30th Annual Downtown Holiday Stroll
November 23, 2021
Holiday Stroll | Downtown Billings
Friday, December 3, 2021
11:00 PM— 3:00 AMUTC
Billings, MT | Friday, December 3, 2021 is December’s First Friday featuring the 30th annual Downtown Billings Holiday Stroll with fun holiday-centric events beginning at 5:00pm and going throughout the night. Both First Friday and the Holiday Stroll are coordinated by the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA), the non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for a vibrant downtown through event programming, clean and safe initiatives, public art, and business development tools.
The Billings community is invited to stroll through downtown and enjoy downtown businesses, retail shops, and other activated downtown spaces offering extended hours, specials, holiday beverages and snacks, and loads of holiday cheer.
North Broadway will be closed to cars between 5:00 and 8:00pm, allowing attendees to walk safely beneath the overhead lights on North Broadway. Within the pedestrian mall will be a Toys for Tots Toy Drive and wood burning fire pits, sponsored by White Heating and Air Conditioning. The Montana Brewing Company will have a patio bar pouring holiday beverages. The Billings Firefighters, Santa Claus, and a Vintage fire truck will join the North Broadway activities to host photos with Santa from 5:00 to 7:00pm, with cash donations going toward Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot efforts.
The LULU Trolley has been booked from 5:00 to 8:00pm, to offer free transportation from one end of downtown to the other. Sponsored by Bravera Bank, the trolley will have two stops for the event:
- 2nd Avenue North and North Broadway under Skypoint
- Montana Avenue in front of the Billings Depot.
The 28 seat trolley is new to Billings and is owned and operated by LULU Transportation and the owners of The LOFT Dance Club in Downtown Billings.
Holiday Stroll Activities include but are not limited to:
- Holiday ArtWalk (takes place at over 40 locations) from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
- Live Music Performances in the Northern Hotel Lobby (19 N. Broadway), from 5:00pm - 7:45pm: 5:00pm Billings Youth Fiddlers, 6:00pm Big Sky Chorus and their barbershop harmonies, 7:00pm Bellissimo Bell Choir.
- Photos with Santa, under the Broadway lights, hosted by Billings Firefighters with photos by donation from 5:00pm -7:00pm (104 N. Broadway).
- Bad Santa Party at the Billings Depot at 6:00pm (Tickets Required).
- Billings Special Olympics Polar Plunge at the Billings Depot's campus takes place from 6pm - 10pm.
- High School Holiday Bazaar inside the Valley Credit Union Building (207 N. Broadway) from 5pm to 8pm. Includes youth merchants from Billings Senior & Skyview High School entrepreneurship class.
- Wise Wonders Children's Museum (3024 2nd Ave N.) open 5:00 - 7:00pm with free admission.
- The full list of December 3rd stroll activities and specials are on the downtown Billings events calendar.