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Ultimate Guide to Wyoming Holiday Fun

5 Family Friendly Things To Do This Holiday Season

Snow covered plains, festive light displays and lots of hot cocoa are the secret to the season in Southwest Wyoming. Although the weather is cold, Rock Springs and Green River are a flurry of family-friendly holiday activities, from Santa to snowshoes. Here are five things you can’t miss during the holidays. 

Free Carriage Rides in Rock Springs 

Travel the streets the old-fashioned way with a carriage ride through Downtown Rock Springs . Every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas, take a free trot through the city. Depart from the Historic Train Depot and wind your way through town. Rides are first come, first serve and be sure to bundle up!

Say Hi to Santa  

What do you want to find under the tree this year? Share it all with the big guy during Santa Saturdays in Rock Springs. Head to the Downtown Gazebo, in front of City Hall to meet and greet Santa Clause. Double up with a carriage ride for a full day of fun. 

Shop Local For Unique Gifts   

Delight the ones you love with a gift from the heart of cowboy country. Find Wyoming made art and decor from Red White Buffalo in Green River. Continue shopping in Rock Springs, where you can grab a book and bottle from Sidekicks Book & Wine Bar or hand made goodies from Mack & Co

Annual Lighted Holiday Parade    

The darkest winter days mean the twinkly lights shine even brighter. Bring the family to the Annual Lighted Holiday Parade in Downtown Rock Springs. Tip: pack hot cocoa to enjoy together, because it will be cold! 

Hit the Trail    

Escape the holiday hustle in town and head to our great outdoors. Explore a scenic byway (with proper winter tires) or pack up the cross-country skis. From the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to South Pass Historic Mining Area, there’s plenty of room to roam in our wide open space. 


Plan your trip with our guide to dining and lodging and check out the full event calendar for latest happenings in Rock Springs & Green River.