Holiday Events

The City of Montrose typically sponsors and coordinates a full schedule of annual holiday activities. 2020 is going to look differently as we will not be hosting the traditional tree lighting, Santa's Cabin, or holiday parade. Stay tuned to this page and our social media channels for information about ways to participate in other wonderful winter activities this year. Go to to view a calendar of community events that are scheduled to occur throughout the year.

Tour of Lights

All is Bright with the Tour of Lights in the City of Montrose. Spread holiday cheer from a distance this year. Light up your business, home, or neighborhood.

View an interactive map of locations that have registered to participate in the Tour of Lights contest or download a printable version. Check out each location on the map, and other colorful lights in between, and vote online for your favorites. Contest winners will receive a prize and be featured in the newspaper. 

Tour of Lights and voting will run from December 11 to December 31 with winners to be announced shortly thereafter.

Letters to Santa

Waltz through a winter wonderland to Santa’s magical mailbox in front of City Hall to deliver your holiday wish list this year. Drop off your letter from December 11 to December 24 and be sure to leave your return address to hear back from the man, the myth, the legend.

Small Business Saturdays

There’s more in store when you shop small this season! Join us for not one, but FOUR Small Business Saturdays this year, starting November 28 and ending December 19. Spend $50 in downtown Montrose on Saturday and get $10 in Montrose Bucks at the participating pick-up locations listed below, while supplies last. 

  • Amazing Glaze (209 E Main St) @amazingglazeart
  • Chow Down Pet Supplies (202 E Main St) @chowdown_montrose
  • Colorado-ology (328 E Main St) @coloradoology
  • Country Flair (335 E Main St) @countryflair.montrose
  • D'Medici Footwear & Clothing (316 E Main St) @DMediciFootwearClothing
  • Downtown Mercantile @Downtown Mercantile
  • Ed's Fly Shop (432 E Main St) @edsflyshop
  • Fabula (317 E Main St) @fabfabula
  • Just Like New Consignment (206 E Main St) @justlikenewmontrose
  • Luxe Designs Boutique (24 S Grand Ave) @luxe_designs_boutique
  • Montrose Anglers (309 E Main St) @montroseanglers
  • Mosaic @MosaicMontrose
  • She-She (340 E Main St) @sheshemontrose
  • The Great Outdoors (10 S Selig Ave) @greatoutdoorsmontrose
  • The Green Cupboard (443 E Main St) @thegreencupboard2
  • Tiffany Etc. @tiffany_etc25

Montrose Bucks

The city's annual holiday promotion puts extra spending power in your wallet. Spend $50 dollars and receive $60 dollars in Montrose Bucks! There is a limit of $400 per family (which equates to $480 in Montrose Bucks!). Promotion runs through December 31, 2020, while supplies last. Visit the Montrose Bucks page to purchase your Bucks online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Montrose Bucks Fall Promotion far exceeded expectations and we've sold out of gift cards. While we await a new supply of cards, we've decided to begin issuing Montrose Bucks checks to keep the promotion running. Please note that, unlike the gift cards, the Montrose Bucks checks will expire on June 30, 2021, so don’t forget to spend them. Thank you for keeping your bucks local!