Spirit of Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 5:00pm 

Kalispell marks the beginning of the holiday season every year with a joyful parade the day after Thanksgiving.  Colorful Christmas floats, community bands, antique fire trucks, and horse-drawn wagons are some of the parade participants you'll see.  Santa and Mrs. Claus make their first visit of the season and invite kids of all ages to join them after the parade for the tree lighting ceremony at Deport Park, then it's off to the Kalispell Center Mall where there's milk and cookies for everyone!



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Event Dates

12/10/2016 – 12/10/2016

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

Type of Festival

Town Celebration or Festival

Event Setting

The parade begins at the corner of Main Street and 8th Street West, near the Flathead County Courthouse.  It continues north on Main Street through the historic downtown area and finishes at Depot Park, where the tree lighting ceremony takes place at 7:00 pm.

Driving Directions

From the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 93 in Kalispell, head south on Highway 93 (Main Street) for about 1/4 mile.  Depot Park, where the parade ends, will be on your left.  The parade starts about 8 blocks south on Main Street and continues north toward Depot Park. 

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