As winter stirs its cold air through the Flathead Valley, the quaint town of Kalispell beckons visitors with it’s beautifully decorated downtown, ice skating, festivals, and walking trails. Kicking off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with sales at many of the local boutiques, and delightful treats warming the shelves at Cere’s Bakery, many families will fill the streets reveling in the magic of being together. Enjoy Montana boasts plenty of beautiful properties in close proximity to Kalispell, which offer a delightful reprieve for family coming for a visit. With so many exciting activities offered, we wanted to share a few of our favorites.
The Conrad Mansion will be decorated and ready to host guests looking to enjoy a step back in time. With its two-story Christmas tree and nativity scene housed in the gazebo, it’s a perfect excursion for families looking to embrace the magic of yesterday.
With many families looking for a special gift to give this year, a great place to explore is the Arts and Craftsmen of the Flathead Valley Christmas Show. Offering free parking and admission, as well as delicious food from local vendors, it is an excellent place to start your day. Unique and handcrafted gifts and wares will be available from a myriad of shops and local artisans. This is the best place to find that one of a kind gift for the person on your list who treasures quality.
The Art Walk and Holiday Stroll will begin the month of December with a beautiful shopping excursion through downtown Kalispell. Make sure you get your walking card and when you get twelve stamps you can turn it in to be entered into a drawing for gift certificates. It’s a wonderful opportunity to join friends and neighbors as they explore local businesses, enjoy sweet treats, and sip a hot mug of cider.
Be sure to take a moment to enjoy the tree lighting and caroling that will take place at 6:00 PM at Depot Park. Children will enjoy the lights and sweet sounds of the holiday.
The Christmas of the North Parade will be held December 9th at 5:00 PM. Don’t forget to save your place early! Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance and it is a long-held tradition for many families. Full of colorful floats and decorations with lively music and holiday fun, it is the perfect moment to embrace the traditional revelry of the holiday.
Kalispell Montana is a great place to enjoy many end-of-the-year celebrations. From delicious restaurants, local distilleries, holiday traditions, and museums, there are a lot of activities for families to experience. With vacation rentals ranging from lake homes to cabin rentals and everything in between, our properties are the perfect location to explore all that Kalispell and the Flathead Valley have to offer. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.