With the twinkling lights gleaming all over town and general merriment whistling through the air, it’s that time of the year again – the holidays! We’ve discovered 10 seriously cool activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends. So take back your holiday spirit and relish in the most wonderful time of the year. Take a peek at our list of five things to do in some of our favorite big cities and prepare for a weekend filled with adventure. From fun beer fests to celebrating the best of bacon to dancing along to Trace Adkins and Sheryl Crow, we can bet you’ll have quite a weekend!
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
The Wrangler NFR is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world and an event like no other, an extravaganza for fans to enjoy the roping and riding activity of today’s cowboys. The Wrangler NFR features an impressive list of entertainers to sing the national anthem & perform on stage in Cowboy Corral prior to and after each rodeo performance. Past performers include Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, The Eli Young Band, Reba McEntire and Lady Antebellum.
Cowboy FanFest, back for it’s second year, provides fans 100,000 square feet of the ultimate interactive rodeo experience. Featuring the Best of the Western Lifestyle, Fan Fest includes live music & entertainment, specialty food & beverage, rodeo arena, interactive booths, rodeo exhibits, and more.
When: Friday, October 11-13, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, (303) 228.8000
The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show, the longest running and ONLY “Original” gift show of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo boasts over 300,000 square feet of show floor hosting 400 plus vendors from across the United States and Canada. Each year these vendors showcase their unique products which include: customized jewelry, western wear, boots and spurs, furniture, original art, handmade crafts and pottery.
Ice-Skating at the Panther Island Ice
The Fort Worth holiday season will be a lot “cooler” thanks to a new outdoor ice skating rink coming to Panther Island. The Trinity River Vision Authority is delivering a seasonal ice rink that will run from November 22-January 5. Panther Island Ice will be located at Coyote Drive-In. In addition to public ice skating, Panther Island Ice will also offer Santa Clause appearances and seasonal music. Bring your families out and come enjoy the holiday season with us!
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, the Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), to break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip.
Albuquerque Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Farolitos for the Holiday Season
A beautiful aspect of Christmas in Santa Fe (and elsewhere in New Mexico) are the hundreds of “farolitos”, little candles in paper bags that line the streets, steps, sidewalks, and even some of the roofs in Santa Fe. On Christmas Eve, the Plaza has a thousand farolitos. Families can also join in a Canyon Road Farolito Walk on Christmas Eve.
Sat, Dec 218 am – 1 pm
SANTA FE ARTISTS MARKET
Location: The Railyard Plaza (505) 982-8309
Event Type: Art Shows& Fairs, Community, Music/Nightlife, Food, Wine, and, Cooking
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