Christmas Stroll Reimagined 2020

Downtown Bozeman

Upcoming Dates & Times


December 2, 2020 at 10:00am - 10:00pm
December 3, 2020 at 10:00am - 10:00pm
December 4, 2020 at 10:00am - 10:00pm
December 5, 2020 at 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Annual Christmas Stroll will look a little different this year with no celebration on Main Street but, rest assured the holiday season will still happen in Downtown Bozeman! We will celebrate the spirit of the season and strength of our community in new ways.

From Wednesday, December 2nd to Saturday, December 5th join the Downtown Bozeman Association and our gracious Presenting Sponsors; Bridger Bowl, First Security Bank, Billion Auto Group, Sweet Pea Festival, Bozeman Schools Foundation’s Santa Run, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Action Lighting and Alphagraphics as we proudly invite you to the Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined in Downtown Bozeman. You will see many of your favorite Christmas Stroll activities like; the gingerbread house contest, food to support local charities, a parade of lights window contest and more...Reimagined. 


The Christmas Stroll 2020 Button...A Timeless Souvenir, Reimagined! 

We are excited to continue the 40-year tradition of the Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll Button and they are NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! This year, there are many reasons to buy a button. Buttons cost only $4 and will be ready for purchase at a dozen locations Thanksgiving Day through December 5th:

This year, the button will act differently than years past. This will not be your ticket to a single-day event but will be a timeless souvenir as well as a ticket to many promotions, discounts and YOUR ENTRY INTO AMAZING RAFFLES throughout the holiday season. Prizes and promotions include Bridger Bowl Ski Passes, Downtown Dollars packages totalling $500, a Family Photo package from 406 Photo and discounts at Billion Auto, Action lighting and Sweet Pea Festival! More details on prizes and perks coming soon. CLICK HERE for more information and keep the Christmas Stroll Button Tradition ALIVE!!


Below is a Schedule of Christmas Stroll 2020 Reimagined Activities:

  • Parade of Lights; Window Decorating Contest - Dec. 2-5, various locations, while window shopping...visit over 35 businesses and buildings...awards given in 7 festive categories. Visit www.downtownbozeman.org/lights2020 for locations and “people’s choice” voting. This fun activity is brought to you by Action Lighting
  • Gingerbread House Contest - Dec. 2-5, from 10am-6pm at 424 East Main Street. Visit this annual tradition located at 424 East Main Street. Display will be open to public, Wed. Dec. 2 through Sat. Dec. 5 from 10am to 6pm. Social distancing and masks will be required.
  • “Restaurant Give-Back” – Dec. 2-5, at 10 downtown locations, business hours vary. Our amazing food and drink establishments are keeping in the spirit of the seasons and supporting many area non-profits. Visit www.downtownbozeman.org/giveback2020 for a list of locations, menu items and organizations.
  • Elf on the ShelfDec. 2-5, posted at 10am daily @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube)! Find Downtown Bozeman’s favorite elf! She’ll be hiding in 4 downtown locations and images will be featured @DowntownBozeman Facebook and Instagram. Guess her location to win fabulous prizes! Visit www.downtownbozeman.org/elf2020
  • The 6th Annual Santa Run for Education, In-person & Virtual 5K - Dec. 5, from 8am-2pm.  The run will look a bit different this year to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.  There will be staggered start times every 30 minutes.  In addition, DOGS ARE ALLOWED to run this year (on leash.) For more information or to SIGN Up visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Bozeman/SantaRunforEducation5K
  • Holiday MusicVarious Stroll-inspired concerts will be posted @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube) or in-person carolers in Downtown Bozeman at various times, see additional information below:
    • Intermountain Opera Bozeman Holiday Carol Playlist – Dec. 5 at 12pm the playlist will be posted @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube)Intermountain Opera Bozeman offers dozens of your favorite holiday carols available for free as a YouTube video playlist. Performers include soprano Rachel Osen, alto Jessica Graf, tenor Lukas Graf, and bass Jeffrey Morrison. Let Intermountain Opera provide some holiday cheer in the comfort of your own.
    • Stroll Holiday Concert with Kate & The AlleyKats – Dec. 5 at 2pm @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube). For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/217775836379500The Chief Joseph Choir Holiday ConcertDec. 5 at 3pm @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube) has joined us for many years on the sleigh with Santa for our traditional Lighting of the Holiday Spiders and helping the Bozeman Community sings their hearts out and create enough spirit to light the lights! We wanted to help Bozeman get in that spirit again this year virtually with an online concert featuring our Chief Joseph Select Choir! This concert will be posted on @Downtown Bozeman Instagram and Facebook and @DTNBZN on YouTube at 3pm on December 
    • The Chief Joseph Choir Holiday Concert – Dec. 5 at 3pm @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube) has joined us for many years on the sleigh with Santa for our traditional Lighting of the Holiday Spiders and helping the Bozeman Community sings their hearts out and create enough spirit to light the lights! We wanted to help Bozeman get in that spirit again this year virtually with an online concert featuring our Chief Joseph Select Choir! This concert will be posted on @Downtown Bozeman Instagram and Facebook and @DTNBZN on YouTube at 3pm on December 5
  • Virtual Lighting Ceremony of Famous Downtown Bozeman Holiday Spiders! –  Dec. 5 at 5pm, posted @DowntownBozeman (Facebook at Instagram) and @DTNBZN (Youtube), when the traditional Santa Parade on Main Street gets kicked off! Please join us for this visual treat, produced by Jimmy Michaels and Last Best Films. Enjoy!

 


2020 Christmas Stroll Reimagined Poster Deisgn Announced!

The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions!  And, although this year’s Christmas Stroll will be much different, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture teamed up once again to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design with this year’s theme “Reimagined.”

We received many wonderful submissions again this year and decided to choose a time-appropriate design with noticeable downtown accents, designed by local artist Brook Froelich. CLICK HERE to read more about Brook's inspiration for her design and where you can expect to see it over the next few weeks.