25 of The World’s Most Magical Christmas Towns

01. Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth, set on the eastern edge of Washington State’s Cascade Mountains, is a Bavarian village that that is transformed into a virtual snow globe of Christmas magic during the holidays. The Christmas Lighting Festival, held from December 5 to December 21 in 2014, features plenty of old fashioned caroling, Christmas characters and practically an endless amount of dazzling lights. On Fridays, St. Nikolas himself welcomes children with song and fruit. The A&E Network even crowned Leavenworth the “Ultimate Holiday Town USA.”