It’s A Holiday Affair! Christmas Strolls, Reimagined
Photo courtesy Downtown Bozeman
Holiday strolls have become a tradition across Yellowstone Country. Each year, communities come out to celebrate the season, shop, dine, and be together. This season is different, but people have been carefully planning safely distanced ways to celebrate across the region. The result is fabulous. There are new traditions, like strolling Main Street in Bozeman and voting for your favorite window decorations. Or joining one of the local celebrity chefs in Big Sky for an online holiday cooking class or watching the lighting of the Christmas Tree in West Yellowstone from the comfort of your car.
The most notable change is that instead of everything happening one night, events are being spread throughout the month, encouraging local shopping leisurely and safely. We’re thrilled to have so much to look forward to!
December 12, 2020
Festival of Lights
This year, the gorgeous display of lights will come to you! This Christmas convoy of dump trucks, semi’s, and pickup trucks will be decked out in lights and adorning the neighborhoods. Earlier in the day, enjoy the Jingle Jog 5K or do some virtual shopping at the Belgrade Community Coalition Facebook page.
December 7-13, 2020
23rd Annual Christmas Stroll
It wouldn’t be Christmas without an ugly sweater contest, and this year it takes place virtually! Participate at your leisure in the scavenger hunt throughout area businesses or the virtual holiday popup card workshop. Soak up the full moon on a self-guided Nordic ski, snowshoe, or fat bike ride on the trail system.
November 27-December 24, 2020
Crazy Mountain Christmas
Spend the day shopping for local deals throughout the town, then watch the Hometown Holiday Lighted Parade followed by fireworks!
December 2-5, 2020
40th Annual Christmas Stroll, Reimagined 2020
We mentioned the window decorating contest; you can also check out the Gingerbread House Contest, run in the Santa Run for Education, enjoy virtual concerts and playlists, and a virtual lighting of the Downtown Bozeman Holiday Spiders.
December 3-25, 2020
A well-loved event, the crafts bazaar takes on a look; local artists will be paired with participating venues throughout the month! Check out the FFA Xmas Wreath Sale and the Gardiner Artists Christmas Marketplace.
November 27-December 24, 2020
Shop Safe and Local
This is the gift that keeps on giving. Do your holiday shopping in Livingston, take a selfie with your purchase and tag it #ILoveLivingstonMT for a chance to win weekly gift cards!
December 24, 2020
Shop, Play and Stay
Red Lodge is charming in the winter. Take a couple of days and relax; skiing, shopping in the quaint stores, and enjoying dining (or takeout) from one of the exceptional restaurants. It’s the perfect pre-holiday getaway!
December 4, 2020
The annual tree lighting kicks off the festivities, including merchant bingo, a gingerbread house contest, food, and auctions!
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Gnome-tastic Christmas Stroll
Watch from your car or the comfort of your home as the annual tree lighting takes place. Earn raffle tickets for great prizes when you shop locally, take Santa selfies with your choice of backdrop, and catch a family holiday movie at Yellowstone Giant Screen Theater (reservations required.)