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Onward To Holiday Event Season!
November 21, 2018

There is no better place to celebrate the holiday season than in Billings, Montana. With a variety of festive events and celebrations, there will be no shortage of the holiday spirit! Oh, and while you’re here, why not finish up your holiday shopping in Montana’s Biggest Shopping City, or spend some time in Montana’s only walkable brewery district? Trust us, you won’t regret it.

Upcoming Event Dates and information below:

Friday, November 23rd: The Holiday Parade


After you’ve finished Black Friday shopping, meet us downtown for The Holiday Parade! Over 100 holiday floats make their way through downtown Billings, showing off unique decorations to showcase holiday celebrations from around the world. The parade will finish up with a special bearded visitor all the way from the North Pole!

If Santa can make the trip to Billings during such a busy time, you know The Holiday Parade is an event worth seeing!

Friday, December 7th: The Downtown Billings Christmas Stroll

A 24-year-old tradition in the Billings community, the Downtown Billings Christmas Stroll is a great way to kick-off the holiday celebrations! Stroll around the town as businesses open their doors to the public for gift shopping, eggnog, and holiday treats. Take your annual picture with Santa and then enjoy a ride around downtown in a horse drawn carriage.

Holiday Stroll

While you’re here, join in on the fun with the Art Walk. Find out more information here!

December 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 19th-24th,26th, & 27th: ZooLights at ZooMontana


Billings is home to Montana’s only zoo and the annual ZooLights celebration! ZooMontana puts on a holiday show with the annual ZooLights tour. Drive through the zoo as thousands of lights guide you through a spectacular holiday celebration!

Book your tickets here!

Friday and Saturday, December 21st - 22nd : Chase Hawks Rodeo

Saddle up for a weekend of competition at the Metrapark! Watch world-class rough-stock riders hit the arena for the 24th annual Chase Hawks Rodeo.

On Friday, reserve your table at the Annual Cowboy Gatherin’ for a night of dinner, dancing, auctions, Calcutta, live music by Exit 53, and more. Donate a calf to Calves for Cancer and help raise funds for crisis situations related to cancer treatment.

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Saturday will hold the Roughstock Invitational, where contractors show off their best stock for an action-packed event. Stick around for the after party to enjoy a popular live band and drinks!

Monday, December 31st: New Year’s Eve with Collin Raye

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale along with their special guest Collin Ray at the historic Alberta Bair Theater. The Billings Symphony has been performing since 1951, now boasting over 135 members, New Year’s is one of their biggest performances of the year!

Check out our events calendar for daily events in Billings! There’s always something going on, so check back regularly or stay informed with our newsletter! Sign up at the bottom of the page.

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If you have any questions, call or text us! 406 - 245 - 4111

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