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From craft fairs to concerts, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are jam-packed with festivities. Get in the holiday spirit and bring the family together at any of the following activities from Afton to Wheatland. So grab a pen and mark your calendar. You don't miss the best events of the season!

Afton

Parade of Lights

What: Watch as holiday floats parade through town.

Where: Main Street

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: free

Info: Town of Afton, 307-885-9831

Bar J Wranglers Holiday Homecoming

What: The Bar J Wranglers will perform Western music laced with humor and storytelling.

Where: Star Valley High School Auditorium, 445 W. Swift Creek Lane.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: $18 at the door or $15 in advance. Tickets are available at www.starvalleyarts.org, Star Valley Chamber of Commerce offices in Afton (at Afton Civic Center) and Thayne (at ReMax/Advantage Realty).

Info: 307-877-0049 or lisa@starvalleyarts.org

Handel's Messiah Community Concert

What: Local musicians accompany community vocalists and featured soloists in Handel's "Messiah."

Where: Star Valley High School Auditorium, 445 W. Swift Creek Lane.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 18

Cost: free

Info: 307-877-0049 or lisa@starvalleyarts.org

Buffalo

A Victorian Christmas

What: See a variety of rare, vintage Christmas lights, ornaments and toys from the late 1800s through about 1960. Early holiday music will play throughout the hotel.

Where: The Occidental Hotel, 10 N. Main Street

When: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 15

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-0451

Light Up Buffalo

What: Kick off the holiday shopping season in historic downtown Buffalo for unique shopping with knowledgeable, friendly and helpful merchants. There will be various activities to occupy the children while parents shop, a Christmas lighting ceremony, silent auctions, live auctions, food, beverages, live music, Santa, carriage rides and more. The event is a fundraiser for Buffalo Downtown Association.

Where: throughout downtown

When: noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 26

Info: For a complete schedule, see lightupbuffalo.org. For information, call BDA at 760-445-7217, Becky at 307-684-7190

Photos with Santa

What: Kids can have their photos taken with Santa Claus.

Where: Cooley Images, 28 S. Main St.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to (till parade starts) 6 p.m.

Cost: $5 for a 5-by-7 photo, packages are available

Info: 307-684-9190

Holiday Open House

What: See hand-built and wheel thrown works of pottery by students of the Potters' Depot. Some items will be available for purchase.

Where: 75 E. Benteen St.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-4555, www.pottersdepot.com

Surprise You Sale

What: Shop for gifts at St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Where: 178 S. Main St.

When: 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3

Cost: NA

Info: 307-684-5544, www.buffalowyo.com

Buffalo Children's Center Christmas Bazaar

What: Kick off the shopping season at this fundraiser for the Buffalo Children's Center.

Where: Johnson County Fairgrounds, 18 Fairgrounds Road

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-5802

Gingerbread House and Ornament Workshop

What: Kids can make their own gingerbread houses or ornaments with Sheridan College of Johnson County.

Where: below the Buffalo Theater, 235 S. Main St.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-5544, www.buffalowyo.com

Christmas Kids' Shop

What: Kids ages 4 through fourth grade can pick out up to five gifts to give to family members.

Where: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 615 N. Burritt Ave.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-7872, www.stlukeselca.com

Lighted Christmas Parade and Chili Feed

What: Enjoy some chili before watching the parade. The parade theme is "Frosty's Winter Wonderland." After the parade, stop by Buffalo Senior Center for cinnamon rolls and coffee.

Where: Parade goes through the heart of downtown. Chili feed and hot cocoa is served at Crazy Woman Square. Buffalo Senior Center is at 671 W. Fetterman.

When: Chili feed starts at 4 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-5544, www.buffalowyo.com

Christmas Matinee

What: See a Christmas movie for free.

Where: Buffalo Theater, 234 S. Main St.

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-5544, www.buffalowyo.com

The Occidental Christmas

What: Music groups perform holiday tunes in the 15th annual Occidental Christmas music program.

Where: In the lobby of The Occidental Hotel, 10 N. Main Street

When: 4 & 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Cost: free

Info: 307-684-0451

Casper

Photos with Santa

What: Kids can have their photos taken with Santa Claus.

Where: center court, Eastridge Mall, 601 S. E. Wyoming Blvd.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Christmas Eve hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Cost: starting at $22.99 (Pick up a coupon on site for $3 off through Dec. 7.)

Info: 307-265-9392, www.shopeastridge.com

Twelve Days of Christmas

What: Shop for items made by artisans and crafters. There will be children's clothes, knitted purses, pottery, Christmas ornaments, fiber arts, antiques, stained glass jewelry, Alpaca wear, soup, candy, soap, tie dye, lotion, metal works, floral items, pine needle baskets and more. Proceeds from items sold off a donation tree will go toward Natrona School District Homeless Student Program.

Where: 3233 CY Ave.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 22

Cost: free

Info: Sandy, 307-265-1360

Gift Wrapping

What: Wyoming Youth Orchestra and the Kelly Walsh choir join Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp. in gift wrapping this holiday season. Each organization will benefit from the fundraiser.

Where: near Target at Eastridge Mall, 601 S. E. Wyoming Blvd.

When: mall hours, Nov. 25 to 27, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11 and 14 to 24

Cost: Varies

Info: 307-472-2141, www.troopersdrumcorps.org

Drop and Shop

What: Drop kids ages 8 and over off at the Casper Aquatic Center for a day of swimming while you hit the sales. Children under 8 are welcome to come, but must have an adult in the pool with them.

