Let’s talk about Christmas, shall we?
Just down the road, near the village of Beaver, there’s a fun little place called Dogwood Pass. This old west town is complete with a mercantile, saloon, jail and other structures to tour and enjoy. During warm weather they host reenactments as well as events and private parties. During the Christmas season they go all out with lights and decorations. On the weekends they have music, Santa and other fun as well.
I visited on a Saturday night last December, arriving just in time for Santa’s grand entrance. There was a light snow on the ground and he drove in to the town in a horsedrawn sleigh with jingle bells. A brass band played him in and he held court in the saloon, visiting with boys and girls of all ages. He was exactly what you would hope Santa would be like and his wife was lovely too.
I’m hoping to go back again this year. Maybe it will help me get into the holiday spirit. It’s a fun place for people of all ages but I imagine families would especially love it. I’m a big fan of supporting local businesses and events and hope you’ll support them too.
Dogwood Pass is located just off Route 32 near Beaver. You’ll see signs from the highway. The address is 722 Adams Road, Beaver and Google Maps should get you there from wherever you are in the world.
Get their hours and admission info on their Facebook page and visit them online for more information about the town and their events.