Holiday Events

Snow is falling, hot cocoa is steaming, lights are glistening and bells are ringing! Holidays in Montrose are here and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. Join us as we Jingle All the Way through this holiday season of friends, family, and fun.

Each year, the Montrose Office of Business and Tourism hosts a festive schedule of events that includes the annual tree lighting, Montrose Bucks, Small Business Saturday, Parade of Lights, Santa's Cabin, and Letters to Santa.

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

Parade of Lights

Watch as the city lights up the night with this year’s Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. Registered groups will jingle their way from E Main St to N Rio Grande to celebrate the holiday season. 

Want to register a group to participate for a chance to win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize? Register here to join the fun and show off your holiday spirit with lights, sounds, performance, and creativity encompassing the Jingle All the Way theme. 

Registration closes on Thursday, December 1, at 5:00 p.m.

Tree Lighting

Jingle to this year’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 25! 

Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic County Courthouse for hot cocoa, cookies, caroling, and the exciting countdown to lighting Montrose’s festive Christmas Tree. 

Following the tree lighting, join Santa on his carriage ride to Santa’s Cabin for family fun and activities.

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Santa's Cabin

Bring the holidays to life this year with a visit to Santa’s Cabin. Located at Demoret Park, Santa’s Cabin will be open for the season starting on November 25 at 6:30 p.m. Following the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m., take photos with Santa and hang around the fire pit with hot chocolate and s’mores! 

Opening Cabin Hours

  • Date: Friday, November 25
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Regular Cabin Hours

  • Dates: Saturday, November 26, Saturday, December 10 & 17, and Friday, December 23.  
  • Opening Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Special Cabin Hours 

  • Date: Saturday, December 3 
  • Time: Approximately 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Due to the Parade Of Lights starting at  5:30 p.m., cabin hours will start right after the parade!  

Special thanks to the Methodist Church for partnering with us again to bring Santa’s Cabin to life.

Letters to Santa

Need to ask Santa for something special this year? Write a letter and drop by Santa’s Cabin! 

Starting November 25 through December 19, Letters to Santa will be accepted in the mailbox attached to Santa’s Cabin. Make sure to leave your return address to hear back before Christmas. 

Montrose Bucks & Small Business Saturday

Looking to stretch your dollars a little further this holiday season? 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.

The annual Montrose Bucks holiday promotion that began on Saturday, November 26, is now SOLD OUT.

*The Montrose Bucks Gift Card is issued by Pathward, National Association, Member FDIC