Montana November 20, 2016
9 Christmas Light Displays In Montana That Are Pure Magic
‘Tis the season for holiday cheer to light up the Treasure State! Throughout Montana, various homes and businesses are setting up their Christmas lights and preparing for another beautiful season. Several of our cities and towns, like Billings and Bozeman, usually offers maps in early December of the best residential neighborhoods to see the lights—but if you’re looking for a professional display or an event this year, read on.
1. ZooLights, Zoo Montana, Billings
Every year, Zoo Montana lights up the night for the annual ZooLights celebration. Every weekend in December, you can drive through parts of the zoo for a dazzling light display. They're also part of Billings' annual Holiday Parade taking place on November 25.
2. Christmas Stroll, Downtown Bozeman
On Saturday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 7:30 PM, Bozeman’s most beloved holiday tradition resumes. Check out the beautiful downtown light displays and indulge in a hay wagon ride through the streets.
3. Missoula Parade of Lights
On Saturday, December 3, the Missoula Downtown Association will host the annual Parade of Lights. The parade starts at 6 PM, and you'll have your choice of family-friendly activities all evening.
4. 26th Annual Christmas Stroll, Butte
Butte's annual celebration of the season, which is on Friday December 2 and 5 PM, includes a Children's Light parade and a beautiful tree lighting ceremony.
5. Bright Country Nights, Lewistown
Bright Country Nights is an annual drive-through light show that takes place at the Central Montana Fairgrounds every Thanksgiving weekend. It's the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
6. Holiday Parade of Lights, Bigfork
Downtown Bigfork always has a beautiful Christmas light setup. Their annual Holiday Parade of Lights takes place on December 3 at 6:00 PM, with the lineup beginning at 5:30.
7. Night of Lights, Columbia Falls
Columbia Falls’ Night of Lights Parade is held on the first Friday of December. Representatives of local businesses, community groups, youth organizations and others get together to show off their Christmas spirit in the downtown area.
8. Montana Trolley Company Christmas Light Tours, Kalispell
Take an hour-long trolley tour of some of the beautiful Kalispell homes that are decorated for Christmas. Tours run from December 12 – December 25 and meet at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.
9. Great Falls Parade of Lights
The annual Great Falls Parade of Lights is on Saturday, November 26 at 6 PM. Following the parade, everyone will enjoy Santa lighting the Christmas tree.
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