A Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Las Vegas, NV, December 4-13: Fifteen contestants compete for titles in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping and more.
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