Get ready for the Holiday Playaplaooza at the Western Heritage Center! The press release says the event starts December 3 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Admission and activities for the event are all free, thanks to Wendy’s of Montana, the sponsor of Playapalooza. The day includes traditional holiday games, crafts, face painting, and zoo animals. There will also be opportunities to take pictures with Santa. Enjoy Storytime with Santa too! “

“The WHC family realized that Billings needed a free holiday event where all kids could get a picture with Santa and enjoy some festive cheer,” said volunteer co-chair Joyce Manor. “We are delighted to once again welcome everyone to join us for a wonderful day of activities celebrating many of our local cultural traditions.” 

All crafts, games, and snacks will be provided all day. Photos with Santa are from 10 am to 1 pm, and story time with Santa is from 1 pm to 2 pm. There is also a photo booth available from 10 am to 1 pm. Professional face painting is from 11 am to 1 pm, and animal visits from ZooMontana are from 10 am to 11 am.

“This is a great way for us to meet more community members and to show youth and adults that local history can come alive in really fun, interactive ways,” said Western Heritage Center Collections Manager Cecilia Galinsky.

Celebrate at the Holiday Playapalooza on Saturday, December 3, at the Western Heritage Center! The historical building is located at 2822 Montana Avenue. There is a ground-level entrance with an ADA-accessible entrance on the west side of the building. Public areas of the center are accessible by elevator.