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Christmas City Festival

November 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Unwrap the Magic at Christmas City, Nebraska: A Holiday Extravaganza You Won’t Want to Miss!

The enchantment of the holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to mark your calendars for the most magical celebration in Nebraska in Minden—the Christmas City! Get ready to experience the joy and wonder of Christmas through several events Minden has to offer.

Minden is proud to invite visitors from all corners of Nebraska to join us during many of our unforgettable festive experiences. This year, we’ve prepared a spectacular lineup of activities and events to make your holiday season truly magical! Subscribe to our event calendar and follow the Minden Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page in case of cancelations due to weather. 

Christmas Traditions Festival:

Date: November 24th

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Family Scavenger Hunt: Kickstart the festivities with a fun-filled family scavenger hunt that will have you exploring the enchanting streets and businesses of Minden. Find hidden treasures and create lasting memories with your loved ones.
  • Live Nativity: Experience the true meaning of Christmas with our live nativity scene. Step into a captivating reenactment of the birth of Jesus, complete with live animals and a heartwarming atmosphere.
  • Petting Zoo: Delight in the company of furry friends at our charming petting zoo, a hit with visitors of all ages.
  • Meet Santa and his Reindeer: Thanks to Pony Express Ford for being corporate sponsors of this event, you will get to meet Santa Claus himself and get up close and personal with his magical reindeer. Don’t forget to share your wish list with the jolly man in red!

Lighted Christmas Parade and Competition:

Date: November 24th

Start Time: 5:30 PM

Gaze in awe as our illuminated parade floats, and festively decorated vehicles light up the night. Local businesses and organizations compete to create the most magical and captivating display. It’s an enchanting spectacle that will leave you in the holiday spirit. Three floats will win prizes and earn bragging rights. Registration for the parade is now open and can be found on our website.

Miss Christmas City Pageant

Date: November 24th

Start Time: 6:30 PM 

The Miss Christmas City Pageant is a beloved annual tradition where grace, talent, and the holiday spirit come together on one glittering stage at the Minden Opera House. As part of the city’s festive celebrations, the pageant showcases the talent and poise of local contestants who compete for the title of Miss Christmas City. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and free for 4 years and younger. 



November 24, 2023
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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PO Box 375
325 N Colorado Ave
Minden, NE 68959

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