Manhattan's annual Christmas Stroll plans to bring fun festivities to town this Thursday. The event is from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will wrap up with a fireworks display! Many festive traditions have shifted slightly to be sure to adhere to directives and social distancing guidelines.

As part of the Manhattan Christmas Stroll you can enjoy:

  • Christmas Light Parade at 6 p.m. with a Manhattan Police escort - Be sure to look for Dave & Ally in the XL Country Ram
  • Santa Claus at the Stockman Bank drive-through from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hayrides beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Mrs. Montana America will be hanging out at the Salvation Army Trailer following the parade
  • Gingerbread house contest - See all the entries at AmeriMont
  • Festival of Trees
  • A magical dancing window at Tanya's Dance Co. beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Hot Air Balloon in the Stockman parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks will get started following the parade at Railroad Park just after 7:30 p.m.
  • Live nativity scene in the town Gazebo
  • Camp Creek Coffee will have live music
  • Book signing at Z Cafe at 4 p.m.
  • Special Christmas surprises
  • Christmas house decorating contest
  • Local stores and businesses plan to be open for shopping and for the Business Window Contest

Many of the events and activities are drive-through style so you can delight in the Christmas fun from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Photo courtesy of Lori Myers
Photo courtesy of Lori Myers


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