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Plenty to do this holiday season across the Flathead Valley. Check out this list of events throughout the month of December: 

3 Chocolate Extravaganza, 11:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Tickets $20 each or a table of 10 for $200. Thirtieth annual event offers confections created by chocolatiers from around the valley. (406) 837-7283, mtfrw.org.

3 Markie Mark Karaoke, 6 p.m., Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, Polson.

4 Storyhill performs, 7:30 p.m., KM Theatre, 40 Second St. E., Kalispell. Tickets $25. Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson bring their infectious melodies and smart story songs to the stage. (406) 755-5321, storyhill.com.

4 Live music, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, Polson.

4-6 Mission Bay Christmas Gift Shop, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Mission Bay Community Center, 312 Montana Landing, Polson. Discover artistic treasures including quilts, knitted items, carved wood, holiday baked goods, treats, handmade glass art, ornaments, kitchen goods, puzzles, home decor and other crafts. (406) 883-5139. 

4-21 “The King and I,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays with Preview Night on Thursday, Dec. 4, O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award winning musical has captured the hearts of millions with its charming story of Anna, the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king's many children. Once within the splendor of the Royal Palace, Anna and the king grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Much-loved melodies include "Getting to Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," and "Shall We Dance." (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

5 Art Walk and Holiday Stroll, 5-9 p.m., downtown Kalispell. Businesses, galleries and art studios greet the public with receptions and entertainment. (406) 755-3321.

5 Doug & Debbie Karaoke, 9 p.m., Sportspage, Polson.

5 Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cowboy Casino & Lounge, Electric Avenue, Bigfork. 

5-6 Art Walk and Parade of Lights, 6 p.m., downtown Polson. Sandpiper Gallery, Crow's Nest and downtown businesses will feature art and be open late for the festivities. Includes refreshments with carolers singing around the bonfire. Open houses continue Saturday in downtown Polson. 

5-7 Up in Arms Gun Show, 3-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Expo Building, Kalispell. Admission $6, free for children under age 12. Emery Webster, (208) 241-1279.

5-14 “Miracle on 34th Street,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. Kris Kringle finds himself the subject of scrutiny and on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. Can he convince the judge and a skeptical 6-year-old that magic is in the air this holiday season? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

5-27 Conrad Mansion Christmas Tours, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 300 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Admission $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 12-17 and $4 children under age 11. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

6 Holiday cookie and dessert contest, noon-3 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Free with donation to food bank. (406) 837-5888, bigfork.org.

 6 Christmas in Bigfork with Santa at Bigfork Station 3-6 p.m., Polar Express Holiday Parade at 6 p.m. on Grand and Electric avenues followed by Brach Thomson's "Touch of Christmas" concert featuring Tanja King, 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave., $8. (406) 837-4886.

6 Reception: Holiday Members Show, 5-7 p.m., Bigfork Museum of Art and History, 525 Electric Ave. Museum members share paintings, photography, sculpture and other media through Jan. 10, 2015. (406) 837-6927, bigforkmuseum.org.

6 West Shore Holidayfest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Elementary School gymnasium. Free admission. Offerings include art and craft vendors, kids-only market, Festival of Flavors, selfies with Santa, musical entertainment and Christmas tree sales. Jennifer Rogge, (406) 253-3336.

6 Gladys Friday, 8 p.m., Ninepipes Allentown Bar, Highway 93, Ronan. No cover.

6 Christmas Tea and Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $25, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

7 Christmas caroling through downtown Bigfork, 3-4 p.m. Meet at Owney's Cafe.

11 Children's Christmas offers an opportunity to meet Santa, 4-7 p.m. Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $10. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

11 “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas,” 6:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. Screening of the Jimmy Stewart film and a reading of the Christmas Story are part of holiday festivities. Bring a treat to share. (406) 883-6264.

11 Live music, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, Polson.

11 Christmas Party with holiday snacks and live music, 6 p.m., Raven in Woods Bay, Bigfork. Bring a can of food and your first drink is free.

 12 Christmas Stroll, 5:30-9 p.m., downtown Whitefish. Enjoy a wagon ride, chestnut roasting, gingerbread house contest and ice sculpture demonstration. Children activities include face painting and a straw bale treasure hunt. (406) 862-3501, whitefishchamber.org.

12 Doug & Debbie Karaoke, 9 p.m., Sportspage, Polson.

12 Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cowboy Casino & Lounge, Electric Avenue, Bigfork.

12-14 Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents Handel's "Messiah," 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Montana Highway 35, Bigfork; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St.; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Flathead High School, Kalispell. Tickets $5-$23. (406) 407-7000, www.gscmusic.org.

