Christmas Stroll & Parade

Christmas Stroll & Parade


December 1, 2017

4:00-7:00 pm

Friday, December 1st

****New this year*** 3 New drawings for big prizes***

Drawing for 55” LG Smart TV. (valued at $799.99)

Plus 2 additional baskets filled with local items.

For every $10 spent in participating business, you will receive a ticket to enter the drawing.  The more you spend the more tickets you receive.

Contest runs November 24-December 1st.

Bring your receipt dated 11/24-12/1 into Steele’s and receive your tickets. The drawing will be at the tree lighting 7:20 pm Friday night. Need not be present to win.

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4 pm to 7 pm: Christmas Stroll: Main Street and surrounding streets

Check your Stroll Button Numbers for in-store prizes at participating businesses in Deer Lodge.

There will be store sales and other events throughout the day.

4 pm to 6:30 pm: Santa’s Visit

Santa will be at City Hall on Main Street from 4 pm till 6:30 pm. Christmas youth activities in City Hall second floor.  Ages 4-12.

7:00 pm: The Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Parade of Lights down Main Street

Let’s come together in memory of Tina Schowengerdt and ‘Light Up Deer Lodge’. Everyone is invited to take part, individuals, and businesses, big or small. No need to register in advance, but for more information please call Julie on 846-2094. The Parade will form on Main Street by Pizza Hut at 6:45 pm and enter Main Street from Rainbow Avenue at 7 pm. It will proceed south along Main Street ending at Montana Avenue where it will disband.

NO THROWING CANDY FROM THE FLOATS, please. Elves will hand out candy during the Parade.

7:20 pm: Tree Lighting, Prize Drawings & Stroll Button winners

Stroll Button winners 1st $200 Chamber bucks, 2nd $100 Chamber Bucks. Drawing for 55” LG Smart TV and 2 baskets values at $400. The drawing will take place next to the Post Office, after the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at 7:20 pm.

Remember, Stroll Button winners YOU MUST HAVE A BUTTON AND BE PRESENT TO WIN!

7:30 pm: Christmas Festival at the Pen Convention Center, 925 Main Street

The Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation will be holding their annual Holiday Celebration at The Pen. Main events start at 7:30 pm with dinner, no-host bar, door prizes, raffles (including 50/50, liquor basket, etc.) plus Live Music and Dancing. At 9 pm the draw for the winning ticket for the 1966 Factory GT mustang Raffle Car will take place.

7:30 pm: Children’s Movie “Despicable Me 3” (PG): Rialto Theater, 418 Main Street

The movie is FREE but canned donations to the Deer Lodge Food Pantry will be welcomed. Sponsored by the Rock Creek Cattle Company, Louie Bartoletti, Ron Snow & Valley Foods.

7:30 pm Cutler Brothers Theater “A Christmas StoryDecember 1 – 17 with performances Fridays – Sundays.

♦  Saturday, December 2nd

11:00 am: Children’s Movie “Despicable Me 3” (PG): Rialto Theater, 418 Main Street

The movie is FREE but canned donations to the Deer Lodge Food Pantry will be welcomed. Sponsored by the Rock Creek Cattle Company, Louie Bartoletti, Ron Snow & Valley Foods.


Sunday, December 3rd

1 pm to 4 pm: Grant-Kohrs Ranch Holiday Open House

The Kohrs family ranch house will be decorated in late 1880’s Victorian style and open for tours from 1 pm. Items from the Kohrs family collection will be on display. Activities include a scavenger hunt, holiday crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa, Refreshments, hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows at the Bonfire and more. The open house is free. Call (406) 846-2070


Stroll Buttons

Stroll Buttons are on sale at ACE Hardware, Keystone Drug, Gifts & Floral, and Valley Foods. Up to 800 Buttons are available at $3.00 each and provide over 150 opportunities for the wearer to win Store Prizes and over $550 in prizes. During the Stroll, button wearers can visit local businesses, and if they find their number matches the number in the store they receive a prize. Numbers can be checked after the Stroll in most businesses, and some merchants draw extra numbers each week in the run-up to Christmas, so be sure to visit them often. Don’t forget, button numbers will be called out following the tree lighting on Friday at 7:20 pm, giving you opportunities to win Gift Certificates valued up to $300!

Christmas Cash

Interest-free loans of up to $2,000 are available from First Security Bank, Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge and Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan. A $15.00 fee is due at the time of application.

Loans are paid back over 10 months starting January 2018.

Customers presenting Christmas Cash for a purchase MUST sign the front of the cash where indicated. Cash may be used at any participating business. Merchants will need to endorse the back of the Cash and deposit with their bank. The Cash is then redeemed with a 3% discount.


All Deer Lodge Businesses are invited to participate in the Christmas Cash program for free.



Businesses Accepting Christmas Cash
1 Company Address Telephone
2 Ace Hardware 506 Second 846-2461
3 406 Coffee Cabin 903 Main Street 846-7603
4 American Eyecare 513 Main Street 846-2854
5 Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street 846-1884
6 Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street 846-3400
7 Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street 846-3288
8 Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 3707 N Frontage Rd 846-1925
9 Cottonwood Clinic MedSpa 310 Main Street 846-4275
10 Cutler Bros 301 Main Street 846-4096
11 Deer Lodge Family Dental 712 4th Street 846-1216
12 Deer Lodge Medical Center 1100 Hollenbeck Ln 846-2212
13 Deer Lodge Valley Therapy 307 1/2 Missouri Ave 846-3448
14 Dino Mart 1007 Village Lane 846-7605
15 Elk Ridge Brewery 320 Main Street 846-4650
16 Elk Tips Outdoor Gear 329 Main Street 431-0876
17 Jailbreakers 818 Main Street 560-1206
18 Jay’s Small Engine 505 Main Street 210-4145
19 Joan’s Unique Hairdesigns 305 Missouri Ave 846-1610
20 Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street 846-2120
21 Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C 846-3455
22 Lynn’s Hairstyles & Wild Iris 124 Milwaukee Ave. 846-3702
23 Montana Bar 412 Main Street 846-2895
24 Montana Massage 301 Missouri 438-2695
25 Mount Powell Tire Center 217 Main Street 846-2205
26 Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street 846-2700
27 New To You 501 Main Street 846-2176
28 Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street 846-3111
29 P C Senior Center 100 Missouri 846-3939
30 Pizza Hut 202 N Main 846-2777
31 Premier Physical Therapy 600 Main Street, Suite 1 846-7770
32 Prison Pizza 818 Main Street 846-4800
33 Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street 846-3096
34 R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave 846-2858
35 Ryan Plumbing & Heating 820 Montana Ave 846-2007
36 Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave 846-2424
37 Starr Family Dental 1101 Maryland Ave 846-3532
38 Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street 846-3311
39 Subway 1007 Village Lane 846-9204
40 Sun-Up Fitness 1010 Carter 846-7575
41 Teresa’s Mane Attraction 515 Main Street 846-2862
42 Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland 846-1400
43 Today’s Image 407 Main Street 846-1744
44 Treasure State Auto/NAPA 201 Cottonwood 846-1300
45 Valley Foods 711 Main Street 846-2684
46 Victory Lanes 514 4th Street 846-0056

The Deer Lodge Christmas Lights are supported by: