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Originally published Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 12:15 AM

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'Snow Train' tours to Leavenworth set for December

Take a trip to Leavenworth aboard the "Snow Train" in December.

Amtrak's new service from Seattle to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth arrives at night, but daylight rail tours will be available each Saturday in December on Alki Tours' "Snow Train." Passengers board at Seattle's King Street at 8:30 a.m., or can get on in Edmonds or Everett. Along the way, they will be treated to a continental breakfast and entertainment including musicians and magicians. The train arrives at 12:30 p.m. and departs at 5:25 p.m. Cost is $149 for adults and $139 for children, including dinner on the way back. For reservations, call 206-935-6848 or see


Wenatchee Festival of Trees, Nov. 21-22, Wenatchee. 509-663-2787 or

Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Nov. 27-29, Yakima Valley. 800-258-7270 or

Christmas at the End of the Road, Nov. 27-29, Winthrop. 888-463-8469 or

Christkindmarkt, Nov. 27-29, Leavenworth. 509-548-5201 or

Christmas Festivities & Holiday Lighting, Nov. 27, Chelan. 509-682-4322 or

Winter Fanta-Sea, Nov. 27-29, Ocean Shores.

Holiday Spice, Dec. 2-3, Wenatchee. 509-633-2787 or

Christmas Lighting Festival, Dec. 4-6, Leavenworth. 506-548-5807 or

Lighted Christmas Parade, Dec. 5, Lynden. 360-354-5995 or

White Salmon Holiday Festival, Dec. 5, White Salmon.

Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec. 5, Ilwaco.



Native American Arts Festival, November 20-22, Lincoln City. 888-244-6665 or

Turkey Trot Walk/Run, Nov. 26, Portland. 503-226-1561 or

Zoo Lights, Nov. 27-Jan. 3, Portland. 503-226-1561 or

Holiday Ale Festival, Dec. 2-6, Portland. 503-314-7583 or

Lower Columbia Preservation Society Holiday Home Tour, Dec. 13, Astoria. 503-325-3981 or


Downtown Art Walk, Friday and Dec. 4, Coeur d'Alene. 208-282-1629 or

Idaho Gourd Festival, Saturday, Boise.

Festival of Trees, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, Coeur d'Alene. 208-666-8733 or

Village Lighting Festival

and Toy Drive, Nov. 28, Kellogg. 800-204-6428 or

Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, Nov. 28-Dec. 31, Coeur d'Alene. 208-765-4000 or

British Columbia

Whistler's Celebration of Food & Wine, Today-Sunday, Whistler.

Rossland Mountain Film Festival, Nov. 19-22, Rossland.

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, Nov. 21-22, Mission. 604-826-7361 or

Opening day of ski season, Nov. 26, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or

Bizarre Bazaar, Nov. 27-28, Whistler. 604-935-8232 or

Whistler Film Festival, Dec. 3-6, Whistler. 604-935-8035 or

Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Dec. 6, Vancouver. 604-689-1889 or

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

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