DEER LODGE CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2010
Christmas Stroll Weekend – December 3rd to 5th
Santa’s Visit: Friday and Saturday December 3rd and 4th
A little bit of the North Pole will be arriving in Deer Lodge on Friday 3rd December. Santa will be at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street from 5pm till 7pm. Helpers will be on hand to give out candy and other goodies. On Saturday December 4th 2010, Santa will be strolling along Main Street.
Christmas Festival: Friday December 3rd
Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation is once again sponsoring the Holiday Festival Celebration. Starting at 7pm, there will be silent and live auctions (including decorated trees, table decorations, etc.), live music, food and drinks. Santa will make a special appearance at 9pm, drawing the winning ticket for the 1965 Mustang Raffle Car. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. These events will be held at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street and are FREE.
Stroll Buttons will be on sale at Keystone Drug & Gifts, Valley Foods, ACE Hardware, MRC, Cattail Co. Floral & Gifts, Old Prison Museum Gift Shop, J & J Variety, Greany’s Dry Goods and the Powell County Senior Citizen Center. Buttons cost $2 each and are numbered, providing over 100 opportunities for the wearer to win prizes and Gift Certificates. During the Stroll, button wearers can visit local businesses, and if they find their button number matches the number in the store they will be given a prize. Some merchants have Stroll Numbers drawn each week, so be sure to visit them regularly up until Christmas. Don’t forget, Button numbers will be called out during the Christmas Stroll, giving you a chance to win Chamber Gift Certificates valued up to $100!
Merchants with stroll numbers include: Ace Hardware, Cattail Co. Floral & Gifts, Greany’s Dry Goods, J&J Variety, Keystone Drug & Gifts, MRC, Old Montana Prison Gift Shop, Valley Foods, Powell County Senior Citizen Center, Quilters Corner, Steeles Furniture & Appliances, Radio Shack / Internet Computer Connections, Mountain Man Trading Post, Browsing Bison Books, Scharfs Family Restaurant, Silver State Post, The River Radio, Broken Arrow Steakhouse, Lickety Print, Peoples bank of Deer Lodge, Powell County Medical Center, R&C Home Improvements, Serenity Salon & Nails, Montana Bar, Pizza Hut, Today’s Image, New To You.
Christmas Stroll: Saturday December 4th
The Christmas Stroll will take place on Main Street between 2pm till 7pm. There will be two drawings for Chamber Gift Certificates, based upon stroll number buttons purchased by participants. The first drawing will be held in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30pm, the second will be held at the Community Christmas Tree in front of the Post Office directly after the Parade of Lights. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Three blocks of the central business district (300, 400, 500) will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Parade of Lights: Saturday December 4th
The Parade will start down Main Street at 6pm. This year’s theme is ‘Rock & Roll Christmas’. The Parade will form at 5:30pm on Second Street by NAPA, and will enter Main Street on California Ave. It will proceed south along Main Street ending at Montana Ave where it will disband. There will be NO CANDY THROWING FROM THE FLOATS. However, Elves will hand out candy from baskets whilst walking alongside the Parade. There will be trophies awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best in parade, and the Old Montana Prison will award a free family or business membership to whomever knocks them out of second place!
Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday December 4th
The official Lighting of the Christmas Tree will take place immediately following on from the Parade of Lights at approximately 7pm, on the grounds of the Post Office. This is when the second drawing for Chamber Gift Certificates will take place.
Drawing for Chamber Gift Certificates: Saturday December 4th
There will be a $25 and $50 gift certificate drawing in front of Greany’s Dry Goods store at 3:30pm. The second set of drawings, for $25, $50 and $100 Chamber Gift Certificates, will take place after the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Post Office, following the Parade of Lights. Remember, you must have a Stroll Button and be present to stand a chance of winning.
Grant-Kohrs Ranch Victorian Holiday: Sunday December 5th
The Victorian Holiday Open House will be from 1pm till 4pm. The elegant 1862 Kohrs family ranch house will be decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas. Activities include house tours, wagon rides, blacksmithing, children’s crafts and activities with assorted refreshments. The Hamilton ACappella Society will be performing, and Santa will be making an appearance. For more information, please call (406) 846-2070
Interest free loans, up to $2000, will be available from Peoples Bank, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan, and First Security Bank. A fee of $10 is due at the time of application. Christmas Cash loans will be available starting November 15th. The customer presenting Christmas Cash for a purchase MUST sign the front of the cash where indicated. Cash may be used at any participating business. Merchants will need to endorse the back of the Cash and deposit with their bank. The Cash is then redeemed with a 3% discount. Businesses that are not Chamber Members are invited to participate in the Christmas Cash program for a fee of $25. This fee is to cover the expenses of printing the money and for part of the advertising.
Merchants accepting Christmas Cash include: Ace Hardware, Cattail Co. Floral & Gifts, Greany’s Dry Goods, J&J Variety, Keystone Drug & Gifts, MRC, Old Montana Prison Gift Shop, Valley Foods, Joan’s Unique Hair Designs, Quilters Corner, Steeles Furniture & Appliances, Radio Shack / Internet Computer Connections, Mountain Man Trading Post, Browsing Bison Books, Scharfs Family Restaurant, Pioneer Meats, R-B Drive-In, Silver State Post, Broken Arrow Steakhouse, Lickety Print, Peoples bank of Deer Lodge, Powell County Medical Center, R&C Home Improvements, Serenity Salon & Nails, Montana Bar, Pizza Hut, Today’s Image, New To You, Deer Lodge Plaza, Deer Lodge Valley Therapy, Mount Powell Tire Center (Les Schwab), Premier Family Practice, Premier Physical Therapy, R-B Drive In, Town Pump, Dave Jette Painting, Ryan Heating & Plumbing, Treasure State Auto (NAPA)