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Home for the holidays 

December 2020


Home for the holidays
Event details

Now - December 16

Staying home for the holidays has never been this fun! The Belgrade Community Coalition has been busy working their holiday magic and planning plenty of activities for our beloved community to celebrate the holiday’s together, while social distancing from home. Whether you choose to participate in our virtual Gingerbread House contest, challenge yourself to a 5K walk or jog, shop virtually with our amazing One Stop Holiday Shop vendors, or step out into your front yard to watch the first ever Christmas Convoy, we’ve got you covered this holiday season Belgrade!

Let us help honor the memory of your loved ones through the Belgrade Memorial Lights program. Each year, the Belgrade Community Coalition sells strings of lights to be used to light up our Festival of Light's Memorial Tunnel and downtown Memorial Light Trees. Your loved one's name is then memorialized on the Festival of Lights website, in a special section of the Belgrade News before Christmas, and at the Memorial Light Tunnel (if purchased before December 7th). 


If you are interested in purchasing a string of lights in memory of your loved ones, please visit our Memorial Light's page or call us at 406-624-3909.

Virtual One Stop Holiday Shop

Black Friday - December 18

Check out what your favorite Festival of Light's vendors have to offer as they showcase their holiday gifts and goodies on the Belgrade Community Coalition Facebook page QVC style. Check out our One Stop Holiday Shop page for a list of vendors and their websites. Holiday shopping has never been easier! If you are interested in being a vendor, please email​

NEW! Holiday Light Park

December 1 - December 31

The Belgrade Community Coalition will create a luminous outdoor winter wonderland at the Senior Center walking path each night in December from 5-11pm. The park will be filled with holiday inflatables, sparkling lights, and will be home to the 2020 Memorial Light's Tunnel. We encourage everyone to meander through at their leisure and don’t forget to wear a masks and social distance

December 6 - December 13

Sign up to participate in this fun fundraiser for the Belgrade Community Coalition's Festival of Lights. All you have to do is register, then run the 5K route of your choice anytime between December 6 and December 13. Once registered, you'll receive a fun gift for participating, as well as a free coffee coupon from Belgrade Cafe M!

December 12, starting at 6pm

Dump trucks, semi's, pickups and more will be lit up and convoying through Belgrade neighborhoods, bringing the Festival of Lights to you! If your home is not on the route, rest assured because there is plenty of room in this 7-mile-long route for you to park and watch the convoy, social distance style, from your vehicle. Click here for route map.

If you are a business owner and would like to have a vehicle in the convoy, please register by clicking here.

* The BCC is in contact with the Gallatin County Health Department and will review their recommendations of this activity as the date gets closer. Please know and understand that for the health and safety of our community, this portion of the event may be cancelled.

Sign Up and Submit Photo by December 12

December 14 - December 18 Voting

December 19 Winners Announced

Create your masterpiece and send a photo along with your registration to the Belgrade Community Coalition before December 12th to be voted on by our Facebook community the week of December 14.