Wintertime in Missoula is nothing short of a wonderland, especially in December. Why this month? Well, it's perfectly positioned between late fall and late winter. So, one moment the sun could be shining against a robin-egg blue sky, and the next moment, that sky could be transformed into a whirlwind of soft, fluffy snowflakes. Because of this enchanting behavior, some of the best hiking (or strolling) around Missoula actually takes place in December—making it the perfect time for holiday pop-up markets, horse-drawn carriage rides, and tons of downtown activities for the whole family to enjoy. And for those of you looking for warm indoor gatherings, there are plenty of musical and theatrical performances to keep you happy (and toasty!) all month long. Check out our hand-picked list of exciting December events below, and don't forget to view the rest of our jam-packed events calendar.
3-4, 10-11, & 17-18: Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides @ Missoula Art Park
Local Missoula band "Shakewell" performing at the Top Hat. Photo by Brian Rapaport.
Tuesdays: Open Mic Night @ Cranky Sam Public House
Thursdays: Jazz Night @ The Old Post
Fridays & Saturdays: Live Music @ The Jack Saloon
First Friday of Every Month: First Friday @ Downtown Missoula
Second Friday of the Month: Missoula Makers Market @ Oi! Yoi! Studio 308