Parade of Lights

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Get in the Holiday spirit at the 15th Annual Parade of Lights brought to you by the Missoula Downtown Association!

  • Family Friendly Activities throughout Downtown all day (Sign up to host an activity here!)
  • Arrival of Santa at Florence Building at 1pm, followed by photos with Santa!
  • Parade down Higgins Ave. starting at 6pm
  • Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting (Red XXXXs N. Higgins) after the parade.

Click here to enter the Parade!

Click here to host an Activity!

Stay tuned for the full schedule of events!

Interested in sponsoring this great community event? Email sarah@missouladowntown.com or call (406) 543-4238 for more information.

This list will continue to be updated so check back  before the event to plan your day!

2017 Saturday Highlights

Family Friendly Activities
Downtown Missoula
12 – 5 pm

Santa’s Arrival
The Florence Building
1 pm

Photos with Santa
The Florence Building
1 – 5 pm

FREE Downtown Carriage Rides Sponsored by Lithia Ford of Missoula
Pine & Pattee St.
1:15 – 5 pm

Parade of Lights
Higgins Ave.
6 pm

Lighting of the Tree & Caroling
The XXXXs on North Higgins
6:15 pm

Family Friendly Activities

9am – 1pm………….Missoula Valley Winter Market……..Free

10am – 3:30pm………….Bathing Beauties: Join us for an all ages activity. We will be using Swarovski Crystal and Czech Glass to make a beautiful beaded snowflake for your tree, as a gift, or a beautiful sun catcher for your window……$5

10am – 5pm………….Children’s Museum of Missoula: Winter Mitten Making……..$5 Cost of Admission

11 am………….Griz Dip……..Under 17 – $50; College Students – $75; Other – $125

11am – 5pm………….Frame of Mind: Picture Ornament Decorating……..Free

12pm till Supplies Last………….La Stella Blu: Wood Slice Ornaments……..Free

12 – 2pm………….Missoula Insectarium: Bug Ornaments……..$4 Cost of Admission

12 – 3pm………….Interim Healthcare: Holiday Wrapping Paper & Hot Chocolate Bar…….Free

12 – 3pm………….Zootown Arts Community Center: Christmas Card Making……..Free

12 – 4pm………….Boom Swagger Salon: Holiday Hair Goody Bag……..$5 donation to Watson’s Children Shelter

12 – 4pm………….The Roxy Theater: Classic Holiday Films……Free

12 – 5pm………….Festival of Trees: Tour of Trees……..$2

12 – 5pm………….The Montana Scene: Ornament Decorating……..Free

12:30 – 4:30pm (Every half hour starting at 12:30)………….Downtown Dance Collective: Family Dance! Every Body Every Ability welcome to join in the fun. (Children under 4 must have adult supervision.)……..$5-$10 suggested donation per family

1pm…………….….Childbloom Guitar: Florence Performance…………….Free

1 – 3pm……….….Betty’s Divine: Polaroids with Jolly Ol’ St. Jethro, Betty’s Cat Santa……..$1

1 – 3pm………….Missoula Art Museum: Holiday Monsters & Owls…….Free

1 – 3pm………….Noteworthy Paper & Press: Letter to Santa……..$1-$2 Donation

1 – 3pm………….Dram Shop: DIY Holiday Paper Garlands……..Free

1 – 4pm…………KornUtopia: Popcorn & Cranberry String Ornaments……..Free

1 – 4pm………….Missoula Public Library: Drop-In Crafts……..Free

1 – 5pm………….A Carousel for Missoula: Face Painting & Ornament Decorating plus Caroling from 5-5:15pm…….Free

1 – 5pm….……….Bernice’s Bakery: Cookie Decorating……..1st Cookie Free, Additional cookies are $1 & additional $1 for adults

1 – 5pm………….Lake Missoula Tea Company: Blend Your Custom Tea……..Donation Tea Pot

1 – 5pm………….Upcycled: Upcycled Ornaments……..$1 per ornament

2pm………….Shakespeare & Co: Beth Judy helps us celebrate Bold Women in Montana History!……..Free

2 – 3pm………….Montana Natural History Center: Nature Inspired Crafts……..Free

2 – 4pm………….Zootown Arts Community Center: Paint a Cookie Plate for Santa……..$10

2 – 5pm………….Big Sky ATA Black Belt Academy: Ninja Ornaments & Board Breaking……..$2 per craft

2 – 8pm………….Rattlesnake Creek Distillers: Hot Coco Jars……..Free

5-8pm………….Liquid Planet: Face Painting……..Free for Kids 12 & Under

The Parade of Lights would not be possible without tremendous community support.  Thank you to our sponsors!

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With additional support from:

A&E Architects, Advanced Litho Printing of Missoula, Bathing Beauties Beads, Betty’s Divine, Boom Swagger Salon, Chris & Vickie Honzel/ERA Lambros Real Estate, Frame of Mind, The Green Light, Hide & Sole, Kornutopia, La Stella Blu, MissoulaEvents.Net, Missoula Independent, Neptune Aviation, One Eleven, TrailWest Banks

 

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Hey you! Get your friends together for a chance to win a $100 Downtown Gift Card at the Parade of Lights Saturday, December 2, 2017! 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 #ZootownLights17 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!

Click Here on Saturday, December 2 at 9am for the full list of photo stops and points!

Or stop by Betty’s Divine, the MSO Hub, or The Green Light to pick up the list.