12-14 Bigfork Children's Theater presents "A Christmas Story," Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. (406) 837-5888.

13 Santa's Workshop and children's party, noon-3 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Children are invited to bring a donation for Toys for Tots and assemble old-fashioned wooden Christmas toys. Hot chocolate and cookies provided 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Electric Avenue.

13 Acoustic Song Circle, 2-4:30 p.m., Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 U.S. Highway 93 between St. Ignatius and Ronan. All musicians, voices and styles welcome; acoustic instruments only. Paul, (818) 209-4725.

13 Festival of Trees Fundraising Gala, 6 p.m., Libby Memorial Center, 111 E. Lincoln Blvd. Tickets $50. The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center hosts the annual event featuring auctions, raffles, hors d'oeuvres and music. (406) 283-7140, sjlh.com.

13 Christmas Tea and Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $25, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

13 Flathead Lake Cheese open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Polson, with tours, tastings, sales and gift orders. FlatheadLakeCheese.com.

13 Soul City Cowboys, 8 p.m., Ninepipes Allentown Bar, Highway 93, Ronan. No cover.

13 Visit with Santa, 3-6 p.m., Bigfork Station.

13 Visit and photos with Santa, 5-7 p.m., Cove Deli, Polson.

14 Christmas caroling through downtown Bigfork, 3-4 p.m. Meet at Owney's Cafe.

14 Afternoon tea and pictures with Cowboy Santa at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

18 Valley Voices Evensong Choir, 7 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $15, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

18 Live music, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finley Point Grill, Highway 35, Polson.

18 Open mic, 8:30 p.m., Lake Bar, Highway 93, Polson.

19 Northern Lights Band, 8 p.m., Ninepipes Allentown Bar, Highway 93, Ronan. No cover.

19 Doug & Debbie Karaoke, 9 p.m., Sportspage, Polson.

19 Karaoke, 9 p.m., Cowboy Casino & Lounge, Electric Avenue, Bigfork.

19-20 Bigfork Children's Theater presents "A Christmas Story," Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. (406) 837-5888.

20 Christmas Tea and Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $25, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

20 Visit with Santa, 3-6 p.m., Bigfork Station.

20 Visit and photos with Santa, 5-7 p.m., Cove Deli, Polson.

20 Montana ShamRockers present “A Lewis and Clark Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Free admission, donations welcome. (406) 883-9212.

20 RMF DJ with Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, 8 p.m., Ninepipes Allentown Bar, Highway 93, Ronan. No cover.

20-21 Alpine Theatre Project presents "Yuletide Affair 11," 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $39-$47. ATP's ever-popular holiday tradition features actors and musicians from Broadway, delivering a mix of heartwarming holiday songs and irreverent satire. (406) 862-7469, alpinetheatreproject.org.

21 Christmas caroling through downtown Bigfork, 3-4 p.m. Meet at Owney's Cafe.

21 Afternoon tea and pictures with Cowboy Santa at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

22-23 Crossroads Christian Fellowship presents "Home For Christmas," 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Free. Enjoy secular and sacred holiday music plus guest appearances by Santa, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.

 24 Santa's Torchlight Parade, 6 p.m., Whitefish Mountain Resort. Free. (406) 862-2900, skiwhitefish.com.

26-27 Community open house, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission. (406) 755-5268, hockadaymuseum.org.

26-27 Montana Dark Horse Band, 9 p.m., Quinn's Hot Springs Resort, Paradise.

27 Christmas Tea and Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $25, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

31 First Night Flathead, 7 p.m., downtown Kalispell. The 16th annual family-friendly celebration offers music and festivity for all ages. Admission button is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Free activities 1-4 p.m. at the Kalispell Center Mall.

31 New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade, Rail Jam, fireworks and music, Whitefish Mountain Resort. (406) 862-2900, skiwhitefish.com.

31 RMF DJ New Year's Eve Party, 8 p.m., Ninepipes Allentown Bar, Highway 93, Ronan. No cover.

31 New Year's Eve at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake in the Boat Club featuring live music, dancing and a delectable prix fixe menu being served late. 

31 Montana Dark Horse Band, 9 p.m., Quinn's Hot Springs Resort, Paradise.

31 New Year's Eve dinner and party, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., BruMar Estate, 29408 Broken Leg Road, Bigfork. $70 per person includes gratuity, a champagne toast and wine with dinner. Music by John Dunnigan. Reservations required, (406) 837-2231.

Jan. 1 Annual Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay, Bigfork. Parade is at 1:45 p.m. Spectators welcome. (406) 837-2836.

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