Trails & Rails changes Christmas Tree Walk while keeping importance

The museum swapped out large trees for mini trees and wreaths
Published: Dec. 11, 2020 at 9:05 AM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - As with the majority of holiday events this year, the Trails & Rails Museum in Kearney has made slight changes to its traditional Christmas Tree Walk.

The museum didn’t want to lose out on the event as it serves as a fun and engaging activity for people to partake in but also is a great fundraising opportunity for the Buffalo County Historical Society.

Typically showcasing around 15 large Christmas trees, this year the museum went with mini trees and wreaths that were decorated by a variety of area businesses, organizations and groups and will be displayed inside the Family History Center until Dec. 18.

“I like the big trees and last year we had Santa come and visit so we definitely miss him but we hope to be on par with what we had going on next year,” Broc Anderson, the Community Engagement Director for the Buffalo County Historical Society, said. “Hopefully next year we have our phase two done so we can really deck the halls then with more big trees and more wreaths and more little trees as well.”

Bidding for the trees is taking place on the Historical Society’s social media platforms and the silent auction will end Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. Winners will be announced that day and have until Dec. 23 to pick up their mini trees or wreaths.

More information can be found on the Historical Society’s Facebook page.

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