Snow, lights, entertainment, holiday stunt shows and Santa are all part of this year’s celebration

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Nov. 11, 2015) – Rawhide Western Town and Event Center announces its third annual Rawhide Snowy Christmas where the magic of the season sings, “Let it Snow” all season long beginning 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.
The Town will be decked out with holiday décor and thousands of lights through January 3, 2016. Rawhide will feature holiday festivities nightly during general public hours, which are Fridays 5 – 10 p.m, Saturdays Noon – 10 p.m, and Sundays Noon – 8 p.m. In addition to regular town hours, Rawhide is open on Thanksgiving Day at 11 a.m. Admission and parking are free, excluding special events.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 – 9 p.m., Santa will lead the official tree lighting ceremony and be available for photos. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the nightly snowfall down Main Street.
Visitors can drop off letters to Santa at Rawhide’s “Delivery to the SW Pole” Post Office; every child who sends Santa a letter will hear back from Ol’ Saint Nick. Are you on the Naughty or Nice list? Families can get their holiday photos with Santa nightly at the Photo Emporium.
Rawhide is the perfect destination for holiday shopping as its specialty shops and boutiques have also been stocked to the brim for the season offering a myriad of western themed gifts, leather goods, jewelry, apparel and home decor – making perfect holiday gifts for friends and family.
Sweet Sally’s candy store features unique stocking stuffers including homemade fudge and old fashion treats that will take visitors back in time. Buy a pound of fudge and get a half pound FREE November 26 – January 3, during hours of operation.
Rawhide Mercantile is a western lifestyle upscale boutique featuring regional, community and western artists.  Shoppers will find exquisite furnishings, hand-made jewelry and brands they won't find anywhere else. From traditional to trendy, Rawhide Mercantile carries a full line of apparel, jewelry, accessories, gifts and home decor.  Until the end of the year, shoppers will receive 50% off all regular priced items in the Mercantile store, offering the perfect one-of-a-kind gifts.

Rawhide gift cards are always a great gift idea and can be used at the Steakhouse, retail shops or attractions.
Advance reservations are highly recommended during the holiday season at Rawhide’s Steakhouse because of pre-booked corporate events. Rawhide’s Town Grill and Pizza Tavern offer great food options for guests enjoying town. Stay warm around our fire pits and make your own s’mores with family and friends. Reservations can be made at (480) 502-5600 or
About Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
The Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, located on the Gila River Indian Community, is Arizona’s largest 1880’s western-themed family entertainment venue and steak house. Rawhide Western Town is located just south of Phoenix, is 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 5700 W. North Loop Rd., in Chandler, AZ. Admission and parking are FREE (excluding special events). Rawhide is available seven days a week for private groups like field trips, tour groups, corporate and team building events. For more information visit us on line at or call (480) 502-5600, or email Like us on Facebook.