Starbucks has officially busted out their holiday drink menu and every store you walk into is decked out head to toe for the upcoming holidays. So might as well jump on board the Polar Bear Express and start planning ahead for the upcoming holidays.

One of the bigger events of the season is going to be the Western Montana Winter Fair here in Missoula! Check out what they have planned:

As part of its mission to serve the community year-round, the Missoula County Fairgrounds and Glacier Ice Rink will host the first annual Western Montana Winter Fair, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons: December 16 and 17, 2017.

This new event will be free admission for all and offers fun for the whole family. The Winter Fair brings together many existing traditions, including The Missoula Lions Club Tree Sale, gift shopping for local crafts, many ice sports activities, and adds more interactive activities and giving opportunities for the community.

Just as the summer event helped fundraise over half-a-million dollars for local nonprofits, the Western Montana Winter Fair aims to gather charity groups from around the area to help raise awareness and donations for the giving season. Fair staff are actively seeking sponsors and community partners to help make this brand new event great! Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact Tom in the Fair Office as soon as possible.

 

Planned or Potential Activities Include:
• Carriage rides
• Free coffee and hot cocoa
• Giving opportunities through local charities
• Holiday gift shopping
• Festive drinks for kids and adults
• Hands-on crafts and activities—indoors and outside
• Ice sports demonstrations and ‘Skate with Santa’
• Holiday tree sale
• Holiday folf
• Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing courses (snow dependent)
• Caroling and musical entertainment

WHAT: Western Montana Winter Fair

WHEN: December 16th - 17th, 2017

WHERE: Missoula Fairgrounds

ADMISSION: FREE