Parade of Lights


POL Front of PsterPOL Back of PosterSaturday, December 5

Get in the Holiday spirit at the 13th Annual Parade of Lights brought to you by the Missoula Downtown Association!





  • Family Friendly Activities throughout Downtown all day
  • Arrival of Santa at Florence Building – 1pm
  • Parade (Higgins Ave.) – 6pm
  • Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting (Red XXXXs N. Higgins) – 6:30pm

2015 Parade Entry Form

Downtown Holiday Happenings

Parade starts at 6pm at 4th and Higgins and travels up Higgins to The Crossings (the XXXXs) for the lighting of the tree and bonfire at 6:30 pm.

Family Activities

Hip Holiday Market
Lowell School 10 am-5 pm
$1 donation

Story Time
Missoula Public Library
11 am

Family Yoga
Hot House Yoga
12-2:40 Free

Kids Holiday Braids, Bows and Buns
Boom Swagger Salon
(Ages 3-12) 12-3 pm
$5 Donation to Watson’s Shelter

Letters to Santa
Noteworthy Paper and Press
1-3 pm Free

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

Classic Holiday Films
The Roxy Theater
1-5 Free

Chromotography and Neuron Making
2-5 Free

Fortune Telling and Palm Reading
Betty’s Divine
3-5 Free

Community of Saint Columba
Games, face painting, and card making.
Hot chocolate and snacks provided
4-6 pm. Free

Arts and Crafts

Beaded Snowflake Making
Bathing Beauties Beads
12-3 pm $5

Popcorn Garland Making
12-3 pm FREE

Snowman Craft
Children’s Museum
12:30-2 pm General Admission

Drop-in Holiday Workshop
Missoula Art Museum
1-3 pm Free

DIY Ornament Making
1-5 pm Free

Drop in Crafts
Missoula Public Library
1-4 pm Free

Christmas Card Making
12-3 pm Free

Cookie Decorating
Bernice’s Bakery
1-5 pm 1st Cookie Free

Santa Cookie Plate Making
Black Coffee Roasting Co. w/ the ZACC
2-4 pm $10

String Ornaments
La Stella Blu
2-5 Free

DIY Paper Garlands
Dram Shop
3-5 pm Free

Cupcake Decorating
Taste Buds Kitchen
3-5 pm Free with non-perishable
donation for Missoula Food Bank

Community Outdoor Hanukkah Candle Lighting
Congregation Har Shalom
5:30 pm Free
Sunday Dec. 6-Sunday Dec 13.
Songs Stories and Hospitality


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Special Thanks To:

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5 on Black, A&E Architects, Bathing Beauties Beads, Blackfoot Telecommunications Group, Boom Swagger Salon, The Green Light, Hide and Sole, Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, La Stella Blu, Montana Acupuncture Associates, Trail West Bank, 

Advanced Litho Printing of Missoula, Axis Physical Therapy, Betty’s Divine,  Chris & Vickie Honzel, Cloth and Crown, Dram Shop, Estep & Weber Capital Management, Hot House Yoga, KornUtopia, Mismo Gymnastics,  MissoulaEvents.Net, One Eleven, Penny Nord of Choices Counseling, Taste Buds Kitchen

Hey you! Get your friends together for a chance to win a $100 Downtown Gift Card at the Parade of Lights Saturday December 5! Grab your phone, head Downtown and stop by any of our 20 activities throughout the day to pick up a list of all the places to take a selfie. Track down all the places on the list and snap a picture. To enter your pic, use the hashtag #ZootownLights to tag us. Don’t forget to come up with an awesome team hashtag to tag yourselves with! Different pictures are worth different amounts of points, so be strategic! Good luck out there!