A big holiday week means big fun around the Gallatin Valley. Friends in town? You have lots of things to keep them entertained this Thanksgiving week.

Monday, November 22nd - December: Belgrade Holiday Light Park - Happening at the Belgrade Senior Center park every evening through December. (92 East Cameron Avenue, Belgrade) From dusk until 11pm. All sorts of light displays and holiday favorite inflatables. Sponsored by the Belgrade Community Coalition.

Wednesday, November 24th: Trivia at SHINE Beer Sanctuary - (451 East Main, downtown Bozeman) Happens every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm. Free to play and prizes for the winners.

Wednesday, November 24th: November Open Play Date at Alder Creek Park - Starts at 10am, organized by Bozeman Moms Collective. Let the kiddos play while the Moms hang out and enjoy each others company.

Wednesday, November 24th: Men's Bible Study at City Brew Coffee - (855 South 29th, Bozeman. The one by Kohls.) 7am to 8pm. Hosted by Mosaic Chapel. This is a recurring event, every Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, November 24th: R0CK'N Bingo at El Camino Bar - (211 East Main, downtown Bozeman) Weekly event from 6pm to 8pm. Free to play and prizes for winners.

Photo Credit: Robin Mayer
Photo Credit: Robin Mayer

Thursday, November 25th (Thanksgiving): Huffing For Stuffing Race - Start your holiday by running in the Huffing for Stuffing race to benefit the Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Registration link and details above. Celebrating 15 years!

Thursday, November 25th: Miracle at Midtown - FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Bourbon - (515 West Aspen, Bozeman) From Noon to 3pm. This meal is free and open to the community, especially those in need. Sponsored by Bourbon and Bozeman Real Estate Group.

Friday, November 26th - December: Photos With Santa at the Gallatin Valley Mall - Black Friday is the first day you'll be able to get photos with Santa at the GVM. The link above has pricing and details. No appointment is necessary. Please note, hours vary by day.

Saturday, November 27th: Gallatin Valley Farmers Market Holiday Edition - Happening at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. 9am to 3pm. The famous holiday edition market where you can find hand-crafted and home-grown products, perfect for gift giving.

Saturday, November 27th: Small Business Saturday Gallatin Valley - Happening at stores all over Gallatin County with the idea being to shop local, shop small. This is an annual event, focused in downtown Bozeman but Belgrade, Livingston and other towns participating as well.

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