Christmas at the Cody's
Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his wife Louisa loved to entertain for the holidays in their beautiful mansion. Today their hometown of North Platte, Nebraska keeps that tradition alive with Christmas at the Cody’s.
The 2013 dates are December 19 – 22, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Admission is $5 per person, with kids 12 and under free. Military Appreciation night is Thursday December 19. All those with valid military ID’s are admitted free.
This year, corporate sponsors have adopted many of the rooms. These include NebraskaLand National Bank, Swan’s Furniture, Gateway Realty, Edward Jones, A Cut Above and US Cellular. Other rooms have been adopted by individuals and non-profit organizations. These include Great Plains Hospice, Signe Assels, NPCC Rodeo Club, North Platte Opportunity Center and Wish I May.
Not a single space is neglected, from the landing leading to the cupola where mansion staff would watch for visitors coming out from town, to the back porch leading to the storehouse where hot cider, cocoa, Christmas cookies and roasted chestnuts are distributed.
Buffalo Bill himself will be on hand to welcome you into his home, and as a special guest, Santa Claus will be holding court for the little ones in the Cowboy Dining Room. In the front of the house in the piano room, local artists and musicians will be providing non-stop entertainment.
Outside, horse drawn rides will be available all evening long, complete with carolers to lead you in your favorite Christmas carols. In the barn, you’ll find the Military Appreciation tree decorated by the Maxwell Girl Scouts. Be sure to write your favorite service-member’s name on a paper ornament and hang it on the tree. Each stall of the barn is decorated by members of the North Platte Kids Klub, so you won’t want to miss that.
You will find more information about the event on our Christmas at the Cody's
Santa's Workshop in Cody Park
The City of North Platte presents Christmas in Cody Park! Santa’s workshop will be open December 4 – Dec. 30, from 5pm to 10pm nightly. The mayor’s lighting of the North Pole will be at 6:00pm on December 4th.
Hayrides will be offered 4-9pm on Sundays and 6-9pm Tuesdays through Thursdays. Horse Wagon Rides will be offered 6-9pm Fridays and Saturdays and 6-9pm on Sunday, December 22.
Pictures with Santa will be available Fridays and Saturdays – bring your own camera!
St. Nick’s Flicks in the Sticks movie nights are December 14 and December 21. Titles TBA.
There will be free carousel and glider rides Tuesday through Friday, 6-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays 4 – 9pm.
Children on Parade is at 4pm on December 15. Come in your favorite costume! There will be a Golden Goose game and prizes!
Concessions will be available Tuesday through Friday 6 – 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 4 – 9pm.
View the complete schedule of events at our Christmas in Cody Park