SEATTLE (September 17, 2019) – With the cheerful holiday season around the corner, Clipper Vacations is once again offering residents of Seattle and the surrounding metro areas weekend day trips to experience Leavenworth’s Christmas Lighting Festival starting on December 7.

Departing from downtown Seattle (Pier 69), Northgate, Bellevue, Auburn, Tacoma and Lynnwood, passengers will travel on a deluxe scenic motorcoach ride across the Cascade Mountains to the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth. Following an afternoon of shopping, dining, sledding, sleigh rides and holiday fun, festival attendees gather in the center of town to watch more than half a million sparkling lights illuminate the winter wonderland.

“Our Leavenworth lighting day trip is always one of our most popular holiday products with our Seattle customers,” says David Gudgel, CEO of Clipper. “Not only do we eliminate the hassle of driving with an enjoyable mode of transportation, but families and couples alike always love the quick escape to Leavenworth’s winter wonderland.”

Day trip departures will take place on December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. A special day trip will also take place on November 30 for Leavenworth’s Christkindlmarkt featuring a special Lantern Parade instead of the Tree Lighting Ceremony that occurs during the December festival dates.

To book the Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival Day Trip and for more information, visit or call 800-888-2535.

About Clipper

Clipper, operator of Clipper Vacations, is well known as travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Seattle-based Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over eight million customers. Clipper offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, San Juan Island, Portland and Vancouver Island. For more information about Clipper, visit