December 2022 … 

Leavenworth’s Main Street celebrating Christmas in style

The city of Leavenworth will welcome the Christmas holiday with two events designed to encourage the support of small businesses in town.

The first – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – is already well underway, having begun in early November. Going through Dec. 22, shoppers and diners at Main Street businesses and restaurants can win Main Street Bucks in weekly drawings. The more shopping you do at those merchants, the more opportunities you’ll earn to win those coveted bucks, which can be used at those same businesses. Other grand prize drawings will take place throughout until Dec. 22, too.

Another holiday tradition in town this year will be the Reindeer Romp, during which you can pick up maps that will lead you to fun holiday-themed activities, treats, and gifts. Live music, food, and, of course, lots of shopping will be on hand so you can create your own special holiday memories. Reindeer Romp will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 3. Go to 416 S. Cherokee for a map of participating businesses; the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 913-682-3924 or visit

And to get a glimpse at local history, be sure to take in the town’s Vintage Homes Tour from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Sponsored by the Leavenworth County Historical Society and the Carroll Mansion, this year is the 30th anniversary of the event.

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Carroll Mansion in Leavenworth

The Carroll Mansion in Leavenworth will be just one home visitors will tour on Dec. 11 during the 30th Vintage Homes Tour, sponsored by the Leavenworth County Historical Society. (Image courtesy of

Participants will tour the mansion, as well as four other historic homes and a downtown loft. For a donation of only $5, you can receive homemade pumpkin bread and gingerbread. The homes tour will benefit the operations of the Carroll Mansion; tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door), and may be purchased at

Call 913-682-7759 for more information.