Washington November 13, 2017
7 Places In Washington That Will Make You Feel As Though You’ve Entered A Winter Wonderland
We’re lucky enough to experience all four seasons to the fullest in Washington. And while some people aren’t fond of our winters, many other Washingtonians take full advantage of the beautiful snow. If you ever want a true winter wonderland experience, visit one of these 7 places.
1. Walla Walla
The Walla Walla Valley looks phenomenal when it's dusted with snow. And the city loves to celebrate the season. December 1-3 is Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend, a celebration of local wine and the holiday season.
Admittedly, it's not easy to see Winthrop in the winter. The North Cascades Highway is often closed due to treacherous weather. But if you can get there, you'll love how beautiful the snow-capped Methow Valley looks.
3. Cle Elum
Cle Elum is the place to be when the weather is cold... especially Suncadia Resort. They offer a seasonal outdoor ice rink, a tree lighting celebration on November 24, and a host of other seasonal activities that will awaken your holiday spirit. Plus, the mountain views from the resort are fantastic this time of year.
For the last 23 years, Spanaway has hosted Fantasty Lights, the largest holiday drive-thru display in the Northwest. As you drive, you can listen to holiday tunes on 95.3 FM.
Spokane really gets into the holiday spirit -- just visit River Park Square in December and you'll see for yourself. But it's the surrounding snow-capped scenery that makes it so magical.
The annual Santa Parade in Chehalis is always a blast,. And in case you need a little more holiday cheer, you can take a Polar Express or Santa Steam Train through town.
We definitely saved the best for last. When it comes to Washington winter wonderlands, nothing will ever top Leavenworth, which keeps its Christmas shops and Nutcracker Museum open all year (and the Gingerbread Factory, too).
It’s beginning to look a lot like… well, you know. Will you spend any time in one of our
Christmas towns this year?