Enjoy Winter Wonder all over Wind River Country, WY - December and January Calendar of Events

Fremont County, WY - Winter is finally here, and there are tons of fun activities going on all over Wind River Country this December and January. Join us for arts and craft shows galore, theatre performances, music concerts, Christmas celebrations, action-packed Wild West Winter Carnival events, and New Year activities! Print out the attached calendar of events to see what we mean!

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DAILY: Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day. Call for a schedule of Arapaho Elders who share Arapaho language lessons and traditional story telling. Wind River Casino, 10269 Highway 789. 851-5394.

WEEKLY: Lander Trivia Thursday at the Coulter Loft, hilarious fun with prizes awarded, 7-10pm. 332-8228, 126 Main St

Dec 1-Dec. 19 Lander Art Center: Native American "Around Town" Art Show at several locations. Free. LAC Open Tues. - Thurs. from 10-6pm, and Fri.-Sat. from 10-4pm. 224 Main St. 332-5772,

Dec. 1-6 Riverton CWC presents Shakespeare’s Hamlet – a play over 400 years old. Monday at 7:30pm is the GALA reception, Tuesday-Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday 2:30 pm. Audience will be seated on the main stage with the actors. Pecks Arts Center, 2660 Peck Ave. 855-2002, 855-2217,

Dec. 3-4 Riverton Festival of Trees! See the magic of Christmas with a whole new twist on creatively decorated Christmas trees. Top awards presented. Held at the Fremont Hall at the Riverton Fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Dr. Dec. 3 is a free family preview with Santa from 3-5 pm, and an entire family dinner for $10, 6-8pm. On Dec. 4, gala auctions and bidding starts for the best themed Christmas Trees. VIPs admitted at 6:30pm & the public at 7-9pm. Tickets $50. 856-5576,

Dec. 5 Lander officially welcomes the holiday season with Light-Up Lander!  Come enjoy cookies & cocoa from 3-5 pm, hayrides, and a special visit from Santa.  Raffles, too!  Mr. Ds Food Center at 7th and Main St. A festive Lighted Parade to follow down Main Street. 332-2964,

Dec. 5 Lander Annual Christmas Craft Sale at the Senior Center, 9am-2pm. 332-2746, 205 S. 10th Street.

Dec. 5 Shoshoni Christmas Dinner and Dance with live music and silent auction, starting 6-10pm. Everyone is welcome at the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center. 214 East 2nd Street. 876-2703. Tickets $12, and reservations encouraged.

Dec. 5 Lander Community Concert Association: Renown New York pianist Richard Dowling will present a special concert of the "Worlds Greatest Piano Masterpieces," at 7pm, Lander Valley High School, 350 Baldwin Creek. Tickets $10. 332-2509,

Dec. 5 Dubois Annual Christmas Concert: Corner Lighting-Up Ceremony at 6pm, Ramshorn & S.1st Street, Free. Followed by the Spirit of Christmas, hosted by the Dubois Museum and Dubois Library at the Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker St., 7-9:30pm. Live music by Dan Seelye and Packin' the Mail, playing old time western Christmas music. Free holiday refreshments served. 455-2556, 455-2687,,

Dec. 6 Dubois Piatigorsky Foundation Fall Wyoming - Renown New York pianist Richard Dowling, solo pianist. Performance begins at 4pm at the Headwaters Center, 455-2687,,

Dec. 6 Riverton Christmas Craft Fair in the Wind River Casino's Spring Mountain room.  Come shop for the holidays from lots of assorted one-of-a-kind crafts, gifts, and more.  This holiday fair is open 9am-3pm. 851-1538.

Dec. 12 Lander Ben Brown’s Wild West Family Variety Show. This free community concert and show will host an assortment of music and a colorful cast featuring over 20 folks aged 9 and up. Free. 859-492-7148, 332-6767. Performance at Evangelical Free Church, 1215 Highway 287.

Dec. 12 Dubois Museum will host their Annual Christmas Open House with treats, refreshments and discounts in museum gift shop. From 1-4pm. 909 West Ramshorn,

Dec. 12 Lander NY Metropolitan Opera presents The Magic Flute, by Mozart, in HD streaming. The Fremont County Library located at 200 Amoretti St. in Lander will present a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera from 10-4 p.m. Admission/donations are $10 for adults, $5 for students. 332-5194, 200 Amoretti St.

