Christmas time in Dodge City is something to behold. With several wonderful events, from holiday concerts and decorating contests to tree lighting ceremonies and the parade of lights. Ol' Saint Nick is bound to pop up many times throughout the season. Ranked one of the13 Picture Perfect Christmas Towns in Kansas by Only in Your State, there is always something to do in Dodge City during the holiday season.
Parade of Lights & Chili Cook Off
Monday, November 28
This cherished holiday tradition includes an open invitation chili cook-off, hot chocolate, Santa's house, live music, prize giveaway, the Mayor's tree lighting ceremony, concluding with the Parade of Lights down Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Thursday, December 8
Celebrate Dodge City's community and diversity at the annual Holiday Posada at the Boot Hill Museum. Enjoy food from different cultures, entertainment, door prizes, and participate in the wine/liquor pull to raise scholarship funds.
Holiday Light Tours
Begin Friday, December 9
Climb aboard the Historic Trolley and enjoy an evening of lights, music, and fun with your friends and family. The Holiday Light Tours are get-on and stay on with an average duration of one hour. This tour is a great way to see all of the best lights in Dodge City. Beginning Friday, Dec. 9, tours will be offered every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Christmas Day.
Saturday, December 10
Enjoy an afternoon of period holiday decorations, carols around the pump organ, and refreshments at Mueller-Schmidt House - Home of Stone.