BIG SKY TOWN CENTER

The streets of Big Sky will come alive during the 20th annual Christmas Stroll on Friday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-9:15 p.m. The yearly community-wide event spans Meadow Village, Westfork Meadows and Big Sky Town Center with an evening of festive family fun, entertainment and fanfare.

The holiday season is not all Big Sky is celebrating during the stroll. The ski season is just beginning and it’s been a long-standing tradition for many to come to Big Sky for a day on the slopes followed by après with family and friends at the stroll.

Big Sky Resort and many local businesses also offer ski and stay packages and open houses that weekend.

The stroll kicks off at 5:30 p.m. in front of Big Sky Owners Association in the Meadow Village Center with a tree lighting hosted by Santa Claus, caroling and sleigh rides.

At 5:45 p.m. strollers are invited to First Security Bank, also in Meadow Village, for photo opportunities with Santa Claus. At 6:30 p.m. Lone Peak Brewery will host a magic show upstairs in the Loft.

After the Meadow Village activities, it’s time to make your way to Westfork Meadows where a chocolate fountain will begin to flow at 7 p.m. at Big Sky Sugarbuzz.

A fireworks show at 8:15 p.m. will light up the heart of Big Sky Town Center in the Center Stage and Fire Pit Park area, with live music provided by DJ Walker, and s’mores around the bonfire.

In addition to these scheduled events, many Big Sky businesses will keep their doors open late for passersby, while others can partake in activities that include sleigh rides departing from Meadow Village Center and Town Center provided by Lone Mountain Ranch and ice skating in Town Center, or take advantage of the illuminated pathways to Nordic ski or fat bike on the trails connecting the two shopping areas.

There will also be free holiday shuttles between Meadow Village and Town Center courtesy of the Skyline Bus service.

Christmas Stroll guides will be available at local businesses. Call (406) 570-6579 or visit the Big Sky Town Center Facebook page for more information.