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Christmas Past at Fort Hays State Historic Site
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Fort Hays State Historic Site will host Christmas Past from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3, at Fort Hays, located at 1472 U.S. Highway 183 Alternate in Hays. Visitors can enjoy the officers’ homes decorated in the Victorian style, candlelit walkways, a model train exhibit, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a live performance of Christmas carols. Father Christmas will greet children. Holiday treats include cookies, hot apple cider, and fried apples made over a campfire. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 785-625-6812, or visit
Fort Hays State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency.