Free & $5 Holiday Movie Magic @ Historic Midwest Theater
Dec 14 all-day

The Historic Midwest Theater is proud to announce the 2019 Holiday Movie Magic film lineup.  This is a great opportunity to build memories and continue fun family traditions at the Midwest Theater.

FREE ADMISSION HOLIDAY MOVIES: The following films will screen at the Midwest Theater for FREE to the general public:

Polar Express, Elf, The Star, & A Christmas Story.

Polar Express
Rated: G
Running Time:1h 40min
Sun. Dec. 1 st @ 7:30pm
(showing after the Scottsbluff Holiday Parade)

Rated: PG
Running Time: 1h 37min
Sat. Dec. 7 th @ 1:30pm
(Remember to bring clean pairs of socks to use in the “Elf” snowball fight! Socks
will be donated to families in need.)

The Star
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1h 26min
Sat. Dec 14 @ 1:30pm 

A Christmas Story
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1h 34min
Sat. Dec 21 @ 1:30pm

$5 ADMISSION HOLIDAY MOVIES: The Midwest Theater will show “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “White Christmas” for $5 ticket admission in December.

Christmas Vacation” will have a family edition screening Dec. 20th @ 7:30pm and a Beer and Movie Edition (21+ only) on Dec 21 st @ 7:30pm.

“White Christmas” will be an all ages sing-a-long edition.

Christmas Vacation (Family Edition)
Running Time: 1h 37min
Ticket Price:$5 (No Passes)
Fri. Dec 20 7:30pm

Christmas Vacation  (Beer & Pizza Night)
Running Time: 1h 37min
Ticket Price:$5 (No Passes)
Sat. Dec 21 7:30pm
(21+ Only. ID Check at the Door)
Pizza and Movie tickets will be available to sell online Tues, Nov 19

White Christmas; Sing-A-Long Edition
Not Rated
Running Time: 2h 20min
Ticket Price:$5 (No Passes)
Sun. Dec 22 1:30pm

Friends of the Midwest Theater is a 501-c-3 Nonprofit


Scottsbluff Christmas Bird Count
Dec 14 @ 7:00 am

The annual Scottsbluff Christmas Bird Count will be held Saturday, December 14.  Meet at Arby’s at 7 am.  Anyone wishing to participate by counting birds from their car or counting them at their bird feeders is asked to contact Kathy DeLara, 308-631-2792.

Christmas Cookie Sale @ Zion Evangelical Church
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attend the Cookie Sale at Zion Evangelical Church, Saturday, December 14th 8:00 am to 12:00 noon  (or sold out).

Zion Evangelical Church says “Let us do your holiday baking!”

3617 5th Avenue   Scottsbluff

32nd Annual Cookie Walk and Gifts @ Gering United Methodist Church
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

The Gering United Methodist Church Women present their 32rd Annual Cookie Walk and Sewing Room Bazaar.  Tis’ the Season for Christmas Cookies and they go quickly so don’t miss out!

There will also be handmade gifts available from the Sewing Room.

9th and O Street.

(Elevator on the “O” Street Entrance)

Goshen County 2Shot Art Show @ Goshen County Rendezvous Center
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Goshen County 2Shot Art Show
Rendezvous Center
December 13 th
12:30 – 5:00
December 14 th
9:00 – 4:00

Open to Public

Along with the Hunt, the 2-Shot offers an art show highlighting the
works of local and regional award-winning Artists. The 2-Shot Art Show and Quick Draw Competition has become a huge part of the 2-shot week.

Make & Take Holiday Ornaments @ Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lied Scottsbluff Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Make & Take Ornaments on Saturday, December 14th from 9am – 1pm.

Stop in and see what the machines in the MakerHub can do to make your Christmas extra special with beautiful ornaments.

The cost is $5 per ornament and all materials are supplied. This is open to the public and no appointment is required.

