Holiday Events

HO HO HO, there’s no place like Home for the Holidays! 

Each year, the Montrose Office of Business and Tourism hosts a festive schedule of events that includes the annual tree lighting in from of the historic Montrose County Courthouse, Small Business Saturday, the Parade of Lights, and Santa's Cabin. 

A detailed schedule of events is posted to this page and featured on the city's social media channels as soon as plans for the season's activities are finalized.

Go to to view a calendar of community events that are scheduled to occur throughout the year.

Parade of Lights

The Parade of Lights graces Main Street in Montrose and embraces a fresh theme each year that inspires groups to create brilliant floats. Vehicle clubs, bands, and livestock are also encouraged to register for the parade.

Tree Lighting

The annual Tree Lighting event with Santa at the historic Montrose County Courthouse occurs on the day after Thanksgiving, providing an occasion to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with carolers and hot chocolate.

Small Business Saturdays and Montrose Bucks

The city promotes Small Business Saturday on the first Saturday following Thanksgiving and adds extra buying power to the occasion by sponsoring the annual holiday Montrose Bucks promotion.

Letters to Santa

Waltz through a winter wonderland to Santa’s magical mailbox in front of Santa's Cabin to deliver your holiday wish list. 

Drop off your letters to Santa and be sure to leave your return address to hear back from the man, the myth, the legend.