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

December 31st, 2015

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For Performance Schedule with Locations Map,
Performing Artists Info and Button Sales Outlets.


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1:00 pm to 3:00 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

Fancy Face Design by Kathleen Frances

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

If you love your Fancy Face Design Face Painting and you'd like to follow or support Kathleen Francis, find her business page on Facebook under Fancy Face Design. Give her a review, or post pictures to her site. Book her for birthdays, corporate events, let your imagination go wild and change any ordinary party into EXTRAORDINARY for adults and kids alike! Booking: (406) 885-4331 / (406) 756-9554 or Facebook Message.


Hooping with Helen

Hooping into the New Year!

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Red Lion Convention Center Lobby

In the past few years, hoola hooping has taken on a new dimension. A fun and fanciful form of dance and exercise that anyone of any age can enjoy. We will have lots of extra hoops and look forward to teaching you some basics and cool tricks as well.


Making Faces Face Painting by Jan Bourne

Making Faces 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

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1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Red Lion Fireside Lounge
Young Minded Creations Crew and friends
Hemp Friendship Bracelet and beading taught
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.

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 2016 Commencement Parade

First Night Flathead Commencement ParadeKalispell Center Mall
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Gathering at 2:45 pm in the Red Lion Conv. Center Lobby

Join us for the First Night Flathead Commencement Parade, with Hat Decorators, children of all ages, parents and shoppers who want to join in. The parade will be conducted around the Mall by Montana Highlanders Pipers Frank Leftwich, Nicole Schremp and Mike Gilbert and MT PBS "Clifford, The Big Red Dog" from Montana PBS.

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 2016 Admission Button
$69 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: FRIS1230.

"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!

Raffle Ticket Outlets:
Red Lion Hotel Conv. Center Lobby - 1pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm - 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