste of the Swiss Alps right here in the Pacific Northwest. So charming and exactly the place you want to be this time of year. The whole town goes all out with lights and garlands everywhere. When it snows, it is like a real life snow globe. I thought it would be fun to head over this year for the festival. I was not expecting there to be as many people as there was, although it didn't feel overly crowded until everyone crowded in the street for the lighting. I would recommend taking a visit over there. Lots of shops to do some Christmas shopping and lots of little places to grab a Bratwurst and beer to warm up from the cold in typical Bavarian theme.