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December 2012 Events

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Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

ANIMAL ADOPTIONS

WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADOPTIONS

Casper, WY, December 10-13: Wild horses and burros from Western states are offered up for adoption to folks who will provide long-term care.
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov

 

ART SHOW

ART OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY

Las Vegas, NV, December 11-15: View cowboy art by featured artist Brandon Bailey and others,
plus artist quick draws and an art auction.
509-962-2934 • ArtOfTheAmericanCowboy.com

 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK

Elk City, OK, Nov. 23-Dec. 31: Take a ride in an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage and on the wooden carousel or Candy Cane Express train.
800-280-0207 • VisitElkCity.com

CHRISTMAS IN OLD DODGE CITY

Dodge City, KS, Nov. 26-Dec. 25: Features a Christmas tree auction, craft and gift boutiques, the Parade of Lights and community chili feed.
800-653-9378 • VisitDodgeCity.org

DICKENS ON THE STRAND
Galveston, TX, December 1-2: Bobbies, beefeaters and Queen re-create the Victorian London of Charles Dickens in Galveston’s historic district, while the Texas Brigade troops (above) fire their guns for the crowd.
409-765-7834 • GalvestonHistory.org

— By David Canright / Courtesy Galveston Historical Foundation –

A GRAND CHRISTMAS
Deadwood, SD, December 1-23: In this holiday spectacle, Christopher Jingle guides the audience through a winter wonderland as part of Deadwood’s 1876 historic holiday party of the Old West.
877-907-4726 • DeadwoodMountainGrand.com

– By Bob Wilson / Courtesy Deadwood Mountain Grand –

PRESCOTT COURTHOUSE CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

Prescott, AZ, December 1: In Arizona’s territorial capital, enjoy the lighting of the courthouse, The Christmas Story readings and holiday carolers.
928-777-1100 • Visit-Prescott.com

CHRISTMAS IN THE STOCKYARDS
Fort Worth, TX, December 1: Families gather for the Christmas tree lighting, holiday parade, holiday caroling and a visit from Cowboy Santa.
817-625-9715 • StockyardsStation.com

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE
Ruidoso, NM, December 1: Festive parade floats sparkle with twinkle lights and feature holiday designs as they travel through midtown Ruidoso.
575-257-7395 • Ruidoso.net

PARADE OF LIGHTS...

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