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Fri, Nov 25


Cottonwood Falls

Chase County Country Christmas

Annual event includes kid's night, silent auction, arts & craft fair, old school events, contra dance, open houses, Santa & his reindeer, parade and lighting of the historic courthouse!

Chase County Country Christmas
Chase County Country Christmas

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2022, 6:00 PM

Cottonwood Falls, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845, USA

About the event


6:00pm – 8:00pm

Kid’s Night Before Christmas Out

Come help us celebrate the beginning of the Christmas holiday.  Join us in singing holiday songs and lighting the Caboose in Strong City.  Get your free ticket and walk over to the Historic Railroad Depot for a free Christmas movie and refreshments. Each child (10 & under) will receive a small gift. Turn in your ticket to be eligible for the door prize drawings.  This free event is sponsored by the Strong City Preservation Alliance, Chase County Community Fund and the Chamber.

Antique Caboose & Depot, Strong City


Country Christmas Contra Dance

Kick off the Chase County Country Christmas weekend with a contra dance Friday night!  Kaw Creek will be our band for the evening. Derrick Doty will be calling. Doors open at 5:30 Refresher/beginner walk-throughs begin at 6:30, and dancing starts at 7:00. Admission $5 for adults. 16 and under free. Light refreshments will be provided

Community Building in Swope Park, Cottonwood Falls


9:00am – 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts Fair

Local crafters will offer shoppers a wide variety of gift ideas (25+ vendors) located in the newly constructed hall.

St. Anthony’s Hall, Strong City

9:00am – 5:00pm

Prairie PastTimes Christmas Open House

Shop hand-crafted items from more than 40 local artisans. Artists will be on hand to speak with visitors about their work throughout the day. Warm Cider and treats will be available for shoppers.

Downtown Cottonwood Falls


Famous Silent Auction-NEW LOCATION-Snacks & Refreshments

Fun and fantastic gift options including overnight accommodation packages; certificates for restaurants and retail locations, home made foods and local services; lovely artwork; and so much more. Proceeds benefit the old school restoration project.

"A Holiday Feast for Your Eyes, Ears, and Taste Buds + Shopping & Free Tours!"

Old Chase County Elementary School at 401 Maple, Cottonwood Falls


Self-Tours of the Old Chase County Elementary School (free)

Chase County businesses and individuals have decorated spaces with their interpretations of the holidays. Vote for the winner of the People's Choice award. Drinks, Treats, Craft and Christmas items will also be for sale, too.

Old Chase County Elementary School at 401 Maple, Cottonwood Falls


Lunch at the Old School

Delicious pulled pork sandwiches with choice of two sides. $8 for adults, $5 for under 12. Desserts and drinks available for purchase. Meals may be eaten onsite or packed for carry out. HOMEMADE TREATS (donated by local bakers) & DRINKS available for purchase from 10-4:30. Proceeds benefit the old school restoration project.

Old Chase County Elementary School at 401 Maple, Cottonwood Falls

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Good Old-Fashioned Christmas

Experience the Spring Hill Ranch at the height of the holiday season. Let your senses indulge in the aroma of cedar and cinnamon sticks, while strolling through the lively ranch house filled with historic costumed characters enjoying a holiday party and playing historic music. Children can create their very own Christmas tree ornament made from salt dough using glitter, beads, and sand. Originally built in 1881, the ranch house underwent a major rehabilitation project that was completed recently. Come see the changes, including greater accessibility for those with limited mobility. Come visit the house and join along with the historic characters celebrating the season.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City


Last Minute BBQ Food Truck

Will be open to serve our tasty BBQ! We look forward to seeing everyone!

In front of Dieker's, Cottonwood Falls

3:00pm – 5:30pm

Experience Santa’s Reindeer

We are excited to announce that Santa will be bringing one of his reindeer along with him this year! Come visit and take photos with him and his sleigh.

Courthouse Lawn, Downtown Cottonwood Falls

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Visit with Cowboy Santa at the Courthouse

Visit and take photos with Cowboy Santa in the lobby of the courthouse. Please enter from the entrance on the east side of the courthouse.

Chase County Courthouse, Downtown Cottonwood Falls


Live Music for the Season

Strolling carolers from Fire on the Prairie-an H20 chuch and the community will help set you in the mood for the season. Join them as they stroll through downtown Cottonwood Falls or just enjoy the sounds of the season!

Downtown Cottonwood Falls


Silent Auction Ends at the Old Chase County Elementary School


Silent Auction Winners Announced on the courthouse lawn

Please pick up your items following the parade before 8pm or call or text 620-340-9634

Downtown Cottonwood Falls


Lighting of Chase County Courthouse & Historic River Bridge

Downtown Cottonwood Falls


Parade – (taking Santa to the North Pole)

Following the lighting of the Chase County Courthouse & Historic River Bridge.

Downtown Cottonwood Falls

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