Date posted: 11/18/2011
Offbeat Holiday Venues in Billings, Montana
As the holidays are approaching, travelers in Billings, Montana may be looking for unique events and places to check out. If you enjoy arts and crafts or historical monuments, read below for some entertaining places to visit in December!
Arts & Crafts Fair, 12/2, 4-9pm, Good Earth Market
Good Earth Market is holding their 2nd annual Arts & Crafts Fair on December 2. Shoppers can start their holiday shopping with a variety of paintings, photos, accessories, books and other gifts. All products are locally produced so you’ll also be supporting local artists! A dinner special will be offered from 4:30pm to 7pm in the store’s deli and musician David Banuelos will perform throughout the evening. At 5pm, the highlight of the night, “Menu,” an interactive artistic collaboration will open. Creator Jon Lodge describes it as a system that combines the efforts of artists and Good Earth Market’s staff, customers, products and systems. For more information on this event, visit the GEM website.
Spend the holidays at Moss Mansion with your family! Moss Mansion is a museum that captures 1900s living as the Preston Boyd Moss family. Original draperies, fixtures, furniture, Persian carpets and artifacts are displayed inside the mansion designed by New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who designed many famous New York hotels. The mansion is made primarily of beautiful red sandstone and has been included in Great American Homes, published by Reader’s Digest, featured on the A&E program “American Castles, the Great Frontier” and National Geographic Guide to America’s Great Houses. Each room of the mansion has a lavishly decorated Christmas tree to help everyone really get into the holiday spirit. Tours are conducted on the hour at 10am with the last tour at 3pm. On December 3, Moss Mansion is celebrating with a “Historic Holiday Party” from 6-9pm. Tickets are $25 and $175 for groups of 10. On December 10 and 11, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, the mansion will be holding a Family Festival. Music, crafts, cookies, treats and a tour of the museum make for a fun afternoon with the family. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 5-12 years old. Seniors, students and military personnel admissions is $5 and children ages 5 and under are free. For more information on the Moss Museum, please visit their website.
What did you think of the Good Earth Market or Moss Mansion? Hope you enjoyed checking out these spots in Billings, Montana!