Santa Claus Comes to Missoula on Friday, Nov. 16

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Southgate Mall invites Missoulians to welcome Santa to town

Santa makes his official arrival in Missoula at the Southgate Mall with fanfare, goodies, and dancing on Friday, November 16 at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to greet Santa and share in the festivities with performances by the dancers of On Center Performing Arts. Santa will lead a procession from Southgate Mall’s Clock Court to his chalet at JCPenney Court, while his helpers hand out gifts to boys and girls along the way.

Santa’s arrival is the official kickoff to the holiday season. Southgate Mall will host a variety of holiday performances and activities throughout the season.

A festive Christmas pug.

Time to get in the holiday spirit! Santa comes to Missoula this Friday, Nov. 16.

After his arrival Santa will be available for photos in Southgate Mall’s JCPenney Court from November 16 through December 24, starting at 11 a.m. each day.

On November 25 and December 2, Santa will also take photos with family pets.


About Southgate Mall

With more than 100 specialty stores and brand favorites, Missoula’s own Southgate Mall is Montana’s premier shopping destination and also serves as a community center for Western Montana, holding numerous activities and events throughout the year. For a full schedule of events and store listings, visit