On Location: First State Bank @ KMOR 93.3 and KOZY 101.3
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Truck of Love
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Truck of Love at First State Bank – Scottsbluff (Broadway location)

December 14: (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Accepting donations of new and gently used toys and coats in the Scottsbluff Branch parking lot, as well as canned food donations

Books and Santa! @ Alliance Public Library
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
 Children of all ages are invited to the Alliance Public Library at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, for a book presentation of The House without a Christmas Tree, by Gail Rock. Rock grew up in the 1930’s and ‘40’s in Valley, Nebraska, and the book is based on events from her life. It was first made into a television Christmas special in 1972, with the book following in 1974.
Members of the Adventure Book Club will act out scenes from the book, followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions – first to the characters, then to the actors.
The presentation will be followed by a visit from Santa Claus! Santa will recite “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa one on one and parents are invited to take photos.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact Elaine Bleisch, Children and Youth Services Librarian at the Alliance Public Library, 308-762-1387.
Live Reindeer @ Scottsbluff
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience a little Christmas magic!

Visit live reindeer at Murdoch’s in Scottsbluff.

Saturday, December 14th
10 am – 3 pm

While you’re there, write a letter to Santa and pick up some magic reindeer snacks. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Murdoch’s loves dogs but for the safety of all customers, we ask that dogs be kept on a leash and at least 10 feet away from reindeer at all times.

Santa’s Studio & Workshop
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am

Free Family Event

First Christian Church (Disciples of God)
2102 Ave. A

Please plan on having an adult accompany children
• Family or sElfie Studio (Free Digital Copy)
• Enjoy Music, Cookies and Cocoa
• Make and Take Christmas Crafts for Giving Ages Preschool-Adult
• Reindeer Games
• Gift Wrapping and Christmas Cards
• Write Letters to Santa, Soldiers or Shut Ins

Pack the Pastor’s Pantry! Food Donations Welcome and Appreciated

Santa’s Village @ Gering
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring the family to Santa’s Village in the northeast corner of the Gering Civic Center Parking Lot.  Tour the Santa’s Village Houses – FREE Hot Chocolate & Cookies
Candy Goodie Bags for the Children
Bring Your Cameras for Pictures with Santa
Drop your letter to Santa in the North Pole mailbox!

Santa’s Village is open:

  • December 7th ~ Santa’s Village – 10am-1pm--Hosted by Gering Kiwanis and Gering High School Leadership Club.  The Pony Express will deliver letters to Santa on horseback
  • December 14th ~ Santa’s Village – 10am-1pm -Hosted by US Bank and Gering Volunteer Fire Department
  • December 20th ~ Santa’s Village – 5-7pm–Hosted by Runza
  • December 21st ~ Santa’s Village – 10am-1pm–Hosted by Western States Bank


United Way Jingle Bell Dash @ Alliance
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am

United Way’s 4th Annual

Jingle Bell Dash

5K Fun Run/Walk

jingle your way to holiday fun with the United Way’s 4th Annual Jingle Bell Dash 5 K Fun Run/Walk  at 10:30am Saturday, December 14th starting at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center in Alliance.

Register at

or call 763-8031.

Prizes for the MOST SPIRITED participants!


On Location: First State Bank @ 94.1 The Brand and
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
College Women’s Basketball: Oral Roberts @ Nebraska @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM &
Dec 14 @ 11:45 am
HS Girls & Boys Basketball: Columbus @ Gering @ KMOR 93.3 FM &
Dec 14 @ 11:45 am
HS Girls & Boys Basketball: Columbus @ Gering (TV) @, Allo Ch. 15. Mobius Ch. 1500
Dec 14 @ 11:45 am
College Football: Army vs. Navy @ KOLT 690 AM/101.7 FM
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm
HS Boys Basketball: Scottsbluff vs. Rapid City Central (Gillette Tournament) @ 106.9 The Trail and
Dec 14 @ 12:15 pm
College Volleyball: Nebraska vs. Texas A&M/Wisconsin (NCAA Regional at Madison, Wisc.) @ KNEB 960 AM/100.3 FM &
Dec 14 @ 3:30 pm