Holiday Parade | Small Business Saturday | Christmas Stroll | Holiday ArtWalk
Billings, MT – On Friday, November 25th, the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) presents A Parade of Trees, the 32nd Annual Holiday Parade. The Parade will be preceded by Santa’s Dash for Cash, a fun run that will follow the traditional city parade route. Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday, a nationwide campaign as to share in the shopping tradition of Black Friday with a ‘shop local’ focus for the community. The Christmas Stroll and the Holiday ArtWalk will take place from 5-9pm on the following Friday, December 2nd.
The Holiday Parade will begin at 7pm starting at N. 27th St. & 3rd Ave. N. Santa’s Dash for Cash will begin 15 minutes prior to the parade and participants crossing the finish line under Skypoint at N. Broadway and 2nd Ave. N. will receive holiday prizes. Santa’s float will be the grand finale of the Parade and teddy bears sponsored by Darwin George will be distributed to children in the crowd. On Small Business Saturday, the DBA will announce the winner of their business plan competition Battle of the Plans. The winners will be awarded with the support and resources to launch their new business in Downtown Billings.
On December 2nd, the Christmas Stroll and the Holiday ArtWalk will take place downtown from 5-9pm. The Christmas Stroll showcases downtown shops and restaurants which will offer holiday specials and evening shopping hours. Children are invited to have their pictures taken with Santa in the lobby of the Northern Hotel. Participating businesses decorate their store fronts and offer festive refreshments. The Holiday Artwalk will showcase downtown art galleries and businesses that welcome the public to enjoy art, retail offerings, refreshments, and a festive night with friends and family.
About the Downtown Billings Alliance
The Downtown Billings Alliance is a non-profit organization composed of a small working staff and comprised of 3 entities with functioning Boards: the Downtown Billings Association, the Downtown Billings Partnership, and the Business Improvement District. The collective body of work produced by the Downtown Billings Alliance spans a broad spectrum of sectors including private, public, and quasi-governmental. The heart of the DBA mission is Downtown revitalization, development, and community building. The hope of the DBA mission is for the community to love their city.