Where: Casper Recreation Center, 1801 E. Fourth St.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25

Cost: $3.50

Info: 307-235-8383

Casper Christmas Parade

What: This year's theme is "The Magic of Christmas." Enjoy lighted parade entries, music, hot chocolate, cookies and the big guy in the red suit. Bundle up -- it's chilly outside.

Where: downtown

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: free

Contact: 307-235-6710

Teddy Bear Tea

What: Children can visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, stroll through trees decorated for the Festival of Trees, have their photos taken with Santa, enjoy live entertainment, sip hot chocolate or tea, eat warm cookies, vote for their favorite tree and add a new Teddy Bear to the Teddy Bear Tree.

Where: Casper Boys and Girls Club, 1701 E. K St.

When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27

Cost: Donation of a new teddy bear that will be given to a child

Saint Nick's Pet Pics

What: Dogs and cats can wear fun costumes and have their photos taken with Santa Claus. Photos are just for dogs and cats -- no other pets, please.

Where: Center Court, Eastridge Mall, 601 S. E. Wyoming Blvd.

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Dec. 5 & 12

Cost: starting at $22.99

Info: 307-265-9392, www.shopeastridge.com

Festival of Trees

What: View incredible trees, wreaths and centerpieces. The items and others will be sold in a live and silent auction. There will be hors d' oeuvres, beverages and live entertainment, too.

Where: Casper Boys and Girls Club, 1701 E. K St.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 29. Cocktails, hors d' oeuvres and the silent auction begin at 6 p.m. The live auction starts at 7 p.m.

Cost: $50; $75 per couple

Info: 307-235-3062, www.specialolympicswy.org

Food for Fines

What: Donate canned goods to get your library fines cleared. (Does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items or accounts in collections.) Donations benefit Joshua's Storehouse.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St. or any NCPL branch, including the bookmobile.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the main branch Dec. 1 through 15

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Late ‘till Eight

What: Downtown Casper stores stay open late for convenient gift shopping.

Where: downtown Casper

When: 'till 8 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 1 - 22

Cost: free

Info: downtown Merchants & Professionals Association, president@downtowncasper.org

Casper College Holiday Art Sale

What: Purchase artwork ranging from $2 to several hundred dollars made by Casper College visual art students or guest artists. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing, photography painting, sculpture and jewelry. Beverages and treats will be served. Proceeds help bring professional artists to the college and will help fund the art club's trip to New York.

Where: Room 102 of the visual arts building at Casper College, 125 College Drive

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Mike, 307-268-2509

Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps Holiday Gift Basket Sale

What: Pick from more than 100 Wyoming-made items to create great gift baskets for everyone on your list. Items include candles, soaps, lotions, cooking mixes, jerky, honey, jellies and more. Baskets can be shipped, for a fee.

Where: Troopers Center, 1801 E. E St.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, or order by phone starting Nov. 28

Open house, Dec. 2 and 3 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taking orders on Nov. 28

Cost: Varies

Info: 307-472-2141, www.troopersdrumcorps.org

Hanging of the Greens

What: Teens in grades seven thru 12 are invited to help decorate the Natrona County Public Library. Hot cocoa and pizza will be served.

Where: Natrona County Public Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Senior Mistletoe Ball

What: This sit-down dinner and dance is hosted by Central Wyoming Senior Services. There will be live entertainment with music by the band, "Spur of the Moment," dancing and the crowning of the king and queen.

Where: Casper Senior Citizen Center, 1831 E. Fourth St.

When: doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: $12. Purchase tickets by Nov. 29; no tickets at door

Info: Denise, 307-265-4678, www.casperseniorcenter.com

"The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge"

What: Stage III, Casper's community theater, presents this play, set one year after "A Christmas Carol." Ebenezer Scrooge sues Jacob Marley and the Christmas ghosts for kidnapping, assault, slander and more.

Where: 900 N. Center St.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11

Cost: $12 adults; $8 students and seniors. Tickets are available at Sonic Rainbow, Grant Street Grocery, Cadillac Cowgirl and at the door.

Info: 307-234-0946 or www.stageiiitheatre.org

Holiday Planetarium shows

What: Bring the kids to see "George and Oatmeal Save Santa," or see the night sky 2000 years ago in "Star of Bethlehem" at Casper Planetarium.

When: "George and Oatmeal Save Santa" will be at 7 p.m. and "Star of Bethlehem" will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 30

Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 N. Poplar St.

Cost: $2.50 per show

Info: 307-577-0310

Holiday Open House at Tate Geological Museum

What: This yearly family event includes tours of the museum and prep lab, face painting, a scavenger hunt, crafts, Santasaurus and more.

Where: The Tate Geological Museum at Casper College, 125 College Drive

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: 307-268-2077

Santa's Other Workshop

What: Home-based businesses and crafters sell a variety of unique gifts such as children's books and women's watches. Gift baskets will be auctioned and benefit Natrona County High School Angels fund, which helps students in need.

Where: cafeterias at Natrona County High School, 930 S. Elm St.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Risa, 307-25-8407

Holiday on Broadway

What: Wyoming Symphony Orchestra performs holiday hits and Broadway tunes with special guest Debbie Gravitte, a Tony award-winning Broadway star.

Where: John F. Welsh Auditorium at Natrona County High School, 930 S. Elm St.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 p.m.

Cost: $18 to $40 for adults; $15 to $32 for seniors and students

Info: 307-266-1478, wyomingsymphony.org,director@wyomingsymphony.org

Craft Fair

What: Sixty to 70 vendors are expected to sell their wares at this craft fair at Sunrise Shopping Center.

