First Night Flathead 2016

Free Family Activities at First Night Flathead Kalispell Center MallRed Lion Hotel - Kalispell

December 31st, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Quick Link to the Daily Inter Lake e-Edition of our
First Night Flathead 2015 Venue Locations Map
and Performance Schedule



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2:00 pm to 3:30 pm:    
Hat Decorating while supplies last at the JCPenney Court with hats and decorations provided by the Kalispell Center Mall. You can bring your own hat to decorate if you wish!

Fancy Face Design Face Painting by Kathleen Frances


1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Red Lion Convention Center Lobby

Fancy Face Design presents a unique and exciting style. Captivated by the high quality paints and inspired by the technique, Kathleen Francis brought back the magic of Disneyland face painting to her native Valley. Make your night unforgettable!
Choose a delightful design or book a face painting party at 756-9454.


Making Faces Face Painting by Jan Bourne


1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Red Lion Convention Center Lobby

Face Painter Jan Bourne has been painting faces for the young and old for close on 30 years. “Kids might ask for a horse or Batman or Spiderman,” Jan says, “or a sunset, waterfall or the Hulk – I can paint whatever their imaginations come up with. It’s a favorite game of mine to see if the kids can stump the face painter. I’ve painted so many images - if they bring a picture of what they want, I can paint it.”
Booking: Jan Bourne (406) 261-4546.


Jewelry Making - Arts and Crafts

Young Minded Creations by Danielle ZuZeroMaking bracelets at First Night       Young Minded Creations - Arts and Crafts

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 Red Lion Fireside Lounge

Hemp Friendship Bracelet and beading taught by Danielle ZuZero of "Young Minded Creations"
Make a gift for your BFF and one for yourself! 

Jewelry making materials sponsored by Z Works of Kalispell.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 Red Lion Fireside Lounge

Friends of Young Minded Creations will assist you in creating a Happy New Year Card for your
loved ones and friends or your own masterpiece in our Arts and Crafts area.

First Night Flathead 2015 Commencement ParadePBS Clifford the Big Red Dog at First Night Flathead

Kalispell Center Mall - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gathering at 2:45 pm in the Red Lion Conv. Center Lobby

Flathead High School Drum Major Branden Hartle

MT Highlanders Pipe MajorThe First Night Flathead Commencement Parade, with Hat Decorators, parents and shoppers who want to join in, is conducted around the Mall by Flathead High School Drum Major Branden Hartle, MT Highlanders Pipe Major Rod Douglas, and MT PBS "Clifford, The Big Red Dog"!

Kick Off To Midnight!

6:00 pm and 7 pm
Red Lion Hotel Fireside Lounge

Special early shows with the award-winning Kenny James Miller Bank kicking off the First Night of the New Year!

Countdown To Midnight!

11:45 pm
Red Lion Hotel Fireside Lounge

With the Big Daddy & The Blue Notes ringing in the First Night of the New Year!

Red Lion Hotel December 31st Special!

Red Lion Hotels - KalispellWith your First Night 2015 Admission Button
$92 Special Room Rate for 2. Kids under 17 FREE!

Includes the "Roaring Start" Breakfast Buffet with Made-to-Order Omelets!
20 N Main - (406) 751-5050
Booking reference: FIRS1214.

"Split the Pot" Raffle Drawing

Take a Chance and Support First Night!
Winner to be drawn at Midnight at the “Countdown to Midnight”
in The Red Lion Hotel Fireside Lounge.
One Winner Takes Half of the Cash Pot!

$1 per Ticket ~ 6 Tickets for $5 ~ 12 Tickets for $10
Bring your address labels with you to complete 12 or 24 raffle tickets stubs in no time flat!

Wheaton's Cycle in Kalispell
Monday-Saturday store business hours

Raffle Ticket Outlets:
Red Lion Hotel Conv. Center Lobby - 1pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 11:45pm
All Performance Venues - Dec. 31st - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Attendance is not required to win.


Online Donation

Admission Buttons

First Night Flathead 2016 Admission Button

First Night Flathead 2016
$12.00 in Advance

On Sale Dec 18th!

Advance Button Outlets

$15.00 at the Door
At all performance venues

Children 12 and under are FREE
when accompanied by an
Adult with an FNF button