In Ovando, Montana, Santa Wears Chaps

Here he comes!  See him?  He’s up there, on the highway!

There he is!  Wait…that’s not Santa.  It’s his cousin, Cowboy Claus.  He’s helping Santa out.

And of course there’s the traditional Christmas shootout:

It’s kind of loud, so be prepared:

Throwing the hatchet is a lot quieter:

Then join everyone else for lunch at the Stray Bullet Cafe, and the Christmas season has officially started.

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Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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16 Responses to In Ovando, Montana, Santa Wears Chaps

  1. Love it, Christmas Montana style!

  2. That was gorgeous. Out here in country Queensland Australia, our Santa comes on the bush fire bridgade fire truck.

  3. Margaret says:

    That looks like so much fun!

  4. Derek Johnson says:

    Love Montana. It’s beautiful country, and I hope to get back to it some day and roam the open country, see some of the Lewis and Clark signposts and Custer’s last stand.

  5. Linda R says:

    “And of course there’s the traditional Christmas shoot-out.” Now that’s a phrase you’re unlikely to hear outside Montana . Happily, it’s not in a police report.

  6. The children pictures said it all! I’d be right there with them wanting to pet the horse!

  7. I love this Wild West version of Santa; so different from here in Minnesota.

  8. I shared your post with my kids and we all loved seeing how Christmas is celebrated in Montana. Thanks for sharing!

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