A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.
The West Select
Phoenix, AZ, Closes Dec. 31: A Western art sale and exhibition that presents an expansive view of the American West with historical scenes.
602-257-1222 • TheWestSelect.com
Art of the American Cowboy
Las Vegas, NV, December 8-14: Western artists show and sell their works in fine art auctions and exhibits at the South Point Hotel & Casino.
509-962-2934 • ArtOfTheAmericanCowboy.com
Rock Island Auction Co. Premiere Collector’s Firearms Auction
Online, December 6-8: A premier auction with highly collectible pieces by the world’s leading auction house for firearms and military artifacts.
800-238-8022 • RockIslandAuction.com
Christmas in Old Dodge City
Dodge City, KS, Nov. 25-Dec.-25: This 1872 cowtown celebrates the holidays with a Christmas tree auction, craft and gift boutiques, the Parade of Lights and a community chili feed.
800-653-9378 • VisitDodgeCity.org
Christmas Teas and Tours
Kalispell, MT, Nov. 30-Dec. 23: Enjoy the Christmas traditions of Kalispell’s founding family, delicious treats, including Christmas pudding, and traditional tea, all while surrounded by the beauty of the 1895 Conrad Mansion.
406-755-2166 • ConradMansion.com
Christmas in Downtown Edmond
Edmond, OK, December 1-22: The celebration begins with the mayor’s tree lighting and continues with historical tours and music.
405-249-9391 • DowntownEdmondOK.com
Christmas in the Park
Elk City, OK, Nov. 29-Dec. 31: Take a ride in an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage, on the wooden carousel or Candy Cane Express train.
800-280-0207 • VisitElkCity.com
Night of Light
Gunnison, CO, December 6: Downtown ushers in the Christmas season with holiday light displays, hot cocoa and local entertainment.
970-641-7605 • GunnisonCrestedButte.com
Christmas Open House
Canyon, TX, December 6-7: Pioneer Town offers up holiday music and storytelling, cookie decorating, festive kid’s crafts and more.
806-651-2244 • PanhandlePlains.org
Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant
Edmond, OK, December 6-8: The Boys Ranch Town residents, staff’s children and live animals from the ranch come together to present a living nativity and depict the life of Jesus Christ
405-341-3606 • OBHC.org
Christmas at Old Fort Concho
San Angelo, TX, December 6-8: This 1867 fort celebrates the different cultures of Texas with living history and 1800s holiday entertainment.
325-481-2646 • FortConcho.com
Christmas in the Stockyards
Fort Worth, TX, December 7: Families gather for the Christmas tree lighting, holiday parade, caroling and a visit from Cowboy Santa.
817-625-9715 • StockyardsStation.com
Prescott Courthouse Christmas Lighting
Prescott, AZ, December 7: In Arizona’s territorial capital, enjoy the lighting of the courthouse plaza, The Christmas Story readings and holiday carolers.
928-777-1100 • Visit-Prescott.com
Larned, KS, December 14: Scenes of the holidays at 1859 Fort Larned will be brought to life with music, caroling, tours, and tasty treats from long ago.
620-285-6911 • NPS.gov/fols
Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee
Durango, CO, December 19: Country crooners perform their traditional Christmas show with Western music and cowboy poetry and humor.
970-247-7657 • DurangoConcerts.com
Christmas at the Cody’s
North Platte, NE, December 19-22: Buffalo Bill Cody’s magnificent 1886 mansion is decorated for the holidays and invites you to visit and enjoy caroling, horse-drawn rides, hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts.
308-532-4729 • VisitNorthPlatte.com
Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Ball
Oklahoma City, OK, December 20: Murphey headlines a Western concert for families that includes a buffet and a visit from Santa.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org
Festival of Lights Parade
Ruidoso, NM, December 7: Festive parade floats sparkle with twinkle lights and feature holiday designs as they travel through midtown.
575-257-7395 • DiscoverRuidoso.com
Christmas Parade of Lights
Wickenburg, AZ, December 13: Holiday parade showcases colorfully-lit entries, while Santa and Mrs. Claus ride through historic downtown.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com
“A Territorial Christmas Carol”
Guthrie, OK, Nov. 29-Dec. 22: This Pollard Theatre original of Charles Dickens’s classic tale is set in the days of the Oklahoma Land Run.
405-282-2800 • ThePollard.org
Las Vegas, NV, December 5-15: More than 400 vendors display Cowboy Christmas gifts, plus appearances and autographs from cowboy stars.
877-411-7277 • CountryChristmas.com
Dickens on the Strand
Galveston, TX, December 7-8: Bobbies, beefeaters and Queen re-create the Victorian London of Charles Dickens in Galveston’s historic district.
409-765-7834 • GalvestonHistory.org
Cowboys on Main
Bandera, TX, December 7-28: Take in the Western display in front of the Bandera County Courthouse, with gunfights, chuckwagons and strolling singers.
830-796-4447 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com