5 Holiday Stops in Western Nebraska

Want to get into the holiday spirit out west? From local shops to festive restaurants, we've got five suggestions for you!

Midwest Theater - Scottsbluff

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Experience the magic of the holidays at this historic theater. See the newly restored marquee lit each evening along with the beautifully decorated historic lobby reminiscent of Christmases past. See classic holiday movies shown throughout the month of December.

Dude's Steakhouse & Brandin' Iron Bar/Lounge - Sidney

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Stop at this three-generation, family owned business established in 1952 by Dude & Florence Jelinek as a bar and lounge. The restaurant and banquet room were added 10 years later to include western decor built by Dude and his father.

Beulah's Emporium - Chappell

Beulah's emporium

This 100-year-old southwestern-style bungalow building has a lot of charm. Inside, you'll find Nebraska-made products as well as antiques. Homemade, freshly baked goodies and coffee are served in a cozy dining area.

LOCAL Gift Boutique & Tea Lounge - Hemingford

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The Christmas enchanted forest will have you walking in winter wonderland. This stop features two stores filled with unique holiday gifts, local vendor decorations and plenty of food and beverages to enjoy while sitting around the fireplace.

Prairie Arts Center - North Platte

prairie art center

Housed in a historic 1913 Post Office and Federal Building, this educational arts center is filled with holiday trees, wreaths and decor. They offer watercolor cookie decorating, hand-building ceramic gingerbread houses, ceramic ornament crafting and paint your pottery classes offered every Thursday and Friday.