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
Boyle, Doveny, Meyer
Bathing Beauties Beads
Good Food Store
Candy Cane Sponsors
Winter Makers Market
Brought to you by Missoula Makers Collective & Missoula Downtown Association