Look What’s Happening in Kingman

Published by The Bee News

December 17, 2023

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Look what’s happening in Kingman! Here are a few events that you might want to add to your holiday calendar. And as we turn toward a new year, there are a few tourism, Route 66 centennial, and community devlopment related items that might be of interest.

Sundowner New Years Eve Party, Sundowner Saloon, “Come bring in the new year with The Sundowner Saloon Family!!! DJlasounds and Djlaw will be rocking the tunes all night starting at 8 pm. Make sure to be there for the Countdown, Free Champagne Toast and Confetti Drop at Midnight! -FREE Taxis provided by Sundowner and Yellow Cab to take you home and pick you up in the morning to take you back to your cars.Located At 4400 Stockton Hill Rd. Kingman Arizona

Event information provided by the Kingman Office of Tourism.

December 22 The Swillers Family Christmas #6 Come and celebrate the holidays with us on December 22nd. There will be beer, live music, and The Canvas, it’s Fire food truck. You definitely don’t want to miss this! Party starts at 7pm. Black Bridge Brewery located at 421 E Beale St.

December 22 Fireside Ugly Sweater Party It’s that time of year where we can pull out the homemade sweaters from Grandma’s…or better yet make your own ugly sweater. Angel and Bryan Thompson are bringing back an old tradition! Join us Friday, December 22nd starting at 9PM for our ugly sweater party hosted by KJ/DJ Bryan Thompson. Come Karaoke your favorite Christmas songs with your family and friends to bring in the holiday cheer! Bryan will also be DJing off and on throughout the night to put you in the festive dance party mood. What a fun way to start off the holidays! Located At 1716 Hoover St, Kingman, AZ. Call Us At 928.753.9110 

December 23 Who-Ville Christmas Party Join us for a Who-Ville Christmas. Come dressed up and enter to win! There will be live music and prize giveaways! Which Character will you be? Cindy Lou, the Grinch? so many options! See you downtown! Located at Sportsman’s Club, 317 Andy Devine Ave. Party starts at 7pm. 

December 23 Sundowner Holiday Winter Semi-Formal Masquerade Dance Sundowner Holiday Winter Semi-Formal Masquerade Dance! Come out and support our bartenders that got inspired to host our First Semi-Formal Dance here at The Sundowner Saloon. Let’s get all dressed up and fancy and have a few cocktails with friends and family! DJ AMK from 9pm-Close Located At 4400 Stockton Hill Rd. Kingman ArizonaVisit Us Online https://sundownersaloon.com

Coffee With Jim, a live, interactive Jim Hinckley’s America podcast Sunday morning’s at 7:00.

December 17 – “Oklahoma is becoming a template for how to successfully use the international fascination with iconic Route 66 and interest in the highways upcoming centennial as a catalyst for economic development and revitalization, for building a network of cooperative partnerships, and for fostering development of a linear sense of community. Our guest on today’s program is Rhys Martin, president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association.  Rhys, an author and acclaimed photographer, also represents the Association as a member of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, the Route 66 Alliance, the Tulsa Route 66 Commission, and the Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission. If you need ideas and inspiration to transform your community, on or off Route 66, this program is for you!”

Coffee With Jim, December 24, 7:00 AM – It’s time to talk Christmas, Christmas road trips, the history and traditions of Christmas, and special memories about, well, Christmas. Come join the fun, invite your friends and let’s share the inspiration.

Coffee With Jim, December 31, 7:00 AM – On this morning’s program we will be talking about Main Street programs, tourism as a component of economic development and historic district revitalization with Connie Loveland, Executive Director at Tucumcari MainStreet in Tucumcari, New Mexico. 

Coffee With Jim, January 7, 2024, 7:00 AM – Our guest for this morning’s program is Angie Fickert Paterek of Route 66 Information Station. “Discover Route 66 Planning Ideas, Recommended Stops, Restaurant and Hotel Locations & More!” Angie describes the genesis of Route 66 Information Station this way, “In 2011, I drove Route 66 from Chicago to the unofficial end in Santa Monica, revisited different parts of the Route many times since, and I’m a member of the Route 66 associations in Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  When I returned from my trip, friends and family asked me what I liked best.  I even surprised myself when I blurted out, “the people.”  Route 66 and the people won my heart and became part of who I am and my future on that very first trip.  Now I am dedicated to promoting the establishments of Route 66, educating people about Route 66, and helping people plan their journey down Route 66.​  Join me on this journey!”

Coffee With Jim, January 14, 2024, 7:00 AM – Casey Claypool, Executive Director at Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and Owner and CEO at Docs Just Off 66, is our guest this morning. We will be talking about the Route 66 centennial and how that event can benefit communities as well as businesses. We will also be talking about the challenges of small business ownership, historic building renovation, and building cooperative partnerships that transform communities. 



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