Annual Whitefish Turkey Trot


$12 in advance; $15 day of

10th Annual Whitefish Turkey Trot!

We are so excited to hit the streets of Whitefish on Thanksgiving morning for the 10th year! Thank you for your continued participation.

Packet Pickup is Wed. Nov. 27th from 4:30-6pm and Thurs. Nov. 28th from 7:45-8:45am. Please come Wednesday if you can. You MAY have a friend or family member pick up your bib.

Please bring non-perishable food to the start of the race and help us donate more than the 900 pounds of food we gave to North Valley Food Bank in 2018.

We are keeping this race low-key with no shirts or swag, but we’re hoping to donate more than the $2000.00 we gave to North Valley Food Bank last year. Come support our community while helping your own body before we go home and eat far too much food.

Whitefish Trail #OptOutside Hike

11:00am - 1:00pm

Looking to spend Black Friday out on the trail with friends and family instead of in line? Join Whitefish Legacy Partners and REI for an #OptOutside community hike on the Whitefish Trail to celebrate our local trails and open spaces!

Meet at the Big Mountain Trailhead at 11am for an easy-moderate 3 mile roundtrip hike to the Haskill Lake Boardwalk. Come prepared for the day’s weather and snow conditions. If needed, we’ll have free snowshoe rentals available.

This event is free and open to the public, and is appropriate for all ages.

3rd Annual Spotted Bear Spirits Cocktail Showdown

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Ticket info TBA

Spotted Bear Spirits is hosting their third annual Cocktail Showdown at Casey’s Whitefish (101 Central Ave.)

Join the fun on Thursday, Dec. 5th at 6pm!

For Competitors:
Five finalists will go head to head in a cocktail crafting competition for the ages. To the victor go the spoils, and may the best cocktail win!

Think you’ve got the chops? Here are the details:

  1. Spotted Bear must be the base spirit
  2. Feel inspired to use any ingredients and tinctures that suit your fancy, but be prepared to provide all specialized ingredients for the competition. Casey’s will provide standard bar equipment and traditional liquors.
  3. Prohibition-style cocktails encouraged.
  4. Email your recipe, a head shot/photo and short 4 sentence bio to NO LATER THAN MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.

PRIZES include:
$150 cash prize for the champion
Gift Certificates
VISA Gift Cards (cash cash cash)

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “Into The Woods”

7:30pm - 9:30pm

An ambivalent Cinderella? A rebellious Rapunzel? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They are all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-Award winning, fractured fairy tale, Into The Woods. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest to break the spell, swindling and lying to Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack (of beanstalk fame). But when everyone’s wishes are granted, the consequences of their self-centered actions come to haunt them. What begins as a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving life lesson about working together, the stories we tell our children, and the real meaning of “happily ever after.”

Opening Day! Winter 2019/20 Ski Season at Whitefish Mountain Resort

9:00am - 4:00pm

Opening day at Whitefish Mountain Resort is Friday, December 6, 2019! #skiwhitefish

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Christmas Stroll in Downtown Whitefish

5:30pm - 9:00pm

2019 Event Schedule (This is based on 2018’s schedule – Events subject to change – really, they are subject to change!)
5pm………….. North Valley Music School Christmas Recital – First Presbyterian Church
6:00pm……… Alpine Bell Ringers Hand bell Choir Concert – First Presbyterian Church

6pm………….. “WhiteFire” fire dancers – Outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park
6:20pm……… Tree Lighting Ceremony – Outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park
6:30pm……… Santa Arrives via Wagon – Outside O’Shaughnessy Center/Depot Park

6:30pm……….Whitefish & Bigfork Dance performance-Main stage in front of the Winter Carnival Float
6:30-9pm…. . Photos w/Santa – STUMPTOWN MARKETPLACE
6:45pm……… Whitefish & Bigfork Dance performance-Main stage in front of the Winter Carnival Float

7:00pm………Turkey bowling with the Winter Carnival Crew – pin & prizes from Pin n’ Cue
7:45pm……..”WhiteFire” fire dancers – at Carnival Float on Central Avenue
8:30pm…….. Shoppers’ Drawing & Announcement of Window Decorating Contest Winner

Throughout The Evening…

  • Wagon rides by Bar W Guest Ranch
  • Chestnut roasting – The Village Shop
  • Get your Awkward Family Holiday Photos taken at the Great Northern Brewery
  • Warm up at fire pits at various locations on Central Ave
  • Create your own ornament at Stumptown Art Studio
  • Vendors selling great crafts and delicious food
  • Stores dressed in their holiday finest – many w/refreshments
  • Get-a-Grip Bungee Jumpers
  • Face Painting
  • Christmas Shoppers Registration (Drawing)
  • Visit the Whitefish Winter Carnival Float & Royalty