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Calendar of Events

You won’t run out of things to do or places to see when you visit Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country! Plan your vacation around one of our many events—any time of year—from ice fishing and music shows, to rodeos and festivals.  Enjoy our myriad of quality attractions and world-class museums while you’re at it. Use Cody as your hub for exploring the wonders of this amazing area!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Draper Museum Raptor Experience

Through May 31st: Relaxing with Raptors 1-1:30 p.m. daily June 1-August 15, three daily half-hour programs: The Night Shift: Owls of the Yellowstone Region, 10 a.m. Superheroes of Nature program, 2:30 p.m. Talon Talk: Eagles, 4:30 p.m. August 16-September 15: Relaxing with Raptors, 10-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m. daily

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue

Monday – Saturday through October 7 (some exceptions) Enjoy authentic cowboy music and entertainment and a delicious western buffet at this evening dinner show featuring musical styles ranging from cowboy and America to bluegrass and gospel. Visit tickets.centerofthewest.org to purchase advanced tickets. Evening diner and show: $40 per person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) Show begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes by 7:45 p.m. 4 p.m. matinee (show only) on select dates.  

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Chuck wagon cooking demonstrations and samples!

The smell of a chuck wagon dinner cooked over a campfire lures visitors to the front lawn of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Observe and learn about making cowboy coffee, beans and biscuits! June -August, Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Guided Tours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

June 1 – August 15, guides lead three tours each day: Wildlife of the West, 11 a.m. People of the West, 1 p.m. Yellowstone Yesterday and Today, 3 p.m. August 16 – September 15, guides lead two hour-long tours each day Wildlife of the West, 10 a.m. People of the West, 2:30 p.m.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Afternoon Family Activities at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

June 9 – August 11 June: Plains Indian People theme July: Geology theme August: Water in the West theme

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Plains Indian Arrows workshop

Ages 15 and above, 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day. Learn about bow and arrow use, construction, and cultural importance as Nakoda educator and craftsman Ernest Gendron guides you in crafting arrows that you take home. $70/member, $75/non-member. Register in advance at tickets.centerofthewest.org. Made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Alumni Weekend Centennial Celebration

Reunion for generations of Powell High School graduates. Activities include a golf tournament, Alumni breakfast and dinner banquet.  

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre presents: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

The Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre invites you to sit back and relax in the historic Cody Theatre as talented dancers and actors entertain you with the true story of our town’s namesake showman. Let us introduce you to Annie Oakley, Wild Bill Hickok, and more legends of the West as we dive into Buffalo Bill Cody’s dream of becoming the greatest showman to ever live. Tickets go on sale May 22nd and can be purchased online or at the door. June 28-30:  8 p.m. July 1:  2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 5-7:  8 p.m. July 8:  2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 12-14:  8 p.m. July 15:  2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 19-21:  8 p.m. July 22:  2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 26-28:  8 p.m. July 29:  2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bring your receipt from Sunset House, China Town, or 8th Street Restaurant for a $5 discount on your ticket!  

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Plains Indian Games

Ages 9-11, 9-11 a.m. Enjoy games and toys that young Native Americans have played for centuries. $10/member, $12/non-member. Register in advance at tickets.centerofthewest.org Made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls

The top bull riders will be matched against the top bulls in the business.  

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

98th Annual Cody Stampede

Cody celebrates Independence Day in a BIG way! It is one of our major events of the year with four PRCA sanctioned rodeos, parades, a craft fair in the City Park, musical performances by regional acts in outdoor venues throughout town, a 5K/10K run/walk, and a fantastic fireworks display to end the celebration in style! Stampede Rodeo – July 1st, 2nd and 3rd 8:00 p.m., July 4th 5:00 p.m. Kiddies Parade – July 2nd 10 a.m., Stampede Parades July 3rd and 4th 9:30 a.m. Wild West Extravaganza Craft Fair July 2nd 12:00-5:00 p.m., July 3rd 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., July 4th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wild West Extravaganza

A three day festival with arts and crafts booths, food vendors and music. Free to the public.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Cody Monologues: Famous & Infamous Women of the West

Get to know some of the more colorful women of Cody in this 75-minute play featuring an artist, author, “Lady Doc”, lady of the evening, and a good ole cowgirl from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Each historical character will entertain you with their life story. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays July 6 – August 12  

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Concert in the Park – The Two Tracks -Cello Infused Americana

FREE live music in the City Park this summer.  There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.  

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Concert in the Park – Garrett Randolph & Band – Folk/Rock & Roll

FREE live music in the City Park this summer. There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.  

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Winchester Arms Collectors Association Annual Show

Buying, trading and selling guns and related items. Over 300 trade and display tables. Educational displays.  

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

National Day of the American Cowboy

Come celebrate the American Cowboy! The day begins at the rodeo grounds with a good old fashioned ranch rodeo. A donation dinner with live music, dancing and small presentation at the Oasis Campground.            

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Concert in the Park – Palomino Shakedown – Country/ Rock & Roll

FREE live music in the City Park this summer.  There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.  

