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First Night Missoula, 2012

Flying feet

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes to Missoula's First Night celebrations.

Missoula knows how to throw a party, and the biggest party of the year is the one that takes place to ring in the new year. Don’t miss it. If you live some distance from town, we hope you’ll give us a call and make your New Year’s Eve reservation at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.

We say it’s the biggest party of the year, but really, it’s more than that. Events begin as early as 10 a.m. and continue until 2012 has made itself at home. They are hosted all over the city, from senior centers to museums to the Southgate Mall and beyond. There are numerous events for all ages, and many that are fun for the whole family: toddlers, teenagers, and grandparents.

Live music will be performed at venues such as the UC Lounge, the UM recital Hall, and the Missoula Senior Center. There will be ice skating from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Glacier Ice Rink, and Ice Carving in front of the Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be Taekwando and Fencing at the Southgate Mall, Poetry readings at the UC 3rd Floor Conference Room, and fun events at the Children’s Museum all day long.

First Night is a fantastic way to bid farewell to 2011 and welcome 2012. It’s meant to be fun, and it always is.

Ask about spending New Year’s Eve at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. Call 877.251.4457.

Additional event information may be found at First Night Missoula.

First Night Missoula

Missoula is planning to welcome 2010 in style, and you should do everything in your power to be there. Our bed and breakfast Missoula is close to downtown and all the festivities.

Remember the Masquerade Ball? We see them in movies all the time, and they always look so fun. At a Masked Ball, you have permission to be anyone you want to be. Have you always envied the glamorous movie stars from the 40s? Do you wonder what it would feel like to sport a peacock’s majestic tail? Now is your chance!

First Night Missoula

First Night Missoula

There will be no fewer than five bands performing at the Masquerade Ball. One of those bands will surely play your favorite kind of music. You can plan to stay for the entire evening or drop by for a while – there will be no shortage of events and activities available.

The celebration kicks off at 1pm with a parade, and from then until midnight the city of Missoula will be given over to fun. There will be a shuttle bus transporting folks from place to place. Stop by the Courthouse Lawn to see this year’s ice sculptures, carved by the chefs of the University of Montana. Swim at Currents Aquatic Center, or ice-skate at Glacier Ice Rink – or both. There will be magicians, face painting, and sonnets on the sidewalk. Art Galleries stay open late, several dance troupes will perform, and you’ll be able to listen to many musicians. Huddle around the bonfire when you need to warm yourself.

Don’t let the fact that you live a good distance from Missoula deter you; plan to stay at our Missoula bed and breakfast and experience First Night Missoula.