Remember how Christmas used to be? No crowds, no hassles and friendly folks in the stores who were genuinely glad to see you. You can still enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas like that at home, where local merchants have time to provide that personal touch so important at this Holiday Season. Discover Wickenburg Your Hometown, where you’ll find something new each time you shop. Many of the stores have items not found anywhere else in the valley and each selected for you by owners who are in their stores every day. Quality, friendliness, hospitality and personal service await you. Local. Shop Wickenburg!
Welcome to Cowboy Christmas
Tickets are available for Friday’s Cowboy Reception in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center from 6-7:30 p.m. Our featured cowboy artists Mary Kaye, Leon Autrey, Jay Snider and Trinity Seeley will provide highlights to what you’ll see on stage Saturday at 7 p.m. at the community center. Tickets are $10 for Friday, $20 at the door; Saturday evening doors open at 6:30 p.m., performance at 7 p.m., tickets $15 in advance, $25 at the door.
Tip of the Stetson to our sponsors: Simpson Ranch, Jim Hartman Real Estate, APS, Ways Drilling, Rusty Rooster, Old Livery Mercantile, National Ropers Supply, Ben’s Saddlery, Andy Anderson, My Father’s Retirement Ranch, Myron & Betsy Deibel, Dave & Lynn Tagge, Dick & Diane Van Pelt, Horspitality RV Resort, Stagecoach Suites – Dennis & Sylvia DeVries, Kay El Bar Ranch, Rancho de los Caballeros, Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Town of Wickenburg.
25th annual Christmas Parade of Lights
Entries are coming in for our 25th annual Christmas Parade of Lights. To date they include Vern Lewis Welding Supply, APS Electric Cars, Clowns and Utility Trucks, The Wickenburg Sun, Pizza Hut, Sierra Home Improvement, A Toy Story Christmas by Tinzie Realty, Wickenburg Garter Girls & Posse , Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus – Pine Council, Wickenburg Saddle Club, Wrangler Marching Band, ISM Raceway, Classy Classics Cars of Wickenburg, Erik Dyer – 1952 Ford F1 Truck, Miss Kitty – Wickenburg Fire Department, Morristown School, Flying E Ranch, Studio Two 70, Art Barber Excavating & Clean Earth, Wickenburg Lions Club, Humane Society, Real Country 96.3, and Congress Fire Department with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The route begins on Yavapai Street to Frontier Street, left on Apache Street crossing Tegner Street and continuing down Apache Street to the community center. The Town of Wickenburg will post street closures and no parking details along with pedestrian friendly areas. The awards ceremonies and visits with Santa will be in Stone Park next to Town Hall and the Public Library immediately after the parade. Call the chamber at (928) 684-5479 for details and registration.
Mingle and Jingle
business afterhours mixer
Members and their accompanying guests are invited to our Holiday Mixer from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at National Bank of Arizona. You’ll enjoy refreshments, special door prize drawings, appetizers, drinks and networking during this special time of year. Admission is $7 per person.
Live music around town
Tuesday and Friday night at Hitching Post Restaurant at Wickenburg Country Club; Friday evening at Wickenburg Elks Club, Mecca, and Rancho Bar 7; and on Saturday, Rancho Bar 7 and Cowboy Cookin’. Sunday, Dec. 8 – Friends of Music Concert at 2 p.m., West Valley Youth Orchestra. The Webb Center Live performances this month include Canadian Brass Christmas Time is Here on Dec. 8, and Voctave the Spirit of the Season on Dec. 20. Call (928) 684-6624 for tickets.
The Flying E Ranch is offering dinner, drinks, live bands and dancing Nov. 29– Dec. 7, closed Dec. 5. A $45 entry includes dinner, drinks, and dance. Call for reservations at (928) 684-2690.
Quarterly Membership Luncheon
Members and their guests are invited to attend our quarterly luncheon at Rancho de los Caballeros at noon Dec. 20. Cost is $20 and $25 at the door. For reservations, call (928) 684-0977. Speakers include Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, David Hernandez, Freeport McMoRan-Bagdad, Pamela Green – Census 2020, and Alexis J. Glascock, Counsel for West Valley Chamber Alliance.