December Events 2014

rescott-AZ-Courthouse-at-Christmas lights festivalA Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ART SHOW

The West Select

Phoenix, AZ, Closes Dec. 28: Western art sale and exhibition features more than 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs of the American West.

602-307-2007 • TheWestSelect.com

AUCTION

Premier Firearms Auction

Online, December 5-7: Highly collectible weapons are up for bid by the world’s leading auction house for historic firearms and military artifacts.

800-238-8022 • RockIslandAuction.com

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Santa’s North Pole Adventure

Georgetown, CO, December 1-31: Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes with Santa and his helpers aboard decorated train coaches.

888-456-6777 • GeorgetownLoopRR.com

Ethnic Holiday Festival

Omaha, NE, December 2: Christmas traditions of the world come together with ethnic foods, traditional music and dances from around the globe.

402-444-5071 • DurhamMuseum.org

Christmas Open House

Canyon, TX, December 5-6: History re-enactors open up Pioneer Town for an 1890s holiday celebration with live music and storytelling.

806-651-2244  • PanhandlePlains.org

Red Lodge Christmas Stroll

Red Lodge, MT, December 5-6: Santa Claus delivers candy to the children, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and a parade.

406-855-4796 • VisitMT.com

Christmas at Old Fort Concho

San Angelo, TX, December 5-7: This 1867 fort celebrates the different cultures of Texas with living history and 1800s holiday entertainment.

325-657-4441 • FortConcho.com

Medora’s Old Fashion Cowboy Christmas

Medora, ND, December 5-7: Sleigh rides and hayrides offered through historic Medora where holiday decorations and music fill the streets.

701-623-4830 • NDTourism.com

Cowboys On Main

Bandera, TX, December 6-27: Strolling entertainers and history re-enactments bring the holidays to life in front of the Bandera County Courthouse.

830-796-4447 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Christmas on the Prairie

Gering, NE, December 6: Make 19th-century holiday ornaments with history re-enactors; plus enjoy live music and seasonal food and drink.

308-436-9700 • NPS.gov/scbl

Christmas Past and Present

Grand Island, NE, December 6-14: A lamp-lit tour of Railroad Town with live music and the sights, sounds, smells and spirit of Christmas.

308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

Prescott Courthouse Christmas Lighting

Prescott, AZ, December 6: “Arizona’s Christmas City” kicks off the holidays with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, live music, a parade and a visit from Santa Claus.

928-777-1100 • CityOfPrescott.net

Light of the World Christmas Pageant

Minden, NE, December 7 & 14: Held since 1996, this pageant features more than 12,000 lights strung from the courthouse and throughout downtown, plus a pantomime of the Christmas story.

308-832-1811 • MindenNE.org

Christmas Parade of Lights

Wickenburg, AZ, December 12: Colorfully-lit floats parade through the streets while Santa and Mrs. Claus ride through historic downtown.

928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Fort Larned Christmas Open House

Larned, KS, December 13: Travel back to Fort Larned in 1859 to have an old-fashioned Yuletide celebration, sing Christmas carols and drink hot apple cider.

620-285-6911 • NPS.gov/fols

Christmas at the Cody’s

North Platte, NE, December 18-21: Celebrate the holidays in Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1886 mansion with caroling and horse-drawn rides.

308-535-8035 • VisitNorthPlatte.com

Luminaria Tour

Albuquerque, NM, December 24: Luminarias and Christmas lights illuminate a tour throughout Albuquerque’s decorated neighborhoods and the festively-adorned Albuquerque Country Club.

505-768-4575 • VisitAlbuquerque.org

Christmas in Old Dodge City

Dodge City, KS, Closes Dec. 25: This 1872 cowtown celebrates the holidays with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, chili cook-off and light parade.

800-653-9378 • VisitDodgeCity.org

MUSIC & POETRY

Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering

Wickenburg, AZ, December 5-6: Poets, singers and storytellers bring the Christmas spirit to community; plus enjoy a cowboy breakfast.

928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee

Durango, CO, December 18: Country crooners perform their traditional Christmas show with Western music and poetry and humor.

970-247-7657 • DurangoConcerts.com

RODEOS

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Las Vegas, NV, December 4-13: Fifteen contestants compete for titles in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping and more.

NFRExperience.com

TRADE SHOW

Country Christmas

Las Vegas, NV, December 4-14: More than 400 vendors display Cowboy Christmas gifts; plus watch the World Championship Dummy Roping for Kids.

817-599-7664 • CountryChristmas.com

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