Platte County Holiday Happenings…


PLATTE COUNTY – With Christmas around the corner, people are gearing up for the holidays. As a courtesy to our readers, The Guernsey Gazette has compiled a list of some events and activities scheduled for the holiday season. If you have an event you would like included on this list, contact

2023 Christmas Food Baskets – Sign up now through Dec. 15 at Department of Family Services. All basket donations and ingredients are due to the Platte Co. Chamber of Commerce by Dec. 13. Pick up at the Platte Co. Chamber of Commerce Dec. 16 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

2023 Angel Tree – Sign up children to age 13 now until Dec. 8 at Department of Family Services. The tree is located at Drube Home and donations can be dropped off there through Dec. 13. Gifts are to be picked up at the Platte Co. Chamber of Commerce Dec. 16 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Food 4 Weekends Pantry Food Drive – Canned food and non-perishable items may be dropped off at Blue Raven Realty. Accepting donations until Dec. 11th.

Toyland Christmas Parade – Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:00 p.m. – Parade ends at the Platte Co. Court House 

Christmas Tree Lane at the Platte County Library – Set up is through Dec. 1. Ticket sales start Dec. 2 at the Library. Final day to vote is Dec. 26. The winner will be announced Dec. 27. 

Photos with Santa at the Platte County Library – Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

Parade of Trees Festivities – Santa’s Workshop – Dec. 6 at the Guernsey-Sunrise East Gym – 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Enjoy dinner, entertainment, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa. 

Glendo Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting – Saturday, Dec. 9. Parade starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Tree Lighting, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and fireworks. Chili will be served at the Glendo Fire Hall.

4-H Snow Globe Gift Workshop – Dec. 15 at the Platte Co. Extension Office

Christmas Photos with Pets at the Wheatland Bomgaars – Dec. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Platte County 4-H Clubs Christmas Community Dinner and Square Dance – Dec. 16 at the Agriplex. Potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. and square dance at 6:30 p.m.

Platte County Holiday Happenings…