The word is out, and even the jolly man in red has heard the's Christmas in Centennial, Wyoming! This quaint Wyoming town has turned into quite the Christmas village, and Santa Claus is on his way from the North Pole to check it out. You can, too! All are welcome at this weekend's holiday celebration in Centennial on Saturday, December 9. Here's what to expect during the festivities:

Christmas in Centennial

Breakfast with Santa at the Trading Post - 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 

2753 WY-130, Centennial, WY

You can't celebrate Christmas on an empty stomach! Join Santa and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the legendary Trading Post. This shindig will fill up fast, so make sure you get those reservations in (they are required; call 307-755-1670.) Note: Two breakfast times are available: 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Book Signing with Award-Winning Author Jayme H. Mansfield - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

27 2nd St, Centennial, WY

Meet Centennial's award-winning author, Jayme Mansfield, at the library for a book signing. Mansfield's newest book, Portrait of Deceit, a literary suspense, was released early this year. Find out more about Jayme H. Mansfield by visiting her website here.

Santa's Elves' Bake Shop - 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2747 WY-130, Centennial, WY

Bring the whole family to decorate a cookie while shopping for delicious baked goods.

Santa's Workshop - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

27 2nd St, Centennial, WY

Kids, DIY a Christmas gift for your family and friends at the library! Ms. Claus would love to help; don't hesitate to ask!

Send Christmas Cards and Letters Postmarked from the "Elf Station" - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1 Pine Ave, Centennial, WY 

Head to the Centennial Post Office from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to drop off specially postmarked letters to family and friends! Want to send a letter to Santa? His address is 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888.

Get Your Christmas Tree Permits - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Snowy Range Rd, Centennial, WY 82055

Nothing says 'Christmas' like a freshly cut evergreen. Just ensure you have a permit before chopping down your tree of choice! Available at the U.S. Forest Service Station.


Several shops and restaurants will have their doors open for visitors to Centennial. Need a coffee or breakfast? Check out the Coffee Corral or the Friendly Store. Enjoy classic American fare at the Trading Post Dinner House and Saloon, Bear Bottom Bar & Grill, and more!


Explore unique gifts and whares throughout Centennial! The library will host a book sale, Creations will sell handmade items, and the Centennial School will host a Holiday Market-Craft Vendors sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Get more details on Christmas in Centennial by clicking here.

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