Hold onto your hats Ogden!
The Union Station Foundation will lasso into Union Station a huge Western Christmas celebration Nov. 15-17 that’s nothing like this cowboy town has ever seen.
Cowboy Christmas will feature cowboy events and entertainment of many breeds and varieties.
A fundraising concert and dinner Nov. 15 will kick of this shindig with music featuring Trinity Seely, a real working cattle rancher from Cascade, Montana whose music has earned her the title of one of True West’s favorite Western artists.
“Trinity Seely embraces the oral traditions of the cowboy life and offers a musical window into her life as a cowgirl and ranch wife,” wrote Jennifer Denison of Western Horseman.
Cost of this event is $150 per couple.
A second concert Nov. 16 will be $15 and will bring Mary Kaye of Escalante, Utah. Since 2010, Mary Kaye has received 14 major awards for her songwriting from organizations including the Western Music Association, Academy of Western Artists, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Western Writers of America.
Three stages will be filled with cowboy music and poetry from local and well-known Utah artists all day both Nov. 16 and 17. Those who want to try their hand at cowboy poetry or western performance may sign up to perform on an open mic.
A Kid Korral will feature child performers and kids’ events, including banjo and cookie making, a cowboy Santa and training in the Western arts, including roping and riding.
Cost to attend is $5 per day or $20 per family of six. Two-day passes will sell for $8 or $30.
There also will be much cowboy Christmas shopping available to the public, with western-themed booths throughout Union Station.
Nov. 17th festivities will include an invitation to attend a nightly nondenominational cowboy church.
A live-band will perform for an authentic Western dance as the celebration ends Nov. 17.
Cowboy Christmas shopping booths are expected to fill the entire Union Station.