Prescott Parade & Courthouse Lighting
Prescott, AZ, December 4: Festive and fun for the entire family, the parade begins at 1 p.m., and the lighting of the courthouse plaza ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.
928-777-1100 • Visit-Prescott.com
Waco Gun Show
Waco, TX, December 18-19: With more than 600 tables, this show has what you are looking for. The public is invited to buy, sell or trade.
817-732-1194 • PremierGunShows.com
Light of the World Christmas Pageant
Minden, NE, December 1-12: Minden celebrates “106 Years of Lights” with 15,000 lights strung throughout downtown.
308-832-1811 • MindenNE.org
Christmas In Dodge City: Parade of Lights, Chili Cook-Off and More
Dodge City, KS, December 1-31: Christmastime is celebrated with several wonderful events. From holiday concerts, tree-lighting ceremonies, light parades, decorating contests and several visits from ol’ Saint Nick, there is always something to do during the holiday season in Dodge City.
800-OLD-WEST • VisitDodgeCity.org
Christmas at Old Fort Concho
San Angelo, TX, December 3-5: This 1867 fort celebrates the different cultures of Texas with three days full of Christmas cheer, including shopping, living history and much more.
325-481-2646 • FortConcho.com
Christmas Past and Present
Grand Island, NE, December 4-5 & 10-11: 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 4: The High Plains holiday gathering features hayrides, marshmallow roasts and bonfire cowboy coffee.
308-436-1989 • LegacyOfThePlains.org
Wickenburg Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering
Wickenburg, AZ, December 3-4: Visit the Western community for this special heritage event and enjoy poetry, songs and music from some of the best cowboy poets in the Southwest. The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 3, and includes beer/wine and appetizers at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com
Christmas Light Parade & Lighting of the Historic Courthouse Luminaries
Tombstone, AZ, December 11: Enjoy the sound of caroling in the streets, the glow of a thousand twinkling lights and the “Ho-Ho-Ho” of Santa on his sleigh at this great Old West event offering fun for the entire family.
520-457-9317 • TombstoneChamber.com
A Frontier Army Christmas at Fort Larned
Larned, KS: December 11: The fort’s annual Christmas Past celebration features pictures with Santa in the North Officers’ quarters, 1860s holiday food in the Barracks Mess Hall, carriage rides around the fort grounds and 19th-century crafts and games for the children.
620-285-6911 • NPS.gov
Santa’s Lighted Forest and North Pole Adventure
Georgetown, CO, Through December 24: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes from Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.
888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com
Wickenburg Christmas Parade of Lights
Wickenburg, AZ, December 10: Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the 27th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights “Out Wickenburg Way.” Visitors are encouraged to drive through neighborhoods to see the festive Christmas light displays that adorn local homes each year. Floats will fill the streets of downtown on December 10 starting at 6:30 p.m.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com
Christmas at The Cody’s
North Platte, NE, December 17-21: Celebrate the holidays in Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1886 mansion with caroling and horse-drawn rides.
308-535-0835 • VisitNorthPlatte.com
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo & Country Christmas
Las Vegas, NV, December 1-11: The Wrangler NFR is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world. It is the culmination of the rodeo season where the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding compete to take home top honors and their share of a multimillion-dollar purse.
702-260-8605 • NFRExperience.com