THIS WEEKEND IN CHEYENNE

Dec 2-3.  Wyoming 125th Anniversary Exhibit. 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Free. (307) 777-7025. This special exhibit will chronicle significant events in the state's history through the decades.  Monday- Saturday. 

Dec 2-3. 1,000 Faces of Santa. Weekdays 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Saturdays 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Paul Smith Children's Village, 616 S. Lions Park Dr.  Free. (307) 637-6349. See the large, rare, unique collection of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century and all over the world displayed in the Lowe’s Discovery Lab at the Children’s Village (open Children’s Village hours). It’s part of the Thom Wise Collection which was featured on HGTV. New this year: 1,000 Faces of Santa is Free!  

Dec 2-3. Holiday High Tea. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Nagle-Warren Mansion Bed & Breakfast, 222 W. 17th Street. (307) 637-3333. Indulge in finely steeped tea and tea sandwiches; you can enjoy the company of friends or new acquaintances. Libations are available. Call for reservations. 

Dec 2-3. Tinsel Through Time: Remember When. 4:00-8:00 PM Nov 18; 9:00-5:00 Nov 19. Historic Governors' Mansion, 300 East 21st. Free. (307) 777-7878. The Historic Governors' Mansion exhibit, "Tinsel Through Time: Remember When," allows you to step back into time to learn about holiday traditions, historic decorations, party wear and fun holiday facts. The period décor extends from the early 1900's through the 1960's with rare and replica ornaments from across the world. Visitors can take a historical Christmas tour of the mansion, listen to holiday music and enjoy refreshments. On Thursdays, hours are extended to 7:00 PM. Christmas Eve hours are only until 12:00 noon.

Dec 2-3.  Cheyenne Artists Guild "Annual Membership ArtShow. Tuesday-Friday: 12 PM-5 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM. Van Tassell Carriage House, 1701 Morrie Avenue. Free. (307) 632-2263. The Annual Member's Show is the best time to see local art by talented local artists.  Art makes a great holiday gift! The Artist's Guild is always free and open to the public. 

Dec 2-4. Hemi Lighted Forest Of Hope. 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. 6565 Ashley Drive. Admission is by donation. Hay rides are free, but train rides are $1.  (307) 630-6641. With over 600 lighted Christmas Trees in a wonderful Wyoming setting and a trackless train, this gift of love started out of a desire to bring attention to the Hemispherectomy Foundation, and now also blesses the Cheyenne community. Hay rides, train rides most every night (no train rides and hay rides on nights when the University of Wyoming Ladies Basketball team plays at home). Hot chocolate is always on for those who do the hay rides. 

Dec 2. Friday Karaoke. 9:00 PM. The Suite Bistro, 1901 Central Ave. (307) 634-1901. In the bar so come early to get a seat!   

Dec 2-4.  County Road 5. 10:00 PM. Outlaw Saloon, 312 S Greeley Hwy. $5 cover.   (307) 635-7552.  http://www.cheyenneoutlawsaloon.net/

Dec 2- 3. 48th Annual Christmas House. December 2, 2016: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, December 3, 2016: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 9880 Crystal Mountain Road. $6; Children 5 and under free. (307) 421-3011. Tour of beautiful new home in East Cheyenne, decorated for the holidays, with hand crafted gifts throughout and tasty delights in the kitchen for sale! Free Park & Ride at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5101 Dell Range Blvd.

Dec 2-4. A Christmas Story. 7:30 PM. Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 E Pershing Blvd. $12. (307) 638–6543. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. *This Show will have Dinner Theatre on the Saturday Performances. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm. 

Dec 3. Winter Farmers' Market.  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Cheyenne Historic Depot, 121 W. 15th Street Depot Lobby. Free. (307) 640-2665. Locally-raised Winter Vegetables, while available; farm-fresh eggs, goat and sheep cheese, grass-fed beef, lamb, and bison, chicken, pork, goat's meat, baked goods, preserves and more.   

Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. $.  9-5p Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun 10a-5p.  307-778-7290

Messenger Museum, Nationway and Crook Ave. Western displays of carriages to cavalry. Free. 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Mon-Fri. 307-635-8959

Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 W. 15th St.  $.  A national landmark rich with railroad history exhibits. Mon-Sat, 9a-5p. Sun 11a-3p.  307-632-3905

Botanic Gardens,  710 South Lions Park Drive, Free.  Conservatory open Tues-Sat 8a -4:30 p, grounds dawn till dusk.  307-637-6458

NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research)  Free, self-guided tour that offers an informative view of weather.  M-F 9a-5p.  Sat 10a-4p.  8120 Veta Drive.  307-996-4321