It’s time for area businesses and organizations to get ready to kick off the official Christmas shopping season and get in the Christmas Spirit with the Sheridan Christmas Stroll!

The 23rd Annual Sheridan Christmas Stroll will take place, per tradition, the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Sheridan. This year’s theme is “Light Up the Night.”

Registration for businesses and organizations to participate is open now through Oct. 26. The cost is $125 for Chamber members and $175 for non-Chamber members, plus a prize donation of $50 in value. Each participating business will receive five Stroll buttons to sell or give away as well as inclusion in all Christmas Stroll promotional materials and newspaper advertising.

Registration forms are available at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at 171 N. Main St. or on the Chamber’s website at Participants also are encouraged to take part in the Lighting & Decorating Contest with a chance to win media packages.

Each year, Christmas Stroll brings up to 3,000 shoppers to Sheridan. Sheridan’s historic downtown is the hub of the Christmas Stroll event and activities, but businesses throughout Sheridan County can participate by selling Stroll buttons and having a winning button number for folks to come in to check from Stroll night through Dec. 24.

Stroll night activities will include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make-your-own-ornaments, wagon rides, in-store specials, Christmas carolers, winning Stroll buttons and more. This year’s Stroll buttons will be available for sale Nov. 2.

Following Stroll night, Stroll Button holders can “Get Caught Shopping” locally. Volunteers will try to “catch” button wearers shopping in Stroll-participating businesses the four Saturdays immediately after Stroll. Some lucky shoppers who get caught while wearing their buttons may receive Chamber Bucks if they are in a participating business.

To register to participate or for more information, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485 or email

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