Santa is a busy dude this week around southwest Montana. Events, parties, strolls, sales, concerts...you name it. If it's holiday related, it's probably happening this week.

Today through 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.

Friday, December 3rd - Three Forks Christmas Stroll - Happening in downtown Three Forks with shopping specials all day. 3:30pm gingerbread contest judging, 4:30pm street vendors & street stage, Santa pictures, tree & wreath auction, 5:00pm tree lighting, 5:30pm parade.

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Friday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 4th: 406 Holiday Market at the Gallatin Valley Mall - Happening 4pm to 7pm on Friday, 11am to 6pm on Saturday. Near the Macy's mall entrance. Local makers and vendors selling wares and crafts.

Friday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 4th: The Holiday Shoppe at Iron Maiden Welding in Belgrade - (351 Floss Flt, Belgrade) Starts at 4pm each day. Shop local with these businesses all in one place: Iron Maiden Welding, Golden Spot Jewelry, Sew Many Stitches, Cabin Clutter 406, Jo Jone Jewelry, The Nutty Montanan, Bob Hemmers Cutting Boards.

Friday, December 3rd: Livingston Christmas Stroll - (Main Street, Livingston) Happening 5pm to 9pm. All the fun you'd expect in beautiful downtown Livingston. Santa, wagon rides, shopping, vendor booths, music, Frosty the Snowman, family friendly events, firepits to stay warm, gifts from Santa for the kids and deals at restaurants. Many businesses offering free gift wrapping.

Saturday, December 4th: Visit Santa at Owenhouse Ace West - (8695 Huffine Lane, Bozeman) Happening 10am to 4pm. Visit the big man himself to get a picture taken and then your FREE picture will be emailed to you.

Saturday, December 4th: 41st Annual Christmas Stroll in Downtown Bozeman - Music starts at 4pm from local school choirs. Events continue along Main Street until 8pm. Buy a $4 button to support the event! (Full schedule at the link above.)

Saturday, December 4th: Livingston's Holiday Market at the Livingston Civic Center - Happening 9am to 4pm. Lots of artist and craft vendors, baked goods and local specialties. Admission is just $1 or a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Raffle tickets for sale to win vendor prizes.

Saturday, December 4th: Victorian Holiday Market at The Extreme History Project - (234 East Mendenhall, downtown Bozeman) Happening 3pm to 6pm. It's an Open House event where you can have hot cocoa, meet the board members and browse the events and gift shop.

Sunday, December 5th: Friends of the Story Mansion Winter Festival - (811 South Willson, Bozeman) Happening 1pm to 4pm. LOTS of entertainment, silent auction, caroling, craft projects for kids, along with hot cocoa and cookies! Everyone is invited.

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