The annual Christmas Stroll, held on the Friday after Thanksgiving, officially kicks off the Christmas season in Central Montana.
Santa comes riding into town in the Parade of Lights. There are bonfires in the street, live entertainment and delicious holiday foods.
Stores stay open late and many offer special coupons and discounts. The annual drawing for the always popular "Chamber Bucks" highlights the evening.
This fun, festive evening marks the start of many other Christmas activities to be enjoyed during the month of December.