Caption: After a few years of intense weekend crowding, the Bavarian-styled town of Leavenworth has decided to adjust its Christmas-lights festival, encouraging people to come during the week as well. (Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce)
After enduring a few years of big weekend crowds, the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth has decided to adjust some of the activities around its Christmas lights festival, to spread out the revelry. (Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce)

Leavenworth is changing Christmas lights festival to reduce crowding problems

The pandemic took its toll on Leavenworth's tourism in 2020, but the town has been steadily recovering in 2021. To ease some of the holiday weekend crowding of years past, Leavenworth is spreading the joy of holiday events across weekdays, too.