Where: Sunrise Shopping Center, 4000 S. Poplar St.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4

Cost: free

Info: April, 307-234-5886

Hospice Tree of Love

What: Join Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in lighting the tree of love. It will be decorated with paper ornaments in honor of loved ones who have passed away. Balloons with messages to loved ones will also be released and there will be cookies and hot chocolate at this event, part of which is held outside. There will be music, too.

Where: Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions resource center/administration building, 319 S. Wilson

When: 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Cost: free, donations suggested

Info: Deanne, 307-577-4832, cwhp@cwhp.org

Madrigal Feaste

What: This annual event features a full meal, music and merriment.

Where: Thomas H. Empey Theatre (the black box theatre), Gertrude Krampert Theatre Complex at Casper College, 125 College Drive

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 thru 10

Cost: $45 per person

Info: 307-268-2606

Making a List, Checking it Twice

What: Elementary-age kids can get ready for the holiday with this program, part of After School at the Library.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 7

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Crafty Afternoons: ornaments

What: Adults can make ornaments for the holiday season with other crafters.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 8

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Holiday on the Homestead

What: The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center will host its annual Holiday on the Homestead event featuring family-friendly music, storytelling and other activities such as crafts and candy making.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10.

Where: The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, 1501 N. Poplar St.

Cost: free

Info: National Historic Trails Center, 307-261-7780. See www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/NHTIC.html for a schedule of events.

Band Concert

What: Casper College Concert Band will perform holiday tunes.

Where: Durham Hall, Aley Fine Arts Center at Casper College, 125 College Drive

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free

Info: 307-268-2606

Town and Country Party

What: Enjoy dancing to The Dakota Country Band, shop the trade show and craft fair booths bid in the 4-H silent auction. Dinner will be provided by Arrowhead Catering.

Where: Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Arena,

When: doors open at 4 p.m., dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 10

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free for ages 7 and under

Info: 4-H office, 235-9400; Carol, 307-259-2689

Gingerbread House Open House

What: Families can drop in to make gingerbread houses. Materials and candy will be supplied. Bring a cookie sheet for easy transport of your gingerbread house or village. Space and supplies are first come, first served.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St. in Casper or Mills branch, 717 5th St. in Mills.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in Casper and 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in Mills

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Bug Appetit!

What: Scott Seville of Casper College will serve up creepy, crawly delicacies with a holiday flair to tweens, grades four through six.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 12

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

"A Cobweb Christmas" and crafts

What: Elementary-age kids can enjoy this German Christmas story and make crafts to match in the after-school program.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 14

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Santa at the Rec

What: Kids can play their favorite sports with Santa Claus at Casper Recreation Center. Refreshments will be served.

Where: Casper Recreation Center, 1801 E. Fourth St.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17

Cost: free

Info: 307-235-8383

Swim with Santa

What: Santa Claus will visit with children at Casper Aquatic Center. Hot chocolate will be served. Children under 8 must have an adult in the pool with them.

Where: Casper Recreation Center, 1801 E. Fourth St.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 17

Cost: $3

Info: 307-235-8383

Skate with Santa

What: Stop by Casper Ice Arena to skate with Santa to holiday music. There will be sleigh rides on the ice, too.

Where: Casper Recreation Center, 1801 E. Fourth St.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 18

Cost: $4, free skate rental

Info: 307-235-8383

"Messiah"

What: Fred Taylor directs community musicians in vocalists in this popular holiday concert.

Where: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 4600 S. Poplar St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 18

Cost: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $7 students and school teachers, $5 ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at Ayers Jewelry, Sonic Rainbow, The Shade Tree, Hill Music and Cadillac Cowgirl.

Info: Carolynn, 307-267-8606

Book club discussion and film

What: Join the tween book club, for kids in grades four through six, to discuss "Miracle on 34th St." and watch the movie. Pick up your copy at the children's desk.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 19

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Christmas Stars

What: Elementary-age kids can make Christmas star craft projects during After School at the Library.

Where: Natrona County Library, 307 E. Second St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 21

Cost: free

Info: 307-577-READ, www.natronacountylibrary.org

Cheyenne

Christmas Craft Show

What: Artisans from throughout the region sell their wares at the Cheyenne Christmas Parade Craft Show. It benefits the Laramie County Library Foundation.

Where: Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: free

Info: Lisa, 307-221-1686, www.cheyennechristmasparade.com

Christmas Holiday Tea

What: Enjoy tea, treats and live music in a Victorian setting.

Where: Nagle Warren Mansion, 222 E. 17th St.

When: 1:30 to 3:40 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25 through Jan. 7

Cost: $18.95, plus tax and tip, reservation required

Info: 800-811-2610 or naglewarrenmansion.com

Cheyenne Christmas Parade

What: Watch as more than 140 lit-up floats, horse drawn wagons, bands, clowns, antique autos and other groups march through downtown Cheyenne. The theme is "12 Days of Christmas."

Where: The Parade starts at 17yh Street and Carey Avenue. It heads north on Cary to 24th Street, turns right to Capital Avenue, makes another right on Capital Avenue, heads down 16th Street, goes right on 16th Street and ends at Pioneer Avenue.

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: free

Info: 307-221-1686, www.cheyennechristmasparade.com

Holiday Gift Wrapping

What: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center volunteers will wrap gifts at Frontier Mall. Proceeds will go to Home Away from Home, which provides comfortable and affordable lodging to out-of-town patients, outpatients or family members of patients at CRMC or Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Where: Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Blvd.

