Dillon’s holiday kick-off Dec. 2

DILLON — Residents of Dillon plan to start the holiday season right with their annual Downtown Christmas Stroll & Parade of Lights Friday, Dec. 2.

The festivities, sponsored by the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Dillon’s downtown businesses, begin at 5 p.m.

Ennis having old-fashioned stroll

ENNIS — Ennis will again host an old-fashioned Christmas Stroll from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Merchants will be open late and will be serving Christmas treats. There will also be pictures with Santa, Christmas stories for children, roasted chestnuts, live music, and special gallery events.

In addition, the Lions Club Park by the Madison River will be lit for the holiday season. Details: Ennis Chamber of Commerce at 406-682-4388.

Breakfast with Santa at Dillon LDS church

DILLON — The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary, will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 525 Barnett Ave., Dillon.

The cost is $3 per child; $5, adult.

Victorian open house Dec. 4

DEER LODGE — Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site will have their annual Victorian Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at 266 Warren Lane, Deer Lodge.

Come out and see the ranch transformed for the holiday and celebrate the season with music, children's activities, wagon rides and refreshments. The event is free.

Philipsburg to celebrate Yule Night

PHILIPSBURG — Yule Night on Broadway will be celebrated from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in downtown Philipsburg.

The event is an evening of food and drinks at local businesses, live music, pictures with Santa and a lighted parade.

Kids can have ‘Breakfast with Santa’

Butte Shriners and Masonic Lodges are sponsoring a “Breakfast with Santa” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Masonic Temple ballroom, 315 W. Galena St.

Children 12 and under can visit with Santa and have a pancake breakfast with their families. The event is free. Details: 406-782-6949.

Annual ice sculpting contest Dec. 10

Mainstreet Uptown Butte has secured up to 50 blocks for the 16th annual ice sculpting contest on Saturday, Dec. 10, and they will be placed at locations by businesses from Front Street up the Hill.

Volunteer sculptors are still needed to reveal the shapes hidden in the square blocks that weigh 340 pounds each. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a carving on the sidewalk in front of their business or if they want to “take a crack” at carving a block of ice themselves and “letting the chips fall where they may,” they can call event coordinator Corey Gransbery at 406-529-4795.

Gransbery will hold a carving demonstration during the Christmas Stroll Friday, Dec. 2, at 68 W. Park St., and ice carvers of all skill levels are welcome to sign up at that time, too.

Stroll includes live Nativity scene

WHITEHALL — The annual Whitehall Christmas Stroll is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

The day-long event includes craft and food vendors, a tree lighting ceremony, a live Nativity scene, and a living wax museum. Details: 406-287-2260.

Western gets ready to serve dinner

DILLON — The students, faculty and staff of the University of Montana Western invite Dillon and area communities to the Annual Holiday Celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Lewis & Clark Room of Mathews Hall.

Santa ready to make some calls

Butte-Silver Bow Parks & Recreation Department and Candy Kane Communications have teamed up once again to connect direct lines from Santa Claus at his North Pole workshop to children in Butte-Silver Bow. Mr. Claus has scheduled time for children in Butte-Silver Bow to receive calls from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Parks & Recreation will assist Santa with logistics and do everything they can to ensure your child receives a call in that time frame.

To get your child/children on Santa’s call list, fill out the information form found at the following link: http://co.silverbow.mt.us/FormCenter/Parks-and-Recreation-5/Santa-Calling-You-Form-66, or by clicking the “A Personal Call from Santa” link found the Butte-Silver Bow homepage, left-hand side, (http://co.silverbow.mt.us/). You may also add your child to the list by calling Bob Lazzari at 406-497-6535. You must be a resident of Silver Bow County to participate in this special service. Registration for this special event will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Details: Bob Lazzari, 406-497-6535.