Christmas Village Events | Holidays in Bigfork

America’s Christmas Village knows how to ring in the month of December! Don’t miss all the bright and beautiful holiday activities happening in beautiful Bigfork, Montana all month long.


Photo credit: Kelly Addy

If your children have four feet and fur, be sure to join other Dog Moms and Dads for Pet Photos with Santa at Happy Hounds in Bigfork. There is No Charge but donations to are gratefully accepted!

Happy Hounds – 7935 Mt Highway 35, Bigfork, MT

Saturday, December 11th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


If you love the film ‘Elf’ then you and your family won’t want to miss the production of Elf, Jr by the Bigfork Center for Performing Arts. Enjoy this modern-day holiday classic turned into a musical theatrical performance. Opening Night is December 10th, tickets range from $8 to $12.

Bigfork Playhouse – 526 Electric Ave, Bigfork, MT

December 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 7:30 PM

​December 12, 19 @ 2:00 PM


Do you have some extra Christmas joy to give? Join members of your community in bringing cheer and love to the residents at Lakeview Care Center. Caroling at Lakeview is an annual event that brightens the lives of the residents and joins the hearts of neighbors. A good singing voice is not required! (Masks are!)

Lake View Care Center – 1050 Grand Drive, Bigfork, MT

Tuesday, December 14th 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


How about a Family Movie Night for you and the kids right in Bigfork, without having to drive all the way to Kalispell? Join other parents and kids at Crossroads Christian Church for a FREE night of games, hot chocolate, popcorn, and a holiday movie.

Crossroads Christian Church – 7465 Montana Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT

Friday, December 17th 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM


If working-from-home has you missing holiday office parties, join the laughter and fun at Montana Bonfire’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! They will have specialty cocktails, appetizers, and live music with Eric Alan. The winner will receive Bonfire merch, Gift Certificate, a bottle of Whistling Andy Spirit and a one night stay at The Islander Inn down in beautiful Woods Bay!

Montana Bonfire – 15300 Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT

Friday, December 17th @ 6:00 PM


Feeling Crafty? Join the Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center for a Fun with Felting workshop. Artists Tammy Grilley & Laurie Wilson-Pace will guide you in creating felted figures. Cost is $35 and includes all supplies.

Bigfork Art & Cultural Center – 525 Electric Avenue, Bigfork, MT 59911

Saturday, December 18th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Enjoy brunch with Santa, Cookies with Caroline, and of course be sure to get your pictures with Santa at Schafer’s Restaurant, right on Flathead Lake.  Reservations are recommended.

Mountain Lake Lodge – 14735 Sylvan Drive, Bigfork MT

December 21st 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


If theater and movies are not enough for you, there is Live Music throughout the community every weekend, all month long. Check out some of the highlights at these local venues:

Friday Nights at Max’s Market – Swan Valley Speakeasy, Mike Murray Duo, Guthrie Brown

Friday Nights at Montana Bonfire – Eric Alan, Miller Campbell

Friday Nights at The Garden Bar – Pedacter Project, Joel Fetveit


And finally, if you long for the peace and tradition of a Candlelight Christmas Eve service after all of your holiday hustle and bustle, join your neighbors in a non-denominational gathering at Real Life Church in Bigfork on Christmas Eve.

Real Life Church – 125 Swan Way Bigfork, MT

December 24th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


If December in America’s Christmas Village sounds like the life you’ve been waiting for, click here to see some of our beautiful properties in Bigfork that are just waiting for you to call them home.