Christmas in Dodge City


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 the 13 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.


Holiday Posada | Tuesday, December 6

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 | 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.


Gingerbread House Party | Saturday, December 17

Gather your family and friends and head to the Western State Bank Expo Center to build your ultimate dream gingerbread house! This family-friendly event is hosted annually by the Carnegie Center for the Arts. The best part, you get to eat your creation when you are done.

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