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Cheyenne agencies planning for the best holiday season to date

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 6:47 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce partnered with Visit Cheyenne, Cheyenne LEADS, and the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to campaign this upcoming holiday season using the theme ‘Old Western Holiday.’ They hope the campaign serves to try and get residents to support local businesses while they enjoy the holiday spirit.

“We cannot emphasize strongly that our citizens should stay home and shop here,” Business Development & relations specialist of the chamber, Esther Gonzales said." We really need the income and the revenue, super important because we’ve got some hard months coming ahead."

Some of the plans include having several city lighting nights, concerts at multiple venues, events at Archer Complex, the 30th annual Christmas Parade, etc.

“Coming up with the old west holiday was a way to think about all the things we can do in the community and spread them out all over the county,” CEO of Visit Cheyenne, Domenic Bravo said.

“It’s a way for all of us to gather and celebrate the holiday season, but also gather and celebrate the fact that we’ve been overcoming a pandemic,” Director of marketing and communication, Alexandra Farkas said.

Things might be different from years past, as social distancing guidelines will be promoted and put to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

“As long as we respect the Covid and practice social distancing, we’ll be able to achieve both of those things at the same time,” Gonzales said.

Float entries for the parade are still open, as well as volunteer positions to help set up decorations across downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming. For more information on how to sign up for a float entry, visit: https://www.cheyennechristmasparade.com/.

For how to sign up to become a volunteer, visit: https://www.cheyenne.org/oldwestholiday/. *Website is subject to change.

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