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the first two weeks of Dec., then mall hours until 9 p.m. through Dec. 24

Cost: Varies depending on size. Starts at $1 for very small items such as jewelry boxes. It may cost $20 or more to wrap very large items.

Info: Bev, 307-633-7513, bev.catalano@crmcwy.org

The King's Christmas Festival: A Renaissance Christmas

What: King of Glory Lutheran Church music ensembles, such as choir, recorder band and bell choir, perform music and carols. Renaissance-style desserts and light hors d' oeuvres will be served.

Where: King of Glory Lutheran Church, 8806 Yellowstone Road

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 2 & Dec. 3; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: free. Reservations required. (free-will offering will be taken)

Breakfast with Santa

What: Cheyenne Regional Medical Center invites families and the young at heart to one of two breakfasts with Santa. Breakfast includes a Santa-shaped pancake with whipped cream, sausage link and milk for kids or coffee for adults. Entertainment includes therapy dogs, Shrine clowns and free face-painting. All children will receive a small gift.

Where: Auditorium A and Auditorium B (next to the grill) at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, 214 E. 23 St.

When: 8:30 or 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

Cost: Reservations required. Tickets cost $5 in advance and are available at the hospital's Pink Boutique Gift Shop. No tickets at the door.

Info: Bev, 307-633-7513

The Present Company and Friends Holiday Market

What: Shop for handmade gifts.

Where: Miller School, 3501 Evans Ave.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Peg, 307-634-8018

Christmas Open House at the Governor's Residence

What: See holiday decorations at the governor's residence. Refreshments will be provided.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4

Where: 5001 Central Ave. (right next to I-25)

Cost: free

Info: 307-777-7398

Holiday Gala Concert

What: Laramie County Community College choirs and bands perform a variety of holiday favorites as a gift to the community.

Where: Cheyenne Civic Center, 2101 O'Neil Ave.

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9

Cost: free

Info: Karen, 307-778-1158

VFW 1881 Craft Show

What: Shop for crafts, gifts and goodies.

Where: 2816 E. Nationway

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free

Info: Hazel, 307-635-4931 or Connie, 307-634-0257

Holiday Open House at the Cheyenne Old West Museum

What: Taken in the holiday décor while enjoying the museum.

Where: Cheyenne Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free

Info: 307-778-7290

Christmas Choral Festival

What: See a Christmas choral concert presented by the Laramie County Community College choirs, The Cheyenne Chamber Singers, the Capital Chorale, the All-City Children's Choir and the East High School, South High School and Central High School Chorales.

Where: Cheyenne Civic Center, 2101 O'Neil Ave.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11

Cost: free, but tickets are required and they go quickly. Tickets are available the week prior to the event at Neimann and Sons Music store (3555 E. Lincolway; 307-632-2290), Yocum Music store (1708 Central Ave.; 307-638-7755)

Info: 307-638-3388

Christmas light tour

What: Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley Holiday Light Tours. The tour is different every year.

Where: 121 W. 15th St. Departs from Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range

When: Rides depart at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 - 24

Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under

Info: Tickets required. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 and sell out quickly. They can be purchased at the Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is located in the historic depot at 121 West 15th St. or by calling 307-778-3133.

Cody

Home for the Holidays

What: Enjoy a lighted Christmas parade, live entertainment, hay rides, carolers, food, shopping, ice sculpting and Santa's arrival.

Where: downtown

When: Activities start at 1 p.m. and the parade begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: free

Info: 307-587-2297

Holiday Open House at Buffalo Bill Historic Center

What: Celebrate the season with a festive free day of entertainment. Be sure to bring your camera for photos with Santa.

Where: 720 Sheridan Ave.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: 307-578-4025, www.bbhc.org, jillo@bbhc.org

What: The Nutcracker. Rocky Mountain School of the Arts presents this holiday classic.

Where: Wynona Thompson Auditorium, 1225 10th St.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 17 and Dec. 18

Cost: $20 for adults; $17 for seniors and children

Info: For tickets, go to rockymountaindancetheatre.tix.com or at The Thistle, 307-587-6635. For more information, call 307-527-9973.

Dubois

Christmas Tree Extravaganza

What:

Where: Headwaters Art & Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9

Cost: free

Info: 307-455-2687, www.duboiswyomingchamber.org, 20 Stalnaker. 307-455-2687, www.duboiswyomingchamber.org

Evanston

downtown Open House

What: downtown businesses kick off the holiday season with late night shopping at the Annual downtown Open house. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping and enjoy the parade of lights, too.

Where: downtown

When: 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 1

Cost: free

Info: Jane, 307-783-6320

Jaycees Parade of Lights

What: The parade runs from McDonald's, down Front Street, over to Ninth St., and down Main Street to the Machine Shop. Santa arrives to help kick off the holiday season.

Where: downtown

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 1

Cost: free

Info: Robert, 307-679-4544

Festival of Trees

What: Friday evening is Family Night and families can see the trees, vote for their favorite trees and enjoy food, beverages, games and food. Saturday is the main night, with live entertainment, wine and food tasting, a live auction of the trees and wreaths and a silent auction of gifts. A beautifully decorated tree will be raffled after the auction.

Where: Evanston Roundhouse, 1500 Main St.

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4

Cost: Family Night is free; Saturday admission cost $25 for one adult or $40 for two. Raffle tickets cost $5 each or five for $20.

