1. HOT FRIDAY NIGHT: Come out for some country western dancing and try out the mechanical bull.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Ma Belle’s, 13930 Mitchell Court, Basehor

COST: Prices vary

INFO: 913-724-2402


2. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Santa will make another local appearance in downtown Leavenworth.

WHEN: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: VFW Post 56, 519 Cherokee St.

COST: $5 donation for adults, free for children 10-under

INFO: 913-682-9200


3. UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY: Break out your favorite ugly Christmas sweater for the contest.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Tom’s Country Stampede, 745 Cherokee St.

COST: Prices vary

INFO: 913-682-7085


4. STORY TIME AND PAINTING: Participants will read “How do Dinosaurs say Merry Christmas?” and then paint dinosaur figurines.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bisque-It, 504 Delaware St.

COST: $14 per person

INFO: 913-250-6459


5. HOLIDAY MEAL: Have your Christmas meal at the Fort Leavenworth Dining Facility.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Fort Leavenworth Dining Facility, 400 Iowa Ave., Fort Leavenworth

COST: $9.05 per person

INFO: www.garrison.leavenworth.army.mil