Christmas Stroll downtown celebrates holiday season

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This year’s Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll is Friday, Dec. 8.

Whitefish will celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with the annual Christmas Stroll Friday, Dec. 8.

The annual Whitefish Chamber of Commerce event includes shopping, entertainment and scores of vendors set up alongside downtown merchants. Events run from 5:30-9 p.m.

In addition to some great holiday shopping, strollers can enjoy the lighting of the official Christmas trees, horse-drawn wagon rides by Bar W Guest Ranch, fire dancing, visits with Santa Claus at the Stumptown Marketplace, bonfires, bungee jumping, face painting, chestnut roasting at the Village Shop, hot chocolate, awkward family holiday photos taken at the Great Northern Brewery and ornament creation at Stumptown Art Studio.

The chamber is once again holding its Shoppers Drawing featuring prizes donated by chamber members. To enter visit the chamber tent on Central Avenue between Second and Third streets and bring receipts from any item or service purchased from a Whitefish merchant during the stroll and for each $10 spent get one entry ticket. The drawing takes place at 8:30 p.m.

For the complete schedule of Christmas Stroll events visit,

2017 Stroll Event Schedule

4-8 p.m. - Holiday photos with your pet at Tailwaggers

5 p.m. - North Valley Music School Christmas recital at First Presbyterian Church

6:15 p.m. - Alpine Bell Ringers Hand bell Choir Concert at First Presbyterian Church

6 p.m. - “WhiteFire” fire dancers outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:20 p.m. - Tree Lighting Ceremony outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:30 p.m. - Santa Arrives via wagon outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:30-9 p.m. - Photos with Santa at Stumptown Marketplace

6:30 p.m. - Whitefish and Bigfork Dance performance on the main stage in front of the Winter Carnival float

7 p.m. - “Celebrate the Light” music, songs, caroling and storytelling at 100 Central Ave (enter through the side door)

7 p.m. - “WhiteFire” fire dancers at Carnival Float on Central Ave.

8:30 p.m. - Shopper’s Drawing

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