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Holiday Event Calendar

Holiday Event Calendar

Hard to believe, but Christmas is less than four weeks away. Leading up to Dec. 25, there are several festive events to attend, including those listed below:

  • Join Philipsburg in celebrating Yule Night, a festive evening with cheer in the air, is from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Philipsburg. The evening includes live music, a lighted parade, pictures with Santa, food and drink, and more. The event is hosted by the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce. It is a great night to enjoy the magic of the holidays.
  • The annual Christmas stroll and Parade of Lights will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in downtown Dillon. The evening also includes the lighting of the town tree, and visits by Santa and the Grinch. In addition, there will be places to shop, caroling, food, drink and entertainment.
  • An old-fashioned “Spirit of Christmas” Stroll will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Ennis. Merchants will be open late, and serving up Christmas treats. Also on tap will be pictures with Santa, Christmas stories for children, roasted chestnuts, live music, ice sculpture contest, decoration contest, special gallery events and more. The Lions Club Park by the Madison River will be lit for the holiday season.
  • Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Metals Bank to have breakfast with his favorite people the families of Butte. This year all children under 12 eat for free. Santa will also be bringing small gifts for children who join him with their parents.
  • Jolly old St. Nick is paying a visit to the Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel at Stodden Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Santa will be visiting with children and collecting their wish lists.
  • The public is invited to join the Rotary Club of Butte in celebrating the holiday season and the new lights on the Rotary Tree at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Victory Circle Park, corner of East Park and Arizona in Uptown Butte. The Rotary Tree was planted Aug. 23, 2017, and the lights were donated by NorthWestern Energy last month. In addition, the Butte High Varsity Choir, led by Ted Farabee, will sing Christmas carols.
  • The Whitehall Christmas Stroll & Quilt Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Whitehall Community Center, 11 N Division St, Whitehall. There will be vendors, a quilt show, chili feed, hay rides, activities, art show and more.
  • Butte Knights of Columbus Butte Council 668 will have its monthly fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 9, at 224 W. Park St. Proceeds from this month’s breakfast will go to the Mining City Christmas. The menu includes French toast, bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs, coffee, and juice. The cost is $8 per person or $20 per family. Details: 406-782-2891 (after 3 p.m.).
  • The Polar Express will be on the big screen at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Covellite Theatre. Tickets are $5 per person (children 2 and under get in free). A special guest will stop by at the end of the film. The event is hosted by the Covellite and Silver Bow Montessori.
  • Friends of the Hearst Free Library in Anaconda will be serving Christmas tea from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. All ages are welcome.
  • The second annual Holiday Community Sing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Highway 91 (across from the medical clinic). The free event, sponsored by the Southwest Montana Arts Council, features church choirs and singing groups from the Dillon community, along with an audience sing-along. A hearty soup dinner will follow immediately after the performances. Details: contact SMACarts@gmail.com or call 406-683-6208.
  • Santa Claus will be stopping from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Fuel Fitness, 3755 Harrison Ave. The free event includes hot cocoa and cookies, along with photos with Santa.
  • The Montana Western music program will presents its winter concert featuring the UMW concert band, concert choir and signature ensemble, The Cantabileers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Beier Auditorium on the UMW campus. This concert will showcase traditional repertoire along with new and exciting holiday arrangements. Admission is free.
  • The students, faculty and staff of the University of Montana Western invite Dillon and area communities to their annual holiday celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Lewis & Clark Room of Mathews Hall. Dinner and refreshments will be served. A collection box for the annual Toys for Tots drive will be available for guests to donate.
  • The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center will host the annual “Splendid Feast” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, at 404 E. Idaho St., Virginia City. The historic Virginia City home is decorated, inside and out, presenting a venue for an evening of good food, whimsical ambience and holiday cheer. The evening begins at 6:30, with the Wassail social hour; a four-course dinner is served at 7. Tickets, which are $50, must be purchased in advance by calling 406-843-5454. Due to insurance reasons, no outside alcohol allowed. Proceeds will be used to support future arts and humanities programs of the Elling House. Details: 406-843-5507.
  • The annual Twin Bridges Christmas “Feast-ival” & Ugly Sweater Contest is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. Come out and visit the local merchants, and then head to the fairgrounds for a full chili-feed, bingo, kids’ games and crafts, hayrides, music, door prizes, and more. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Details: 406-842-7900. The event is sponsored by the Twin Bridges Community Association, Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, and Twin Bridges Rotary Club.
  • Family fun for the holidays is planned for Friday, Dec. 14, at the Butte YMCA. Join us for our family holiday movie swim! A visit from Santa will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a holiday movie in the pool from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy swimming, apple cider, cookies and a movie. The cost is $5. Details: 406-782-1266.
  • The Elks Lodge will host the Brewery Follies’ “Twistmas in December” at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15, at the Butte Elks Lodge. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $30 at the door the night of the show. The show promises to be filled with mirth and humor. Also, the bar will be open for your favorite beverage. This is a fund raiser for the Elks Lodge to help continue with their charity work the lodge does. Details: 406-782-3278.
  • The Butte Symphony will be joined by the Anaconda, Butte High and Butte Central chorales for the annual Christmas and holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Mother Lode Theatre. The 100 voices and 50-member orchestra will delight you with beautiful holiday music from around the world. After the concert, there will be a silent auction/reception in the Masonic Temple.
  • The annual Twin Bridges Christmas “Feast-ival” & Ugly Sweater Contest is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. Come out and visit the local merchants, and then head to the fairgrounds for a full chili-feed, bingo, kids’ games and crafts, hayrides, music, door prizes, and more. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Details: 406-842-7900. The event is sponsored by the Twin Bridges Community Association, Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, and Twin Bridges Rotary Club.
  • The Big Sky Senior Living Christmas Stroll, with over 40 trees, begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 3701 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Refreshments will be served and there will be photos with Santa.
  • Christmas Bingo Night for the High Altitude Skating Oval begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St. Great prizes will be awarded. In addition, 50/50 tickets will be sold, along with baked treats. There will also be door prizes. Details: Lori, 406-723-4839.

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