Bozeman, Montana – It’s the most wonderful time of the year in our beloved mountain town. The Bridgers are beautifully frosted and Christmas cheer is in the air. Since we already know Bozeman is a picturesque place to spend the holidays, we tallied up eight of the must do’s in Bozeman during the holiday season.
1. Watch the Lighting Ceremony at the 35th Annual Christmas Stroll.
When: Saturday, December 2nd from 4:30 to 7:30 PM:
Where: Main Street in Bozeman
There is so much to enjoy during the Christmas Stroll, it’s hard to know where to begin! Horse-drawn carriages, Christmas carols, endless food from more than 40 nonprofit vendors and SANTA! Downtown businesses will have cookies, live music, and hot chocolate. There will be children’s Christmas activities during the day at the Emerson Arts and Cultural Center. Check out the lighting ceremony while you’re browsing for those perfect Holiday gifts.The stroll is for young heart and old and is FREE to the community.
Insider Secret: Those who purchase an official “2017 Christmas Stroll Button” for $4 are entered into an 18-prize giveaway! Prizes include Bridger Bowl passes, 3-Day passes to Sweet Pea Festival, in $250 dollars in Downtown Dollars
2. Crafts for Kids at Winter Wonderland at the Children’s Museum
When: December 22-30
Where: The Children Museum
Looking for something fun for your kids during their winter break? From December 22-30 (closed the 24-26) there will be science experiments, crafts, and games! Winter Wonderland is a great way for kids to have fun and learn during their break from school!
3. Attend the ‘Twas the Night before Christmas Dance Production
When: December. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Emerson Crawford Theater
Bozeman Dance Academy dancers perform all types of dance to Holiday music at the Emerson Crawford Theater. Your toes might just start tapping, too!
4. Find a gift at Holiday Market Jubilee
When: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Bozeman Fairground 1,2,3
Live music, local Christmas gifts, and amazing food – count us in!
5. Listen to “Annie” sing ‘Tomorrow’
When: Opening Friday, Dec. 1
Where: The Ellen Theater
It’s a hard knock life for elves- Just kidding- Enjoy this theatrical classic at the Ellen Theater this Holiday season.
6.Run in the Santa Run Education
When: Saturday, December 10
Where: Bozeman Downtown
In between Christmas treat stuffing, join a great 5K race that benefits all Bozeman Public Schools!
7. Browse through the Winter Art Walk
When: Friday, December 8
Where: Downtown Bozeman
Art galleries and local businesses will keep their doors open for community members to browse and continue their Holiday shopping. There are typically snacks and refreshments, which is always important!
8. Watch the Torchlight Parade
When: Friday, December 30
Where: Jim Bridger Lodge
Lastly, just after the Christmas season at Bridger Bowl, there is a Torchlight parade to welcome the new year. There will be a spaghetti dinner with live music at Bridger Bowl! Watch the instructors ski down the hill while lighting a torch in honor of the new year. Fireworks will end the night to help celebrate 2018’s welcome too.