Friday evening, November 29. the annual Hamilton Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will happen at about 6 p.m. The 300 block of Main Street will be blocked off and families are encouraged to attend, with music from the Montana A Cappella Society and a visit from Santa. The Friday late night opening of Hamilton businesses will continue until 8 p.m., according to the Hamilton Downtown Association. Burning barrels on the corners (with s'mores!) will be providing warmth and there will be a few added surprises, too. The Friday night late shopping will continue through the holiday season. And, don't forget about Small Business Saturday on the 30th, a nationwide promotion to shop locally.

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