Photo credit: Brian Munoz

Leavenworth. Photo credit: Brian Munoz

Happy Holidays from Washington Filmworks!

In honor of this festive period, Washington Filmworks staff would love to share with you the beautiful, snowy, and cozy locations throughout the state. Here are our picks for December destinations that you should check out:

Amy Lillard (Executive Director):
I have to go with Walla Walla, because it’s an inviting locale for every season of the year – especially in winter, where it’s super cozy and comfortable. I love sitting in the Marcus Whitman hotel sipping on hot cocoa before bundling up and strolling down main street, taking in the fantastic wine and food Walla Walla has to offer.

Julie Daman (Director of Operations and Finance):
I have recently discovered the charm of Poulsbo in Kitsap county. Its Nordic themed charm is perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful seaside holiday, and who might also be looking for something with a flourish of Frozen.

Krys Karns (Program Manager of Production Services):
I wandered down the main street of the western town of Winthrop on a winter sunday morning. The garland-lined streets, falling snow and hand warmers brought warmth to my heart. We popped into the local coffee rosters for a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll. Share this experience with a loved one to start a new tradition or make new memories to share.

Winthrop. Photo credit: Methow Valley Photography.

Winthrop. Photo credit: Methow Valley Photography.

Andrew Espe (Communications Coordinator):
To me, a wintry urban environment is as festive as it gets – so I’ll have to pick Seattle. From the colorful lights down in Pioneer Square to the decorated rows of Queen Anne houses, Seattle has everyone’s version of winter bliss. And when that rare magic of snow hits the city? Nothing is prettier and more decadent.

Ashley Fendler (Executive Assistant):
Nestled in the mountains of Chelan County, the quaint Bavarian town of Leavenworth offers something for everyone. Whether it be snowshoeing or a horse-drawn carriage ride, to admiring the holiday lights and cozying up in a tavern with a tasty beverage, nowhere makes me feel more in the holiday spirit than a trip to this quintessential winter wonderland that feels worlds away.

Amanda England (Accounting Assistant):
My favorite holiday place is Central Cinema in the Central District of Seattle.
When it’s cold & drizzly (or, on the rare occasion, snowy) the marquee is warm and inviting. Nothing puts me more in the holiday spirit than watching Gremlins with a hot toddy or sharing a bowl of cinnamon popcorn with friends while singing along to Christmas music videos from the 80s.