The 14th annual Parade of Lights is this weekend! I will be attending and am so excited to take part in a lot of Holiday Spirit. So many kids activities and so much going on, having a full list is so helpful.

Missoula Downtown really tries to make our holiday as great and special as possible. Important reminders first:

Santa’s Arrival and Photos 
The Florence Building
1 -5PM

Parade of Lights
Higgins Ave and hip strip.
6 pm

The don't forget to stick around downtown and enjoy the lighting of the tree & caroling
The XXXXs on North Higgins
6:15 pm maybe 6:30 ish.

They have these events listed on Facebook as well.

Free or low cost family fun activities downtown! 

S’more Making

A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow
1-5 pm FREE

Beaded Snowflake using Czech Glass Beads and Swarovski Crystal kiddos and their parents can make a beautiful beaded snowflake to keep, give to your teacher, or hang on your tree! Come and enjoy this fabulous Missoula tradition!
Bathing Beauties Beads
11am - 3pm $5

Cookie Decorating
Bernice's Bakery
1-5 pm 1st Cookie FREE, 2nd Cookie $1

Parade of Cats Pop-Up Adoption Shop with the The Humane Society of Western Montana
Betty's Divine
12-2 pm FREE

Paint Your Own Cookie Plate for Santa with the Zootown Arts Community Center 501(c)(3)
Black Coffee Roasting Company
12-3 pm $10

Braids, Bows and Buns Bar for Ages 2-10. Come See us for Some, Simple Holiday Style!
Boom Swagger Salon
12-3 pm $5 Donation to Watson’s Children’s Shelter

Snowman Craft & Free Admission All Day Sponsored by ALPS
Families First Children's Museum
10am - 5pm FREE

You're invited to join Community of Saint Columba in making Christmas cards, playing games, enjoying snacks and hot cocoa, and getting your face painted!
Community of Saint Columba
1-5 pm FREE

Hip Hop & Tap for Kids at 1 pm
Ballet & Creative Movement for Kids at 2
Downtown Dance Collective
$5/child or $10/family suggested donation

Face Painting & Ornament Decorating for Kids
Downtown Caroling from 5-5:45 pm
E3 Convergence Gallery
1-6 pm FREE

Agate Ornament Decoration
Firefly Missoula
9am - 7pm $5

Lily’s Love Birds: Lily (6th grade) and Maizy (3rd grade) Miller create stuffed birds from scrap fabric and sell the love birds to fund girls' education (empowerment) efforts throughout the world.
Green Source Missoula
1-5 pm $9/bird or $25 for 3 birds

Wrapping paper & gift bag decorating
Candy Cane Bar
Interim HealthCare of Missoula MT
11am - 5pm FREE

Holiday Open House - Non-members receive 15% off and members receive 30% off their purchase. Everyone can enjoy wine, snacks, and a globally handmade experience.
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center and The Olive Branch

Popcorn Stringing
KornUtopia
11am - 5pm FREE

Glitter Ornaments & Pine Cone Christmas Trees
La Stella Blu
1-4 pm FREE

Face Painting
Liquid Planet
5:30-6:30 pm FREE

Holiday Felt Bags & Glass Lantern Decorating
Missoula Art Museum
1-3 pm FREE

DIY Insect Ornaments
Missoula Insectarium
12-2pm FREE w/ admission

Family Story Time at 11am
Drop in Crafts 1-4 pm
Missoula Public Library
FREE

Kids Holiday Movie Night in Caribou Corner. Pillows, blankets, cocoa and classic holiday cartoons and movies for the young at heart!
Montgomery Distillery
6:30 pm FREE

Wild Gift Workshop
Montana Natural History Center
2-3 pm FREE w/ admission

Letters to Santa
Noteworthy Paper & Press
1-3 pm $1-$2 Donation

Adventures with Russian Fairy Tales
DIY Flip Comic Book
Ages 4-8
Shakespeare & Co.
3-4 pm FREE

Holiday Cupcake Decorating
Taste Buds Kitchen Missoula
2-4 pm FREE with non-perishable food donation to Missoula Food Bank

DIY Paper Garlands
The Dram Shop - Growler Fill Station
2-4 pm FREE

Reindeer Bootcamp Obstacle Course & Healthy Snacks w/ Missoula Family YMCA
The Public House
2:30-5 pm FREE

Hands-on Science Activities w/ spectrUM Discovery Area
The Public House
2:30-5 pm FREE

Classic Holiday Films
The Roxy Theater
1-5 pm FREE

DIY Upcycled Ornaments
Upcycled
12-4 pm $2

Christmas Card Making
Zootown Arts Community Center 501(c)(3)
2-4 pm $10

  • BONUS

    Missoula's Community Fly Tying Nights