Washington's famous Bavarian town Leavenworth is canceling its annual Oktoberfest in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
A bomb threat reported in Leavenworth turned out to be a false alarm, but the call caused major disruptions and treacherous travel for responding crews.
The Village of Leavenworth, tucked away in the Cascade Mountains, is internationally known as the "Christmas Town." Several thousands of people make a trip to the Bavarian-themed town as part of their holiday traditions. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Leavenworth and its people celebrate the season.
Washington's famous Bavarian town Leavenworth announced it is canceling its annual Christmas Lighting Festival this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.