Usher in the holiday season in style during your visit to Billings! This western haven is ready to welcome you—and help you make the most of this festive time of year. Big Sky Country is beautiful all year round, but during the holidays, it shines.
When it comes to Christmas cheer, Billings offers more than you might expect. Whether you prefer shopping, singing, or just admiring the decorations, there's sure to be an event that will lure you in. Here's our guide to the best upcoming Christmas events in Billings, MT.
Rescued & Reclaimed Country Christmas Vintage Market
Come to the MetraPark Expo Center to check out some of the area's finest vendors. The event, held this year on November 18th and 19th, is a tribute to those who consider the word antique to be a verb, adjective, and noun.
The Rescued & Reclaimed Country Christmas Vintage Market might be held earlier than some of the other Christmas Events in Billings, MT, but why not get a jump on things? You might discover the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
There will be vendors arriving from Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Idaho, and Minnesota, and several from Montana as well. Whether you're looking for jewelry, clothing, or other vintage items, you will surely find something to excite you here. The event planners have also arranged to have food vendors on hand for the occasion, so you can spend the whole day on-site without going hungry.
Christmas Music Quiz with Dulais Rhys
Looking for something to do on the Sunday after Thanksgiving? The Christmas Music Quiz could be the answer.
Dulais Rhys will lead audiences on a journey through the history of their favorite Christmas songs. You might be surprised at how much you didn't know about these traditional carols, no matter how many times you've heard them. Bring the family to the NOVA Center for the Performing Arts at 2 pm on November 27 for an unforgettable experience.
Festival of Trees
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by gazing at a lineup of festive Christmas trees? In addition to the opening Gala & Tree Auction, the Festival of Trees offers a lineup of events to make visions of sugarplums dance in your head.
From Thursday, December 1 through Saturday the 3rd, you can head to the Montana Pavilion to join the celebration. Though the gala might be a bit too much for young ones, the whole family is sure to enjoy the skating rink, photos and brunch with Santa, and the gift boutique. There will also be live entertainment from 5 to 8 on Friday evening and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
6th Annual Historic Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Set during the Festival of Trees, the lighting ceremony will serve as the perfect centerpiece for your fun weekend! The event occurs at Community Park at 6:15 pm sharp, so don't be late. Enjoy music, refreshments, and a visit from Santa, with the glorious Christmas tree in the background.
Holiday of Giving
If you arrive on Friday, November 9th, and want to feel part of the community, join the Native American Development Corporation (NADC) for the Holiday of Giving. Share a meal, participate in the gift giveaway, and join the locals as they celebrate the opening of their new shared facility.
You can find this space on Broadwater Avenue by the Shrine Auditorium. The evening is set to kick off at 6:30 pm.
Don't forget: one of our hotel policies stipulates a 4 pm check-in time, but you may be able to join us earlier if your room is ready. Check with us before you head over to the event of your choice. We're looking forward to seeing you!