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Outdoor Concert starring “Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle” and “Packin’ the Mail

In celebration of National Day of the American Cowboy, Meeteetse Museums will host an outdoor performance by “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle (joined by “Packin’ the Mail”). Miss V and the band will perform original pioneer music plus some western favorites. Authentic Mexican food by “Nena’s” will be available. Free Admission.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Yellowstone Beer Fest

The Yellowstone Beer Fest is a non-profit organization with proceeds being donated to local charities.  Come enjoy  five hours of fun, unlimited sampling, food vendors, and live music. Local and regional award winning craft beers and some limited release and unique beer available. Must be 21 years old.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Historic Double D Guest Ranch/Amelia Earhart Tour

Meeteetse Museums hosts this free tour of the former Double D Guest Ranch. The historic ranch, located in the beautiful mountains of the Shoshone National Forest, was established by Carl Dunrud in 1931 and operated as a dude ranch through 1942. Many famous guests stayed there, including Amelia Earhart. The tour is led by Jim Dunrud, a son of Carl Dunrud. Jim offers up the real history of the ranch, tells about the famous guests, and describes what life was life on the ranch. The tour leaves Meeteetse Museums at 8:30 a.m. and begins on site at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. High clearance vehicles are required. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch, water, and to wear weather-appropriate clothing. Free Admission.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Park County Fair

Traditional county fair with livestock, carnival, stage acts, 4H competition and lots of food and fun!  

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Concert in the Park – Special Consensus – Bluegrass

FREE live music in the City Park this summer. There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Heart Mountain Pilgrimage

This event focuses on bringing younger generations to the Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center at the site of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp that held Japanese-Americans during World War II to help preserve the efforts of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.  

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Historic Pitchfork Ranch Tour

Meeteetse Museums hosts this free tour of the historic Pitchfork Ranch. The tour is led by owner Lenox Baker and includes a tour of some of the ranch’s historic structures. Dr. Baker will discuss the ranch’s history and the restoration efforts that are currently underway. A visit to the endangered black-footed ferret discovery site is also included. The tour leaves Meeteetse Museums at 9:30 a.m. and begins onsite at 10:00 a.m. Free Admission.  

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Concert in the Park – Spencer Bohren – Folk/Blues/Country

FREE live music in the City Park this summer. There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.  

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Cody Air Fair

A morning of fun at the Yellowstone Regional Airport. This event includes a breakfast, pilot competitions, free aircraft rides for the kids, static displays and a free BBQ. Hosted by Choice Aviation.  

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Concert in the Park – The Chanman Roots Band – Reggae

FREE live music in the City Park this summer.  There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.  

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Annual Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout

Organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Cody Shooting Complex. Individuals and teams compete in the Shootout, which showcases the sport of shooting. The public is invited to observe shooting at the Cody Shooting Complex. This event helps showcase the importance of the shooting sport and America’s firearms industry, as well as the history of firearms.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Annual Kirwin Tour

This tour offers an up-close and personal look at the abandoned mining town located in the high Absaroka Mountains. Tour participants will explore the storage/shop facilities, cabins, sheds, mining offices, various collapsed structures, assay office and machinery remaining at the location. Participants may also take a short hike to view the beginning foundation of Amelia Earhart’s cabin, intended to be her summer home. Construction ended in 1937 when the famous aviatrix disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. The US Forest Service also offers forest-related information prior to the start of the tour. The tour leaves the Meeteetse Museums at 8:30 a.m. and begins on site at 10:30 a.m. High clearance vehicles are required. Car-pooling is available. Tour members should bring chairs, weather-appropriate clothing and a lunch. Free Admission.    

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Plaza Diane Renaissance Fair

Art projects for children as well as games and activities for the entire family with a Renaissance theme. Food vendors, art vendors, art exhibits, and entertainment.             

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Concert in the Park – Screen Door Porch – Americana/Blues

FREE live music in the City Park this summer. There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.  

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Taste of Meeteetse

Get a taste of local cuisine in Meeteetse. There is no cost to try everything! The entry that gets the most donations, wins. Donations collected will go to the Meeteetse Christmas baskets and the Meeteetse Youth Works program.  

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Cody Wild West River Fest

The river festival is about bringing people together to celebrate one of Cody’s most exceptional natural resources, the Shoshone River. The festival will be fun for the whole family!  People of all ages will enjoy games on the river, fly fishing tournaments, yummy food, wading in the water, river sports, bluegrass concert, and learning how healthy rivers and healthy communities go hand-in-hand.      

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wings ‘N Wheels Annual Fly-In & Car Show

The annual Wings ‘N Wheels Air and Car Show is held at the Powell Municipal Airport located north of Powell. The public is invited to watch the air show, browse the car show and visit the vendors that make the show happen.              

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great Dam Day

Enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment including a hike down the “old dam road” for a view below the dam, a kids’ hike and lunch available. All activities are free to the public.  

