Christmas Holiday Events
Bishop is a fantastic place to experience small-town holiday events. If you like to stroll down Main Street in cool winter temperatures with your warm jacket and hat on, while drinking a hot drink during the Night of Lights, or watching small-town holiday parades, or ice skating on a small mountain pond at Cardinal Village, you have come to the right place.
Railroad Express at Laws Train Museum
Kids and adults alike look forward to this event where the holiday spirit is in full effect with train rides, crafts, ornament making, cookie decorating, wagon rides and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Tickets are $10 for kids ages 3-12, $15 over 12, kids under 3 are free.
Visit our Railroad Express event page for more information on this years event.
Laws Train Museum
Located just north of town off Highway 6
Silver Canyon Rd.
Bishop, CA 93514
Bishop Main Street Christmas Parade
The parade starts at 4:30 pm at High Country Lumber at the south end of town on Highway 395. The parade is a fun mix of school bands, community organizations on foot, riding in decorated cars and floats, or on horses or mules! If you like small town events, this is one not to miss!
The parade ends at the Bishop City Park for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
For details on this year’s parade, go to the Parade event page.
Night of Lights Party
Stroll downtown after the parade and enjoy our shops, which will be open until 8 pm. There will be music, refreshments, warming fires and fun all along the downtown area. You can also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Bishop Chamber.
Visit participating merchants to enter the raffle where a $500 local shopping spree is the top prize!
Rotary Santa Mile Run
Come out at support the local Rotary International chapters. Registration is $10 and starts at 3:45 at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, located at 690 North Main Street. The run begins at 4:15 in front of the Bishop Chamber. So grab your running shoes and your festive attire (santa hats, costumes, holiday cheer) and come join us! Great prizes!!
Cardinal Village Christmas Festivities
Cardinal Village is located in the mountains about 20 minutes west of Bishop in the town of Aspendell. It is open weekends during December for the festivities described below. You can also see our events page Cardinal Village Tree Sale and Christmas Fun.
Festivities will kick off with the Black Friday Ladies Night the Friday after Thanksgiving with wine and cheese for your shopping pleasure! Plus door prizes and discounts.
Fresh cut noble pine trees will be for sale weekends (Friday-Sunday) most weekends in December. Check the event page for specific dates. When the trees are selling the General Store is open and Gingerbread Cafe will be serving soups, cinnamon rolls and other goodies from 10-3.
Santa will be with at Cardinal Village from 11-3 on Saturdays and 2-5 on Sundays.
There is also free ice skating. You can bring your own skates, or borrow from the resort.
Check out Cardinal Village Resort’s Facebook Page for more information.
Cardinal Village Resort
Located in Aspendell off Highway 168
321 Cardinal Rd
Bishop, CA 93514
Phone: (760) 873-4789