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Best Out of Town Adventures This Weekend November 23 – 25

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Lovely arts and crafts and wine events this weekend are just a short drive out of town. Get a away for the weekend, relax and do some sipping and shopping. Here’s where to go!

Christkindlmarkt
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 23, 24 and 25
Front Street Park
Downtown Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.christkindlmarktleavenworth.com

The 17th Annual Bavarian-style Christmas Market for the whole family will be held in Front Street Park and also in the Leavenworth Festhalle. This popular and celebrated northwest tradition features delicious and authentic Bavarian foods, handmade arts & crafts and other gifts, and family-friendly, Bavarian- and Christmas-themed entertainment!

Fall Barrel Tasting & Open House
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 23, 24 and 25
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.669.5808
http://www.wenatcheewines.com

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in Wenatchee Wine Country! The wineries welcome guests to try wines from the barrel before bottling and try new releases.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 23, 24 and 25
Yakima Valley Wineries
509.965.5201
http://www.wineyakimavalley.org

Enjoy Thanksgiving in wine country, the event that has become a Northwest tradition. Yakima Valley wineries will open their doors following Thanksgiving to celebrate the season. Come sample wines and carefully selected culinary pairings.

Barrel of Blessing & Fall Barrel Tasting
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 23, 24 and 25
Chelan, WA 98816
http://www.lakechelanwinevalley.com

This weekend, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley is launching the first “Barrel of Blessing” effort. Wineries + Artists + Business Community + Chelan Valley Hope. Together, we can fill these barrels and watch the Valley prosper! Barrels located at wineries for viewing during Fall Barrel Tasting.

Christmas at the End of the Road
Friday and Saturday
November 23 and 24
Winthrop, WA 98862
http://www.winthropwashington.com

This magical holiday celebration begins Thanksgiving weekend and marks the beginning of the Christmas season for the Methow Valley citizens and its many visitors. Family and friends come from afar to join in and share this wondrous time of year. Hot air balloon glow on Friday night, Fireworks on Saturday. Santa, fun run, arts and crafts, tractor rides and more!

Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 23, 24 and 25
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance a La Mer Northwest
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360.289.9586
http://www.oceanshores.com

Over 70 arts and crafts booths feature thousands of unique handmade items just in time for the holidays! There is something for everyone! Even Santa plans to visit! Admission is free.

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