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Parade Of Lights on Saturday in Great Falls

Parade Of Lights in downtown Great Falls (2018)
Posted at 10:54 AM, Nov 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-26 12:55:07-05

The Downtown Great Falls Parade of Lights will be on Saturday, November 26th. This year's theme is "Rudolph's Christmas Forest."

The parade will begin at 6pm near Sixth Street and head down Central Avenue.

Santa Claus will then light the Christmas tree in front of the Civic Center.

The annual Christmas Stroll will be on Friday, December 2nd, from 5pm until 9pm. The event along Central Avenue features food vendors, live music, arts and crafts, and more.

Among the highlights will be the Polar Plunge - featuring brave teams who jump into a frigid pool to raise money to benefit Special Olympics Montana. The plunge will begin at 7pm at the intersection of Central Avenue and Fifth Street.

Christmas Stroll buttons are available for $5 each; buying a button enters you into a drawing for several prizes.

Buttons are available at the following businesses: Candy Masterpiece; City Bar; The Club Cigar; Dragonfly Dry Goods; The Wild Hare; First Interstate Bank (downtown); Kaufmans Menswear Centre; Mighty Mo Brewing Company; Montana Mosaic; My Viola Floral Studio; Pizazz; and Destination Downtown Great Falls.

Here is video from the 2018 Parade Of Lights:


The artist for this year's button is Alyssa Clark.

Christmas Stroll button
2022 Christmas Stroll button created by Alyssa Clark