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‘Tis The Season! 2012 Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Schedule

One of the most popular festivals for Washington’s Bavarian-themed starts this weekend.  With 3 consecutive weeks of holiday events you’ll need this complete schedule to plan your trip.  The Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Ceremony happens each Saturday and Sunday from December 1st to 16th on Front Street.  Thousands of people crowd the downtown area for the ceremony.  Come early to find the best view!

2012 Christmas Lighting Schedule

Visit the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce website for additional details about winter activities and special announcements.  You may also be interested in the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort ski deals from their “Washington’s Best Winter Destination” campaign.

AMS Inspection Services is a home inspection company based out of Leavenworth with inspectors in Seattle, Wenatchee and throughout Chelan and Douglas counties.  AMS Inspection also performs blower door and duct blaster testing for new construction projects.  AMS Inspection is a member of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas Lighting Safety Tips

Christmas Lighting Festival in Leavenworth WA

Image courtesy of Bing: Sparkling Holiday Lights Leavenworth, WA

Christmas decorations and lights really get us in the holiday spirit.  Before you get too far along, check out these safety tips for hanging Christmas lights:

•Only use lights that conform with safety standards and have been tested by a recognized testing laboratory.

•Check each strand of lights for damaged sockets or wires and loose connections.  I best to toss damaged strands and buy new.

•Don’t overload extension cords and outlets!  Only link 3 standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord.

•If you must have a metallic tree, don’t decorate it with electric lights.  Electrocution may result.

•Outdoors lights must have exterior use labels.

•Fasten outdoor lights securely.  Use insulated staples or rain gutter hooks. 

•Plug all outdoor lights into ground fault interrupters circuits to avoid potential shocks and blown fuses.

•Unplug lights when going to sleep or leaving your home.