Holiday weekend events


29th Hays Arts Council Winter Gallery Walk: 7 to 9 p.m.

Fourteen locations throughout Hays and the downtown area.

Fred Hunt book signing: 7 to 9 p.m.

Hays Arts Center Gallery

Hunt's book, "The Sound of Silence: A Journey of Recovery," combines unique photographic depictions of the American Southwest with Hunts' personal accounts of his struggles with alcoholism, recovery and loss.

FHSU band concert: 7:30 p.m., Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center

Featuring the symphonic winds and wind ensemble

Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children younger than 12. Children 11 and younger and FHSU students are admitted free.

Christmas Open House at the Ellis County Historical Society Museum: 7 to 9 p.m.

18th annual celebration with musical acts, refreshments, horse-drawn tours of downtown.

Free admission

Friday and Saturday

Christmas Past at Historic Fort Hays: 7 to 9 p.m.

Volunteers in period clothing will provide music in a Victorian atmosphere, as walkways between historic buildings are illuminated with candle lanterns. Horse-drawn wagon rides, hot fried apples, and Father Christmas with bags of goodies round out the evening.

$2 adults, children 12 and younger free

Heartland Community Theatre Christmas production -- "The BEST Christmas Pageant Ever," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, 1701 Hall

Tickets: $7 per person


Hays Public Library events

Breakfast with Santa: 10 a.m.

Cookie decorating: 2 p.m.

Karen Rigler holiday recital: 3 p.m.

Gingerbread men: 4 p.m.

Celebrating Women 2012 Holiday Bazaar: noon to 2 p.m.

Celebration Community Church gym, 5790 230th Ave.

12th annual FrostFest Illuminated Parade: 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Concert in the Cathedral: 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Cathedral of the Plains, Victoria

Annual Christmas concert features community choirs and FHSU choral music department ensembles.

Santa Sunday -- Carrico Implement: 1 to 4 p.m.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will arrive at 2 p.m.