Greetings Chamber members and friends!
With the first snowflakes falling on the area, it’s time to get ready for Christmas on Main Street! The theme of this year’s event, scheduled for December 2-4, is “Christmas is Coming!” Here’s what is in the works. We would love for you to be involved. Contact the Chamber at 406-827-4930 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of this magical week!
THOMPSON FALLS CHAMBER HOLIDAY STROLL: Thursday, December 2, 4-6 p.m.
We invite businesses to stay open until 6 p.m. and welcome the community. Decorate your storefront, offer treats or special discounts for Christmas on Main Street patrons. Carolers will be strolling Main Street. For the kiddos, craft stations will be set up at businesses throughout town. Right now we have The Sanders County Ledger and First Baptist Church. If you would like to offer a craft station, let us know so we can advertise for you! At 6 p.m., the Community Christmas Tree will be lit at Ainsworth Park. Join the Chamber for carols and the tree lighting.
WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST: Judging will take place Thursday, December 2, during the Holiday Stroll. Thompson Falls Main Street is sponsoring the contest. See below for more information. We’re excited to see how creative businesses get!
CHAMBER COLORING CONTEST: Entries due Wednesday, December 1
The Chamber also is sponsoring a coloring contest for all ages. Chamber board member Andrea Christensen created a coloring page to go with this year’s “Christmas is Coming” theme. The coloring pages will be distributed to Thompson Falls schools, as well as available at The Ledger. Completed pages must be dropped off at The Ledger by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. Prizes will be awarded in the following age categories: 0-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20 and 21 and over.
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET PARADE: Saturday, December 4
The theme of this year’s parade is “Christmas is Coming!” This event draws people from across the county. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast group will be serving chili, hot dogs and cocoa in the First Security Bank Main Street parking lot at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET AFTER PARTY: Saturday, December 4
Following the parade, come to the Rex Community Theater for a festive after party featuring local talent, live music, and some familiar Christmas songs.
OLD JAIL MUSEUM GINGERBREAD CONTEST: December 4 & 5
The Old Jail Museum is once again sponsoring their gingerbread contest. Get in the holiday spirit with your edible creations.