Christmas Events

The Festive Time of the Year

Come out and join us this holiday season and enjoy Christmas cheer for the whole family. With themed weekends, free visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, tea parties, a Christmas Parade, tree lighting, and a Christmas lights contest, there’s truly something fun for everyone! 

Themed weekends for 2023 will include:

Christmas trees, with Christmas tree decorations at the fair

Darby Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Join with local businesses and residents to enjoy a Christmas parade through town. Enjoy free food provided by the Darby Parks department and head down to Old West Candy for hot cocoa and a tree lighting after the parade finishes.

Christmas lights

Darby Christmas Lights Contest

Open to local businesses and residents, Old West will be judging Christmas lights displays throughout town and picking a winner for businesses and residences.  Cash prizes for the winner of each category!

Tea with gingerbread and Christmas tree

Christmas Tea Parties

We have made a dedicated Christmas tea room in the store & tables are decorated with quality linens & fine china to make for a very memorable experience. Bring your loved ones down for a new favorite tradition- tea parties at the Old West! Select your time slot below.

Beautiful landscaped horse drawn wagon snowy winter

Wagon Rides

Take a charming horse drawn wagon ride through the town of Darby! Each ticket includes access to our s’mores and hot cocoa bar. Roast your marshmallows over a roaring fire and enjoy a hot cocoa with all different mix ins. Wagon capacity is limited so book ahead to ensure your preferred time is available

Year-Round Christmas Store

2022 Holiday Weekend Events

November 26

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at 6:00 pm
Join us with your float or line up along Main Street with family and a cup of cocoa to watch the parade go by. Then join us back at The Old West for a town Christmas Tree lighting, warming fires, and free Christmas cookies.

November 26-27

Theme of the weekend: Giving Back to Darby
10% of all sales go to local Darby Charities, a Silent Charity Auction will be held throughout the weekend, & themed trees for various charitable organizations will be on display throughout the store. We want to start the season off right by GIVING BACK! Wagon rides and visits with Santa available on Saturday from 11am - 2pm.

December 2

Business and Residential Christmas Light Contest Judging
The Old West Committee will be judging homes and businesses and awarding cash prizes to the winners of each category.

December 3-4

Christmas in Candyland
Play a life sized game of Candy Land, face painting, complete a scavenger hunt to win prizes, and more fun games throughout the store. Visits with Santa available from 10 am - 2 pm. Christmas Tea Parties- will be held on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm. Reservations are required.

December 10 & 11

Old Fashioned Christmas at The Old West
Chestnut roasting, free old fashioned Christmas Wassail (non-alcoholic), multiple sampling stations featuring our Montana food vendors & old fashioned Christmas music. Then Saturday @ 1pm, there will be a chorus of carolers around the fire pits leading us in Christmas classics. Wagon rides available on Saturday from 11am - 2pm.

December 17-18

Kid’s Weekend
As this is the final weekend with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole, we are making it extra special for the kids! Ugly sweater contest with Candy Cash prizes, cookie decorating, Christmas crafts, indoor snowball fights- there’s tons of fun to be had! Don’t forget our infamous indoor scavenger hunt and life sized Candy Land game as well. Wagon rides and visits with Santa available on Saturday from 11am - 2pm.

December 24

Christmas Eve
The last Wagon Rides of the season- a romantic ride on Christmas Eve or a great way to entertain guests on Christmas weekend.

Happy Holiday Lovers

Don't See What You're Looking For?

We have thousands more products in our store than we carry on our website. Don’t hesitate to call us and see if we have the product your looking for. We can take payments and ship over the phone, it’s easy!