Info: Chamber of Commerce, 307-783-0370

Teddy Bear Parade

What: Children are invited to bring teddy bears and parade down Main Street. Meet at the old Strand theater and the parade will head to the county complex, where children can join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a meet-and-greet, photos and reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.' Teddy bears will be given away, too. Afterward, head over to the Uinta County Library for a movie.

Where: downtown

When: Line up at 11:45 a.m., the parade starts at noon. Dec. 10

Cost: free

Info: Joy, 307-789-1362

North Pole Carnival

What: This carnival has inflatables, a bungee run, sumo suits, cookie decorating, face painting, food, photos with Santa and more. Kids ages 8 and under must be accompanied by someone age 16 or over. Proceeds go to MentorAbility.

Where: Machine Shop, 1440 Main St.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16

Cost: $6 for kids ages 2 to 15, $3 for adults

Info: Wanda, 307-783-6302; chamber, 307-783-0370

Visit with Santa

What: Children can visit and have photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus and at their Main Street headquarters.

Where: At the corner of 10th Street and Main Street

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 17

Cost: free

Info: Jane, 307-783-6320

The Evanston Community Christmas Gala

What: The Evanston Civic Chorus hosts musicians and vocalists from the community in this festive concert.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 18

Where: Davis Middle School, 837 No Name St.

Cost: free

Info: Kirk, 307-679-1390

Gillette

Holiday Festival of Lights

What: See numerous holiday light displays, including an animated happy holidays display, snow flake tunnel, elf tree topper, sliding penguin, Harley Santa and more. Holiday Festival of Lights and Wal-Mart will also collect non-perishable food donations each Friday for the Council of Community Services.

Where: CAM-PLEX Park, the CAM-PLEX buildings, 1635 Reata Drive

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 thru Jan. 1

Cost: free

Info: Wes, 307.682.7406 ext. 5011, www.campbellcountyfestivaloflights.com

Sounds of the Holidays

What: Listen to the Powder River Symphony perform their holiday concert.

Where: CAM-PLEX Heritage Center, 1635 Reata Drive

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 11

Cost: Adults $15, seniors and military $10, free for children ages 18 and under

Info: www.prs.vcn.com, 307-682-8802, www.cam-plex.com

Green River

Santa's Arrival and Lighted Kiddie Parade

What: Children can participate in a lighted parade then enjoy crafts, popcorn, hot chocolate and visit with Santa. Each kid will receive a free goody bags.

Where: Expedition Island.

When: Parade starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and activities follow.

Cost: free

Info: 307-875-5711

Greybull

Holidazzle

What: Kick off the holiday season with this community-wide celebration. It starts Friday with a free chili supper and parade followed by a music and light show. Then kids can visit with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa, cider and cookies. Each child will receive a gift bag. downtown stores will run specials, too. Saturday bring the Christmas Craft Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa.

Where: Chili is served at the fire station, on the corner of Sixth Street and Second Avenue North. The parade starts at Town Hall and heads west on Greybull Ave. Santa will be at the Elks, 622 Greybull Ave. Bazaar is at Greybull Recreation District, 527 First Ave. S. Breakfast with Santa is at Greybull Senior Center, 417 S. Second St.

When: On Dec. 2, there is chili from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, the parade starts at 6:30 p.m., Holidazzle lights and music and light show follow the parade. Santa goes from the light show to the Elks. On Dec. 3, the Christmas Craft Bazaar runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Breakfast with Santa is 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Cost: Breakfast with Santa cost $6 for adults, $3 for kids or free for kids under 12. All other activities are free.

Info: Greybull Chamber of Commerce: 877-765-2100

Guernsey

Winter's Eve Celebration

What: Enjoy a dinner, open houses at local businesses, tree lighting, kids' activities, parade and visit with Santa.

Where: downtown

When: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the parade starts at 7 p.m.

Cost: There's a fee for dinner; everything else is free.

Info: Bruce, 307-836-2689

Jackson

Town Square Lighting

What: Watch Town Square light up and while enjoying holiday tunes by the Jackson Hole Community Band and Jackson Hole Chorale. Hot beverages, cookies will be served. Santa Claus will arrive on the square with a team of sled dogs.

Where: Town Square

When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25

Cost: free

Info: 307-733-3316

Art Association Christmas Bazaar

What: Shop more than 120 booths for handmade fine art and crafts such as pottery, paintings, mixed media, glass art, ornaments and wreaths. Say, "Hello" to Santa Claus and listen to live music. Proceeds benefit the Art Association of Jackson Hole.

Where: Snow King Ice Arena, 400 E. Snow King Ave.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: $3

Info: 307-733-8792

Craft Fair

What: Shop for home made gifts.

Where: Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, 1251 S. Park Loop Road

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Jo, 307-690-7219

Old Fashion Family Christmas

What: Jackson Hole Chorale performs a Christmas concert.

Where: Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, 1251 S. Park Loop Road

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 4

Cost: free

Info: 307-734-8470

Home for the Holidays

What: PAWS of Jackson Hole helps pets find homes at this pet adoption event and toy drive Refreshments will be served.

Where: Under a heated tent in Albertson's parking lot, 105 Buffalo Way

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free to attend. Adoption fees range from about $35 to $120.

Info: 307-734-2441, www.pawsofjh.org

Olde Tyme Christmas and Winter Celebration

What: The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and Wort Hotel invite you to listen to great stories and heartfelt tunes at this event. Refreshments will be served.

Where: Jackson Room of the Wort Hotel, at the corner of Glenwood and Broadway

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 7

Cost: free for members of Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, $5 for nonmembers. Memberships will be available at the door.

