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Prescott Christmas Parade & Courthouse Lighting.

Christmas Festivals

Prescott Christmas Parade & Courthouse Lighting
Prescott, AZ, December 7: The beloved Christmas Parade begins at 1 p.m., with the 65th annual lighting ceremony of the courthouse at 6 p.m.
928-777-1552 • Prescott.com

Light of the World Christmas Pageant
Minden, NE, December 1, 7 and 8: Minden celebrates “104 Years of Lights” with 15,000 lights strung throughout downtown.
308-832-1811 • MindenNE.org

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge
Nebraska City, NE, weekends December 6-28: Climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a tour of Historic Nebraska City and a show of Christmas lights.
800-546-5433 • LiedLodge.org

Christmas at The Codys’
North Platte, NE, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21: Celebrate the holidays in Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1886 mansion with caroling and horse-drawn rides.
308-535-0835 • VisitNorthPlatte.com

Community Christmas Parade
Pecos, TX, December 6: Watch a Christmas parade with brightly decorated floats and live music, in the town that boasts that it hosted the world’s first rodeo in 1883.
432-445-2406 • VisitPecos.com

Christmas Past and Present
Grand Island, NE, December 7-8, 13-14: This lamp-lit tour of Railroad Town offers live music in a festive celebration of the spirit of Christmas.
308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

High Plains Christmas
Gering, NE, December 7: This High Plains holiday gathering features hayrides, marshmallow roasts and bonfire cowboy coffee.
308-436-1989 • LegacyOfThePlains.org

Christmas Parade of Lights & Chili Cook-Off
Dodge City, KS, December 9: Celebrate the season at the 18th annual Parade of Lights and Chili Cook-off.
800-653-9378 • VisitDodgeCity.org

Wickenburg Christmas Parade of Lights
Wickenburg, AZ, December 13: Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the 25th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights “Out Wickenburg Way!”
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Christmas Light Parade & Lighting of the Historic Courthouse Luminaries
Tombstone, AZ, December 14: The entire family will enjoy the event which includes Santa and his sleigh, street caroling and great Old West fun.
520-457-9317 • TombstoneChamber.com

A Frontier Army Christmas at Fort Larned
Larned, KS, December 14: The annual Christmas Past celebration includes 1860s holiday food, carriage rides, 19th-century crafts and games for the children.
620-285-6911 • NPS.gov

Singing in the Saddle
Bandera, TX, December 14-15: Join Santa for a Christmas Caroling Trail Ride around Bandera. Wagons or buggies are available for non-riders, as space allows. Bring your guitar if you’d like. The ride leaves promptly at 1:00 p.m.
830-796-4447 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Victorian Holiday Celebration Holiday Light Forest
Georgetown, CO, December 26-January 5, 2020: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes with Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.
888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

december 2019 events true west magazine
Christmas at Old Fort Concho.

Christmas at Old Fort Concho
San Angelo, TX, December 6-8: This 1867 fort celebrates the different cultures of Texas with three days full of Christmas cheer, including shopping, living history and much more on the historic fort grounds.
325-481-2646 • FortConcho.com

Poetry Gatherings

Wickenburg Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
Wickenburg, AZ, December 6-7: Enjoy this special two-day Western heritage event at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Gun Show

Big Town Premier Gun Show
Mesquite, TX, December 14-15: Visit the Premier Gun Show and its 750 tables at Big Town.  The public is invited to buy, sell or trade.
817-732-1194 • PremierGunShows.com

Rodeo

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo & Country Christmas
Las Vegas, NV, December 5-14: The Wrangler NFR, the culmination of the rodeo season, is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world.
702-260-8605 • NFRExperience.com

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