It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

3 Dec

By Olivia Hartshorn

Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle!

Christmas Tree in Downtown Laramie

Christmas Tree in Downtown Laramie

 Christmas is really the most wonderful time of the year.  That might sound pretty cheesy…Alright it definitely sounds cheesy but its not that cheesy if you really believe it right? Right.  Now that Thanksgiving is over and we are all full, still eating leftovers and have packed on a couple extra pounds from that delicious dinner it is time to get ready for Christmas! This holiday has always been my favorite not because of the presents, christmas lights or decorations; even though they help, to me it is all about family traditions.  Whether you enjoy parades, Christmas movies or just curling up next to the fire with some Christmas music, having family near makes it all better.  If you are looking for some Christmas fun, look no further.  In this weeks blog I will be discussing more local events in not only the Laramie area but the Cheyenne area as well.  I hope you find some events you are interested in.

Deck the Halls in Downtown Laramie

Local Business in Downtown Laramie

Local Business in Downtown Laramie

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and on December 6th you can share that important meal with Santa!  For all my local Laramie folks if this event interests you head to the Laramie Plains Civic Center which is located on 710 Garfield Street.  Not sure where that is? Click Here for the directions.  This family fun event will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM.  This event costs $6 for children and $3 for adults.  This specific event is not just simply breakfast.  There will be crafts, cookie decorating and time to get those letters into Santa before Christmas.  Also there will be time for the children to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

Have you ever wanted to be pulled in a horse drawn carriage like the ones you see in the movies? You know what I am talking about, the couple is in a horse-drawn carriage and it starts snowing softly down on them. I know I have, and if you are anything like me then this dream can come true.  Also taking place on December 6th will be Laramie’s Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides.  This event will be held from 10 AM until 3 PM.  This event is free and will take you and your family and friends to enjoy all that downtown Laramie has to offer.  Make sure to bundle up and grab your favorite hot holiday drink and meet at 2nd and Grand to start your Holiday ride.  It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance

Fa La La La Fun in CheyenneIMG_6230

Frosting? Gingerbread? All sorts of gumdrops and other delicious candy? Check, check and double check.  If this is something that sounds deliciously interesting to you keep reading.  This is the Teen Holiday House Contest and it will also be held on December 6th.  This is a very popular day for holiday activities!  The house contest will be located at the Laramie Country LIbrary.  Don’t worry this library is NOT located in Laramie, but if you still need directions Click Here.  The basics to the Houses will be provided and all the frosting as well.  This event starts at 6 PM but make sure to get there a little early and don’t leave any of your favorite candy at home.

Just like in Laramie, Cheyenne also has a festive ride for all ages.  This is the Cheyenne Street Railway Holiday Light Tour, and is guaranteed to put you right into the Christmas spirit.  This Holiday Light Tour starts on December 15th and continues on through the 24th of December.  The Tour will take you throughout Cheyenne so you can admire the glorious light displays that Cheyenne provides during the holidays.  The railway is the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley and is appropriate for all ages. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended and can be done starting December 1st at the Visit Cheyenne Website.  The cost of the tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.  There are two tours; one starts at 6 PM and the other begins at 8 PM.  Don’t miss out on this event!

I hear those sleigh bells ringing…

Before you make a list and check it twice, make sure that you don’t forget about these events mentioned above and the fun-filled events that are starting this week!  This season is a time to be with your loved ones.  Have fun decorating each of your homes and enjoy your break!  Stay safe, keep warm and enjoy a hopefully (fingers crossed) white christmas. Below I included a video tour of what downtown Laramie looks like when decorated and lit up at night. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

My walk of downtown Laramie to see Frosty Comes to Downtown

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

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