Missoula's 12th annual Parade of Lights and day of family friendly fun is this Saturday, December 6th, downtown.

Santa arrives at the historic Florence building at 1 p.m. and will be there for the day for photos. The parade will start at 6 p.m. at 4th street and Higgins and will travel north to the red XXXX's for a bonfire and free coffee, cocoa and cookies for all.

Schedule of Events

Family Activites:

Holiday Shopping All Day Downtown

Free Gift Wrapping 9am-5pm The MSO Hub

Hip Holiday Market 10am-5pm Lowell School

Holiday Story Time 11am-12pm Missoula Public Library

Hip Strip Warming Station 11am-5pm 509 S. Higgins

Kid's Holiday-Styled Braids, Bows and Buns 11am-5pm Boom Swagger Salon (Ages 3-12)

Tour of Trees 11am-5pm Governor’s Room at the Florence

Caroling & Photos with Santa 1pm-4:30pm Florence Lobby

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides 1pm-5pm Pine & Higgins

Chromatography & Neuron Making 1pm-5pm spectrUM Discovery Area Downtown

Classic Holiday Films 1pm-5pm The Roxy Theater

Cookie Decorating 1pm-5pm Bernice’s Bakery

S’more Making 1pm-5pm A Carousel for Missoula

Family Yoga 2-2:40pm Hot House Yoga

Holiday Dance 2pm-4pm Missoula Senior Center

MASC Fire Art Artisans 5pm-9pm Betty’s Divine


Arts & Crafts:

Beaded Snowflake 12pm-2pm Bathing Beauties

Christmas Card Making 12pm-3pm Zootown Arts Community Center

Reindeer Craft 12pm-4pm Children’s Museum

Drop In Holiday Workshop 1pm-3pm Missoula Art Museum

Popsicle Stick Ornaments 1pm-3pm La Stella Blu

DIY Ornament 1pm-5pm Upcycled

Furoshiki: Reusable Gift Wrap Art 1pm-5pm Liquid Planet

Letters to Santa 1pm-5pm Noteworthy

Make & Take Craft Time 1pm-5pm Missoula Public Library

Handmade Dreidel Workshop 3pm-4pm Missoula Public Library

Santa’s Cooke Plate Painting 3pm-5pm Corkscrew

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