Celebrate the Holidays at Lyons Twin Mansions and experience the JOY of Fort Scott
There is no better place to enjoy the holidays than at our lovely Mansions located in the heart of Ft. Scott, KS. We have decked the halls, trimmed the tree and baked our signature cookies. We invite you to celebrate the magic of the season at Lyons Twin Mansions and enjoy beautiful Ft. Scott and all it has to offer during the Holidays.
THE “NO HUMBUGS ALLOWED” CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOURS ON DOLLY THE TROLLEY
NOW - DEC 23RD
This interactive Trolley Ride would put Ebenezer Scrooge in a holiday spirit! It’s the “NO HUMBUGS ALLOWED” Christmas Lights Tours on Dolly the Trolley. Tours are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening now through December 23rd. Tours depart from the Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm each evening.
Prior to the tour, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and a tasty treat. Adorn yourself with a glow necklace, and maybe have a chance to meet old Saint Nick himself. All tours will be chaperoned by the Thespians of Fort Scott High School, leading the tour in Christmas Carols and holiday humor. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids 12 and under and are on sale now at the Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center, 231 E. Wall, Fort Scott. Private tours are also available for your group or organization. Find more information online at visitfortscott.com and click on the events tab, or call 620.670.2750.
THE FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE'S ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR
DEC 7th AND 8th 2018
If you've never experience this amazing event, you are missing out. During the Candlelight Tour, over 700 candle lanterns illuminate the site and over 100 actors bring the fort to life (including you! - we encourage everyone to dress-up and step back into the 1840's!) This year’s tours will be offered December 7 and 8, 2018. Tours on December 7 will begin at 6:30 pm and start every 15 minutes until 9:00 pm. On Saturday, December 8, the tours will run from 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm, every 15 minutes.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 1st and will be available by calling the Fort at 620-223-0310 or by stopping by the Visitor Center on Old Fort Blvd.. They will be $8.00 per person and are non-refundable. Children 5 and under are free. Advance purchase is required.
SANTA'S WORKSHOP AT BUCK RUN COMMUNITY CENTER
DEC 8th - 9 - 10:30 am
Once again, Santa's helpers will be at Buck Run to help kids pre-school age through fifth grade create their very own Christmas crafts, have their face painted, make a holiday button and enjoy refreshments. Co-sponsored by FSMS Pride.
For more information click here> https://www.facebook.com/events/259373488078774/
Pre-register at Buck Run by calling 620-223-0386 by Thursday, Dec. 6th. $1.00 per child.
MISTLETOE ON MAIN STREET - DOWNTOWN & AROUND FORT SCOTT
DEC 13th - 5 - 8 pm
Stores open late for holiday shopping! Mistletoe on Main Street, Downtown & Around The
announces that the annual Mistletoe on Main Street, Downtown & Around will be held Thursday, December 13th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Retailers in the downtown historic district and other locations throughout town will be decked for the holidays with great gift ideas and will offer refreshments for a fun evening of shopping for gifts and holiday décor. Carolers will be stopping around the different retail locations singing carols for everyone to enjoy as well as the stores will have hidden mistletoe that can be found and returned to the Chamber of Commerce in exchange for $10 in Chamber Bucks! Stores like The Iron Star will be open late Thursday, December 13th for Mistletoe on Main Street, Downtown & Around!
A 21ST CENTURY CHRISTMAS CAROL - PRESENTED BY FSHS
DEC 14th - 15th
The Fort Scott High School Thespians present their holiday children’s theatre production of “A 21st Century Christmas Carol” by Lori M. Myers.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Fort Scott High School Auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time and seating is limited.
“A 21st Century Christmas Carol” is a new twist on a familiar tale. “Eleanor Scrooge, a greedy old spinster, spends her days barking orders at her gift shop employees. Though the mall will be closed, she still wants them to work on Christmas Day! Then she’s visited by the ghost of her old boss, Mr. Marley, and a parade of zany spirits who materialize from cheesy collectible figurines. … With great humor, contemporary references, and crazy characters, … audiences will fall in love with the classic story all over again,” according to Pioneer Drama Service.
Characters in the production are played by area children in 1st-8th grades. Tickets for “A 21st Century Christmas Carol” are $5 and available at the FSHS Office, 1005 S. Main; Common Ground, 116 S. Main; and at the door.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!
DEC 15th - 9 am - Noon
Celebrate the Holidays with Santa! Join us Saturday, Dec. 15th for Breakfast With Santa at Nate's Place 9 am - Noon! Santa is making a special stop during his busy weekend, JUST FOR YOU! This fun holiday meet and greet is only $5! Breakfast includes a SANTA PANCAKE AND HOT COCOA. Dine in only please! RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED!
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES - DOWNTOWN FORT SCOTT
DEC 15th - 2 - 6 pm.
After you get your belly full of Santa pancakes and telling Santa everything you wish for, take a ride through Downtown Fort Scott in Holiday Cheer as the Chamber offers Horse-drawn Carriage Rides on Saturday, December 15th from 2 to 6pm.
Rides will leave from the City parking lot at Cheney Witt Chapel running a continuous loop throughout Downtown for only $3 for adults and $1 for children!
4-H Junior Leaders will have hot chocolate, coffee & baked goods available at Cheney Witt for free-will donation and bring your camera for a great photo opportunity.
Come enjoy carriage rides through Downtown Fort Scott, Saturday, December 15th from 2 to 6pm.
WINTER BIKER MEET & GREET EXPO AT THE BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS
DEC 15th - 2 - 5 pm.
Are you coming into town for the SEK biker expo? Come out to the 1st monthly Winter Meet & Greet Expo to be held Saturday December 15th at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on National Ave. Fort Scott. All bikers welcome. Come out and meet new people, feel free to promote your club, promote upcoming rides, promote your biker business, network with other bikers, enjoy some good tunes and ice cold micro brewed local beer. All bikers welcome, we will hold a meet and greet on the 3rd Saturday each month through March. No attitudes! We are all Brothers and sisters at the meet and greet. Come by bike, come by car, anyway you can get here. See you all there!
PLACING OF THE WREATHS & RIDE IN AT FT. SCOTT NATIONAL CEMETERY
DEC 15th - 11 am.
There is nothing quite as beautiful as witnessing this ceremony. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at 1,400 locations including Fort Scott. Linn Valley Mayor, COL(R) Cindy Smith is the guest speaker.
NEW YEARS EVE SOCK HOP AT BOILER ROOM BREWHAUS
DEC 31st - 8 pm - 1 am.
Come out for an evening of 1950's fun and dancing. Wear your: leather jackets, jeans, t-shirt, poodle skirts and pony tails. We will be rocking Siriusxm's 50's on 5 count down. Bring a hula hoop or some finger food to share. We will be serving up craft beer or your favorite beverage. We have some champagne glasses and will only be charging $5 for a corking fee.
Fun, friends, dancing, drinks and a New Year!