Seems we were just saying "it's too early to be talking about Christmas" and look, it's already Christmas.

The season kicks off in Missoula with the 14th annual Parade of Lights through downtown on Saturday, December 3rd. The parade itself will begin at 6 p.m. and starts at the Hip Strip and ends at the XXXX's with free cocoa, caroling, a bon fire and lighting of the downtown holiday tree.

December 3rd is a full day of activities for kids at 25 different locations, including photos with Santa at the Florence building from 1 to 5 p.m.