Leavenworth to have parade, tree lighting and Santa on Saturday
The City of Leavenworth will have its annual Breakfast with Santa, Main Street Holiday Parade and Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. at the Riverfront Community Center and will feature a pancake breakfast from Chris Cakes along with a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children on the day of the event. However, advance tickets are available at the Community Center at 123 S. Esplanade for a dollar less than if purchased at the door.
Later in the day, the Leavenworth Main Street Program will be having its holiday lighted parade. This year’s parade, which is titled “City of Toys,” will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Haymarket Square (Seventh and Cherokee) and then proceed north on Seventh and east on Delaware to Riverfront Landing Park, where the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. Among the activities planned is an award presentation to the winner of a Santa Claus drawing contest, a jingle bells sing-along and a fireworks finale.
The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Leavenworth Police Department are also having their second annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest this year. People living within Leavenworth city limits are encouraged to decorate their homes for the holidays and then call or email Marcella Williams at (913) 651-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate your home or to nominate someone you feel would be a potential winner. Nominations must be made by Friday, Dec. 17.
For more information on any of these events, contact the City of Leavenworth’s Park and Recreation Department at (913) 651-2203.