Christmas at the Codys catc-2016Every nook and cranny of the Cody mansion is filled with Christmas cheer! Outside, hot cider, cookies, roasted almonds and chestnuts are served in a recreation of Christmas past. Horse drawn rides complete with carolers keep you warm and toasty no matter the weather. Col. Wm. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his wife Louisa will be on hand to welcome you into their home, and, as a special guest, Santa Claus will be holding court for the little ones in the barn. In the front of the house in the piano room, local artists and musicians will be providing non-stop entertainment.

Each stall of the barn is decorated by different non-profit organizations of Lincoln County, so you won't want to miss that. Also in the barn is the Kid Center with crafts, games and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

December 9-11, 16-18 and 22-23. Admission is $5, children 3 and under free of charge. Military appreciation night is Saturday, December 10. First Responder appreciation night is Saturday, December 17.

Santa's Workshop cody-park-2016-scheduleSanta's Workshop in Cody Park kicks off on Saturday, December 26 at 6pm with the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas Tree. The event is open, with concessions and rides and special events, Saturday and Sundays 2pm to 9pm. Monday and Tuesday the display only is open 5pm to 10pm. Thursday through Friday, the event, with concessions and rides, is open 6pm to 9pm.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse T-shirt The Nebraska Sandhills were recently named the #4 spot in the nation for experiencing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse by GreatAmericanEclipse.com!

The skies of the great Nebraska Sandhills will be the perfect location to experience the 21 August, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Festival viewing sites are being planned in the communities of Tryon and Stapleton, where the umbral shadow will make almost a direct hit, experiencing two minutes and 34 seconds of totality. North Platte itself is in a good position to see a lot of the eclipse (a minute and forty seconds at 12:54pm CDT). Starting at about mile marker 152 (between Paxton and Village of Sutherland), the Interstate 80 will be in the path of totality all the way to Lincoln – a distance of 251 miles.

With a 74% probability of favorable viewing conditions, combined with big, dark skies, great western culture and hospitality to experience, and easily accessible highways, the Nebraska Sandhills should be your choice in 2017.

Find out more about experience the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse in the North Platte area by visiting our website http://2017nebraskaeclipse.com/