2017 Christmas Stroll is Here


Painting by Suzanna Stone Bailey

Downtown storefronts are putting the finishing touches on their windows, the kids have created their lanterns and the blades are gleaming with lights and garland. It is time to stroll and the downtown businesses in Red Lodge are rolling out the red carpet for residents and visitors.
This weekend - Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 - Red Lodge magic brings a scene of nostalgia like a Norman Rockwell painting to life. Caroling, dancing, fire pits, horse drawn wagon rides, hand holding, neighborly greetings and hopefully, a sprinkling of snow.
Please enjoy the following schedule of events and attend as many as possible. As in years past, Beartooth Wagon and Sleigh Rides will be providing free horse-drawn wagon rides up and down Broadway as the downtown merchants and non-profits will be open from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.:

Friday, Dec. 1:
5 p.m.: Blue Light Ceremony at the Beartooth Elks (114 N. Broadway) to honor fallen MT police officers.
5:30 p.m.: Blade Parade line-up at the library.
6 p.m.: The Blade Parade starts rolling, plowing and shoveling its way from the library towards the south. Prizes are awarded to decorated vehicles/persons equipped with snow removing blades.
6 p.m.– 8 p.m.: Alte Kameraden Band playing at the Carbon County Steakhouse.
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Red Lodge dancers perform in windows of Red Lodge Drug.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: After the Blade Parade, Santa will be at the Beartooth Elks (114 N. Broadway) to welcome children and hear their wish lists.
7 p.m.: Absaroka Mountain Thunder - Cloggers performing near Flash's.

Saturday, Dec. 2:
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Pictures with Santa at the Beartooth Elks. Kinzley Photography, LLC.
5:30 p.m.: Christmas Costume Parade line-up at the library.
6 p.m.: The Christmas Costume Parade begins strolling south on Broadway. Anyone who wishes to dress in Christmas themed costumes can participants and prizes will be awarded, including a $50 grand prize. The downtown businesses are open until 9 p.m.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Sisters on the Fly will have several of their campers on display and open to the public for viewing across from the Pollard Hotel on 11th St.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: After the Christmas Costume Parade, Santa will be at the Beartooth Elks (114 N. Broadway) to welcome children and hear their wish lists.
7 p.m.: Red Lodge Dancers at Red Lodge School of Dance.

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.