Dec. 13 Lander Art in the Afternoon Holiday Fair, sponsored by the Lander Art Center. A huge local favorite art show of unique fine art and original hand-made crafts from 50 regional artists. Lander Community & Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista Drive. 10am-4pm. Admission is $2. 332-5772,

Dec. 14 Riverton Santa Claus pays a visit to the Wind River Hotel & Casino Entertainment Room, 1pm-5pm. Free bag of goodies for the kids. 856-3964. 10269 Hwy. 789. 

Dec. 19 Lander Unplugged – Live acoustic music at the Lander Bake Shop, 6-8pm. 259 Main Street.

Dec. 19 Lander Santa's Workshop at Lander Children's Museum for all ages who still believe in Santa. Children can give their list to Santa personally. Activities and hot chocolate/cookies for all. $3 per person for everyone over 2 years of age, 10am-2pm, 332-1341, 465 Lincoln St.

Dec. 19 Riverton Open Mic Night at Mammoth Music. 10-minute slots are available to musicians, bands, and other stage performers for this family-friendly evening. Free admission. 7-8:30pm. 318 E. Main St. 856-0258

Dec. 19-20 Dubois Old-fashioned western Chariot Horse Races - horse and buggy style from regional participants. Starts at high noon-3pm. Dubois Scenic Overlook Chariot Track on McKinley Drive.  $4 admission. 455-3675, 455-2556,,

Dec. 31 Riverton New Years Eve Party with party favors, confetti canons, and a balloon drop at the Wind River Hotel and Casino, from 9pm-midnight, 10269 Hwy 789. 856-3964,

Dec. 31 Riverton New Year's Night Out at the Fremont County Fair at 1010 Fairgrounds Rd. Doors open 7:30pm, live music starts at 8pm. Featured Live Band: Crosley Hot Shots. Champagne at midnight, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, cash bar, coffee bar, candy bar, and games with headlamps - please bring headlamps ( some will be for sale at event). Rides to and from the event available. Over 21 only please. Tickets $25, available at the Fremont County Fair office at 1010 Fairgrounds Rd. 856-6611 for reservations.


DAILY: Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: Arapaho artifacts and artwork open every day.  Call for a schedule of Arapaho Elders who share Arapaho language lessons and traditional story telling. Wind River Casino, 10269 Highway 789. 851-5394.

WEEKLY: Lander Trivia Thursday at the Coulter Loft, hilarious fun with prizes awarded, 7-10pm. 332-8228, 126 Main

Jan. 1 Lander Start 2016 off on the right foot with the 5th Annual “First Day Hike” at Sinks Canyon State Park on New Year’s Day. Bring snowshoes if you have them, or good boots. Meet at the Nature Trail parking lot at 9 am. Refreshments will be provided after the hike at one of the yurts. 3079 Sinks Canyon Rd, 332-6333,,

Jan. 8-Feb. 27 Lander Art Center: "It seemed like a good idea at the time" National Juried Show, Artist Reception is Jan. 15, 6-8pm. Free. LAC Open Tues. - Thurs. from 10-6pm, and Fri.-Sat. from 10-4pm. Show runs through Feb. 27. 224 Main St. 332-5772,

Jan. 15–Feb. 15 Riverton 30th Anniversary Wild West Winter Carnival! Come celebrate the month-long magic of a real Wyoming winter with an unforgettable line-up! Jan 1-30: Coloring Contest, Jan 6: 6:30 pm King & Queen, Jr King & Jr Queen interviews, Jan 8: 6-9 pm Float Building, Jan 8-9-10: SnoGoers Snowmobiling Expo & tours, Jan 15: Parade, Jan 16: Cats Children Carnival, Car & Bike Show, Casino Night, Jan 22-24: Fishing Derby (Boysen), Jan 23: Poker Run, Jan 30: Ice Sculpting, Coin Grab, Hole in One Golf, Balloon Rides, Quilt Show, Jan 31: Quilt Show Day 2, Feb 5: Coronation, Feb 6: Chariot Races, Quick Draw, Crab Crack, Gala, Feb 20-21: Ice Melter Mini-Z remote control races. 851-4839, 840-1032, 850-5245,

Jan 23. Lander Community Concert Assoc. presents the BYU Young Ambassadors: Heartsongs: a concert of musical scores, old and modern, with dance. Lander Valley High School, 350 Baldwin Creek Rd. 7pm, Tickets $20 adult/$10 student. 332-2509, 332-6824,

Jan. 30 Lander Cabin Fever Craft Show & Expo. Over 40 regional vendors of arts, crafts, demonstrations, and live music. Free. 9am-4pm at the Lander Community & Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista. 307-217-2174,

This exciting events calendar is provided by the WIND RIVER VISITORS COUNCIL …Fremont County Lodging Tax Dollars at Work!

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Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

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