Western Roundup: December 2021

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

 

GUN SHOWS

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

 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

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

 

RODEOS

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

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