Archive for December, 2013

Downton Abbey at North Platte Public Library

Just in time for the January 5th start of the 4th season of Downton Abbey on PBS: The 2014 Friends of the Library Brown Bag Luncheon series will begin at noon on January 2, 2014 with “Downton Abbey: the Hierarchy of the British Household”, presented by Cecelia Lawrence, Library Director. As an avid fan of […]

Christmas at the Cody’s Appreciation

Christmas at the Cody’s 2013 wrapped up Sunday night with a beautiful snow fall that turned Buffalo Bill’s ranch into a winter wonderland. Over the course of the four-night event, 1,417 people walked through the door, down slightly from the 2012 numbers. Overall, the event brought in $5,668 in admission fees, which, when coupled with […]

A Little Christmas Back Story

Throughout the Holiday Season we always hear heart-warming stories about how people pull together to accomplish something greater than themselves.  For every story that we hear about there are probably 10-20 additional ones that never make its proper rounds.  We wanted to give due to one that is affecting many of us right now.   […]

Come to Christmas in Cody Park

You’ve decked the halls, now it’s time to get out and enjoy this winter wonderland. Cody Park is open throughout this holiday season with a whole sleigh full of activities. Enjoy the crisp winter air with hayrack and horse-drawn wagon rides through the park. If the cold is too much, snuggle in with your favorite […]

Unique Perspectives of Christmas

Wonderful unique perspectives of North Platte’s Christmas celebration, taken from a gopro hero 3 camera attached to a dji phantom quadcopter. Featuring the downtown Christmas Parade, Christmas in Cody Park and Candy Cane Lane.

The Cody Mansion at Christmas

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 […]

Rodeo and Wild West Show Tickets on Sale!

Tickets for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Rodeo, June 18-21, went on sale this morning on the NEBRASKAland DAYS website and in the office at 509 E. 4th Street. What better place to see rodeo than in the town where it was invented by Buffalo Bill Cody 132 years ago? 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of […]


The North Platte Community College Theater and Music Departments will present the musical “Godspell” by Stephen Swartz and John Michael Tebelak from Dec. 4-7 at the McDonald-Belton Theater. The production, directed by NPCC theater director Ritch Galvan and NPCC music instructor Elizabeth Peters, will begin at 8 p.m. Dec. 4-6 with a matinee set for […]

Golden Spike Tower Open House

What’s new at the Golden Spike Tower? Join them for their open house, Wednesday, December 4 from 4:00 – 7:00pm, 1249 N. Homestead Road. Meet the new Executive Director and staff, enjoy complimentary tours and refreshments and watch the sun set from the top of the Spike. For your Christmas shopping, there will also be […]

Living Christmas Tree

“Blind Date” is the theme for the 2013 20th annual Robert M. Rouch Memorial Living Christmas Tree at North Platte’s First Baptist Church, 100 McDonald Road, Thursday December 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th, 2013 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Each year the sanctuary is transformed by a massive “living” Christmas Tree, peopled by wonderful […]