Trick or Treat

Downtown Trick-or-Treat, is hosted by the Downtown Billings Alliance, and has been a popular and safe Halloween alternative for the Billings’ community for 19 years.  This free community event brings thousands of children in costume downtown to trick or treat at over 60 participating businesses that offer candy, healthy treats, and unique Halloween themes or activities.

This fun event has grown over the years and has become a popular event for day cares, schools, and families.

The Downtown Billings Alliance office at 116 N 29th St., Suite A operates as headquarters for the event and provides maps of the route and trick or treat bags for the children.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

TRICK OR TREAT MAP COMING OCTOBER 29, 2020! 


Resources

Submit your participation details

  • The DBA will offer Trick or Treat bags to the children and families at their office along with a printed list of participating locations.
  • Participating business’s are responsible for providing candy for their business. 2000 pieces of candy is the suggested minimum.
  • If you would like 2 helium balloons to put outside your business to be used as a guide for the Trick or Treaters, please pick them up at the DBA office between 10am – 12pm on Friday, October 30th.

Important Note: To have your business location listed on printed list of participating locations you must have your application submitted before Oct 28th. All participating locations will be listed on the online accessible google map. 

*Printer friendly participation doc linked below. 

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them
  • Always walk on sidewalks.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Join kids under age for trick-or-treating.
  • If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Posted on: October 30, 2020

Holiday Parade

The Holiday Parade is a long-time tradition for the Billings community to usher in the holiday season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. With families gathered for the weekend to eat and shop, the Holiday Parade is a great way to celebrate the season by joining the community to see over 100 floats decorated for the holiday theme with Santa riding as the parade finale.

Parade Theme

“Let it Snow”

We encourage all participants to create a float that depicts snow.

Parade Safety Message – Please Read!

Resources


Coming soon.
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Parade Packet

For parade participants.


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Coming soon!

  • Posted on: November 29, 2019

Trick or Treat

The Downtown Billings Alliance hosts a safe Halloween alternative for children accompanied by a parent or guardian from 12pm-5pm on October 31st. This free community event brings thousands of children in costume downtown to trick or treat at participating businesses that offer candy, healthy treats, and unique Halloween themes or activities. The Downtown Billings Alliance office at 116 N 29th St., Suite A operates as headquarters for the event and provides maps of the route and trick or treat bags for the children. In collaboration with organizations such as YMCA or the Alberta Bair Theater, the DBA facilitates a shuttle, making the route more accessible to the public. In addition to supplying over 5,000 pieces of candy, the DBA also provides balloons and posters to each participating business.

Resources

  • Posted on: October 31, 2019

Day of the Dogs

  • Posted on: October 26, 2019