Info: Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, 307-733-9605, www.museumofjacksonhole .org

Christmas Crafts

What: Families are invited to make old-fashioned Christmas ornaments. They can make one to take home and another to decorate the museum.

Where: Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, 225 N. Cache

When: 2 or 3 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, 307-733-9605, www.museumofjacksonhole .org

Christmas Kickoff

What: Jackson Hole Historical Museum will be decorated to the hilt for the holiday season. Come see the decorations, some of which are from the museum's collection, and enjoy refreshments at this grand opening.

Where: Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, 225 N. Cache

When: noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 4

Cost: free

Info: Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, 307-733-9605, www.museumofjacksonhole .org

A Mardy Murie Christmas

What: Bring a dozen cookies to exchange and take home a dozen others. Bring some cookie recipes to share, too.

Where: Murie Center, 1 Murie Ranch Road in Moose

When: Dec. 10 (call for time)

Cost: free

Info: Karen, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, 307-733-9605, www.museumofjacksonhole .org

Santa on the Square

What: Children can visit with Santa Claus. Bring a camera to take photos.

Where: Stage Stop building near the elk antler archers at Town Square

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 through Dec. 24

Cost: free

Info: 307-733-3316

Lander

Light Up Lander

What: Enjoy face painting, visiting with Santa and cookies.

Where: Centennial Park, at the corner of Second St. & Main St.

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: free

Info: 307-332-2870, www.landerwyoming.org

The Mall Comes to Lander

What: Shop for gifts from vendors such as Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Vantel Pearls, Scentsy and more. Sales support a new scholarship program at the Lander Children's Museum. In addition to vendors, the museum will host a special activity booth and toy exchange for the kids.

Where: Lander Children's Museum, 465 Lincoln Ave.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

Cost: $2 adults, free for kids

Art in the Afternoon

What: Shop for gifts at this popular sale featuring arts and crafts from more than 40 local artists. There will also be live music, beverages and activities for kids.

Where: Noble Hotel, on the corner of Main St. and Third St.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4

Cost: free

Info: 307-332-5772, landerartcenter@bresnan.net

Laramie

Hometown Holiday Hurrah

What: Enter to win up to $1,000 in Jingle Bucks in drawings at participating stores each Saturday until Christmas. Jingle Bucks are redeemable at participating businesses. Must be present to win.

Where: Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply Nov. 26, UW Bookstore on Dec. 3, Biolife Plasma Services on Dec. 10, Boot Barn on Dec. 17.

When: 11:06 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 & Dec. 17

Cost: no purchase necessary

Info: Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce, 307-745-7339, www.laramie.org

Gifts of Light Kick-Off

What: Enjoy holiday music performed by local groups, hot beverages and a visit from Santa. This event kicks off the Ivinson Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraising campaign.

Where: In the atrium at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, 255 North 30th St.

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 1

Cost: free

Info: Ivinson Memorial Hospital, 307-742-2142 ext. 5665

Holiday Festival

What: Catch comedian Baxter Black or see the ballet "Snow White." Shop for crafts, gifts, food and more at this holiday bazaar. There are kids' activities, too.

Where: Laramie Plains Civic Center, 710 Garfield St.

When: Comedian performs 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, kids activities start 8 a.m. Dec. 3, tradeshow is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and Ballet 7220 performs 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Cost: Comedy show: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tradeshow: free. Ballet: $12.

downtown Laramie Christmas Parade.

What: Catch the holiday parade. Stick around to hear the winners of the window decorating contest.

Where: downtown

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: free

Info: downtown Laramie Business Association, 307-760-3355 Krista branch 742-6052

Photos with Santa

What: Kids can have their photos taken with Santa Claus. Funds raised support Hospice of Laramie.

Where: Laramie Plains Civic Center, 710 E. Garfield St.

When: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: suggested donation of a canned good or $5

Info: downtown Laramie Business Association, 307-760-3355

Caroling with Santa

What: Listen as carolers sing throughout downtown or join in on the fun.

Where: downtown Laramie

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Call if you or your group is interested in singing. downtown Laramie Business Association, 307-760-3355

Holiday Gala Dinner and Concert

What: University of Wyoming Symphony Association puts on a dinner on the same day as the university's holiday concert, featuring the orchestra, band and choirs.

Where: dinner is at Alice Hardy Stevens Center and the concert is in the Fine Arts Concert Hall, both on the UW Campus, 1000 E. University Ave.

When: 2 p.m. concert, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. concert Dec. 4

Cost: Dinner: $40. Concert: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $6 students.

Info: 307-766-6666, symph@uwyo.edu

Cookies, Cocoa and Coloring

What: Bring the kids by First Interstate Bank to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and a coloring contest.

Where: lobby of First Interstate Bank, 221 Ivinson St.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16

Cost: free

Info: 307-721-4600

Cookie Decorating

What: Kids can drop in to decorate Christmas cookies.

Where: The Copper Kettle, 209 S. Second St.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free

Info: 307-742-1800, www.mycopperkettle.com/

Laramie Plains Museum Holiday Open House

What: Enjoy complimentary tours of the historic mansion. It will be decked out for the holidays and there will be music, treats and gift for sale from the Laramie Woman's Club.

Where: 603 E. Ivinson St.

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11

Cost: free

Info: 307-742-4448 or www.laramiemuseum.org

Christmas in Centennial

What: Kids can enjoy breakfast with Santa, hear him read a Christmas story, make gifts in his workshop and more. There will be crafts, art and baked goods for sale. See model train displays at or meet author C.J. Box .

