The Christmas Stroll is back and we want you to get your business involved in the festivities!

We have two options for downtown-located businesses to get involved in the Stroll; host an In-Store Activity and/or participate in the Window Decorating Contest. You must complete the form below in order to be listed on our website and included in the official Stroll Program. Please note, there is no cost to participate.

Host an In-Store Activity You may consider having carolers in your store, setting up a warming station on your patio with a hot drink special (no food!), or having an activity for families in your shop.


Join the Window Decorating Contest and help us light up Main Street the week leading up to the Stroll! This has been a huge success in years past and we loved the friendly competition between downtown businesses. We will be promoting the display locations for our community to enjoy!

The following categories* will be judged and receive recognition:

  • Best Window Display
  • Best Outside Building Display
  • The "Merry and Bright" Award (selected for best use of lights)
  • Most Creative Display
  • Best Overall Display

*Categories dependent on amount of entrants.

All participating businesses with either In-Store Activities or Window Displays will be advertised through all avenues including social media, our website, and in the Official Bozeman Daily Chronicle Christmas Stroll Program. Winners of the contest in all categories above will be recognized on our platforms and receive bragging rights for years to come as well. Let's come together this year and make Downtown Bozeman the most magical place to be this holiday season!

How to participate:

  1. Fill out the form below so we know you are officially in and we can begin promoting your business's In-Store Activity and/or Window Decorations
  2. Start Planning! All light/decoration displays must be finished and lit by Friday, December 1st.

Please complete the application below no later than Monday, November 13th. There is no fee to participate!

The In-Store Activity and Window Decorating Contest applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied - we're looking forward to having your organization down on Main Street for the 43rd Annual Christmas Stroll!