Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Get in the Holiday spirit at the 11th Annual Parade of Lights brought to you by Liquid Planet! This all-day family event includes numerous children’s activities and projects, the arrival of Santa Claus at the Florence Building, and concludes with the Parade of Lights and the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree at the Red XXXX’s on North Higgins Avenue.

Parade – 6pm

Tree Lighting – 6:30pm

2013 Parade of Lights Entry Form
How to Build a Float

Parade starts at 6pm at 4th and Higgins and goes down Higgins to The Crossings (the XXXX’s) for the lighting of the tree and bonfire at 6:30 pm.

Other daytime activities downtown include:

Elf Village Olympics
Caras Park
9-10:30am
Free

Tour of the Trees
200 Pattee St.
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
11am-5pm
$2

All Ages Oula Class
121 W. Main St.
Downtown Dance Collective
11:30am-12:30pm
Free

Live Music and Spiced Cider
131 S. Higgins, Unit P3
Scotty’s Table
12-2pm
Free

Family Holiday Movies
718 S. Higgins Ave.
The Roxy Theater
1-5pm
Free

Cookie Decorating
190 S. 3rd Street West
Bernice’s Bakery
1-5pm
1st Cookie Free
Printed Wrapping Paper
335 N. Pattee St.
Missoula Art Museum
12-2pm
Free

Christmas Card Making Workshop
235 N 1st Street West
Zootown Arts Community Center
12-3pm
Free

Reindeer Mask Making
101 S. Higgins Ave.
Noteworthy Paper and Press
1-3pm
$3

Holiday-Styled Braids, Bows and Buns
Boomswagger
1-4pm
Free

S’more Making
101 Carousel Dr.
A Carousel for Missoula
1-5pm
Free

Carriage Rides
Pine & Higgins
1-5pm
Free

Caroling and Photos with Santa
111 N. Higgins
Florence Lobby
1-5pm
Free

Snow Globe Making
225 W. Front St.
Children’s Museum Missoula
2-5pm
Free

Synaptic Snow Globes and Fractal Snowflakes
spectrUM
2-5pm
Free

Pony Petting
Big Dipper
3-5pm
Free

Felt Animal Workshop
509 S. Higgins
Selvedge Studio
3-5pm
$3

Paint-Your-Own Santa’s Cookie Plate w/ ZACC
Corkscrew
3-5pm
$10

Dance Party with Holiday Menu
Top Hat
4-6pm
Free

MASC Fire Artisan Performace
521 South Higgins Avenue
Betty’s Divine
5-6pm
Free

Title Sponsor -

Liquid Planet
Datsopoulos MacDonald & Lind

Gold Sponsors -

University of Montana: Office of the President
Montana Public Radio

Silver Sponsors

Boomswagger
Studio Pandora
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
Hide and Sole
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
A&E Architects
Arthritis Foundation

Bronze Sponsors -

KornUtopia
Hot House Yoga
One Eleven
Scotty’s Table
Boone, Karlberg P.C.
Computer Central
Legends Sports & Group Photography
Chris & Vicki Honzel, Lambros Real Estate ERA
Estep, Hope & Weber
MissoulaEvents.Net
Axis Physical Therapy
Betty’s Divine
Cherry Creek Radio
KMSO

When the kids are tuckered out after a full day of holiday cheer, join the adult crowd for Après Holiday, beginning when the Parade of Lights concludes. This collection of Parade of Lights after parties will feature holiday-themed live music and entertainment, special food and drink selections, and other nightlife attractions at Downtown bars and restaurants. Stay tuned for the full slate of Après Holiday events, and plan to make it a date night, family night, or fun night out with friends.

 

Après Holiday events include:

Montgomery Distillery
129 W. Front St.
Until 8pm
Specialty Drink:
Tad’s North Pole Punch – Gin, Pomegranate Juice, Lemon, Curaçao, Orange Bitters, Topped with Soda.

e3 Convergence Gallery
229 W. Main St.
7-9pm
Live Music, Cookies and Hot Beverages
Free

Monk’s
225 Ryman St.
8pm-2am
Feliz Navidad: A Festive Latin Dance Night at Monk’s by the Downtown Dance Collective
$10/pp or $16/couple

The Rhino
158 Ryman St.
All Night
Specialty Drinks:
Alpines – Peppermint Schnapps and Hot Chocolate
Hot Spiced Rum – Spiced Apple Cider and Spiced Rum

The Break Espresso
432 N. Higgins Ave.
Live Music
Free