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Prescott Courthouse Parade & Lighting

Prescott, AZ, December 3: This event is festive and fun for the entire family. Parade begins at 1 p.m. and the lighting of the Plaza ceremonies begin at 6 p.m.

928-777-1100 •




The Original Fort Worth Gun Show

Fort Worth, TX, December 31, 2022-January 2, 2023: With more than 1,000 tables, this show has what you are looking for! Members of the public are invited to buy, sell or trade.

817-732-1194 •




Santa’s Lighted Forest and North Pole Adventure

Georgetown, CO, November11-December 24: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes from Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.

888-456-6777 •


Christmas In Dodge City

Dodge City, KS, December 1-31: Christmastime in Dodge City is celebrated with holiday concerts, tree lighting ceremonies, light parades, decorating contests and several visits from ol’ Saint Nick. 

800-OLD-WEST •


Christmas at The CODYS’

North Platte, NE, December 16-20: Celebrate the holidays in Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1886 mansion with caroling and horse-drawn rides.

308-535-0835 •


Light of the World Christmas Pageant 

Minden, NE, November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023: Minden celebrates “106 Years of Lights” with 15,000 lights strung throughout downtown.

308-832-1811 •


33rd Annual Wickenburg Cowboy Christmas Gathering

Wickenburg, AZ, December 2-3: The public is invited to visit this Western community for its special heritage event. The Cowboy Reception is on Friday, December 2, and includes beer, wine and appetizers at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum.  

928-684-5479 •


Christmas at Old Fort Concho

San Angelo, TX, December 2-4: 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 •


Christmas Past and Present

Grand Island, NE, December 3-4 & 9-10: A lamplit tour of Railroad Town offers live music in a festive celebration of the spirit of Christmas.

308-385-5316 •


High Plains Christmas

Gering, NE, December 3: This High Plains holiday gathering features hayrides, marshmallow roasts and bonfire cowboy coffee.

308-436-1989 •


Wickenburg Christmas Parade of Lights

Wickenburg, AZ, December 9: Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season amid the glittering lights of the 28th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights “Out Wickenburg Way.” Floats will fill the streets of downtown Wickenburg at 6:30 p.m.  

928-684-5479 •


Christmas Light Parade & Lighting of the Historic Courthouse Luminarias

Tombstone, AZ, December 10: With the sound of caroling in the streets, the glow of a thousand twinkling lights and the “Ho-Ho-Ho” of Santa and his sleigh, this event offers great Old West fun for the entire family.

520-457-9317 •


A Frontier Army Christmas at Fort Larned

Larned, KS, December 10: The fort’s annual Christmas Past celebration will feature 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 •




Wrangler National Finals Rodeo & Country Christmas

Las Vegas, NV, December 1-10: The Wrangler NFR is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world and an event like no other. It’s an extravaganza for fans to enjoy the roping and riding activity of today’s cowboys. 

702-260-8605 •

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