2022 Parade of Lights Saturday, December 3


We can’t wait to light up Higgins Ave in 2022!

Enjoy Missoula’s own Holiday Village with floats lighting up Higgins Ave, a Winter Makers Market, burn barrels, caroling, hot cocoa & toddies, and more!

Stationary floats will be lighting up Downtown Missoula from 5-8 pm.

Santa at Missoula Public Library: 1-4 pm

Bring your kiddos Downtown to meet Santa and take photos on December 3rd. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving to the Missoula Public Library at 1pm and will be there until 4pm to read stories, hear all about holiday wishes and pose for photos on your phone. Santa’s sleigh will be leaving promptly at 4pm so be sure to get in line!

Tree Lighting: 6pm at the Downtown Tree near the XXXX’s!

Winter Makers Market: There will also be a street closure from the XXXX’s to Spruce, with a Winter Makers Market brought to you by Missoula Makers Collective. Get your holiday shopping done (or treat yourself) to one of the many local vendors! From jewelry to macramé, you’ll be sure to find something to fill a stocking.


Hot Cocoa Bar | Families First Learning Lab at Mary’s Mountain Cookies | 5-8 pm | Donation

Grinch Slime | Studio Sweat | 11 am-1 pm | FREE

Open House | Carroll-Henderson School of Dancing | 4:30-5:30 pm

Beaded Snowflakes | Bathing Beauties Beads | 11am-2pm | $5 per Snowflake

Letters to Santa | Noteworthy Paper and Press | 11am-3pm | $1 Donation

Snowflake Making | Draught Works | 12-8pm | $2 Donation to Watson’s Children’s Shelter

Design a Cookie Plate | ZACC | 12pm-4pm | $10+

Winter Lights Crafts | Missoula Public Library | 12pm-4pm | FREE

Make your Own Tea Blend and Label | Lake Missoula Tea Co. | 12pm-5pm | FREE

Cookie Decorating | Bernice’s Bakery | 1pm-4pm | 1st cookie is FREE for kids; $1 for adults & for each additional cookie

DIY Felt Garlands | Dram Shop | 3pm-5pm | FREE

Block Printing | Betty’s Divine | 1pm-3pm | FREE if you bring your own item, bandanas available for purchase

Free Carousel Rides | 12pm-5 pm | A Carousel for Missoula

Peace Ornaments | Jeanette Rankin Peace Center | 12pm-2pm | FREE

Hot Cocoa Bar | MTCX Ski Bike Events | 10am-4pm | FREE

Coloring Pages Workshop | Pearl Boba Tea & Missoula Makers Collective | 3pm-5pm | FREE

Crafts and Cocoa with Local Author Hauna Hochstetler | Glacier Sotheby’s | 12 pm-4 pm | FREE

Gift Tag Making | Hunter Bay Coffee | 9:30am-12:30pm | FREE

Ornaments With Personalized Photo | Hosted at Cranky Sam’s by Frame of Mind | 11am-3 pm | $3 ornament

Children’s Animated Holiday Films | Roxy Theater | 12-4 pm | FREE

Hair Tinsel and Live Music | UM Entertainment Management Student Group at the Dana Gallery | 2pm-6pm | $3 per piece of tinsel

Create a Tree Ornament | Create Art Bar | 12-9 pm | $8 plus free hot cocoa for kids with purchase

Acrylic Ornament | Hosted at Bicycle Hanger by Cancer Support Community | 12pm-4pm | $5 suggested donation

Event Sponsors 2022

Santa Title Sponsors




Star Sponsors



Sleigh Sponsors



Snowman Sponsors

Boyle, Doveny, Meyer

Bathing Beauties Beads

Betty’s Divine

Good Food Store

Candy Cane Sponsors

PayneWest Insurance


One Eleven

Scotty’s Table

Media Sponsors


Facilities Sponsors



Winter Makers Market

Brought to you by Missoula Makers Collective & Missoula Downtown Association


Beverage Sponsor