Where: Throughout the town of Centennial.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free

Info: Nancy, 307-745-4852, www.ChristmasInCentennial.com.

Pet Photos with Santa

What: Muddy Paws Pet Salon and Snowy Range Veterinarian team up to offer pet photos with Santa. Proceeds will go toward an animal rescue mission.

Where: Muddy Paws Pet Salon, 117 E. Grand Ave.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: free digital or hard copy. Donations appreciated.

Info: Muddy Paws Pet Salon, 307-760-2567

Gift Wrapping

What: Take some of the hassle out of the holidays by having someone else do the wrapping.

Where: Laramie Main Street Alliance, 207 Grand Ave.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 - 23 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 24. (closed Sundays)

Cost: donations appreciated

Info: downtown Laramie Business Association, 307-760-3355

The Great Christmas Cookie Event

What: Kids in grade one through six can make and decorate as many types of Christmas cookies they can in one hour. Kids will be able to take cookies home, too.

Where: The Copper Kettle, 209 S. Second St.

When: 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13

Cost: $10

Info: Call 307-742-1800 to register.

Lyman

Bridger Valley Christmas Celebration

What: Enjoy a parade of lights, festival of trees and live auction and craft fair. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa at the craft fair.

Where: Parade is in downtown Lyman. The craft fair and festival of trees is at Lyman High School.

When: The craft fair and festival of trees run from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2. The parade starts at 7 p.m. Friday. The craft fair and festival of trees are open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The live auction for the festival of trees is noon Dec. 3.

Cost: free

Info: 307-787-6595

Lusk

Niobrara Chamber of Commerce Christmas Celebration

What: Visit with Santa, see the Christmas parade and stick around for the chili feed. Bring two non-perishable food items to be eligible for the door prizes.

Where: The parade is on Main Street, chili at Crossroads Ministries (904 S. Main St.)

When: The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and the chili feed follows

Cost: free

Info: 307-334-2950

Niobrara County Annual Christmas Bazaar

What: Great gifts will be for sale at this annual bazaar such as jewelry, quilts, candles, woodworking, clothing and more. There's lunch, too, if you get hungry.

Where: Niobrara County Fairgrounds, 310 West U.S. Highway 20 in Lusk.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: 307-334-3534

Community Christmas

What: Community musicians perform holiday music.

Where: Congregational Church, 120 E. Fifth St.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5

Cost: free

Info: Phyllis, 307-334-2777

Newcastle

Lighted Parade

What: The theme is "Christmas Melodies." Stick around after the parade for a chili feed and visit with Santa.

Where: The parade goes from the courthouse on Main Street to Weston County Senior Center. The chili feed and Santa will be at Weston County Senior Center, 627 Pine St.

When: parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 25

Cost: free

Info: chamber, 307-746-2739, www.newcastlewyo.com

"A Christmas Story"

What: Ponderosa Community Theatre performs Jean Shepherd's holiday comedy.

Where: Crouch Auditorium, Newcastle High School, 11 Casper Ave.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 26

Cost: $5 students and seniors; $7 adults; free for preschoolers and under. Tickets are available at KASL Radio, 2208 West Main, from LaRinda, and at the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, 307-746-2739.

Info: 307-746-3677; Brenna, 307-746-8320

Festival of Trees

What: See trees and wreaths decorated for the season then bid on your favorite. There will be hors d' oeuvres and wine tasting, too.

Where: Weston County Senior Center, 627 Pine St.

When: hors d' oeuvres and wine tasting start at 6 p.m. and the auction starts around 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Cost: free; fee applies to wine tasting

Info: Julie, 307-746-4466

Pinedale

Wreath and Chocolate Auction

What: Bid on decorated wreaths and chocolate delights at this fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain man. Chocolate is sold in a silent auction and wreaths are sold in a live auction. Refreshments and hors d' oeuvres will be served.

Where: Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center, 425 E. Magnolia St.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2

Cost: free

Riverton

Festival of Trees Family Night

What: The whole family can preview decorated trees. There will be children's crafts, refreshments, a visit from Santa and more.

Where: Fremont County Armory on the fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Road

When: free preview from 3 to 5 p.m. and family night from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1

Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for children; free for kids ages 2 and under; $15 per family

Info: 307-856-3033, www.yourbln.com

Festival of Trees Gala Evening

What: Enjoy an elegant evening with live entertainment and food sampling in "Taste of Fremont County." View Christmas trees and other decorations that will be auctioned off in silent and live auctions.

Where: Fremont County Armory on the fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Road

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: $50 each or $75 per couple; corporate tables available

Info: Seating is limited. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce in Riverton, 213 W. Main St., or Lander, 160 N. First St., or by calling 307-856-3033. www.yourbln.com.

Slots for Tots

What: Compete in a slot tournament for cash prizes. Proceeds go to the Special Services program on the Wind River Reservation to help 150 to 300 kids have a merrier Christmas.

Where: Wind River Casino, 10269 Wyoming Highway 789

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: $20

Christmas Concert

What: Central Wyoming College choirs and bell choirs performs holiday music.

Where: Riverton United Methodist Church, 1116 W. Park. Ave.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 11

Cost: free. Donations benefit Fremont County Good Samaritan Center and Lander Care and Share Food Bank.

Info: caanesta@gmail.com or Bob, 307-855-2213

Rock Springs

Mayor's Tree Lighting, Parade and more

What: Celebrate the season in downtown Rock Springs with a tree lighting, parade and festival. There will be door prizes, 25-cent kids' games and other activities at Christmas in the Park, which benefits local charities.

