Celebrate Christmas in Bozeman

Here at Montana Gift Corral, we are getting geared up for another exciting holiday season! As we think about our Thanksgiving plans, visions of sugarplums are already dancing in our heads. Get your calendar ready for some of our favorite holiday events.

Holiday Bazaar
Christmas Presents

Get the perfect gift for your loved ones at the Emerson’s 18th annual Holiday Bazaar. This fun event will be held this Friday, November 22nd from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, November 23rd from 9am to 4pm. With local art, photography, sculptures, jewelry, and so much more you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list. Check out the other galleries in the Emerson for even more holiday shopping options.

Lights on Montana Hall
Lights On Montana Hall

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On December 4th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, head to Montana State University's campus for the 5th annual “Lights on Montana Hall.” Open to all, this event will have MSU’s Madrigal Singers, remarks from University President Waded Cruzado, draft horses, a drumline, and a countdown from MSU’s Cheerleaders to the lighting of Montana Hall. Bundle up and enjoy provided refreshments for a festive evening on Bozeman’s beloved Montana State University campus.

Bozeman Christmas Stroll 

Christmas Stroll

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Follow Santa on his journey from the Emerson Cultural Center down Main Street during this year’s Christmas Stroll. Nothing will put you in the Christmas spirit like watching downtown Bozeman come alive with lights and carol singing! The event goes from 4:30pm to 7:30pm Saturday, December 7th. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, have your picture taken with Santa, and snack on all sorts of holiday treats during this annual Christmas kickoff. Bozeman’s Christmas Stroll isn’t the only one you can partake in. Head to Big Sky on Saturday, December 14th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for a night of family friendly events, entertainment, and holiday cheer.

Montana Ballet Company's Nutcracker


Enjoy a night at the ballet this winter with the Montana Ballet Companies 36th annual performance of The Nutcracker. This year’s performance features the Bozeman Symphony and guests from the New York City Ballet. Get your tickets now for this festive event held in the Willson Auditorium; show times are Saturday, December 7th at 2pm and 7pm and again Sunday, December 8th at 2pm.

Winter Art Walk

Christmas Tree

Don’t miss this year's Winter Art Walk down Bozeman’s beautiful Main Street Friday, December 13th from 6pm to 8pm. This free event is a great way to enjoy local art and culture as you bounce from gallery to gallery throughout downtown enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while you do your Christmas shopping.

Of course, stop into Montana Gift Corral and share some cheer with us throughout this wonderful season. Wherever you are and whatever your plans we wish you the happiest of holidays! 

Written by: Stephen McNeal

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