For more than 25 years, the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) and the City of Missoula have partnered together to decorate Downtown for the holidays. The MDA owns and maintains close to 150 decorations: candles, Christmas Trees, and white snowflakes. City Urban Forestry Division employees hang and take them down each year.
With the infrastructure nearly 30 years old, the MDA and the Missoula Downtown Foundation have partnered to raise funds for electrical upgrades for the last two years. In 2016, all the electrical outlets on the street lights were replaced at a cost of $20,000. In 2017, fundraising efforts by the MDF and Missoula’s generous nature made upgrading and replacing all the electrical wiring between the street lights possible.
For more information about the holiday décor and the fundraising efforts to keep our Downtown festive during the holidays, visit our Donate page.