The ever-popular Christmas Tree Tours are underway at the Moss Mansion, featuring more than 25 decorated Christmas trees.

The theme for this year's tree tour is "A Homemade Christmas." Local charities and non-profit organizations have decorated the trees.

Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite.

The winner of the People’s Choice, which guests will select, wins $150 cash for their organization. Staff and volunteers will select the winner of Best Interpretation of Theme who will win $150.

Moss Mansion

Tours are held every day except  Monday at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Daily tours do not require reservations; admission is through the Gift Shop in the basement of the museum and entry is at the rear of the building. Groups of 10 or more may qualify for discounts. For more information, call (406) 256-5100.during business hours -- 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

In addition to the tours, there are numerous events, including Merriment at the Moss, which includes carolers, other live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, original art and classic car raffle, wine and beer with food catered by Passages Culinary Arts Program. Tickets are $40 each or $75 for a couple and are available at our front desk, or by calling 406-256-5100. Respond by November 30.

Candlelight Tours are also available featuring holiday history and Moss family traditions. Wine and dessert is served in the music room with music provided by local groups and individuals. Reservations are recommended. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and run every half-hour ending at 9 p.m. on December 18, 19, 20, 22, and 23. Tickets are $30 each or $55 per couple. They are available at the front desk or by calling 406-256-5100.

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