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, December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
    On Dec. 12 Forum for Provocative Issues will present Randy Dragon profiling Vladimir Putin. Dinner at the Red Lodge Senior Center (13th St and Word Ave) will start at 5:30 p.m. and our program shortly after 6 p.m. If you plan to have dinner RedlodgeMtForum@gmail.com (no text or calls) If you plan to attend the forum but not eat, come around 6 p.m. However, please donate $5 to help defray room rental and other expenses. The price for dinner is $17. A check made out to Martha Young for $17 per person prior to your arrival will be appreciated.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 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.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.