Where: downtown. The tree lighting and Christmas in the Park will be at Bank Court. The parade starts on C Street, goes to South Main Street, to E Street, to Broadway, to M Street, to North Front Street ends on Elk Street.

When: Christmas in the Park is noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3. The tree lighting is at 5 p.m. and the parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: admission to Christmas in the Park is free with a donation, all else free

Info: 307-362-3771

Saratoga

Festival of Trees Gala and Auction

What: Trees, wreaths, gift baskets and other holiday items will be on display. A live auction and gala will take place Friday. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

Where: Platte Valley Community Center, 210 W. Elm St.

When: View the trees from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 & Dec. 2. The gala is at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Friday.

Cost: View the trees for free. Tickets to the gala and auction cost $25 and are available at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, 210 W. Elm St., or at the door.

Info: 307-326-8855

Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland

What: Platte Valley Community Center becomes a Winter Wonderland, including guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Kids can get photos with Santa. There will be chili, hotdogs, cookies and refreshments.

Where: Parade is downtown. Winter Wonderland will be at Platte Valley Community Center, 210 W. Elm St.

When: Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3; Winter Wonderland activities follow

Cost: free

Info: 307-326-8855

Sheridan

Christmas Stroll

What: Kick off the Christmas season in historic downtown Sheridan, encompassing horse-drawn wagon and trolley rides, prize giveaways, live entertainment, refreshments, Santa Claus visits, shopping and fireworks.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25

Where: Historic Main Street and Grinnell Plaza

Cost: free

Info: 307-672-2485, www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org

Holiday Show at Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum

What: This year's holiday show, "Expressions of Wyoming in Paint, Patina, Copper and Bronze" features works by Chessney Sevier and William Hugh Jennings.

Where: Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays Nov. 27 to Dec. 18. (The historic house and outbuildings are closed for the winter.)

Cost: free

Info: 307-672-3173, www.bradfordbrintonmemorial.com

Trail End State Historic Site Holiday Open House

What: Sheridan's popular historic house museum comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Holiday decorations and antiques will be on display and local musicians will perform. Hot cider and figgy pudding will be served.

Where: 400 Clarendon Ave.

When: 1 to 7 p.m. with music and food from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 to 4

Cost: $2 Wyoming residents; $4 for out-of-state adults; free for children

Info: 307-674-04589 or www.trailend.org

Thermopolis

Lighted Christmas Parade

What: The theme is "Merry Christmas Thermopolis" and the parade starts at the senior center, goes south to Arapahoe, west to Fifth Street, south to Broadway, west on Broadway across the highway, turns in front of the Historical Museum, and continues east on Broadway to the State Farm Building.

Where: downtown Thermopolis

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: chamber, 1-877-864-3192

Torrington

Christmas Parade

What: Enjoy a parade and other family activities, such as photos with Santa and a movie showing.

Where: Main Street, downtown Torrington. Photos are at Our Clothing Store, 2042 Main St. the movie is at the Wyoming Theater, 126 E. 20th St.

When: Photos with Santa are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there's a movie at 2 p.m. and the parade starts at 5 p.m. Dec. 3

Cost: free

Info: Goshen County Chamber of Commerce, 307-532-3879

Community Cantata

What: About 45 to 50 vocalists from the community will perform "Down From His Glory." A cookie reception will follow the Dec. 16 performance.

Where: First Baptist Church, 2242 Main St. or Torrington United Methodist Church, 2702 Main St.

When: 10:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Dec. 11 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Torrington United Methodist Church

Cost: free

Info: Joyce, 307-532-2595 or 307-532-6126

Wheatland

Festival of Lights

What: Watch the lighted parade - the theme is "A Storybook Christmas" - then check out the lighting ceremony. There will be carols and Santa Claus, too. Be sure to check out the decorations throughout town, as there is a residential and business decorating contest, too.

Where: downtown. T The parade starts at the Brown Co. Parking lot, 705 16th St., goes east on Gilchrist, right on 12th Street, left on South Street, left on Ninth Streets and ends at Walnut Street in front of the courthouse.

When: the parade starts at 6 p.m. and the lighting ceremony and entertainment follow. Dec. 2

Cost: free

Info: Ruth, 307-322-2358

Worland

Christmas Opening and Parade of Lights

What: Enjoy an illuminated parade, and then head over to Pioneer Square to watch as the park is lit up for the season.

Where: parade runs through downtown on Big Horn Ave.

When: parade starts at 6:30 p.m.; lighting of Pioneer Square follows Dec. 1

Cost: free

Info: Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce, 307-347-3226

Christmas at the Museum

Where: 2200 Big Horn Ave.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1

Cost: $10 for adults or $7 for students. free for museum members.

Info: 307-347-4102, www.washakiemuseum.org

Museum Singers Christmas Concert

What: The Museum Singers bring their distinct sound to the stage with beautiful holiday numbers.

Where: Washakie Museum and Cultural Center, 2200 Big Horn Ave.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Cost: $13, $10 for museum members

Info: 307-347-4102, www.washakiemuseum.org

Festival of Trees.

What: View beautiful trees and wreaths then bid on your favorites in a live auction. Proceeds go to area nonprofits. Coffee, cider and cookies will be served Friday and there is live entertainment Saturday.

Where: Worland Community Center Complex, 1200 Clubertson Ave.

When: Viewing starts at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3, people can see the trees and vote for their favorites.

Cost: free

Info: Pinnacle Bank, Anna, 307-347-3215

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