The Christmas Stroll has been one of the longest standing Bozeman community traditions! Each year, the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture team up to put out a “call for art” for the official Christmas Stroll Poster design. As the icing on top the Downtown Bozeman Association and the Emerson pool together $200 to give as a cash prize to the winning artist and buttons to the evening’s Christmas Stroll.

Several creative designs were submitted this year, but the winning design really stood-out as the clear winner with its timeless design and Montana feel. The 2019 Christmas Stroll Poster Contest Winner is LoRae Hartman. LoRae is a Montana born-and-raised Graphic Designer/Illustrator. This piece titled "Montana Santa" paints a picture of Jolly ol' Saint Nick using his trusty old pickup to deliver presents down the unplowed mountain roads we all know so well. For more information about LoRae, visit her website at

LoRae will be on-hand signing posters at the Gingerbread House making activity at the Emerson on the day of the Stroll, December 7th from 1-2pm. For more information about the 2019 Christmas Stroll CLICK HERE.