The City of Montrose sponsors and coordinates a full slate of annual holiday activities as part of our Hometown Holiday Traditions.
Annual Tree Lighting & Opening of Santa's Cabin
Kick off the holidays the day after Thanksgiving (November 24) at 5 pm. Events include the Pre-Tree Lighting Story Time on the steps of the historic Montrose County Courthouse, Welcoming Santa to Town, and the annual Tree Lighting, immediately followed by the opening of Santa’s Cabin for the season.
Brought to you by the City of Montrose and the United Methodist Church Youth Ministries. Stay tuned for more information on Santa's schedule!
Parade of Lights
The traditional Parade of Lights illuminates Historic Main Street. Join us the first Saturday in December 2 at 5 pm. A fun, annual event designed to bring holiday cheer to the Montrose community, the Parade of Lights is brought to you by the City of Montrose, Montrose Police Department, and Montrose Lions Club.
2013: VFW Commander Randy Leonard, DAV Commander Gary Gratton, VFW Commander Hal Emick
2014: Office of Business and Tourism's TRAC Team (Tourism Retail Advisory Committee)
2015: Black Canyon National Park
2016: Public Lands Organizations: National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and other associations and organizations that provide community partnerships.
Past Parade Themes
2012: A Wild West Christmas
2013: 12 Days of Christmas
2014: Christmas Stories: Portray a holiday story from a favorite movie, book, or song
2015: Starry Nights, Holiday Delights (honoring Black Canyon National Park certification as International Dark Sky Park)