“A Cowboy Christmas” is the theme of Winthrop’s annual Christmas at the End of the Road celebration, scheduled as usual for the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The free events begin Nov. 29, when Grandma Winthrop will read children’s holiday stories at Trail’s End bookstore from 2-4 p.m. At 5 p.m., Morning Glory Balloons will inflate and light a hot air balloon on Riverside Avenue in downtown Winthrop.

On Nov. 30, the streets of Winthrop will be filled with the sounds of holiday music and caroling. Santa arrives at noon.

At 1 p.m. there will be a free 5K fun run over the Susie Stephens suspension bridge, through local neighborhoods and along Riverside Avenue, sponsored by Winthrop Mountain Sports. The donation of one canned good per participant is welcome and encouraged. Canned goods will be donated to The Cove food bank. There is also a 1K event for younger runners. Register for the event from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Winthrop Mountain Sports. No pre-registration is necessary.

From 1-4 p.m., a tractor-pulled wagon will offer rides from downtown to the Winthrop Barn for the Children’s Winter Fest. The Kiwanis will offer free Santa photos from 1-4 p.m., along with hot chocolate and cookies. The Winthrop Barn Association will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Downtown will be lit up with seasonal lights at 5 p.m.  At 6 p.m., the traditional fireworks show is scheduled to begin on the bluff west of downtown – weather permitting. Last year, heavy fog forced postponement of the show to New Year’s Eve.

For more information, call (509) 429-0234 or email winthrop.marketing@gmail.com.