Join the Downtown Bozeman Association for the 35th annual Christmas stroll on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with activities, shopping and food from more than 40 nonprofit vendors. Bring the whole family to watch the lighting ceremony of the downtown decorations, check out the gingerbread house contest display, and sing Christmas carols.

Attendees can support the Christmas stroll by purchasing a stroll button which serves as a ticket to many of the activities, including pictures with Santa at the Baxter Hotel; hay wagon rides from Soroptimist Park at the corner of Rouse and Main; and children’s activities throughout the day at the Emerson Cultural Center. Button sales allow the DBA to put on the Christmas stroll every year without requiring an entry fee to enjoy the event.

The official 2015 Christmas stroll buttons will be on sale at many local businesses after Nov. 25. When you purchase your stroll button, fill out a ballot for a chance to win one of 18 prizes including Bridger Bowl passes, “Downtown Dollars,” three-day Sweet Pea Festival passes, and Museum of The Rockies passes, among others. The winners will be contacted the week following the event.

Visit to find Christmas stroll button-sale locations and a 2015 program.