This week is packed with opportunities to meet new people in the Bozeman area because there are big holiday events, live music, meet-ups, small gatherings and just about every social option under the sun.

MANHATTAN INDOOR FARMERS MARKET - Wednesday, November 29th: Happening 4pm to 7pm at 120 South 5th Street. There's always something fantastic to find at a farmers market. It's casual, definitely social, and a chance to purchase locally made goods like holiday gifts, treats, jams, sewn goods, and more. It's FREE to attend, and put on by the Manhattan Farmers Market.

SHINE HOLIDAY MARKET - Thursday, November 30th: Happening at SHINE Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop at 451 East Main Street in downtown Bozeman. A fun place to enjoy a craft beer, great food from LaPa from 4pm to 8pm. Get festive in the heart of downtown while you browse stalls inside from local artists who will be on hand.

MAMA MEET-UP AT THE MUSEUM - Thursday, November 30th: Happening 5pm to 7:30pm, hosted by THRIVE. Register in advance at the link above. This Mama Meet-Up is happening at the Museum of the Rockies (600 West Kagy, Bozeman). "Join our warm and friendly community designed for single moms and their kiddos to connect, bond, and have fun together!"


HOLIDAYS WITH THE EMERSON BAZAAR - Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd: Happening 4pm to 8pm in the Emerson Ballroom and several of the artists' shops. You can do some thoughtful holiday shopping AND meet some of the artists who call The Emerson home. Art of all kinds, and for all budgets will be for sale at this two day shopping event.

THREE FORKS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL - Friday, December 1st: Happening 4:30pm to 7:30pm in downtown Three Forks. The parade starts at 5:30pm. Shopping and food vendors, along with a gingerbread house contest. "The Stroll will kick off with a tree lighting ceremony and a lighted parade that is led by Santa himself! The annual event will also feature a gingerbread contest, indoor and outdoor vendors, a stage with performances, wreath auction, merchant bingo, and pictures with Santa Claus."

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LIVINGSTON'S 111TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL - Friday, December 1st: Happening 4pm to 8pm in historic downtown Livingston. Evening shopping, entertainment, and Santa arriving on his wagon. Food vendors, warm drinks, wagon rides and the passport for cash. All the holiday fun you'd expect from charming Livingston.

Livingston Christmas Stroll 2023 poster
Livingston Christmas Stroll 2023 poster

43rd ANNUAL DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN CHRISTMAS STROLL - Saturday, December 2nd: Happening from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Main Street. This is a HUGE, festive, holiday evening packed with all sorts of events and activities for people of all ages. Art, music, caroling, gingerbread houses, Santa leading the Main Street parade to light up the intersections, food vendors, and so many other things to enjoy.

The Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll is FREE to attend, but you can support the event by purchasing a 'stroll button' at any downtown sponsor location. Those who purchase buttons are entered to win some really great prizes from stroll sponsors.

Photo by Isabela Kronemberger on Unsplash
Photo by Isabela Kronemberger on Unsplash

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT & ARTS FAIR (Livingston) - Saturday, December 2nd: Happening 9am to 4pm at the Park County Fairgrounds (46 View Vista Drive, Livingston). Entry is just $1 and includes a raffle ticket to win door prizes. 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM | Food available in Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Photo booth with Santa, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Magical Balloon Making Elf, 3:30 PM | Ugly (or Magical) Holiday Sweater Judging.

Livingston Holiday Craft Fair 2023 poster
Livingston Holiday Craft Fair 2023 poster

STORY MANSION VICTORIAN HOLIDAY TEA - Sunday, December 3rd: There are two separate tea times and tickets can be purchased in advance. The first will be at 12:30 PM and the second will be at 3:30 PM. $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Hosted by Friends of the Story Mansion. What to expect at this event:

"Be transported in time. Experience the grandeur of Bozeman’s historic Story Mansion as we serve traditionally steeped hot teas, and sweet and savory treats on vintage china in the elegant first-floor living room, dining room, foyer, and library."

"Songs of Earth" (Documentary, Montana Premiere) - Sunday, December 3rd: 7pm at the Museum of the Rockies, the Bozeman Doc Series continues with the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed new documentary, Songs of Earth. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are available in advance or at the door. About the documentary:

Margreth Olin has created a stunning, cinematic work about life, death, nature and about simply being present in the world. With her native Norway’s dizzyingly beautiful mountain landscapes as its monumental backdrop, Olin embarks on an existential journey with her own ageing parents as the human yardstick out in the vast expanses.

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