Please visit us at our new TRANSITION Visitor Center located at the back (north) end of the parking lot.

Campfire Christmas

New Family-Friendly Format!

Journey back in time to experience Christmas celebrations of the 1830s through the 1930s! Join us December 14 and 21 for a family-friendly holiday evening tour that culminates with cowboy songs, stories and hot cocoa around the campfire. Unlike previous Campfire Christmas events, this year’s format will feature holiday tours at each of the main historic sites:

  • Celebrate a simple pioneer Christmas with the Jones family in their 1830s log cabin.
  • Visit the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home to discover what Christmastime was like after Civil War.
  • Tour the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion and enjoy its resplendent turn-of-the-century holiday trimmings.
  • Tour the George Ranch Home to see family heirloom ornaments and decorations from the 1930s and 1940s.
  • And don’t forget everyone’s favorite stop: join the George Ranch cowboys and cowgirls for songs, stories and hot cocoa around a roaring fire!

A tram will be circling the Park at regular intervals so you can hop on and hop off to visit each site at your own pace.


6-9 p.m., with the last entry at 8 p.m.

Pre-Sale Tickets:

Adults: $25
Kids ages 4-12: $15
Members/Seniors: $20
Children ages 3 and under are free!

Deadline to purchase tickets in advance has been extended for December 14th until end of day December 10th. Deadline for December 21st is end of day December 14th.


At-the-Gate Tickets:

Adults: $30
Kids ages 4-12: $20
Members/Seniors: $25
Children ages 3 and under are free!

What’s Different about this Year’s Campfire Christmas?

If you’ve been to Campfire Christmas before, you may notice a few things that are different this year. Based on visitor feedback, we opened up the Park to include all four of the major historic sites and lowered ticket prices to accommodate a wider range of family budgets. Unlike previous Campfire Christmases, there is no formal dinner aspect, so guests can arrive on their own schedule and tour the Park via the hop on/hop off tram from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note that the last entry to the Park will be at 8 p.m. to ensure a full tour experience.