Holiday Events

The City of Montrose typically sponsors and coordinates a full schedule of annual holiday activities. 2020 is going to look differently as we will not be hosting the traditional tree lighting, Santa's Cabin, or holiday parade. Stay tuned to this page and our social media channels for information about ways to participate in other wonderful winter activities this year. Go to to view a calendar of community events that are scheduled to occur throughout the year.

"Light Your Night" Tree Lighting 

On the evening of November 27, as the sun sinks behind the mountains, join the City of Montrose in a special at-home tree lighting event, Light Your Night, at 5:30 pm. On social media, we will share the virtual Montrose tree lighting to kick off the 2020 holiday season and we want you to plug your tree in with us to light up the night! Share photos and videos of your at-home tree lighting on social media and tag @City_of_Montrose on Instagram and @CityofMontroseCO on Facebook.

Small Business Saturdays

There’s more in store when you shop small this season! Join us for not one, but FOUR Small Business Saturdays this year. Starting November 28 in Downtown Montrose, spend $50 and get $10 in Montrose Bucks at the participating businesses listed below on Saturdays, while supplies last. 

  • Amazing Glaze (209 E Main St) @amazingglazeart
  • Chow Down Pet Supplies (202 E Main St) @chowdown_montrose
  • Colorado-ology (328 E Main St) @coloradoology
  • Country Flair (335 E Main St) @countryflair.montrose
  • D'Medici Footwear & Clothing (316 E Main St) @DMediciFootwearClothing
  • Downtown Mercantile @Downtown Mercantile
  • Ed's Fly Shop (432 E Main St) @edsflyshop
  • Fabula (317 E Main St) @fabfabula
  • Just Like New Consignment (206 E Main St) @justlikenewmontrose
  • Luxe Designs Boutique (24 S Grand Ave) @luxe_designs_boutique
  • Montrose Anglers (309 E Main St) @montroseanglers
  • Mosaic @MosaicMontrose
  • She-She (340 E Main St) @sheshemontrose
  • The Great Outdoors (10 S Selig Ave) @greatoutdoorsmontrose
  • The Green Cupboard (443 E Main St) @thegreencupboard2
  • Tiffany Etc. @tiffany_etc25

Tour of Lights

All is Bright with the Tour of Lights in the City of Montrose. Spread holiday cheer from a distance this year. Light up your business, home, or neighborhood like Rudolph’s nose then sign-up to be featured on a map with other decorating pros. 

Join the contest by registering online through December 4 for a chance to win a prize and be featured in the newspaper. The Tour of Lights and voting will run from December 11 to December 31 with winners to be announced shortly thereafter.

Letters to Santa

Waltz through a winter wonderland to Santa’s magical mailbox in front of City Hall to deliver your holiday wish list this year. Drop off your letter from December 11 to December 24 and be sure to leave your return address to hear back from the man, the myth, the legend.

Montrose Bucks

It’s the season of giving and we’ve got a Montrose Bucks promotion for YOU! For every $50 worth of Montrose Bucks purchased, get an additional $10. There is a purchase limit of $400 per household (which adds up to $480 in Montrose Bucks)! Get a few extra gifts this year and support local businesses while doing it.

Purchase your Montrose Bucks gift card online and have it sent right to your door.

*Offer good through December 31, 2020. Montrose Bucks Gift Card Program is issued by Metabank, National Association, Member FDIC