Fort Benton

December 5

Santa’s North Pole Outlet Mall
All children (K-6th grades) are invited to purchase new presents from $.25 to $3 at North West Physicians Billing – Santa will visit (sponsored by American Legion Post No. 26 and Post No. 4047 VFW Ladies Auxiliary)

Listen for the bells and sleigh as Santa arrives to Light the Tree on the circle in front of the park. There will be Special Music and refreshments.

Additional Activities at: County Shoppe Art Co-operative, Wake Cup Coffee, Stitch Away, Bridgeport Station, RJ’s Toggery, Lehmans True Value, Benton Pharmacy, Grand Union Hotel, Masonic Hall, the bridge to the Sunrise Bluffs (luminaries sponsored by Chouteau County Cancer Support Group)

Live Music at: Masonic Hall, Bridgeport Station, Wake Cup Coffee, The Grand Union Hotel, The Circle (Tree Lighting), Pizza by the Slice

December 6

Activities at: County Shoppe Art Cooperative and Stitch Away

The Chouteau County Performing Arts Christmas Concert at the Elementary School Auditorium
Peter, Molly & friends, TC Dancers, & My Lucky Valentines

For more information call 800-426-2926 or visit


December 4

Loma Memorial Hall
An evening of dancing, games, food, prizes, drinks – $10 adults, $5 students, 12 years and younger enter free – Call 406- 788-7246 for a ticket or purchase at the door

December 5-6

Trash and Treasure Shop


December 5

Shonkin Community Hall
Wagon/Sleigh Rides with Lacey Creek Clydesdales, weather permitting – Refreshments available – Lunch served all day for a donation – Vendors – Huge Bake Sale, Raffle, Arts & Crafts – 50/50 Tickets Available (need not be present to win – proceeds go to the Shonkin Hall remodeling)


December 4

Geraldine’s Old Auditorium
Area vendors – “Indian Tacos” from the Smithsonian Group of Geraldine High School – Foods, crafts, and homemade items – Santa will be at the Old Auditorium at 5:30 (please bring your own camera) – For more information call Beth Jones at 406-737-4527


December 5-6

Virgelle Merc Antiques Presents “A Real Country Christmas at a Real Country Store” – a ghost town along the Wild & Scenic Missouri River. Come see the old town all dressed up for the season. Refreshments will be served beside the old cook stove, in an early homestead-era setting

Big Sandy

December 5

Bear Paw Coffee Shop & Deli
Lattes, caramel rolls, Carolina pulled pork, croissant crab/chicken sandwiches, candied pecan chicken salad, homemade soups, & gift certificates

The Grocery Store
Stroll on in & sign up for a drawing to win kids & adult prizes, refreshments all day

Breakfast with Santa @ The Mint Bar & Café Pancake breakfast & pictures with Santa – $5.00 kids/$6 adults

Big Sandy Senior Center
Baked goods and craft sale

Crafters Bazaar @ Jerry Martin
Memorial Hall
Vendors selling crafts, gifts, baked goods, Décor, and more

Big Sandy Senior Center
Spaghetti dinner, includes breadsticks, salad, and dessert for $8

Parade of Lights @ Johannes Ave (Main St)
“When Big Sandy Freezes Over”

Button Drawing & Auction @ Jerry Martin Memorial Hall
Drawing button numbers for prizes (button must be present to win) & Auctioning off “Ugly Christmas Sweaters”

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