The family-friendly tradition of strolling Main Street in downtown Bozeman continues on Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Rain, snow or shine, this event will happen...you just bring the good cheer!

Bring the whole family to ride on the hay wagons, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, watch the lighting ceremony of the downtown decorations, check out the gingerbread house contest display, sing Christmas carols, and grab a bite to eat from one of over 40 non-profit food vendors.

Do I need a button? Well, yes, if you want to participate in many of the activities:

The Christmas Stroll is a free community event that is 100% supported by our business sponsors and the sales of our timeless button souvenirs.

You can support this great event by purchasing a $4 Stroll button, which is your ticket to enjoy many of the great activities including the Santa pictures at the Baxter Hotel, the hay wagon rides from Soroptimist Park (at the corner of Rouse and Main), kids' activities throughout the day at the Emerson Cultural Center and more.

The “Official 2015 Christmas Stroll Buttons” will be on sale at many local businesses after November 25. Button locations will be listed at downtownbozeman.org.

When you purchase your Stroll button, fill out a ballot for a chance to win one of 18 great prizes including Bridger Bowl passes, Downtown Dollars, three-day Sweet Pea Festival passes, Museum of the Rockies passes and more.

(photo Downtown Bozeman Association)