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On Saturday, December 4th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM join the Downtown Bozeman Association and our presenting sponsors: Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Wells Fargo Bank, The Bozeman Police Department and The Bozeman Public Library Foundation and Friends as we proudly present the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Stroll in Historic Downtown Bozeman.

Come kick-off the Holiday Season in Downtown Bozeman!!  Join us for fun activities, great food, and fun.  Bring the whole family to ride on the hay wagons, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, watch the lighting ceremony of the downtown decorations, check out the gingerbread house contest entries, sing Christmas carols, grab a bite to eat from one of over 30 non-profit food vendors or do some Christmas gift shopping.  The Christmas Stroll is the place to find it all! 

The Christmas Stroll is a free community event that is 100% supported by our business sponsors and the sales of our timeless button souvenirs.  You can support this great event by purchasing a $3 Stroll button, which is not only your ticket to enjoy many of the great activities including the Santa pictures at the Baxter Hotel, the hay wagon rides, kid’s activities throughout the day at the Emerson Cultural Center and the Bozeman Public Library and more, it also allows us to put on this great event every year without requiring an entry fee!

Buttons will be available after November 22nd at the following locations:

  • Owenhouse Ace Hardware
  • First Security Bank
  • Chalet Sports
  • Schnee’s Boots and Shoes
  • Van’s County Market
  • Heeb’s Grocery
  • Smith’s Supermarket
  • The Emerson Cultural Center
  • The Bozeman Public Library
  • Montana Gift Corral
  • Leaf and Bean
  • Wild Joe’s Coffee
  • Bozeman Chamber of Commerce

Also, when you purchase your Stroll button, fill out a ballot for a chance to win one of 6 Bridger Bowl ski passes, 6 Museum of the Rockies combo passes, or 6 passes to Norris Hot Springs.  The winners will be contacted the week following the event!

Along with all the fun activities listed below…our Hay Wagon rides are a great way to make timeless memories with family and friends at the Christmas Stroll.  We could not bring you this incredible activity without the help of our generous Hay Wagon Sponsors: SignARama, First Interstate Bank, Northwestern Energy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana.  Look out for the event sponsor banners on the Hay Wagons as it parades down Main Street and takes tours throughout the event.

  • 4:30 PM Santa leaves the Emerson Center, meets the Hay Wagon at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Main Street, and leads the lighting ceremony down Main Street to Rouse Avenue
  • 4:30 - 7:30 PM Main Street is filled with food vendors raising money for local non-profits organizations
  • 4:30 -7:30 PM Downtown Businesses feature live music, free cocoa and cookies, and holiday fun of all sorts
  • 4:30 to 7:30 PM Wells Fargo (211 West Main Street) is displaying the 2010 Gingerbread House Contest entries and winners
  • 4:30 - 7:30 PM Hay Wagon rides from Soroptimist Park (corner of Main and Rouse) to the Bozeman Public Library and back*
  • 4:30 - 7:30 PM Stop by the Bridger Bowl booth (located in the Baxter Hotel 105 West Main Street) to learn about their new and great plans for this year’s ski season! 
  • 4:30 – 7:30 PM Visit the petting zoos with everything from alpacas, donkeys and pot-belly pigs!
  • 5:00 - 7:30 PM Santa Pictures at the Baxter Hotel located at 105 West Main Street.  Get one FREE picture through F-11 Photography*


*Denotes activities that require a 2010 Stroll Button

For a list of all 2010 Stroll activities and times, check out the Christmas Stroll Booklet, printed by and inserted into the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Friday, December 3rd available at the Downtown Visitor Center at 224 East Main Street, First Security Bank and other downtown business locations. 

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