Living Christmas Tree


This year’s Living Christmas Tree performance is entitled “A Canteen Christmas” and features big-band style music from Don Marsh’s collection of popular carols “Let Heaven and Nature Swing!” You will be heartened by the stories about the North Platte Canteen and will be tapping your toes to the lively music. Performances are at the North Platte First Baptist Church, 100 McDonald Road. The event is free and open to the public, but you must get tickets for the limited seating. Call 532-6772 for more information.

Holiday Open House will be held at the Sutherland Legion Hall, 130 S. Maple St. in Sutherland on Monday, December 5 at 5pm.. This year the Sutherland 8th graders are doing it as a fundraiser. There will be a Soup Supper and Raffle as part of the Holiday Open House. Booths are $25-$35. Contact Shawna Cooper 520-1279 or Heather Johnsen at

heartland-singersEnjoy Christmas Cheer as North Platte’s Heartland Singers host their Christmas Concert “A Holly Jolly Celebration”, Sunday, December 4th at 3pm at the Neville Center for Performing Arts, 301 E. 5th St. A free will donation will be accepted.

And, because you have to eat anyway (and who wants to cook after a day of Christmas shopping and a wonderful concert, run right down the street to the Egles Club, 620 N. Chestnut, from 5pm to 7pm for the 4th annual Soup FUR Paws fundraiser.



North Platte’s First United Methodist Church, 1600 West E St. is hosting its 29th annual Craft Fair on December 3 beginning at 9am. You’ll find lots of unique gifts, and smoked pulled pork sliders and soup 11am to 1pm, and homemade pie and ice cream until 3pm.

For more shopping, don’t forget the Ultimate Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair at the Quality Inn and Suites, beginning at 10 a.m.



North Platte’s Lincoln County Ag Society is hosting the first “Country Christmas Extravaganza” on Saturday, December 3rd from 9am to 6pm at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.


Thursday, December 1 is all about kids with the Christmas Kids Fest from 4-8pm at the Neville Center, 301 E. 5th St. There will be Santa, games and crafts, hayrack rides and much more.<br><br>

Downtown North Platte is the place to be this holiday season. To kick your Christmas shopping into high gear, be sure to visit the Shop Local Holiday Boutique on December 3, 10am – 3pm in the old Alco building in the Parkade Plaza.<br><br>

On Tuesday, December 6th, enjoy the Downtown Soups and Christmas Sweets Cook-off. The event is from 5pm – 7pm at the Eagles Club, 620 N. Chestnut St.<br><br>

On Thursday, Dec. 8th kids can enjoy cookie decorating from 3-5pm at the Espresso Shoppe, then turn out for the Light UP the Bricks Holiday Parade that begins at 5:30pm.<br><br>

For shopping, be sure to take advantage of Small Business Saturday on November 26th, and the Shop Late on Thursday, Dec. 15th.


Start a new Christmas Tradition! The historic Western Heritage Village at the Lincoln County Historical Museum will be open weekends in December. Buildings and artifacts throughout the village will be adopted by individuals, organizations and businesses.

The Village will be open 5pm – 9pm December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 and 23-24. Free will donations will be accepted.

The City of North Platte presents Christmas in Cody Park! Santa’s workshop will be open November 26 – Dec. 30. Create memories with your family at Santa’s Workshop in North Platte’s Cody Park throughout December 2016.

Saturday, November 26, join the Flatrock Irregulars and Santa as they join North Platte mayor Dwight Livingston for the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 6pm.

You can enjoy hay rides on Friday and Saturday nights through December 24 at 6pm. There are free carousel and glider rides and the concession stand is open for hot chocolate and refreshments Wednesday through Friday 6-9pm and Saturday and Sunday 2-9pm. Check the calendar for the special events each night.

Santa’s mailbox is located in Cody Park by the Christmas houses. Santa’s workshop only will be open December 25 – 30.

The 2016 Festival of Trees is just around the corner and you do not want to miss it! Join us in North Platte at the Quality Inn & Suites on Friday th rough Sunday, November 25-27th!

The Convention Center will be full of gorgeous trees and wreaths all available for auction on Sunday, with the money benefiting the Callahan Cancer Center, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program.

The Festival runs Friday Nov. 25, 6pm to 8pm; Saturday, Nov. 26, 10am to 5pm; and Sunday, Nov. 27, 1pm to 5pm with the auction of trees and wreaths at 4pm. Admission to the event is $2.00.


The 2016 North Platte Community Playhouse Guild Carousel of Homes will be November 19, 2016 with two sessions, the first 1pm to 5pm and the second 7pm to 9pm.

Tickets are available at Prairie Friends and Flowers, The Flower Market, Quilt Rack and Westfield Floral. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and special music at the Playhouse “Winter Wonderland Boutique,” featuring Christmas decor and baked goods, from noon to 5pm at the Neville Center for the Performing Arts, 301 E. 5th.