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Great American Total Solar Eclipse

For the first time since 1979, a total solar eclipse is coming to Wyoming! On August 21, 2017, the eclipse will make its way across the beautiful Wyoming skies. Astronomers and eclipse enthusiasts from around the world are making their plans to convene in Wyoming to experience one of the most breathtaking sights on earth in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The eclipse’s path of totality will make its way through the entire central region of the state, providing visitors the opportunity to see it in some of the Nation’s most stunning landscapes. The eclipse will be viewable in Cody with only a 98.05% obscuration! Eclipse glasses will be available for purchase in the Cody Visitor Center.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Concert in the Park – The High Country Cowboys – Western/Country

FREE live music and ice cream social in the City Park this summer. There’s something to please everyone’s tastes and musical interests! Free concerts are presented Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in July and August in downtown Cody.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Cody Country Car Show

Come see some great classic cars, hot rods, custom vehicles, muscle cars and more. The car show begins Friday with a barbeque and cruise through town.  Saturday the show begins at 10:00 a.m. with judging and an awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Free admission.  

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Archaeology Fair and Annual Chatelaine Quilt Exhibit

This exhibit features beautiful and innovative textiles created by local quilters from the Chatelaine Quilt Guild. The show includes three dimensional, as well as orthodox, pieces. Admission is free.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Meeteetse’s Annual Labor Day Celebration

Meeteetse has been celebrating this event for over 100 years. Events include a craft fair, parade, games, food, entertainment, sip and paint, and the final rodeo in the Big Horn Rodeo Circuit.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Yellowstone Quilt Festival

Quilters from all over the region gather in Cody to celebrate the art of quilting. Judging by Viewer’s Choice. Prizes, contests, block challenge, raffle quilt, silent auction and vendors mall. Quilt exhibit and classes. Sneak preview and reception Thursday,  5-7:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Trapper Stampede Rodeo

Northwest College’s home rodeo event! Northwest College competes in the Big Sky Region, long recognized as one of the toughest competitive regions in collegiate rodeo. Northwest consistently stays near or at the top of National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rankings. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, gate opens at 6:00 p.m.  

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Homesteader Days Festival

Celebrate the days of homesteading and farming with a vintage truck and tractor show, antique machinery demonstrations, farmers market, live demonstrations, craft vendors, street dance, hay rides, food, music and entertainment.            

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wyoming Desperados Regional Mounted Shooting Competition

Contestants from the Rocky Mountain Region will compete in regional mounted shooting championships.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rendezvous Royale

A celebration of western art with week-long events consisting of a nationally recognized art show and spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, a captivating quick draw, educational seminars, studio tours, and the Patron’s Ball as the grand finale.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

36th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale

The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is a fine art sale with a Western theme, offering works relating to the land, people and wildlife of the American West. Artists offer a broad range of stylistic interpretations of the West, in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, ceramic and mixed media. All works are original art. The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale benefits the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The art exhibition, housed in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery, is free for public viewing each September. Main events include the Friday evening Auction, where guests view the exhibition a final time, then stroll to the beautiful party tent adjacent to the museum for food, drinks, live music and a spirited auction; and the Saturday morning Quick Draw, where guests enjoy breakfast then observe nearly thirty painters and sculptors at work in the Robbie Powwow Garden, often using live models, to complete a piece in one hour.  

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Annual Celebration of the Black-Footed Ferret

The Meeteetse Museums will  host a celebration of the anniversary of the rediscovery of the black-footed ferret. A number of free events are planned in honor of the date when John and Lucille Hogg’s dog, “Shep,” found a black-footed ferret in 1981. This species of ferret was believed to be extinct and its discovery set off a series of events that have, over the years, resulted in the ongoing recovery of the species. Instrumental in the recovery was a successful captive breeding program led by the US Fish and Wildlife and a number of other entities. Free admission.  

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Sample the Seasons and Festival of Trees

Powell’s stores stay open late for sales, shopping and hoers de overs in preparation for the holiday season. The Festival of Trees is a traditional event led by the Powell Rotary Club. Community members decorate trees and the trees are sold for charity.  

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lions Club Turkey Day

Shooting games, turkey-themed kids games. Annual fundraiser for the Cody Lion’s Club.    

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cody Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with us! Enjoy carolers and music, ice carving, burn barrels with marshmallow roasting, lighted Christmas parade and more!      

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Powell Country Christmas and Tour of Homes

Country Christmas holiday gift expo and craft showcase in downtown Powell at the Commons at Pond Park. There will be gift booths, crafts, food booths, and entertainment throughout the day as well as a lighted Christmas Parade downtown. Concludes Sunday with the Tour of Homes Event.  

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Holiday Open House

A day filled with festive decorations, holiday music and dance, Christmas treats, Santa Claus and the birds of the Draper Museum Raptor Experience. Live entertainment for the event includes school groups, family and community groups as well as local performing arts organizations. The Cody Reading Council is on hand near Santa to read favorite holiday stories. Free admission.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Old Trail Town Christmas

Open house featuring Victorian and old fashioned decorations, homemade cookies and confections and hot toddies in the saloon. Free admission.      

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas in Meeteetse

Local artisan’s craft fair, food specials, visit from Santa, marshmallow roasting, community dinner, live nativity and lighting of the Memory Tree. Fun for all!

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