December 6-7, 2013 Red Lodge Montana

Red Lodge Christmas Stroll Visit us on Facebook

December 6-7, 2013

Red Lodge Christmas Stroll Visit us on Facebook

WHERE: Downtown Red Lodge

WHEN: Friday Dec 6 and Saturday Dec 7 - Beginning at 6pm

COST: Free

If you’ve never been here for Red Lodge’s annual Christmas Stroll, your holiday season is missing some of its magic. For two evenings, December 6 and 7, our downtown shops open their doors late with goodies and treats, while the entire town turns out for the kind of holiday cheer and goodwill that keeps the hearth fires burning ‘til spring. The Stroll starts at 6pm with the increasingly popular Blade Parade (who knew there were so many ways to decorate a snowplow?) and stores stay open until around 9pm. So bundle up the kids and bring your holiday shopping list. It’s a perfect recipe for enjoying the holiday season: Ski, Stroll, & Stay the night.


Red Lodge Christmas Stroll Blade Parade

Blade Parade
6pm Friday Night

Red Lodge Christmas Stroll Santa's Wagon

Santa in the Blade Parade


Santa Claus will be
at the Elks 6-9 both nights

Tricksy the Clown

Tricksy the Clown
will be with Santa!



Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Rides Fri & Sat
Enjoy the festivies from a horse drawn wagon. Established in 1986, Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Rides offers wagon and sleigh rides in Red Lodge, Montana and surrounding communities. The outfit was founded by Don and Gloria Coutts. Don, a Montana Hall of Fame teamster, and his wife, Gloria, still run the business today.

Lantern Walk

Honey’s on Saturday, Nov 16th and make a lantern for the Christmas Stroll. On Friday, December 6th, meet at 5:30 in front of the library. We will stroll down Broadway with our lanterns just before the blade parade. Cost is $3 that includes lantern making materials, tea light and a hot cocoa or tea! You are welcome to bring your own lantern. Call Nicole Barlow at 446-3645 if you have any questions.


Red Lodge Books and Tea

Book Signing: Curt Layman - Friday night
For the first evening of the 2013 Christmas Stroll, we're happy to welcome Billings author Curt Layman and his latest book, "The Christmas Cheese." Not shy in the use of ‘fifty-cent’ words, it is the author’s intent to entice his young audience into an obtainable world of valor, and bravery, and heroism. more...

Red Lodge Books and Tea

Book Signing: Seabring Davis - Sat night
Seabring Davis, author of "A Montana Table: Recipes from Chico Hot Springs Lodge" and "Food Lovers' Guide to Montana," is bringing us her brand-new cookbook. Seabring invites you to sample Montana's definitive cuisine in "A Taste of Montana: Favorite Recipes from Big Sky Country." more...


Whispering Pines

Book Signing - Sat Night
Author Sue Clifton will be signing her book THE HAWK AND THE DEER. It is a contemporary western romance set in Red Lodge Montana. ($10 per book will be donated to Casting for Recovery).

Whispering Pines

Sister's on the Fly Book Signing - Saturday
The Sister's on the Fly will not have any trailers here this year but... They will be doing a book signing on the recent book that was released "Cast Iron Cooking with Sister's on the Fly" on Saturday night here at Whispering Pines. We will have several of the Sisters here to welcome everyone in their festive attire and we will be doing a book signing all night.
We are serving brownies and hot chocolate.


Red Lodge School of Dance

Nutcracker Performance - Sat Night
Saturday night of the stroll from 6-8 at the RL School of Dance, dancers will be performing pieces from the Nutcracker for the public to enjoy.

Red Lodge School of Dance

Dancing in RL Drug - Friday
There will be dancers in the RL Drug window on Friday night


Red Lodge School of Dance

Making of the 2014 Ballerina Calendar Video
Red Lodge School of Dance will be showing the video of the making of the 2014 Ballerina Calendar featuring all local RL School of Dance ballerinas during the Stroll on Friday night. The calendars are on sale at the RLA Chamber of Commerce (side noteJ) with proceeds benefiting the RL School of Dance.

Tracing Skylines - Ski Movie

Friday Dec 6, 8:15 to 9:30 Roman Theater
Tickets: $8 for adults and $6 for Children. Tickets sold at the door starting at 7:15pm.
Every skier knows what it’s like to call a few friends, pack up, and head out for a trip. Rather than spend another winter chasing storms, six of the top pros and their closest pals embark on their own interpretations of a “trip of a lifetime,” taking them deep into new and uncharted territory See More...


Into the Mind - Ski Movie

Sat Dec 7, Roman Theater at 4pm
Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for Children. Tickets sold at the door starting at 3:15pm.
The new film by Sherpas Cinema This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests. See More...

Survivors Tree Lighting Ceremony

Fri Dec 6, Depot Gallery at 5pm Joyce and Dennis Kramer would like to invite you to the survivors tree lighting ceremony on Friday night of Christmas Stroll. Montana COPS is a non profit organization providing services for survivors of law enforcement officers fallen in the line of duty. The MT chapter of National COPS has been formed since Sept 2010. C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement and its survivors.

Area Non-Profits...

...Will Be Joining the Festivities

  • Ducks Unlimited: Selling calendars
  • Gift of Education: Selling books
  • Palisades Resort Ministries: Christmas Candle Making
  • People to People: Trip Fundraiser Raffle Tickets
  • RLA Chamber of Commerce: Complimentary Pine Cone Ornaments & Stroll Poster and Raffle Ticket Sales
  • Silver Run Ski Association: Raffle ticket sales of piece of art donated by Charles Ringer

  • More Non-Profits...
  • West High Native American Club
  • Canine Assistants
  • Northwest College Photography Theme Seminar
  • Beartooth Ski Patrol
  • Republic Services